Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Mission:

Our Vision:

Our Philosophy:

Chanson Voice & Music Academy is committed to providing personalized, inclusive, quality education in the vocal and instrumental music arts, based on a strong foundation of good technique and thoughtful artistic direction, and in the recognition that anyone possessing the desire, can experience the joy and benefit of realizing their musical potentials - for joy, for love, for personal growth, for community, and for peace.
We intend to continue expanding as the Twin Cities' premier community voice and music destination by providing substantive musical opportunities to include those who may not otherwise, have access to them. Offering an exciting and enriching program of classes, workshops, ensembles, concerts, events, scholarships, mentorships and outreach programming, and by partnering with other schools, churches, and arts and community organizations, we hope to continue fulfilling our mission of bettering the lives of all in our communities through music, regardless of age, demographic, style or means,
While promoting the many benefits of music as it pertains to physical, emotional, social and cognitive development in young people, and its role in building and maintaining the health, happiness and strength of adults and our communities, we endeavor to provide diverse opportunities for all, in order that they may “find their voice” through the exploration of the instrument or class of their choice.

A Community Music School for Everyone!

The First Voice-Focused School of Its Kind

For nearly 20 years, Chanson Voice & Music Academy has served the Twin Cities’ music community by providing excellent training, career guidance and artistic mentorship to more than 10,000 students. The first voice-focused community music school of its kind, we endeavor to fulfil our mission of bettering the lives of all in our communities, by offering a robust program of classes, ensembles, concerts, events and outreach programming.
With world-class instructors of the classical and contemporary vocal and instrumental musical arts, CVMA offers private and group lessons, classes in contemporary songwriting, classical composition, music theory, ear training, and group workshops, including Diana Grasselli’s The Vertical Voice® Vocal Training Method.
Attracting some of the region’s best musical talent, we are a cooperative educational and music performance resource where teachers, students and community professionals and amateurs of all styles, levels and backgrounds, find exciting and enriching opportunities for study, employment, partnership and creative exploration.
We have the good fortune to enjoy Fiscal Sponsorship by Springboard for the Arts and therefore we can apply for and accept tax-deductible grants and donations from generous public and private donors to help support the wonderful classes and programs we offer our communities.
Please visit our Charitable Giving page located at the top of the home page, for more information about our business model and how you can help support our musical mission!

“The community that sings/plays together…”, as they say.