COT for Teens

In collaboration with the City of Chicago’s After School Matters program, COT now offers two Chicago Opera Theater for Teens programs.  COT for Teens is in it's third year at Solorio Academy High School with Teaching Artists Caryn Ott Hillman & Chris Richard throughout the school year and Emily Cox and Chungers Kim during the summer term.   Our newest teen program begins this summer at Perspective Charter Schools with Dylan Bandy and Matt Piet.

Since 2006, students from many different backgrounds come together for this 10 week musical after school program in the fall and spring semester and a 6 or 7 week intensive program during the summer.  Through an audition process, 30 students receive a stipend to study vocal technique, drama, opera and musical theater staging and production, and learn about college and career opportunities each semester.  The Chicago Opera Theater for Teens are often seen performing around the city of Chicago.


Fall 2015

Audition Information for Students & Parents

Teens with the stars from COT's Queenie Pie

We are holding auditions on Tuesday Sept. 22nd after school for our program at Solorio Academy High School.

The Program runs from October 5th-December 11th at Solorio Academy.

  • Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday from 10:00-1:00pm

All teens are welcome.  Please apply through the After School Matters application process on their website, See the After School Matters webpage for more information, enter Chicago Opera Theater for Teens at Solorio, making sure to spell all words correctly.


Chicago Opera Theater

Andreas Mitisek, General Director
70 E. Lake Street Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
Box Office: 312.704.8414
Administrative: 312.704.8420
E-mail: [email protected]

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