Welcome to Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago,
Chicago’s home for Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music.
CAIC seeks to make Chicago a world home for the performance and study of art song and vocal chamber music repertoire. Through vocal coachings, master classes, and performances in venues throughout the Chicago area, including the annual Collaborative Works Festival, CAIC offers musicians and audience members the opportunity to experience the intimate, inspiring world of song.
2013 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE - 6/1/2013
Tickets are now on sale for CAIC's 2013 Collaborative Works Festival! CAIC's second annual vocal chamber music festival celebrates the Benjamin Britten centenary year and features world class artists David Daniels; Martin Katz; Kiera Duffy; Jennifer Johnson Cano; members of the multiple Grammy Award winning ensemble, eight blackbird; plus more! Full programming information and ticket information is here!
CAIC PRESENTS: SONGS OF AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN MASTER CLASS with PIANIST MARTIN KATZ - 4/5/2013
Renowned collaborative pianist returns to CAIC for its final public event of the season, a master class for singers and pianists. Six singer-pianist teams will perform art songs by British and American composers; Martin Katz will offer constructive insight about musical style, technical considerations, and performance practice. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please visit www.martinkatz.eventbrite.com for ticketing.
Martin Katz's appearance is sponsored by Mesirow Financial. Special thanks to DePaul University School of Music for the use of its Concert Hall for this event!
COLLABORATIVE MUSINGS: DOMINIC ARMSTRONG'S LIEDER LOUNGE PROGRAM - 2/26/2013
We recently renamed our salon series at Chicago's historic Fine Arts Building the Lieder Lounge series.
Our Lieder Lounges are a wonderful chance to hear some of the most exciting young classical singers from around the country perform some of their favorite Art Songs and Vocal Chamber Music in the intimate setting of Dixon Stein Studios over a glass of wine and desserts... (read more)
SPRING LIEDER LOUNGE ANNOUNCED - 1/22/2013
CAIC is pleased to announce the addition of a new event to the 2012-2013 season!
Many of you attended one or both of the events we held at the Salon of Elizabeth Stein in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building this past year. We will convene at the Studio again on March 16, as part of the newly named Lieder Lounge series, in a recital program featuring tenor Dominic Armstrong and CAIC Executive Director and pianist, Shannon McGinnis. The March 16th program will include songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Roger Quilter, as well as the famous cookies by Judith Freilich.
Please see here for more information and tickets!