Music Program

The Second City Music Program is dedicated to helping students explore comedy’s unique relationship to music through voice, improvisation, and songwriting.

New Music Improv program coming in Chicago in 2023. Stay tuned for updates!

Please note that some of these classes will be delivered online.

Drop-In Class

Musical Improv Drop-in (In-Person)

Is there a song in your heart that you would love to explore? Join us for a taste of musical improv! Learn improv skills and games through a musical lens while meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. No experience is necessary to participate in this playful 90…

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Intro to Musical Improv

Musical Improv Fundamentals

Musical Improv Fundamentals is a dive into the basic concepts behind comedic song improvisation. Topics we will cover include melody building, simple song structures, rhyming, and game play, all approached with a comedic eye. Come ready to sing, play, and laugh! No pre-requisite required!…

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Musical Improv: Skills and Stories!

What’s even more fun than learning to improvise? Learning to improvise through song! This class in narrative musical improv will raise your technical know-how, and give you room to play in a supportive and fun environment! Each class will address a skill necessary for great music improv, and give you…

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Musical Improv: Songs and Shows!

This music ensemble class is for students who have completed the Skills and Stories! track, and are ready for an audience! This seven week performance class will focus on ensemble building, and creating and rehearsing a unique show. For the best experience, it is highly recommended that students have access…

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Music On-Demand

Intro to Comedic Songwriting (On-demand)

In Online Intro to Comedic Songwriting you will learn to turn a strong point of view into a great comedic song. Work with classic song structures to strengthen your lyrics, and discover how melody and musical style can influence your songwriting. In this four-week online course, you will receive specific,…

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