Join Voices, Chicago!

Join Voices, Chicago!

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Join Voices, Chicago! was held November 16, 2018, at Northeastern Illinois University. As part of IL ACDA’s urban initiatives, Join Voices represents a unique opportunity for city choirs to come together in a non-competitive, supportive environment to perform and participate in a clinic. JVC is open to high schools in the Chicago Public Schools at no fee for participants; transportation, meals, and sheet music are all provided free-of-charge. There are also opportunities for collegiate choral music education students and current teachers to gain professional development hours in this collaborative setting.

This year’s clinician is Dr. Ollie Davis Watts from the University of Illinois. She will provide a clinic for each participating choir, as well as teach a mass selection at the end of the day. The past two year’s events were great successes with over 500 students attending annually. The event is partially funded by Illinois ACDA and national ACDA’s Fund for Tomorrow.


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Karyl Carlson, Program Director Illinois State University, Normal

Grace Jeong, co-director, Whitney Young HS, Chicago
Christopher Owen, co-director and site host, Northeastern University, Chicago