Launched by the Minnesota Chorale in 2007, the Minneapolis Youth Chorus is an auditioned ensemble open to Minneapolis Public School students in grades 4 through 9. MYC seeks to enrich the lives of participants by providing them with opportunities to develop their musical gifts in an environment dedicated to the celebration of diversity and the pursuit of artistic excellence. The program is offered at no charge to participants: all costs are borne by the Minnesota Chorale.
Prelude, a choir for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders new to the MYC program, was established in 2012. It is designed as an introductory choral experience for younger singers.
For the first time ever, MYC will be traveling to the East Coast to perform in our nation's capital in June, 2014. All 58 singers in MYC are participating in the tour, regardless of individual families' ability to pay the $850-per-singer fee. To make up the difference between the family contributions and the total cost, MYC parents are raising funds to help pay for the tour. If you'd like to support MYC, just click here to make a donation and indicate on the "dedication information" that your contribution is for MYC. Thank you for supporting our MYC singers!
MYC rehearses on Monday afternoons from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., and one Saturday morning per month during the school year.
Prelude rehearses for one hour immediately prior to MYC rehearsals. A one-week "choir camp" for all singers takes place during the summer, daily from 9 a.m. to noon.
Admission to both MYC and Prelude takes place via voice checks each spring. 2014 voice checks will take place on April 8th and 15th from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Jefferson School lower level. Voice checks are conducted in small groups of singers, and require no preparation or appointment. All interested singers and a parent should select a date and come to Jefferson to meet the staff and learn more about the choirs. All MPS students in going into grades 3 - 7 are welcome.
For more information about MYC, please contact conductor Patrice Arasim via email by >> clicking here.
The Minneapolis Youth Chorus is a Community Partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, and a founding member of the Minnesota Youth Choir Consortium.