About This Morning’s Music: We welcome the Chicago Children’s Choir of Rogers Park, directed by Elizabeth Van Schoohoven and accompanied by Justin Bowse. Born and raised in Chicago and a proud alumna of the Chicago Children’s Choir, Elisabeth Van Schoonhoven is currently the conductor of the Rogers Park Neighborhood Choir and various in-school programs of the Chicago Children’s Choir. She holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and a Masters of Music in music education from Westminster Choir College. Elisabeth taught in the New York City public schools for several years as an
elementary and middle school choral and general music teacher. Her choirs received gold ratings at the New York State School Music Association Festival and for three consecutive years placed first at Hershey Park’s “Music in the Parks” competition, where she received superior and excellent ratings.
While at Westminster Choir College, Elisabeth was the conducting assistant for Williamson Voices, under the direction of Dr. James Jordan. The choir has performed numerous concerts in New York City, as well as abroad at the Conducting Institute at Oxford, and is featured on several critically acclaimed albums. Ms. Van Schoonhoven is an avid choral performer, and has performed with world-renowned orchestras and choirs, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Berlin Philharmonic.