Claudia Hommel


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Teaching song interpretation, french diction
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  • Actor/Actress
  • Coach - Cabaret
  • Coach - Mentor
  • Coach - Performance
  • Coach - Vocal
  • Producer - Cabaret/Music
  • Producer - Recording
  • Singer
  • Singer - Foreign Languages
  • Singer - French
  • Singer - General/Cabaret
  • Singer - German
  • Singer - Italian
  • Singer - Spanish
  • Voice Over
About Me
Claudia was the principal founder of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals and served as its coordinator for the first two years while the organization was being structured. One of America's favorite singers of French song, Claudia Hommel brings her cabaret magic to concert halls, clubs and schools. From the Art Institute of Chicago to the Musee de Montmartre in Paris, from Ravinia to Sarasota, she transports her audience to "Paris" with a song. And to the real Paris on her Cabaret Intourludes to France.
Not limited to the role of "chanteuse", her Vocal Canvas concerts bring projected images of artwork into a mix.
The Jazz Fauré Project — French impressionism meets American jazz
The Travel Abroad Trio with Sean Harris and Doyle

Vocal Canvas illustrated concerts: Hear the painting, see the song
Women of Paris: great ladies of song
Paris in the Jazz Age, musical revue
Romance Language: French songs for lovers
Picasso Goes to the Music Hall: illustrated concerts for exhibitions
French Impressions: a salon concert of art song and chanson
Souvenirs of Paris, 1950: cabaret theatre
That's What Makes Paris, Paree: for children
A Workingperson's Cabaret (homage to Studs Terkel)
Recordings and Video links
The Maison Clobert Recordings:

Video excerpts at
Based in Chicago.
Touring coast to coast and continent to continent.
Quotes from fans and press
John S. Wilson for the New York Times says "Claudia Hommel, a singer and actress who performs in both theater and cabaret, brings a sense of theater with her when she goes into cabaret…Miss Hommel's voice can be strong and soaring, and she uses it to excellent dramatic effect in her lusty Spanish and French songs."

Dorothy Andries of Pioneer Press says: "For a few hours, we were in Paris, transported by a marvelous cabaret show at the Ravinia Festival starring the remarkable singer Claudia Hommel. An excellent actress, she can set a mood with a turn of her head or the look in her eyes."

"Claudia has a great voice, is full of energy and engages the audience - and I even learned something. Can't beat that" - J. Guest

Neil Tesser for the Chicago Reader— “Claudia Hommel plays the role of chanteuse-boulevardiere to the hilt. You'll think you paid for the evening in euros.”

Teachers and Coaches

SongShop, an ongoing song interpretation workshop; master classes on tour, including in Paris.
Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music, Community Music Division, 804 W. Belden, Chicago; Hyde Park home on Saturdays.
Philosophy (50 words or less):
The goal of our work is to connect to the truth of our songs and “to pour ourselves out” to our audience.
In SongShop, I offer you a tool kit that begins with an actor’s approach to the craft of singing. Fundamentals for novice to professional, "everyone gets better."
Cost (optional):
$40 for single session; $20 to audit. Single master classes for school and adult groups start at $300 per group.
Class schedule or availability:
3 hours, Tuesday evenings (DePaul, 7 pm) and Saturday afternoons (Various homes, 1 pm).

Call Claudia at (773) 509‐9360 for artist‐in‐residence opportunities and fee support from the Illinois Arts Council and for master classes when Claudia is on tour.