Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Welcome to Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, whose mission is to make Chicago a world home for classical art song and vocal chamber music.
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HISTORY

As founding partners of Collaborative Works, LLP, pianists Nicholas Hutchinson and Shannon McGinnis have been providing high quality, affordable coaching and accompanying services in the Chicagoland area since 2006. In 2010 they joined forces with tenor Nicholas Phan to establish the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, with the goal of providing educational and performance opportunit

ies for singers, specifically through the promotion and advancement of art song and vocal chamber music repertoire. To support CAIC's 2022 Festival Campaign, please visit this page: https://secure.donationpay.org/caic/campaign.php?f=2022

A few snapshots from a stunning Summer Lieder Lounge on Thursday!Our thanks to Hugh Russell and Craig Terry for sharing ...
05/11/2024

A few snapshots from a stunning Summer Lieder Lounge on Thursday!

Our thanks to Hugh Russell and Craig Terry for sharing their talents (including playing and singing from BOTH artists) with our audience - what a treat!

(As always, thanks to Atlas Arts Media for capturing the evening)

Join Hugh Russell and Craig Terry TONIGHT for an evening of song!Featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler, Burleigh, Novello...
05/09/2024

Join Hugh Russell and Craig Terry TONIGHT for an evening of song!

Featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler, Burleigh, Novello and more.

Tickets still available online and at the door.

Don't miss a thrilling close to CAIC's 2023-24 season!

Don't miss baritone Hugh Russell TOMORROW evening!The acclaimed baritone has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, C...
05/08/2024

Don't miss baritone Hugh Russell TOMORROW evening!

The acclaimed baritone has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, among others.

Tickets are available through our website and at the door!

Join us!

Pianist Craig Terry takes the CAIC stage once more THIS THURSDAY!The internationally-acclaimed pianist, who serves as Mu...
05/07/2024

Pianist Craig Terry takes the CAIC stage once more THIS THURSDAY!

The internationally-acclaimed pianist, who serves as Music Director for the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, returns to Ganz Hall with baritone Hugh Russell.

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get yours today!

Thursday evening marks the final performance of CAIC's 2023-24 season!Don't miss our Summer Lieder Lounge, featuring mus...
05/06/2024

Thursday evening marks the final performance of CAIC's 2023-24 season!

Don't miss our Summer Lieder Lounge, featuring music by Gustav Mahler, Harry T. Burleigh, Ivor Novello and many more.

The incomparable Hugh Russell, baritone and pianist Craig Terry take the stage of Ganz Hall at 7:30pm this week.

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get yours today!

Today, baritone Hugh Russell shares a peek inside his Lieder Lounge THIS THURSDAY with pianist Craig Terry!Don't miss th...
05/04/2024

Today, baritone Hugh Russell shares a peek inside his Lieder Lounge THIS THURSDAY with pianist Craig Terry!

Don't miss this thrilling Chicago-based duo of artists, sharing a beautiful program of Mahler, Beethoven and much more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koKsDNCqzo4

Celebrate the start of May with 50% off your Summer Lieder Lounge ticket!Use the code CAICMAY today ONLY for savings!We ...
05/01/2024

Celebrate the start of May with 50% off your Summer Lieder Lounge ticket!

Use the code CAICMAY today ONLY for savings!

We cannot wait to welcome audiences to this exciting concert next week!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html for tickets!

Baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry look forward to sharing music by Welsh composer Ivor Novello on our Summer...
04/30/2024

Baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry look forward to sharing music by Welsh composer Ivor Novello on our Summer Lieder Lounge NEXT WEEK!

In addition to writing music, Novello was an actor, dramatist, singer and composer who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century - even appearing in films by Hitchcock!

Don't miss his beautiful music shared next Thursday, May 9th in Ganz Hall!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get your tickets!

Another   looking ahead to CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge on Thursday, May 9th!We love hearing pianist Craig Terry and teno...
04/29/2024

Another looking ahead to CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge on Thursday, May 9th!

