Joining Madison Youth Choirs

Madison Youth Choirs welcomes students with a desire to sing. Our ensembles value every voice and provide specific instruction to nurture each instrument in an environment comfortable for the student. How you join MYC depends upon your age. We have choirs for students ages 7-18, and we enroll new members in the fall, spring and summer. The information on this page is updated several times during the year as enrollment and audition dates approach. Please check back often and feel free to contact us with any questions.

For kids ages 7-10, our introductory choirs provide the first step toward what we hope is a life-long journey of musical expression. Completion of introductory choir results in a recommendation for the best next step within MYC. Students ages 11 through 18 (roughly 5th grade and above), are invited to audition directly into our program.

All of our ensembles are organized around voice type (like sections of an orchestra are organized by instrument), and have names honoring either a composer or a musical term:

Introductory Choirs, ages 7-10
Tallis (he/him; they/them) and Colla Voce (she/her; they/them)

Performing Choirs
Choraliers, grades 2-5 (she/her; they/them)
Con Gioia, grades 5-8 (she/her; they/them)
Capriccio, grades 7-9 (she/her; they/them)
Cantilena, grades 9-12 (she/her; they/them)
Cantabile, grades 10-12 (she/her; they/them)
Purcell, grades 2-7 (he/him; they/them)
Britten, grades 5-8 (he/him; they/them)
Holst, grades 7-10 (he/him; they/them)
Ragazzi, grades 9-12 (he/him; they/them)

For Ages 7-10

Introductory Choir
Designed to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced musicians, our introductory choir sessions provide our youngest singers the opportunity to learn vocal technique, music theory, and rehearsal skills all in a highly active and engaging educational environment. This is an excellent stand-alone music class rich in content. 

Our summer sessions of Tallis and Colla Voce are scheduled from 9AM to Noon for one week, Monday through Friday and will meet together. Families should choose the session that works best for them.

Westgate Studios, Westgate Mall, Madison:
Session 1: June 11 - 15 | 9AM to Noon [THIS SESSION IS FULL; please register for Session 2]
Session 2: June 18 - 22 | 9AM to Noon

Tuition is $190 and financial assistance is available. Please complete and submit the assistance application included in the registration process.


Refund Policy:
-Cancellation seven days or more prior to the start of class: full tuition will be refunded.
-Cancellation less than seven days prior to the start of class: 50% tuition will be refunded.
-Tuition becomes 100% nonrefundable the date class begins for your chosen session.




For Ages 10-18

Our Performing Choirs
Auditions for our 2018-19 season happen in late May and early June and reservations are required.

Girlchoir Auditions (she/her; they/them)

Boychoir Auditions (he/him; they/them)

Returning MYC singers click here for your audition information.

Questions? Please contact Lynn Hembel, Managing Director, for more information.  


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