On November 29, The National YoungArts Foundation recognized Freedom Martin (Theatre '19) and Pierson Talbott (Visual Arts '17) as 2018 YoungArts WinnersThis in an incredible accomplishment as Freedom and Pierson were selected from one of "the most competitive pool of applications to date" and are among the 171 young artists in the nation that were named Finalists, the organization's highest honor. They are following the footsteps of YoungArts alumni such as Viola Davis, Josh Groban, Tarell A. McCraney, Doug Aitken, and Kerry Washington.  READ MORE...
The Vocal Department had a wonderfully busy November with ILMEA District 1 auditions, the Winter Large Ensemble concert, Winter Opera and Jazz Showcase, and a first-time collaboration with the Ballet Chicago Studio Company! On November 3, 4, and 16, Ballet Chicago presented DanceVision 2017, Choral Colors. Nine ChiArts Vocal Majors performed a wide variety of music for shows at Ballet Chicago's Dowd Studio and the Chicago Cultural Center. READ MORE...
Each year, Chicago Public Schools releases a report presenting the rankings for every school based off of the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP). For the third year in a row, ChiArts is listed in the top category with a Level 1+ rating! This rating system is based off of many "indicators of success," including student academic growth, school culture and climate, and preparation for post-graduation success. As Principal Wang stated, "Thank you to our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in helping us achieve this elite status."
This week, the ChiArts community came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday! We would like to thank all of the donors that participated in this national holiday of giving. Every single gift impacts the journey of a scholar-artist. This year, 50% of the donations are going towards new library resources and technology. Interested in how donations can impact our conservatories as well? Check out this graphic!

#1 Musical Theatre Alumna, Kyrie Courter, is starring in BoHo Theatre's production of Marie Christine. This dark musical is a "visceral reimagining of Medea."  Purchase tickets and see Kyrie perform in the leading role of Marie.
#2 Integrated Arts instructor, Brenda Torres-Wakai, is featured in The Triibe for her leadership with the "Today Is Tomorrow" mural in Humboldt Park.
#3 Dance Conservatory instructor,  Ted Seymour, is performing on the farewell tour of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet with dates all over the United States.

#4 Visual Arts Alum, Miguel Ontiveros, founded the art collective, ECT Collective. This fall, these emerging artists presented their first show at The Robey Hall. As a senior at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he aims to create a community of curating and cultivation. 

Winter Musical Theatre Showcase
Black Box Theatre
December 7 - 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Freshman Preview Exhibition (Visual Arts)
ChiArts Gallery
December 8, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Winter Dance Showcase
ChiArts Auditorium 
December 14 - 15, 2017
7:00 PM

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