Launched by the Minnesota Chorale in 2007, the Minneapolis Youth Chorus is an auditioned ensemble open to Minneapolis Public School students in grades 5 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.
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. 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.