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 2020-21 season will begin October 4 with virtual rehearsals meeting weekly on Sunday afternoons. Students entering at least 5th grade (through 12th) are eligible to audition for MYC. Our auditions require no advance preparation and 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.
We invite you to sign up for a brief virtual audition meeting on Sunday, September 20, between 1pm and 3pm. These meetings will be held over Zoom and include a few members of our conducting staff who will chat with you, explain a bit about our placement process, and likely ask you to sing a bit just to hear where best to place your amazing voice this fall. There’s nothing you need to do to prepare–just sign up for a slot, meet the conductors, take a deep breath and sing a few notes. If you have any questions about this process or our upcoming 2020-21 season, please email Lynn Hembel at firstname.lastname@example.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.