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Voice of Chicago

Voice of Chicago is Uniting Voices Chicago’s most advanced ensemble, empowering high-schoolers across the city through an extensive performance schedule that includes touring and collaborations with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions.

Through the decades, members of this ensemble have toured more than 25 countries on five continents and performed for international leaders, such as former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Additionally, they have collaborated with the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, the Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Bobby McFerrin.

Live from New York, it's Uniting Voices!

Singers from Voice of Chicago performed "MIENTRAS ME CURO DEL CORA" with Colombian pop superstar Karol G on Saturday Night Live on April 15.

Performance Highlights

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My experience in Voice of Chicago has just made me grow as a human being, not just as a musician, because of all of the languages that I’ve gotten to explore, the people I’ve gotten to meet—it just reminds me why I love to make music. Everyone here is so supportive, it’s like a family to me.

Isamary Voice of Chicago singer

Tour Highlights

Learn more about touring with Uniting Voices Chicago.

Learn more about tours
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Information

President

Josephine Lee

Senior Director

Judy Hanson

Principal Pianist

John Goodwin

Citywide Program Director

Jackie Johnson
jjohnson@unitingvoiceschicago.org

Program Associate

Karley Mayomi
kmayomi@unitingvoiceschicago.org


Important Resources

Information is power. Here are a few crucial resources to help you make the most of your time with us.
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About Voice of Chicago Rehearsals

Voice of Chicago rehearses twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and incorporate musicianship throughout the month. Groups will be assigned to create an optimum learning experience and may change throughout the year.

Note: Rehearsal times may occasionally be extended and are subject to change. Wednesday rehearsals may be added, as needed. Rehearsals will end 5-10 minutes early to allow for transition and air exchange between groups, as needed.

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesday

All Call: 5-7pm

Saturday

All Call: 10am-12pm

Encore: 1-2:30pm (as needed)

Groove: 2:30-4pm (as needed)

*Rehearsals may be added on Wednesday as needed

Location

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, 5th floor
Chicago, IL 60602 map

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Audition.

Join Voice of Chicago

Auditions for Voice of Chicago for the 2023-24 season are closed. Thank you to all of the singers who participated in the audition process this year!

Program Costs

To learn more about our sliding-scale tuition and how we work to make music education affordable for all families, please visit our Program Costs page.

The scale is based on registration for the 2023-24 program year and shows the recommended amount for household income but Uniting Voices Chicago will always work with individual family constraints. Tuition is prorated based on the length of participation for the singer.

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