The Community School is excited to announce that choral ensembles have returned! Students ages 6–18 can develop their musicianship, vocal technique, and ensemble skills in one of our three choirs directed by our new Director of Choral Programs, Adrian Dunn.

Welcome Choir Director, Adrian Dunn

Adrian Dunn is an accomplished singer, composer and conductor. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Voice from The Music Conservatory at Roosevelt University with additional musical studies in opera at The Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland.

Mr. Dunn is a MacArthur grant recipient for this original work, Hopera: A Hip Hop Opera. He has opened for international Hip Hop Recording Artist, The Roots, at Indiana University, and he served as principle vocal coach for Kanye West’s artist development program, Donda’s House. He was a featured artist and vocal coach for the live DVD recording of the Higher Ground Gospel Choir in Helsinki, Finland. He has toured throughout the United States, South Africa, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia.

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Choral Ensembles

Children’s Chorus

This ensemble introduces young singers to choral singing. The group will focus on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening, and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
6–10 years

Weekly on Saturdays, 12–12:50 pm

Youth Chorus

This ensemble prepares students for the Colburn Concert Choir and is ideal for youth who enjoy singing and exploring music with a supportive group of peers. Students will explore the fundamentals of singing, breathing, sight-reading, and solfeggio, and will rehearse and perform diverse choral repertoire. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
10–13 years

Weekly on Saturdays, 1–2:30 pm

Colburn Concert Choir

The Colburn Concert Choir is the highest-level choral ensemble offered. Students will be challenged with advanced choral repertoire that spans multiple genres. Additionally, students will develop their sight reading, ear training, and music theory knowledge. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on one major concert per semester.

Age Requirement
12–18 years

Weekly on Saturdays, 3:30–5:30 pm

Audition Information

Auditions for spring semester remain open. Limited merit scholarships are available for new students.

To schedule an audition, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Ensemble Coordinator, Ron Mitchell at

Choral Audition Sign-Up Form 

Audition Requirements 
  • 1 song of any genre 
  • Be prepared for a vocal warm-up 
  • Brief interview 

*We encourage students to audition even if they do not have a song prepared.  

Join the Colburn Open Sing!

The Colburn Concert Choir is inviting singers to join them onstage to perform “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Collaboration Concert on April 2. If you have ever wanted to perform in a choir alongside a full orchestra and dancers, now is your chance!

Free and open to singers ages 13 and above, including adults. Audition required.

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