Are you ready for the Illinois Music Education Association District 9 Audition? We can help with that.

Cor Cantiamo is thrilled to offer an amazing opportunity for students auditioning for the ILMEA District 9 Senior Chorus. The District 9 Audition Workshop will give students an opportunity to practice and refine all the skills needed to pass the very selective ILMEA audition process. Cor Cantiamo is happy to offer this workshop as part of our educational mission to promote the creation, performance, and appreciation of choral music in young singers.

Our one-day workshop, held at Batavia High School on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00am to 12:30pm will offer guidance, constructive criticism, skill refining and encouragement. The workshop will include a rehearsal of the District 9 music with the Cor Cantiamo ensemble, sectionals with our professional singers, and additional help with scales, triads and sight-singing. Most importantly, each participant will have the opportunity to run through a full mock audition modeled after District 9’s process.

Participation in the boot camp is $20 per student.

Cor Cantiamo Masterworks


We are pleased to announce our second Masterworks Project: Mozart’s Requiem.

This project is an educational outreach program established to introduce aspiring high school singers to choral/orchestral masterworks in a professional setting. This year, Cor Cantiamo will work with LaSalle-Peru Township High School in LaSalle, IL, and Mendota High School in Mendota, IL. During the project the high school choir will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform side by side with the professional singers of Cor Cantiamo. During the rehearsal process members of Cor Cantiamo will provide individualized mentoring of the high school students, regarding all matters ranging from rehearsal etiquette to life as a professional singer. The final outcome of the project will be a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, presented by the combined forces of Cor Cantiamo and the LaSalle-Peru and Mendota choirs.

If you are interested in engaging your singers in a concert project with a professional vocal ensemble or are interested in setting up clinic with our Artistic Director Dr. Johnson, please contact our Coordinator of Educational Outreach, Tom Foust.