Hosted at Niles North High School (Skokie)

Join us in September 2023!

This one-day vocal jazz workshop (9 AM – 6 PM) will feature:

  • All participants perform in the Academy Mass Choir
  • Jazz reading sessions with published music from Anchor Music Publications, independent publishers, and more (Teacher Track only)
  • Breakout sessions of your choice 
  • A 4:30 PM final concert open to the public, featuring a special performance by the Academy Mass Choir & selected soloists

Teacher Track – Pre-registration includes lunch, publisher reading packets, & mass choir music 

Student Track – Pre-registration includes lunch & mass choir music

Group rates will be available – teachers or students can attend on their own, or bring your whole choir!

Hosted by Drew Dahan at Niles North High School

                          2022 CHICAGO ACADEMY SCHEDULE 

9:00 AM – Check-In

  • Check-in and Academy Welcome (light refreshments provided)

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Morning Breakout Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions will include:

    • Jazz Solo Singing Workshop – with Alyssa Allgood! 
    • Improvisation Workshop
    • Preparing for College & Auditions

12:30 – 1:15 PM – Lunch & Teacher Round Table Discussions

1:15 – 4:45 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Closing Concert!

Open to the public & featuring performances by the Academy Mass Choir and “Take One” from Niles North HS.

“Graduate Seminar” – hang for Teachers and Staff only, immediately following the conclusion of the Academy


Drew Dahan

Mass Choir Co-Director / Breakout Sessions


Matt Falker

Mass Choir Co-Director / Academy Director

Alyssa Allgood

Solo Singing Workshop
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