Hosted at Niles North High School (Skokie)

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 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 5:00 PM final concert open to the public, featuring a special performance by the Academy Mass Choir & selected soloists

Teacher Track – Pre-registration is now closed. Walk up registration includes a publisher reading packet, & mass choir music (please bring your own lunch) 

  • $100 walk up registration rate

Student Track – Pre-registration is now closed. Walk up registration includes mass choir music (please bring your own lunch)

  • $60 walk up registration rate

WALK UP REGISTRATION is welcome! The Registration Desk will open at 8:30 AM, and we accept cash, credit, and PayPal. Any previously secured group discounts can be applied on site.

Hosted by Drew Dahan at Niles North High School

                         2023 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 may include:

  • Jazz Solo Singing Workshop 
  • Vocal Technique Workshop
  • 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, selected soloists, and “Take One” from Niles North HS.

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


Drew Dahan

Site Host / Breakout Sessions

Take One

Take One (Niles North HS Vocal Jazz)


Christine Guter

Mass Choir Director / Breakout Sessions

Alyssa Allgood

Solo Singing Breakout Session

Jessica Falker

Operations / Registration Desk
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