Community Programs

In-School Choirs
Now serving over 200 children at four Madison elementary schools, this in-school choral program fosters a vibrant artistic culture in neighborhoods that face numerous challenges, providing choral instruction, accompanying school music performances, and inspiring pride and hope among young singers. 

School and Community Outreach Tours
Every spring, hundreds of MYC's young singers share their talents with over 8000 students and senior citizens in a series of free performance tours to more than 25 schools and retirement homes throughout Dane County. 

Madison Boychoir Festival
This event welcomes over 400 young men to a vibrant celebration of multi-cultural choral music, showcasing songs from diverse musical traditions. 

Through this festival, hundreds of young men have experienced the empowering effects of performing in front of an audience and have become more involved in school and community arts programs. 

Intergenerational Choir
Supported in part by a grant from the Madison Community Foundation, this new performing ensemble combines MYC's high school-aged singers with seniors from Capitol Lakes Retirement Community to create a unique and inspiring artistic collaboration. 

Photo of MBC founder Carrel Pray

Carrel Pray Music Educator of the Year Award 

Given annually in honor of the founder of the Madison Boychoir, this award is presented to a teacher who has made a significant contribution to music education in our area and/or has been unusually supportive of MYC and its programs.

Past recipients:
2013 Mary Woodworth Schmidt
2014 Jan Vidruk
2015 Carrel Pray
2016 Dan Krunnfusz
2017 Laurie Fellenz


Choral Education at Lussier Community Center
Also suppored by the Madison Community Foundation, this program provides children ages 7-10 with a lively introduction to choral singing and diverse repertoire at the Lussier Center on Madison's west side. 

 If you or your students are interested in getting involved in any of these programs, please contact MYC at or (608) 238-7464.