ILMEA DISTRICT 8 AUDITION WORKSHOP
Members of Cor Cantiamo rehearse music alongside local high school musicians at their annual ILMEA District 8 Audition Workshop in DeKalb, IL in September of 2018.
The Masterworks Project is Cor Cantiamo’s largest annual educational outreach program designed to introduce high school choral students to choral/orchestral masterworks in a professional setting.
Throughout the course of this project, high school choral students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a large choral/orchestral work side-by-side with the professional musicians of Cor Cantiamo, and work under the direction of the ensemble’s founding artistic director, Dr. Eric A. Johnson.
Recent Masterworks Project performances include Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures, arranged by Donald Fraser (Yorkville High School, 2020), The Seven Heavens by James Whitbourn (Oak Lawn Community High School and Alan B. Shepard High School, 2019), The Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn (Vernon Hills High School, 2018), and Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Lasalle-Peru High School and Mendota High School, 2017).
If you would like your high school ensemble to participate in the Masterworks Project, or if you are interested in hosting a clinic with Cor Cantiamo’s artistic director, please contact Dr. Eric Johnson at: email@example.com.
“It was a wonderful experience and I wish that I had the opportunity to do it again next year! I feel like I personally improved as a singer and my musical awareness has been increased. It was also really cool to be in an ensemble with professionals and to watch them perform. It was an amazing concert!”
-Mendota High School Senior and 2017 Masterworks Project Participant