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Winter Large Ensemble Concert

Fri, Dec 12, 2014
ChiArts Auditorium

A great night of performances from students of all ages, highlighting the repertoire of ChiArts' String Ensemble, Band, and Junior & Senior Choirs.


Winter Piano Showcase

Tue, Dec 09, 2014
ChiArts Performance Hall

An exciting evening of piano performances from all levels of students at ChiArts.


Winter Jazz Showcase

Fri, Dec 05, 2014
ChiArts Black Box

An exciting evening of contemporary and classic jazz from all levels of students from ChiArts.


Monk Institute of Jazz Concert

Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan (at 11th)

Top high school jazz students from across the city will be playing with renowned guitarist Bobby Broom through the incredible auspices of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.  ChiArts will have two combos representing in an evening of jazz you do not want to miss!

 

Learn more here.


Spring Piano Showcase

Thu, May 22, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased at the door.


Spring Guitar Showcase

Mon, May 19, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased at the door.


Curtain Call Festival: Music

Fri, May 16, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road


Percussion Showcase

Wed, May 14, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Song Recital II

Tue, May 13, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Song Recital I

Mon, May 12, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Madeline Martinez Senior Recital

Wed, Apr 23, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Spring Jazz Concert

Wed, Apr 09, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Jasmine Evans Senior Recital

Wed, Apr 02, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Start your evening off with some jazz tunes performed by vocalist Jasmine Evans. Jasmine will be joined by Kurt Shelby on bass, Maleke Clemmons on piano and Vandes Jackson on drums.


Choral Concert

Fri, Mar 21, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Lonnie Mitchell and Maxx Powell-Kelley Senior Recital

Wed, Mar 19, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Cellist Lonnie Mitchell will perform works by J. S. Bach, Saint-Saens, Elgar and Piazolla.

Vocalist Maxx Powell-Kelley will perform selections by Schubert, Donaudy, Copland, Sondheim and Nat King Cole.

 


Spring Large Ensemble Concert

Fri, Mar 07, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th



Music Showcase II

Thu, Feb 13, 2014
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Music Showcase II 2014 Poster

 

In a dynamic showcase of student talent from our Music Conservatory, ChiArts is excited to highlight the work of our Guitar Ensemble II, our Professional Development for Vocalists class, our Upper String Technique II students and our String Quartet.

 

 


Music Showcase I

Thu, Feb 06, 2014
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

In an intimate evening of student performances, the ChiArts Music Department is highlighting outstanding performers and ensembles from percussion, vocal, wind, piano and guitar classes. The venue has very limited seating, so pick up your tickets in advance online!

 

 


Winter Large Ensemble Concert

Fri, Dec 13, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Spend your evening with our largest instrumental and vocal ensembles on Friday, December 13th, and enjoy a masterfully arranged showcase of student talent that you do not want to miss out on.

 


Winter Piano Showcase

Tue, Dec 10, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 10th, the first of our two annual piano showcases will highlight the pieces our stellar pianists have been honing over the past semester.

 


Winter Jazz Showcase

Fri, Dec 06, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

Not to be missed, this Friday's production will showcase the sensational jazz ensembles at ChiArts. Students will be sharing top pieces--from new and old voices in the jazz canon--that they've been working on this semester in a night that proves to be highly enjoyable for any lover of music.

 


Guitar Showcase

Fri, May 24, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Percussion Showcase

Thu, May 23, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Junior and Senior Song Recital

Wed, May 22, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Sophomore Song Recital

Tue, May 21, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Freshman Song Recital

Mon, May 20, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Spring Piano Recital

Fri, May 17, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Curtain Call: Music

Wed, May 15, 2013

The Music Conservatory's end-of-the-year presentation featuring Senior Choir, String Ensemble, Band, Jazz Combos A & B, Guitar Ensemble II, Piano Ensemble and String Quartet.

 


China Gray and Gina Cleveland Senior Recital

Wed, May 01, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Come join two of our senior vocal majors in their Senior Recital. Gina Cleveland will sing selections by Gluck, Parisotti, Poulenc, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Brumley, and China Gray will sing selections by Gershwin, Gluck, Puccini, Stradella and McLin.


Crystal Arrington and Shontavia Weatherly Senior Recital

Wed, Apr 17, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

In this evening of vocal peformance, senior Crystal Arrington will perform music of Gershwin, Schubert and Caldara, as well as the spiritual "Ride on King Jesus" and selections from "Man of La Mancha" and "Once on This Island."  Senior Shontavia Weatherly will perform music of Faure, Caccini, Arne and Durufle.

The two soloists will also join forces to sing a duet arrangement of "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert.

 


Spring Jazz Showcase

Tue, Apr 16, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Spring Large Ensemble Showcase

Thu, Mar 28, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Choral Concert

Fri, Mar 22, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Ryan Dearon and Gabrielle Foreman Senior Recitals

Wed, Mar 06, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

In this evening of vocal performance, senior Gabrielle Foreman will perform the music of Williams, Bizet, Gluck, Hahn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Ryan Dearon will perform a program consisting of Handel, Schumann, Donaudy, Sullivan and Gluck.


Music Showcase II

Fri, Mar 01, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Haley Smith’s Senior Recital

Wed, Feb 06, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Senior Haley Smith will present a solo recital featuring the music of J. S. Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Faure. Admission is free and open to the public.

