Chicago's premiere vocal ensemble, Bella Voce, is in residence at STM. STM provides rehearsal space, occasional meeting rooms, and shared library and storage. Students’ education and opportunities are enhanced by being able to attend any and all Bella Voce rehearsals, attending concerts at a discounted price, occasionally singing with their professional vocalists in class and in performance, attending their master classes and workshops, internship opportunities, and potentially performing in the ensemble after graduation.
The Apprentice Chorale is an advanced training program led by Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell for pre-professional vocal students from Chicago Universities. After a rigorous audition process, select students are given the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Grant Park Chorus in Millennium Park and several community venues around the city. Two students from UIC will perform with the Apprentic Chorale in the 2016 season.