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When and Where and Who!

Interested in attending your first SongShop? Please contact Claudia Hommel at Or, visit the "Interested!" contact page.

Our home base Tuesdays at DePaul School of Music

Sessions begin promptly at 7 PM
We go to 9:00 or 9:30 PM depending on attendance.
804 W Belden, Chicago, IL 60604 / Room 308
SPONSOR: Community Music Division and director Susanne Baker
PHONE: 773-325-7262
WEBSITE: Click and scroll to the "Art of Song" tab at DePaul CMD.
GETTING THERE: A short walk east from the Brown/Red Line Fullerton station. The entrance is through a pedestrian gate at the back of the building, west of Halsted. PARKING: The school parking lot is closed for construction until 2018! Park for free (west of the school) or at meters on Fullerton, at meters on Lincoln, or for free on Halsted south of Fullerton.

Saturday sessions in Hyde Park

1 PM to 3 PM or to 3:30 depending on attendance
at a private home on Kenwood and 49th.
Occasionally in Wicker Park or Gold Coast homes.
PHONE: Claudia's for last minute changes: 773-450-8599
GETTING THERE: If taking the Express Bus 6 down Lake Park Avenue, get off at 49th St. and walk west to Kenwood.

Claudia will send you the link to sign in for your upcoming participation. We use a Google spreadsheet. Add your name to a blank row and reply for each session with YES, NO, MAYBE. For last minute changes, please let Claudia know right away.

You can view the sheets to confirm that we have a quorum of 4 singers per session, who's playing for us, and at what address.

Our Pianists

Philip Seward has been our principal pianist from 2012-2015. Bob Moreen led the work in early 2016, followed by Elizabeth Doyle. Since the accompanist is key, we like to call on a talented group of players that also includes Bobby Schiff, Gail Mangurten, George Howe, Johnny Rodgers, Mark Burnell, Nick Sulas, Patricia Rusk, and Phil Caldwell.
If you are a pianist interested in working with us, please don't hesitate to contact Claudia to join the roster.