Join Voices, Chicago!

Join Voices, Chicago!

Join Voices, Chicago! is a choral festival reflecting IL ACDA’s growing commitment to urban education. Held at St. Xavier University in Chicago last October, 12 choirs received a clinic from Raymond Wise (Indiana University) and prepared a mass number. With over 500 participants from the Chicago Public Schools, it was inspiration to see and hear! Another aspect of Join Voices is to link the spectrum of educators. We brought together teachers for professional development and had choral music education students involved in the festival. Students from Illinois State University and St. Xavier University had the opportunity to interact and work with the students of Join Voices choirs.. Site host, Laura Kempa-Bogan, and co-directors Grace Jeong (CPS) and Karyl Carlson (ISU) are pleased that IL ACDA and the national ACDA Fund for Tomorrow commits funds to bring together choral musicians together in a non-competitive, positive atmosphere. Again at St. Xavier, this year’s Join Voices will be November 3, 2017.