Community Chorus Project (CCP) was founded in 2011 by Lauren Bromley Hodge, a Chapel Hill, NC based arts entrepreneur, in collaboration with the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Community Chorus Project, LLC is a company with a mission. We seek to create positive social impact while creating diverse and inclusive music programming of the highest standard. Our credo is Creating Community One Chorus at a Time, and our goal is to plant lifelong seeds of creativity, fun and artistry in middle and high school age singers. Our youth programs are diverse, innovative, immersive, fun and informed by our partnership with the Department of Music at UNC, who help ensure the highest musical and education quality. Our singers work with a wealth of talented music teachers and artists (see staff biographies).
Community Chorus Project programs…
Summer Glee Musical Theater Intensive provides singers, ages 11-16, an opportunity to receive individual vocal instruction, work with a team of voice teachers and a choreographer to bring together an extraordinary revue performance of musical theatre material.
For older singers, ages 14-18, the Summer Recording Workshop offers high school singers an opportunity to learn and perform specially commissioned arrangements of pop, a cappella and indie based music, make music videos and studio recordings.
We also offer a two-semester, Saturday Glee Club at UNC, capped at 40 singers. Glee Club is a chance to work with other singers from across the Triangle, take masterclasses with UNC voice faculty, and is open to singers ages 11-16.
In addition to the youth programs, Community Chorus Project offers PopUp Chorus, an ad hoc chorus for adults that welcomes everyone, and requires no audition or weekly commitment. Just show up and sing!
Participating in a chorus is a community building activity that enables people to blend their voices with others, increase their confidence and work as a team. Singing is the most accessible branch of the performing arts, requiring no special equipment - we all own our own instruments!. Music proves time and time again that it is able to cross cultural boundaries, bridge ethnic divides, and is truly the universal language. And it is fun!
The continued erosion of music in our schools, due to lack of funding and focus on the arts, creates a need for community-based music programs for students. We work to create opportunities for people to sing together, regardless of income, background or experience to create community and to revel in music. Explore our programs and join Community Chorus Project!