JOINING MYC

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
Students who will be in 5th-12th grade this fall are invited to audition to join us for our new season of singing starting in September. 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.

A reservation is required for auditioning on either Tuesday evening, August 23, or Tuesday evening, September 6. Please use the sign up button below to reserve your date and time. These will be our final audition dates before we begin our 20th anniversary season! 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 continue to a performing choir immediately. Introductory choir sessions are offered in the summer, fall, and winter.

Fall registration for introductory choir is now open! Please click below to view session availability, learn about tuition and our assistance application process. When you’re ready to register, click the registration button!  Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at lhembel@madisonyouthchoirs.org

Our fall introductory choirs will meet weekly for one hour for eight weeks and will be offered on Thursday or Sunday afternoon.  Class is held at MYArts, 1055 E Mifflin Street. Choose the session that works best for your family:

Session 1: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30PM | September 29-November 17

Session 2: Sundays from 3:00-4:00PM | October 2-November 20

Session 3: Sundays from 4:15-5:15PM | October 2-November 20

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

  • Cancellation 14 days or more prior to the start of class: full tuition will be refunded.
  • Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the start of class: 50% tuition will be refunded.
  • Tuition becomes 100% nonrefundable the day before class begins for your chosen session.