The Minneapolis Youth Chorus is a Community Partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, and a founding member of the Minnesota Youth Choir Consortium.
Launched by the Minnesota Chorale in 2007, the Minneapolis Youth Chorus is an auditioned ensemble open to Minneapolis Public School students in grades 6 through 10. 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 6 to 8 p.m., and, on average, an additional Saturday per month or as needed during the school year at Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet, 3611 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Prelude rehearses on Mondays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. A one-week "choir camp" for all singers takes place during the summer, daily from 9 a.m. to noon (MYC) and 1 to 3 p.m. (Prelude).
Admission to both MYC and Prelude takes place via voice checks each spring with Patrice Arasim and Cindy Bergstrom. Voice checks are conducted in small groups of singers, and require no preparation or appointment. This year, voice checks take place on April 11 & 18, any time between 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Folwell Performing Arts Magnet. All MPS students going into grades 3 - 8 are welcome.
For more information about MYC, please contact Patrice Arasim via email.