Are you ready for the Illinois Music Education Association District 8 Audition? We can help with that.

Every year, Cor Cantiamo offers an amazing opportunity for students auditioning for the ILMEA District 8 Senior Chorus. The annual District 8 Audition Workshop gives 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 offers guidance, constructive criticism, skill refining and encouragement. The workshop includes a rehearsal of the District 8 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 8’s process.

The next workshop will be:

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018, 8.30am – 2pm.  

NIU MUSIC Building, DeKalb, IL

Rehearsal Room 171

Check in – 8.30am

Workshop begins – 9am






Cor Cantiamo established this educational outreach program to introduce aspiring High School Singers to choral & orchestral masterworks in a professional setting. Earlier this year, (April 2018), Cor Cantiamo worked with the Vernon Hills High School Choir and the Adlai Stevenson High School Choir.

During the project the High School Choir has the opportunity to rehearse and perform side by side with the professional singers of Cor Cantiamo. During the rehearsal process members of Cor Cantiamo 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 is a performance of a great choral work presented by the combined forces of Cor Cantiamo and the High School choir.

If you are interested in engaging your High School singers in a concert project with a professional vocal ensemble or are interested in setting up a clinic with our Artistic Director, please contact Dr. Eric Johnson at:

Masterworks Rehearsal