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 in grades 1-4 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 in January 2024 to join us for the second half of our season beginning February 4. Please sign up below to be notified when voice check appointments become available.

Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at

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.

Our fall sessions are now closed. Winter sessions will open soon for registration. Please add your email to our mailing list to be notified when registration opens.

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

Questions? Please email Lynn Hembel at


Introductory choir meets weekly for one hour for eight weeks and classes are offered on Sunday afternoons or Thursdays after school. Choose the session that works best for your family. Class size is limited to just 15 students.

Thursdays, September 28 – November 16

  • Session 1: 4:30-5:30PM

Sundays, October 1 – November 19

  • Session 2: 4:00-5:00PM

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.