Music students represent ChiArts at Lyric Opera Chicago Voices Concert

ChiArts vocalists attend Lyric’s Chicago Voices concert.

On February 4, a group of ChiArts vocalists attended the Lyric Opera’s Chicago Voices concert featuring performances and unique collaborations by artistic director Renée Fleming, Shemekia Copeland, Kurt Elling, Lupe Fiasco, The Handsome Family, Jessie Mueller, Matthew Polenzani, John Prine, and Michelle Williams.

ChiArts alumna Noel Price joined the stage with Williams, and the following day, Ms. Fleming coached Class of 2017 vocalist Reever Julian in a special master class.

Special thanks to the Caerus Foundation and Lyric Opera for this amazing opportunity for our scholar-artists!

 

ChiArts vocalist Reever Julian with opera star Renee Fleming

ChiArts Alumna Noel Price at Chicago Voices concert

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Registration for our summer camps and summer dance intensive is now open! We are so excited to provide our community with a fun and informative experience for young people in the arts.

Some brief descriptions below:

Our Exploratory Camp for grades K-5 will allow students to explore the art of expression in Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Art through different fun and exciting themes. Students may attend all three weeks of camp or individual weeks featuring new creative projects. A performance will be held each Friday showcasing the students’ work throughout the week.

ChiArts Jr. provides students in grades 6-8 experience what it’s like to be ChiArts scholar-artist. For four hours each day, students are immersed in excellent pre-professional training in the conservatory of their choice, culminating in a final showcase of their work on Friday, July 28.

We will also again be offering our four-week Summer Dance Intensive for dancers aged 13 and up! Auditions for placement will be held Saturday March 4. For questions about the Summer Dance Intensive, please email dance@chiarts.org.

Please find detailed information regarding all of these programs, plus registration and payment on our Summer Camp Page, or email summercamp@chiarts.org.  We are offering some scholarships, discounts, and payment in installments as well.

ChiArts WILL be in session on upcoming CPS furlough days

 

Dear ChiArts Families:

Please note that while CPS has closed schools on February 3 and April 7 for furlough days, ChiArts will be in session with a regular student schedule.  All students are expected to attend on these days as usual.

Thank you!

ChiArts Administration

Musical Theatre Senior Featured by DNAInfo

Musical Theatre major Ariana Burks was featured in DNAInfo for her starring role as Clara in the House Theatre of Chicago’s “The Nutcracker.”

In the piece, Ariana speaks about her dreams of a career on Broadway and how she hopes to help improve the perception of Chicago’s South Side as a place from which talented and successful people can grow. Read more here.

Arts Administration Club Shout-out in Crain’s Chicago Business

In a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business about Enrich Chicago, a new organization striving for racial equality in management, funding, and artist support for diverse non-profits, the ChiArts Arts Administration Club was mentioned as part of the positive work it has begun in promoting careers in the arts for minorities.

Since it was founded last year, the Arts Administration Club has made exploratory field trips to Chicago arts organizations, five of its members have held paid internships through Enrich Chicago at Hyde Park Art Center, Joffrey Ballet, Black Ensemble Theater, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, and the National Museum of Mexican Art, and it is planning to host its first major event this spring.

April 27, 2017 – Save the Date for Kerfuffle!

 Join us at Kerfuffle! 
April 27, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark Street

About Kerfuffle!
Join the city’s arts leaders and supporters at Kerfuffle! to celebrate the next generation of Chicago artists at this annual event benefitting The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts). The evening begins with a welcome cocktail reception and visual arts showcase on the museum’s first floor. Guests gather in the auditorium for a stage performance, followed by dinner and student performance exhibits throughout the museum’s second floor. ChiArts student ambassadors will be on hand to share their many experiences and personal accomplishments.

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ChiArts Alumni Exhibit at SOFA Chicago

ChiArts presented a Special Exhibit entitled Four Years Later: New Work by Six ChiArts Alumni at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago on November 3-6. This year, ChiArts’ first class of graduates will complete the next step in their artistic development – college and conservatory graduation – and the beginning of their professional careers. Four Years Later includes a selection of works by six alumni from the first ChiArts graduating class of 2013. This special exhibit was curated by ChiArts’ Visual Arts Department Chair Whitney Bradshaw.

In conjunction with the special exhibit, Whitney Bradshaw led a live critique with the help of her esteemed guest curator Tricia Van Eck, Artistic Director and Founder of 6018North. In lieu of a traditional lecture, Van Eck and Bradshaw conducted a live group critique with the students to show the audience how ChiArts’ visual artists are trained to discuss and evaluate each other’s work.

See the full press release here: ChiArts Alumni to Exhibit at SOFA Chicago.

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