 


Music Showcase I

Wed, Jan 30, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Winter Piano Recital

Fri, Dec 07, 2012
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th


Large Ensemble Showcase

Fri, Nov 30, 2012
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

$5 general admission (admission can be purchased online or at the door only)

 


Backstage Pass, Dance & Music

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Winter Jazz Show

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th


Backstage Pass, Music & Theatre

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Spring Percussion Showcase

Fri, Jun 08, 2012
Performance Hall


Junior Song Recital

Thu, Jun 07, 2012
Performance Hall


Sophomore Song Recital

Wed, Jun 06, 2012
Performance Hall


Freshman Song Recital

Tue, Jun 05, 2012
Performance Hall


Curtain Call Festival: Music

Fri, Jun 01, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

Reserve your tickets here.


Guitar Showcase

Fri, May 18, 2012
Performance Hall


Piano Showcase

Wed, May 16, 2012
Performance Hall


Spring Jazz Concert

Fri, Apr 20, 2012
Performance Hall


Spring Large Ensemble Concert

Thu, Mar 29, 2012
Doolittle East Auditorium

Join us for a lively evening of music from the ChiArts Wind and String Ensembles and Chorale. On Thursday, March 29 students will preview contest selections for the upcoming CPS Large Ensemble Festivals and debut an exciting collaboration between the String Ensemble and Chorale. The Wind Ensemble will perform Prairie Songs, a delightful pair of Wisconsin folk song commissioned for the state's sesquicentennial celebration while the chorale takes inspiration from abroad with a trio of South African songs. The Spring Large Ensemble concert kicks off ChiArts' spring performance series; music lovers prepare for an evening of variety and fun!

Admission to this performance is FREE!  Click here to reserve your seat today.

 


Winter Music Showcase II

Thu, Feb 16, 2012
Doolittle East Auditorium

A truly exciting evening of performance, the Winter Music Showcase II picks up where the last installation left off.  We are proud this time around to present Flute Technique, Clarinet Technique, Saxophone Technique, Guitar Ensemble I, Guitar Ensemble II, Upper Brass Technique, Low Brass Technique, a Low Strings Duo, Snare Technique II and a Freshman Snare Duo.


Winter Showcase I

Wed, Jan 18, 2012
Performance Hall

This exciting presentation of student musicianship will feature the following ensembles:

  • Piano Ensembles I, II and III
  • Accompaniment Skills
  • Junior Mallets
  • String Quartet
  • Upper String Technique II


Winter Large Ensemble Concert

Fri, Dec 16, 2011
Doolittle East Auditorium


Winter Jazz Concert

Tue, Dec 13, 2011
Performance Hall


Backstage Pass - MUSIC (Registration Closed)

Sat, Dec 10, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Backstage Pass - MUSIC (Registration Closed)

Sat, Dec 10, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Piano Recital

Fri, Dec 09, 2011
Performance Hall


Percussion and Jazz Showcase Concert

Fri, Jun 10, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium


Jazz Master Class

Tue, Jun 07, 2011


One Night Only: Recital with Ms. Chami & Ms. Wester’s Private Voice Students

Thu, Jun 02, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium

This concert will feature Italian art songs, spirituals, Arias from Operettas, and of course selections from musical theater.  You don't want to miss this showcase of our fantastic vocal and music theater majors!  A light reception will follow.


Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Concert

Thu, Jun 02, 2011
Columbia College


Sophomore Song Recital

Wed, Jun 01, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium

Light reception to follow.


Curtain Call Festival: Music Majors Performance

Thu, May 26, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium


Music Field Trip

Wed, May 11, 2011


Conversation about Citizen Musicianship with Yo-Yo Ma

Tue, May 10, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium

Led by Judson & Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, a panel of young musicians will share transformational musical experiences through the lens of community engagement. Intended to inspire further interest from high school and college musicians, this discussion and dialogue will help to define "citizen musicianship" for youth and will motivate attendees to consider their stake in music making at home, in Chicagoland and beyond.  

The event is free and open to the public, and there is limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.


CPS Jazz Festival

Sat, May 07, 2011
Simeon Career Academy


Music Field Trip

Thu, May 05, 2011


Music Field Trip

Tue, May 03, 2011


Music Department Chorale Concert

Thu, Apr 14, 2011


Vocal Majors Field Trip

Fri, Mar 25, 2011


Master class with Nicole Cabell

Mon, Mar 21, 2011

Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album, “Soprano” was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany. More information about Ms. Cabell can be found on her website http://www.nicole-cabell.com.


UIC High School Jazz Festival

Mon, Feb 28, 2011
UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted

The ChiArts Jazz Combos will be participating in the 2011 High School Jazz Festival at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Featuring live jazz combos and big bands from area high schools, the festival will also host performances and clinics by the UIC Jazz Faculty, as well as a special improvisation workshop with Jamey Aebersold.


Music Department Showcase II

Tue, Feb 08, 2011

Musical showcase featuring performances by Chorale, Piano Ensembles, Guitar Ensemble and combos from Jazz Foundations & Repertoire.


Music Department Field Trip

Fri, Jan 28, 2011


Music Department Showcase I

Tue, Jan 25, 2011
ChiArts Auditorium

Instrumental showcase featuring perfomances by our String Ensemble and Quartet, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo I.


Music Department Field Trip

Fri, Jan 14, 2011