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.
Our choirs rehearse at Westgate Mall in the Westgate Studios. Their rehearsal times are listed below.
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) | Various days/times
Performing Choirs (she/her; they/them)
Choraliers, grades 2-5 | Sundays, 4-5:30pm
Con Gioia, grades 5-8 | Sundays, 4-5:30pm
Capriccio, grades 7-9 | Sundays, 5:45-7:45pm
Cantilena, grades 9-12 | Sundays, 5:45-8:00pm
Cantabile, grades 10-12 | Sundays, 6:30-9:00pm
Performing Choirs (he/him; they/them)
Purcell, grades 2-7 | Mondays, 5:30-7pm
Britten, grades 5-8 | Mondays, 5:30-7pm
Holst, grades 7-10 | Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm (sometimes 6:30-8:15pm)
Ragazzi, grades 9-12 | Sundays, alternating schedule 4:15-6:15pm or 5-7:30pm
For audition and enrollment dates, as well as forms and tuition information, please visit Join a Choir.
In addition to our traditional introductory and performing choir programs, MYC leads a wide variety of choral experiences in locations throughout the Madison area. See our Community Programs page for more information.