“MYC’s conductors set a wonderful tone of excitement, good humor, and professionalism, tackling substantial issues and repertoire that are valuable not only for performers but for their families and audience members.”
– Diane Garton Edie, Artistic Director, Opera for the Young


How you join MYC–whether you begin with an introductory choir or schedule an audition–depends upon your age. For singers ages 7 through about fifth grade, our introductory choir is the place to start. Students who are eleven or older are eligible to audition directly into a performing choir. Our choirs are for singers ages 7-18, and we enroll new members in the fall, spring and summer. Tuition information is included below and financial assistance is available for all levels of participation.

The information on this page is updated several times during the year as enrollment and audition dates approach. Please check back often or sign up to receive an email when we are announcing new sessions of introductory choir or upcoming audition dates.

Performing Choirs | 2nd – 12th grade
Our 2021-22 season will begin this fall in our brand new home on the Isthmus in Madison (1055 E Mifflin) where we are looking forward to in-person rehearsals and welcoming both new and returning singers to our MYC community. Students entering 5th-12th grade are invited to audition this June (dates below) to join us this fall. Our auditions are essentially voice checks and require no advance preparation. They are designed and led by our conducting staff whose main goal is to get to know each singer and place them in the ensemble where they will feel both challenged and successful. Students ages seven through 10 complete introductory choir first before being placed in a performing choir. (See introductory choir registration below.)

All of our ensembles are organized around voice type–similar to how sections of an orchestra are organized by instrument type. We welcome students of all gender identities with a desire to sing.

Our next audition/voice check date is Monday, August 30, from 5-8PM.

Sign up below to reserve your time. Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at lhembel@madisonyouthchoirs.org.

Introductory Choirs | Ages 7-10

Designed to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced musicians, our introductory choir sessions provide our youngest singers the opportunity to explore vocal technique, music theory, and rehearsal skills in a small class environment designed to develop their skills and prepare them for singing in a larger group ensemble with confidence. Students interested in continuing with MYC after completing a session of introductory choir are provided a choir placement upon completion of the class. Some students enroll in introductory choir multiple times, others go on to a performing choir immediately. Continuing with MYC is not required, however, and many students enroll to simply become better musicians and enjoy making music with friends. Introductory choir sessions are offered in the summer, fall, and spring.

This fall we will be offering both an in-person session meeting at 1055 E Mifflin Street–our new home on the Isthmus–and a virtual option. Please choose the session that works best for your family.

Sign up below!

Session 1 Colla Voce (she/they) | Tallis (he/they)

Session 1 will meet in person at 1055 E Mifflin Street (MYARTS) on Sundays from 3:30-4:15pm for eight weeks beginning October 3 and ending November 21. Class size is limited to just 15 students who will meet masked and socially-distanced.

Session 2 Colla Voce (she/they) | Tallis (he/they)

Session 2 will meet virtually via Zoom on Sundays from 4:30-5:15pm for eight weeks beginning October 3 and ending November 21.

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

  • 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.