Claudia Hommel

Executive director and treasurer of Working in Concert, Claudia directs the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, SongShop workshops and concert productions.

Claudia received her Master’s in Library Science from Wayne State University and founded the archives of the Detroit Institute of Arts prior to pursuing a full-time career on stage, first in New York City, then Chicago. Actor-singer, teacher, cabaret promoter, Claudia brings her personal connections and passions to Working In Concert. Her recordings of Paris/Paree, Paris in the Jazz Age, Romance Language: French Songs for Lovers, and the two Jazz Fauré Project albums are a reflection of her Paris-centric repertoire.

She is on faculty in the Community Music Division of DePaul University School of Music with SongShop, her ongoing class in song interpretation. She is one of the founders of Chicago Cabaret Professionals and a coordinator for Chicago Cabaret Week.