For a second year running, our All-City Performing Arts directors moved their ensemble rehearsals to a virtual format so that dedicated CPS students across the district could continue to dance, sing, play, and perform together. Months of their inventive and tireless work have culminated in the 2020-21 All City Performing Arts Virtual Spring Showcase, which premiered on June 11th, 2020 on YouTube.

This showcase spotlights the talents of over 150 elementary and high school students from 114 CPS schools across the district who have participated virtually in Modern Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Percussion, Orchestra, Choir, Music & Media Production, Theatre, and Dance ensembles throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 school year. This event carries on a vibrant CPS tradition that has thrived for 57 years!

We are so proud of our All-City students for their resilience, hard work, creativity, and imagination. We also extend our deepest thanks to the All-City directors for creating space and time for students to express themselves and connect with each other, and to all the parents and family members for supporting and nurturing the passions and creativity of their children.

Watch the 2021 Spring Showcase!

If you have questions about the All-City Performing Arts program, please contact the CPS Department of Arts Education by emailing allcityarts@cps.edu or calling (773) 553-2170.

Slider image: Spring (detail), Claire Mun, Sauganash Elementary, Grade 4