Fall programming will return in October, 2021.

Please check out our amazing summer Gospel PopShops!

Thank you for your interest in ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshop. We are excited to offer this unique experience to our brothers and sisters around the world who want to become better informed singers and educators of the authentic, unfiltered Black Gospel tradition. We are pleased to offer the following experiences (ages 18 & up):

"SING IT OUT!" (Gospel Voice Lessons)

Learn to be the song leader who takes the gospel choir higher! One (1) weekly 30-minute vocal lesson with a cultural expert that will include a culminating virtual concert for all voice students in front of family and friends!

Package 1: 6 Sessions (includes virtual concert finale)

Course time is set with private instructor

Cost: $275

Package 2: 8 Sessions (includes virtual concert finale)

Course time is set with private instructor

Tuition Cost: $350.00 


ChicaGO REACH Gospel Choir (Virtual Edition) 

Sing and study with Director Lonnie Norwood soul-stirring songs and arrangements by Black composers, the voices that elevated them, and the historical and social significance of the music.You don't have to be in Chicago to join! No audition necessary.

14 Sessions (Saturday afternoons 1PM-2:30PM CT) 

(Nov. 7 & 21, Dec. 5 & 12, Jan. 9 & 23, Feb. 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22)

Cost: $200.00


"FOLLOW & FLOW!(Gospel Music Director's Seminar)

 Learn how to achieve from singers exactly what you want in sound, movement, and phrasing by learning the signals and language akin to directing gospel choirs! Examine with practicum how directors use the art of improvisation to give a song greater depth. Ideal for music educators and choral conductors. Limited space available!

8 Sessions (Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM-8:30PM CT)

(Nov. 10 & 17, Dec. 8 & 15, Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16)

Cost: $175.00


Obtain a year-long subscription to gospel music tools, including Gospaerobics (movement engagement videos), vocal exercises with demonstrations, and more! 


November, 2020 - November, 2021

Cost: $75.00




Questions and concerns may be e-mailed to



Lonnie Norwood

ChicaGO REACH Gospel Choir, Gospel Directing, Vocal Coach

Classically trained baritone, African American sacred music international clinician and enthusiast

Founder & Director of Audacious Praise Inc., an arts outreach organization who also facilitates the ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshop

Conducts the Englewood Neighborhood Choir and serves as Director of Africana Music & Studies for the Chicago Children's Choir

In-demand composer, arranger, and vocalist for gospel and classical projects


Felicia Coleman-Evans

Vocal Coach

Classically trained coloratura soprano and celebrated gospel singer & director

Chicago legend & early pioneer of the "high soprano" gospel sound manufactured at the renown Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church under the late Rev. Dr. Clay Evans

Teaches voice and sacred music at North Park University/ Minister of Music at Bryn Mawr Community Church (Chicago)


Brandon Lampkin

Vocal Coach

In-demand vocalist, pianist, and organist


Eclectic musician with specialties in gospel, musical theater, soul music,  and arranging

Has worked with top rated artists, including Eddie Vedder, Yebba, Donald Lawrence, Michael McDonald, Chance the Rapper, NKOTB, and Babs


Tashielle Gooley

Gospaerobics Coach

Classically trained dancer

Specializes in hip hop, modern dance, and jazz ballet

Choreographer and instructor for Praize Productions Inc. (Chicago) and Chicago Public Schools

Known to many affectionately as "Miss T"


Jacqueline Larry

ChicaGO REACH Gospel Choir Co-Director, Vocal Coach

High School choral conductor & Vocal Director at University of Illinois-Chicago

College Preparatory High School

Active and experienced gospel and classical vocalist, including alto vocalist with Audacious Praise

Led choirs to excellent and superior ratings in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Illinois High School Association (IHSA) festivals