We love hearing pianist Craig Terry and tenor David Portillo's rendition of 'Del cabello más sutil' by Fernando Obradors.

Don't miss your chance to hear Craig Terry on May 9th as he joins baritone Hugh Russell for an evening of Beethoven, Mahler and much more.

Visit our website for tickets and more information

FERNANDO OBRADORS: Del cabello más sutilfilmed at Ganz Hall on November 21, 2021DAVID PORTILLO, tenorCRAIG TERRY, pianoTRANSLATIONS & TEXTS:https://www.oxfor...

There's still time to submit your Vocal Chamber Music Fellowship proposal!If there's a vocal chamber music project you'v...
04/28/2024

There's still time to submit your Vocal Chamber Music Fellowship proposal!

If there's a vocal chamber music project you've been wanting to lift off the ground, send your proposal our way by May 1.

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/vocal-chamber-music-fellowship.html to learn more about CAIC's Vocal Chamber Music Fellowship - a terrific place to launch YOUR next exciting project!

Don't miss a beautiful performance of Beethoven's acclaimed 'Adelaide' on CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge!Join baritone Hugh...
04/26/2024

Don't miss a beautiful performance of Beethoven's acclaimed 'Adelaide' on CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge!

Join baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry on May 9th in Ganz Hall for an intimate and exciting evening of song.

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get your tickets today!

We cannot wait for our final performance of the 2023-24 season, our Summer Lieder Lounge on May 9th!Join Internationally...
04/25/2024

We cannot wait for our final performance of the 2023-24 season, our Summer Lieder Lounge on May 9th!

Join Internationally-acclaimed, Chicago-based artists, pianist Craig Terry and baritone Hugh Russell for an intimate evening of song.

Featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler, Novello, and more.

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get your tickets today!

(📸 by Jaclyn Simpson)

From our friends at Chicago Opera Theater!✨ Step into a world of wonder with Chicago Opera Theater's latest Vanguard con...
04/23/2024

From our friends at Chicago Opera Theater!

✨ Step into a world of wonder with Chicago Opera Theater's latest Vanguard concert premiere, "The Weight of Light"! Developed and commissioned through COT's Vanguard Initiative, this enchanting tale follows Emily, a child gifted with the ability to speak to objects. Yet, her power becomes a source of struggle for her mother, who shares the same gift.

🎶Featuring performances by the talented COT/CCPA Young Artists Hayley Fox, Michelle Mariposa, Karlos Piñero-Mercado, and Louise Floyd, this opera promises an unforgettable experience.

Don't miss the premiere on April 27 at the Epiphany Center!

Get your tickets now at COT.ORG

Today's   features a beautiful performance by pianist Craig Terry and tenor David Portillo of Carlos Guastavino's 'La ro...
04/22/2024

Today's features a beautiful performance by pianist Craig Terry and tenor David Portillo of Carlos Guastavino's 'La rosa y el sauce' - shared during our 2021 Fall Lieder Lounge.

Don't miss your chance to hear Craig take the stage of Ganz Hall once more on May 9th for CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge. He'll share the stage with baritone Hugh Russell for an evening of Beethoven, Mahler and much more!

Visit our website to get your tickets today!



CARLOS GUASTAVINO: La rosa y el saucefilmed at Ganz Hall on November 21, 2021DAVID PORTILLO, tenorCRAIG TERRY, pianoTRANSLATIONS & TEXTS:https://www.oxfordli...

CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge will feature a performance of Harry Burleigh's 'Songs of Laurence Hope.Written in 1915, Burl...
04/18/2024

CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge will feature a performance of Harry Burleigh's 'Songs of Laurence Hope.

Written in 1915, Burleigh's Songs of Laurence Hope are considered
by many to be his greatest compositional achievement - taking the poetry of Laurence Hope (the pseudonym for Adela Cory Nicolson) on an exciting melodic and harmonic journey!

Don't miss baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry's performance of these songs on May 9th!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html for tickets and more information!

