Education • Networking • Community

CVAC – Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, exists to facilitate a supportive community and subsidize continuing education and training for Chicago singing artists. 

CVAC was founded to alleviate the challenges that many singers face immediately after leaving school: losing access to university resources, beginning student loan repayment, and working non-music jobs to make ends meet can make it almost impossible to find the time and money to continue training, auditioning, and performing.

By pooling the resources of local singers, CVAC offers discounted acting, dance, and performance classes as well as a comprehensive website and newsletter to keep singers up to date on upcoming auditions, performances, and networking opportunities in the Chicago area.

CVAC Membership

CVAC members receive a number of benefits from the organization including:

  • A bi-weekly audition list for Chicago opera, choral, theatre, and film opportunities 

  • 20% off all CVAC classes 

  • Opportunity to participate in all larger workshops, including Sing-Thrus and the Opera Workshop

  • Exclusive discounts from local opera and theatre companies

  • Referrals for last minute gigs

Membership is $70 annually and can be purchased in our web store. Shoot us an email with any questions.

Sing-Thru Application Open

Applications for CVAC's January Sing-Thru of Eugene Onegin open on Friday, November 1 at 5:00 pm CDT. Applications will be submitted via a SurveyMonkey form, accessible on our website. Applicants need to provide their resume, headshot, link to a recent recording, and the contact information for a current voice teacher, coach, or recent conductor as their recommender. Roles will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. All participants need to hold an active CVAC membership. Role costs and a schedule breakdown can be found here

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