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Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, August 27, 2020
As we announced last week, MYC will be reuniting singers in virtual ensembles this fall and we're excited to be preparing to send registration information yet this week. In preparation for that invitation landing in your inbox, and because this is a brand new way for MYC to offer programming, we thought it would be helpful to do a quick FAQ building off the bullet point "quick hits" list we started last week. If your question isn't answered here, let us know! 

Fall 2020 FAQ
How long is the fall session and when does it start?
Our virtual fall session will be ten weeks long from October 4 - December 13

How long will rehearsals last?
Ensembles will meet via Zoom for 30-75 minutes with their conductor; younger ensembles will meet for shorter periods; older for longer periods

Is there a set rehearsal schedule?
We are still tweaking the start times, but yes, ensembles will meet at the same time every week and ALL ensembles will meet on Sunday afternoon or evening (no Monday night rehearsals) 

How much will it cost?
Tuition for the fall session will be a flat fee of $190 for all singers regardless of their ensemble.

Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. As always, the same opportunities for tuition support through our tuition assistance application or the flexibility of proposing a payment plan remain in place.

What is the refund policy if we decide to withdraw?
Our refund policy still allows for a full refund, less $50, through the second rehearsal. If you withdraw after October 12, full tuition for the fall session will still be due.

What is our commitment if we register?
Your commitment is for participation in the fall session only. We are not asking for a full-season commitment because we do not yet know what will be possible second semester. (But are hopeful!) 

What's happening with fundraising? 
You won’t see a family fundraising contribution goal on your tuition statement this fall but we hope you will still be mindful of helping us increase our capacity during this time. (Sorry, coffee lovers.)

What should I do with my MYC wardrobe and music?
Thanks for holding on to these items for now. When we have regular access to our rehearsal space again, we'll share a plan for how to return these items. (Thanks!)

Will we ever meet in person?
Probably not this fall semester; hopefully next semester in some combination of virtual and in-person. This is tough. We all want to be together. When circumstances change and we have safe latitude to meet, we will make it happen. 

What about concerts?
We have contemplated many ideas around how best to share the culminating work of our ensembles this season. We are still working on this and balancing what's feasible with what's meaningful for our singers and their families.

What will virtual rehearsals be like? 
We aim to make them awesome, meaningful, and ​​​​​​​the time in your week you most look forward to. We're still MYC and our virtual rehearsals will have the same master educators leading inspiring discussions and connecting the big ideas to the music. 

We're looking forward to being together again!

Thanks for reading to the end and thanks for being part of the MYC community. Watch your inbox for an invitation from us soon!