410 South Michigan Ave
Who can attend?
ANYONE! We mean it.
Think you can’t sing? Come and try.
Been singing for years? Come and try.
Scared to improvise? Definitely, come.
Anyone with a voice is welcome.
How do I sign up & when is it?
No need to sign up, JUST SHOW UP!
We gather twice a month on Sundays at 5pm.
See our calendar for this month's dates and times.
How much does it cost?
For each gathering, we ask a suggested sliding scale donation of $15-$20 to cover facilitator and space fees. If you are not able to pay this amount, we encourage you to come anyway. If you are able and willing to contribute more, you may as well. Creating and supporting community is our primary interest.
Do I have to sing alone?
Absolutely not. Circle Singing is first and foremost about community. That being said, if you desire to explore your voice as a soloist, there will be opportunity as well.
What if I make mistakes?
There are no mistakes in the circle. Every sound you make, good or bad, is an opportunity. We will give you tools for fully understanding.
Wait, how exactly does it work?
Utilizing a fluid model of play, Circle Singing often begins with exercises and games to ignite and practice skills of improvisation. Once the group is “warmed up” a facilitator will lead the group in improvised harmonic and rhythmic patterns are repeated until a song unique to that moment is created. These patterns as well as leadership may morph and change. There are no hard rules, although there are many ways of facilitating a successful circle.
Davin Youngs is the founder of Davin Youngs Voice, Chicago's premiere studio dedicated to singing. He also is the creator of VOXUS, the world's only team building experience based around improvised singing. An advocate for the human voice, singer, performer and teacher, Davin is invigorated by creating spaces for people to explore their voices as an instrument. Further, he believes that singing can facilitate change and works to offer that opportunity to all who are willing.
We'd love to hear from you!