“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

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
Our 2021-22 season is underway in our brand new home on the Isthmus in Madison (1055 E Mifflin)! Students in 5th-12th grade are invited to audition this January to join us for the second half of our season beginning January 16, 2022. 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.

An audition reservation is required. Please review the time slots available on January 12 and add your name to the schedule via the link below. 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 winter.

Registration for our winter session is now open–please register using the link below!  Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at lhembel@madisonyouthchoirs.org

Our winter session will meet Sunday afternoons from 3:30pm to 4:15pm beginning January 30 through March 20 at 1055 E Mifflin Street (MYARTS).

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.

Join MYC as we perform live for the first time since February 2020! Our concerts in the MYArts theater will be live-streamed for free on YouTube.

Sunday, December 12
1:00pm: Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio

3:30pm: Purcell, Britten, Holst

7:30pm: Cantilena, Cantabile, Ragazzi

Live-streaming at www.youtube.com/madisonyouthchoirs