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Enroll your child in one of Anima’s life changing, award-winning programs.


Anima – Young Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus) is currently enrolling students in all ensembles for its 50th Anniversary Season. Anima’s internationally renowned ensembles offer extensive music education in an encouraging, dynamic environment, with top notch staff.


Anima’s four ensembles, ranging from introductory to advanced, are open to boys and girls grades K-12. In after-school rehearsals, students learn to read music, sing music from many cultures and genres, participate in a confidence and character-building culture, sing with Chicago’s major musical organizations, and make lifelong friends.


Admission into Anima is based on interest, enthusiasm, and commitment rather than exceptional musical ability. Students in grades K-4 may register for KidSingers classes and Treble Chorus immediately. Musical Meetings are held for 5th through 12th graders to determine which one of three progressively more advanced groups is right for each student.


Musical Meetings will be held at the Glen Ellyn Park District at 501 Hill Ave, Glen Ellyn the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 26 from 5-6pm

Tuesday, September 2 from 5-6pm

Wednesday, September 3 from 5-6pm

Thursday, September 4 from 6:15-7:15pm

Thursday, September 11 from 6:15-7:15pm


Musical Meetings are quick and friendly with no preparation needed. Students and families will meet with Anima’s Artistic Director, Emily Ellsworth, to determine which ensemble is the best fit for them. Additional times are available by appointment. For more information visit our website at, email, or call 630.858.2471.


About Anima

Founded in 1964, Anima is an internationally recognized youth choral organization located in Glen Ellyn, IL, serving youth throughout the Chicagoland area. Anima’s mission is to transform young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing.


Support for Anima is provided in part by grants from the DuPage Community Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Alphawood Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince Charitable Trusts, and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.


For further information regarding Anima, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, please visit our website,, or call 630.858.2471.