Afro – Caribbean


This program provides teens with the opportunity to expand their musical horizons and learn from some of the best Afro-Caribbean jazz musicians in the world from SRBCC’s network of local and touring teaching artists.

In partnership with ASM

Life and Death

more than just music

Live Music


Bomba is the oldest musical genre of Puerto Rico and one of the greatest expressions of Caribbean/African ancestry. Bomba is more than just music; it is a language, a history, and a way of life.

Media Arts

Students with an interest in storytelling, leadership and using technology to document and explore the arts from a multidisciplinary lens, can hone their skills in the new Media Arts Collective Leadership Academy.

Interactive workshops

Interactive Workshops
Regional Dance

In Partnership with Prevention First

Urban Gardening

Designed to empower and educate youth ages 15 to 24 about the benefits of sustainable food production, environmental conservation, and healthy lifestyles.

All SRBCC programs receive partial funding from Illinois Arts Council, MacArthur Foundation, Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Cultural Treasures, Sueños Festival, and The Field Foundation of Illinois.