Alliance Française and Francophile/Francophone Associations

Claudia has always had a special relationship with the organizations that promote French language and culture in the United States. From being some of her most ardent fans to providing essential moral support for her musical exchanges in Paris (the 2008 Jazz Fauré Project tour; the 2014 Chicago-Paris Singers' Exchange), these organizations join in her mission to bring French song to an American public. Their enthusiasm reaffirms the authenticity of her work.

Leading officers of the American Association of Teachers of French have encouraged Claudia's educational programming since her first encounters with many of them in 1995. She has performed and presented sessions at several AATF conventions, in St. Louis, Montreal, Paris and Chicago.

Claudia is endorsed by the Federation of Alliances Françaises chapters and is listed on their roster as a cultural resource throughout the US.

Claudia has been touched by the personal enthusiasm that Consul General of France in Chicago Jean Baptiste Main de Boissière brought to Claudia's Jazz Fauré Project and his participation as a singer in her weekly SongShop, before going on to become French Ambassador to Ecuador.

Consul Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissière's début at the Hothouse

Here are some of the events we've created together:

CHICAGO: The Alliance Française holds a jeudi en jazz with the Jazz Fauré Project.

CHICAGO: The French American Chamber of Commerce celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau.

CHICAGO: The Alliance Française presents a jeudi en jazz preview of the Jazz Fauré Project; and on other occasions, hosts field trips of high school youth for Winged Victory.

CHICAGO: Groupe Professionel Francophone at the Renaissance Hotel is served an impromptu concert with accordion.

CHICAGO: The Paris Committee of the Chicago International Sister Cities Program Claudia provides the songs for "Runway - Fashion gala".

CLEVELAND: The French Heritage Society brings Bob Moreen and Claudia Hommel back for their annual celebration at the Nighttown Club.

CLEVELAND: The French American Chamber of Commerce celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau.

CLEVELAND: Maison Française de Cleveland brings Claudia to Bratenahl Place and again to the Hermit Club at Playhouse Square.

DETROIT: The Alliance Française hosts dinner and cabaret show at the Detroit Scarab Club, for a repeat performance of "Souvenirs of Paris" with Bob Moreen and Claudia Hommel; and again at Cliff Bell's with Julien Labro on accordion.

GROSSE POINTE, MI: The Alliance Française celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau with Claudia and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle; and again with Stefan Kukurugya at the piano.

RALEIGH, NC: the Alliance Française presents Claudia Hommel and accordionist David DiGiuseppe at Meredith College.

TULSA, OK: the Alliance Française sets up master classes at the high school, school performances for the kids and an evening cabaret concert.

PARIS: University of Chicago France Center in Chicago and the U of C Paris Center in France financially underwrote and prepared the conference of Les Rencontres Jazzistiques: entre les aspects visuels et musicaux dans le jazz, inspired and keynoted by Claudia's Jazz Fauré Project, in 2008.

WILMETTE, IL: North Shore Alliance Française hosts an afternoon concert, Bob Moreen at the piano