We cannot wait to welcome back to the CAIC stage pianist Craig Terry!The American pianist recently won a GRAMMY Award fo...
04/16/2024

We cannot wait to welcome back to the CAIC stage pianist Craig Terry!

The American pianist recently won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album” for the recording he made with Joyce DiDonato, “Songplay.” He has served as music director of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center since 2013, and serves artistic director of Beyond the Aria, a recital series presented by the Harris Theater in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Don't miss our Summer Lieder Lounge where he'll share the stage with baritone Hugh Russell on May 9th!

Tickets are available now - visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get yours today!!!

We look forward to welcoming baritone Hugh Russell for CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge next month!Russell has performed with...
04/14/2024

We look forward to welcoming baritone Hugh Russell for CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge next month!

Russell has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), Cincinnati Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony, among many others.

Don't miss his performance on May 9th in Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html for tickets and more information

As we look ahead to CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge, we'll be highlighting some of the incredible songs and cycles audiences...
04/12/2024

As we look ahead to CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge, we'll be highlighting some of the incredible songs and cycles audiences will hear in Ganz Hall on May 9th!⁠

We cannot wait to hear baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry share their interpretation of Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).⁠

Don't miss an inspired performance of this brilliant cycle next month!⁠

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get your tickets for CAIC's Summer Lieder Lounge today!⁠

There are a few weeks left to submit YOUR proposal to join CAIC as one of our next Vocal Chamber Music Fellows!As a Fell...
04/10/2024

There are a few weeks left to submit YOUR proposal to join CAIC as one of our next Vocal Chamber Music Fellows!

As a Fellow, you'll have the chance to bring a recital project, or vocal chamber music idea to life. With the guidance of CAIC staff, and under the leadership of Director of Education Shannon McGinnis, you'll be given a budget and the tools to bring your project to performance.

From venue to ticket costs to artist fees, you'll get to design your project from the ground up.

Submit your proposal by May 1!!!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/vocal-chamber-music-fellowship.html to learn more!

Following a beautiful Spring Lieder Lounge last week, CAIC looks forward to rounding out our 2023-24 season with two tit...
04/09/2024

Following a beautiful Spring Lieder Lounge last week, CAIC looks forward to rounding out our 2023-24 season with two titans of art song - that happen to call the Windy City home!

Don't miss baritone Hugh Russell and pianist Craig Terry on May 9th at 7:30pm in Ganz Hall!

The two will share works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler, Harry Burleigh and much more!

Tickets are available now - visit https://www.caichicago.org/summer-lieder-lounge1.html to get yours!

Beat the rain and join CAIC tonight for 'And Yet Abide The World!' - our 2024 Spring Lieder Lounge!!!Featuring CAIC co-f...
04/04/2024

Beat the rain and join CAIC tonight for 'And Yet Abide The World!' - our 2024 Spring Lieder Lounge!!!

Featuring CAIC co-founder and Director of Education, Shannon McGinnis who is joined by Chicago-based singers Corinne Costell and Michelle Mariposa and cellist Michael Freilich.

We cannot wait to hear this beautiful program in Ganz Hall tonight at 7:30pm!

Tickets available online or at the door - visit our website for more information

We cannot wait for tomorrow evening's Spring Lieder Lounge!!!Don't miss 'And Yet Abide The World!' - curated by Shannon ...
04/03/2024

We cannot wait for tomorrow evening's Spring Lieder Lounge!!!

Don't miss 'And Yet Abide The World!' - curated by Shannon McGinnis, co-founder and Director of Education.

Hear works by Ned Rorem, Libby Larsen, Shawn Okpebholo and more!

Featuring a thrilling line-up of Chicago artists: Corinne Costell, soprano, Michelle Mariposa, mezzo-soprano and cellist Michael Freilich.

Tickets are still available - Visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get yours, or purchase at the door.

