- Music Program Coordinator & Grade School Music Teacher
- 773.465.2662 x8479
Sylvie Desouches is a professional, classical chamber singer and soloist, music teacher and youth choral conductor, lecturer in music history and French diction coach. Her singing has taken her from children’s operas in San Francisco to professional choirs in Chicago. She sang with Bella Voce for 13 years, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and several smaller chamber choirs, including six years in a solo quartet at Chicago Sinai Congregation. She gave pre-concert lectures for Ravinia Festival, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for many years. In 2015 she began working with the Chicago Symphony Chorus as a French diction coach.
Ms. Desouches received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. There she also served as music history graduate assistant for two years and co-taught a semester course in music history. She completed her Waldorf teacher training with Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education in Chicago and completed the first year in Educational Support training with the Association for a Healing Education. She has taught at Chicago Waldorf School since 2006, first as a class teacher and then as a music and choral teacher. She has also served as the school’s reaccreditation coordinator and as a trustee and currently serves on the College of Teachers.
Ms. Desouches coordinates the music program and teaches grade school music, middle school choirs, high school Vocal Ensemble and the 11th grade History Through Music block. She is co-advisor of the 11th grade and a senior project advisor.