About Pro Musica

Four different choirs in one organization, providing challenges and skills-development 

at all stages from beginner to advanced.

Primo Coro (1st grade through 3rd/4th grade)  ∙ Canterini (4th/5th grade through 7th/8th grade) ∙ Harmonia (formerly Pro Musica) (through high school) ∙ A Cappella (through high school)


Each ensemble is designed to offer rewarding and fun performance opportunities and enriching experiences for your child to develop artistically, vocally and personally.

Our Vision

Through song, we learn, grow, achieve and experience joy. The Pro Musica Youth Chorus is THE place to be for musical youth.

Our Mission

The mission of the Pro Musica Youth Chorus is to help children and youth grow, learn, achieve, and experience joy through song. Through developmental, performance-based programs that draw on a diverse range of the finest choral music, the Chorus transforms natural love of song into artistic excellence; teaches musical skills and appreciation; promotes personal poise, confidence, and responsibility; develops cooperation and teamwork; and prepares leaders of artistic life for our communities.

Organizational History

Pro Musica Youth Chorus began as the Oak Park and River Forest Children’s Chorus in 1990. It began as one ensemble under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Paulin. Currently, the chorus has 5 performing ensembles with singers ranging in age from seven years to 18 years. We also now hold a pre-choral class for children in kindergarten through second grade. Through developmental, performance-based programs that draw on a diverse range of the finest choral music, the Chorus transforms natural love of song into artistic excellence; teaches musical skills and appreciation; promotes personal poise, confidence and responsibility; develops cooperation and teamwork; and prepares leaders of artistic life for our communities.

The ensembles from the Pro Musica Youth Chorus perform in a variety of venues. Singers participate in community and ecumenical events as well as professional events. The PMYC has sung with Chicago Chamber Musicians, Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, Joffrey Ballet, the Oriana Singers, as well as other youth choruses such as the Guatemalan National Youth Chorus. In April, 2010, the Pro Musica Youth Chorus was honored to be selected as the Featured Choir of the National Children’s Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall. Our most recent tour was to London, England to sing in Westminster Hall for the New Year’s Day Celebration held by the Lord Mayors of London.