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 are in 5th-12th grade are invited to audition to join us.  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 7-4th grade 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.

The next opportunity to be heard for a voice check will be on January 17 or 24 to join us for the second half of our season beginning February 4. Please reserve a time to meet with us by clicking below!

Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at lhembel@madisonyouthchoirs.org.

Introductory Choirs | Ages 7- 4th grade 

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.

Registration is open for our spring sessions beginning March 3 (Sundays) or March 7 (Thursdays) AND for our summer sessions! Click sessions below for all the details!

All sessions meet at MYArts, 1055 E Mifflin Street in Madison.

Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at lhembel@madisonyouthchoirs.org

SPRING 2024 SESSIONS:

Introductory choir meets weekly for one hour for eight weeks and classes are offered on Sunday afternoons from 4-5PM or Thursdays after school from 4:30-5:30PM. Class size is limited to 15 students and registration will close when capacity is reached. Choose the session that works best for your schedule!

Session 1: 4:00-5:00PM, Sundays, March 3 – May 5 (no class March 24 or 31) 

Session 2: 4:30-5:30PM, Thursdays, March 7 – May 2 (no class March 28).

SUMMER 2024 SESSIONS: 

Class meets Monday through Friday, 9am to Noon, snack is provided.

  • Session 1: June 17-21
  • Session 2: June 24-28
  • Session 3: July 8-12
  • Session 4: July 15-19

SPRING sessions: Tuition is $190.

SUMMER sessions: Tuition is $210.

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.