SongShop Live

an initiative of Working In Concert, a performing arts collaboration

Working In Concert

About SongShop

The award-winning workshop for singers

recipient of a Special Recognition Award from Chicago Cabaret Professionals

SongShop is an ongoing collective process, committed to truth-telling through song. We use a toolkit of musical and theatrical techniques to enhance a singer’s ability to communicate character, emotion and story in song, and to make each song their own.

Our work culminates regularly in group and salon concerts. The best way to test and prod the work is to put it in front of a broader audience.

Claudia Hommel leads SongShop classes at the Community Music Division of DePaul University School of Music in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.