The Minneapolis Youth Chorus is a Community Partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, and a founding member of the Minnesota Youth Choir Consortium.
MYC was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Sing A Mile High Choral Festival in Denver, Colorado
Announcing MYC & Prelude voice checks for the 2018/19 season
Dates: Tuesday, April 10th & 17th
Times: between 5:00 -6:30pm
Location: Jefferson Community School, 1200 W 26th St., Minneapolis in the lower level music room. Use door #3 for entrance to the school.
No preparation or specific time slot needed.
All unchanged treble voices going into grades 6, 7, & 8 and who attend a Minneapolis public school are invited to voice check for MYC.
Boys and girls entering grade 3, 4 or 5 in the fall of 2018 and who attend a Minneapolis public school are eligible to participate in Prelude.
Current singers in the program, including Prelude, do not need to do a voice check.
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 7:45 p.m., and, on average, an additional Saturday per month or as needed during the school year. 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 10 & 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the lower level music room at Jefferson Community School. All MPS students going into grades 3 - 7 are welcome.
For more information about MYC, please contact Patrice Arasim via email.