With just a couple of days until she takes the stage of Ganz Hall to share 'And Yet Abide The World!' hear a few more th...
04/02/2024

With just a couple of days until she takes the stage of Ganz Hall to share 'And Yet Abide The World!' hear a few more thoughts from CAIC co-founder, Director of Education and curator of this exciting exploration of modern vocal chamber music, Shannon McGinnis!

Join Shannon and guest artists Corinne Costell, Michelle Mariposa and Michael Freilich on Thursday at 7:30pm in Ganz Hall for an exploration of spirituality and self through song!!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html for your tickets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qWw-u9KgE&t=3s

APRIL 4, 2024 Ganz Hall - Roosevelt University

We promise, this isn't an April Fool's Joke!Through midnight tonight, get your ticket for Thursday evening's performance...
04/01/2024

We promise, this isn't an April Fool's Joke!

Through midnight tonight, get your ticket for Thursday evening's performance of 'And Yet Abide The World' for $15 dollars!

Use the code ABIDE15 on General Admission tickets to unlock your 15 dollar ticket!

Start off April with a beautiful evening of art song, thanks to CAIC!

Visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get your tickets today!

Don't miss Aaron Copland's beautiful Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, performed as part of 'And Yet Abide The World!' - ...
03/30/2024

Don't miss Aaron Copland's beautiful Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, performed as part of 'And Yet Abide The World!' - CAIC's Spring Lieder Lounge!

Curated by Director of Education and co-founder Shannon McGinnis, she is joined by Chicago based soprano Corinne Costell for this cycle.

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get your tickets today!

We are ONE WEEK from CAIC's Spring Lieder Lounge!Join pianist Shannon McGinnis, soprano Corinne Costell, mezzo-soprano M...
03/29/2024

We are ONE WEEK from CAIC's Spring Lieder Lounge!

Join pianist Shannon McGinnis, soprano Corinne Costell, mezzo-soprano Michelle Mariposa and cellist Michael Freilich on Thursday, April 4th in Ganz Hall for 'And Yet Abide The World!'

Featuring works by Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Libby Larsen and more.

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get your tickets today!

Don't miss your chance to hear Ned Rorem's beautiful Cycle of Holy Songs, performed on our Spring Lieder Lounge 'And Yet...
03/26/2024

Don't miss your chance to hear Ned Rorem's beautiful Cycle of Holy Songs, performed on our Spring Lieder Lounge 'And Yet Abide The World!' curated by Shannon McGinnis!

McGinnis will be joined by Chicago-based soprano Corinne Costell and 2023 Sullivan Foundation Award winner, mezzo-soprano Michelle Mariposa for these stunning pieces.

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get your tickets today!

As we round out our   posts celebrating female composers this  , today, listen to Francesca Caccini's beautiful 'Io mi d...
03/25/2024

As we round out our posts celebrating female composers this , today, listen to Francesca Caccini's beautiful 'Io mi distruggo' - performed here as part of CAIC's 2020 Collaborative Works Festival, The Women!

Performed here by Amanda Majeski, soprano, Anthony Reed, bass, Brandon J. Acker, lutenist, Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba and Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord

Filmed on September 29, 2020 at The Poetry Foundation as part of CAIC's 2020 Collaborative Works Festival: The Women. Amanda Majeski, soprano | Anthony Reed...

As we look ahead to next month's Spring Lieder Lounge, in addition to sharing thoughts from program curator, pianist and...
03/21/2024

As we look ahead to next month's Spring Lieder Lounge, in addition to sharing thoughts from program curator, pianist and CAIC co-founder Shannon McGinnis, we look forward to highlighting the composers whose music will be heard on April 4th in Ganz Hall at 7:30pm.

CAIC audiences are no stranger to the music of Chicago-based composer Shawn Okpebholo, as well as the music of acclaimed American composer Libby Larsen!

Don't miss your chance to hear works by these exciting composers on 'And Yet Abide The World!' - our 2024 Spring Lieder Lounge!

Tickets are still available - visit https://www.caichicago.org/spring-lieder-lounge.html to get your tickets today

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