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In-Residence Ensembles

BFH (formerly known as Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl)

The Ballet started as one of numerous activities the youth group did to keep active. As the group learned about Mexican folkloric dance, they felt the need to continue learning about Mexico's rich heritage and share their knowledge and experience year-round with a broader audience. With this, the Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization under the direction of founder Julian Hernandez. In 2000, the children's group was created so that the knowledge gained could be shared and passed onto the younger generations, allowing them to learn about their heritage while engaging in healthy activities.

Children's Theatre of Elgin

Children’s Theatre of Elgin / Fox Valley Theatre Company is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Elgin, Illinois. Its two troupes form one of the state's oldest, largest, and most exciting children’s theater companies. We develop fun and exciting programs that offer a maximum number of children, youth, and young adults an affordable opportunity to experience the performing arts as participants or audience members.

Elgin Master Chorale

The Elgin Master Chorale is a cultural cornerstone of Elgin and the Fox Valley. It creates a thrilling, emotional experience for audiences at each performance by achieving an overall level of excellence in singing, presentation, and production. Elgin Master Chorale is comprised of approximately 85 adult singers—admitted by audition only—who share a passion for choral masterworks and other fine choral repertoire.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra has a national reputation for providing an engaging musical experience for its students and a comprehensive learning environment that promotes curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and collaboration. With six large ensembles, three small ensembles, and a thriving Chamber Music Institute, EYSO auditions record numbers of students each year and the hundreds of musicians who already enjoy its rigorous methods of inquiry and "expert noticing."

Hamilton Wings' SCORE!

Hamilton Wings' SCORE! is a nonprofit organization that promotes leadership, development, and academic readiness of socially and/or economically challenged children and families through the use of and access to the arts.

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