Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Next Season With MYC
Thank you to everyone who has responded regarding next season--over 60% of you!

It's been encouraging to hear from so many and to contemplate being together again in some way in a few short months. In order for that to happen, many things need to fall into place but we choose to remain hopeful and part of being hopeful is making a good plan!

If you haven't yet completed the short Google form indicating your current intent to return (or not), we encourage you to do so. We're hoping to have all responses by June 30. Remember--this is not a commitment but simply a way for us to start measuring our capacity by measuring your interest in returning.

As a reminder:

  • We don’t yet know what our fall rehearsal options will look like exactly but we are planning for a number of possibilities, including meeting together in some way if the science and the public health directives support that option. There are myriad considerations and we’re paying attention to all of them in the interest of keeping everyone in our community healthy and our MYC community connected and engaged.

  • A large part of our planning centers upon estimating our enrollment numbers across each ensemble and this is where we need your help. We’ve prepared a very short response form to measure your interest in returning to MYC and would appreciate your timely reply. The form will take less than one minute to complete and is NOT a commitment to return. It’s simply a way for us to begin measuring the size of our ensembles--something that will be critically important to assess if we are able to meet together a few months from now.

  • If you’re unsure, that’s ok! Please submit the form anyway. “Maybe” is always an option. 

  • Because this process is unlike any other new season with MYC, we want to share a rough timeline of next steps so you have an idea of what’s coming next and when you can expect to learn more from us:

  • Collect intention response forms from current MYC singers
  • Continue evaluating rehearsal and education scenarios through public health lens and venue availability

  • Determine best possible scenario and share with MYC singers and families
  • Communicate tuition and rehearsal/class schedule/options
  • Hold auditions for new singers if chosen scenario allows (attention siblings and interested friends!)

  • First rehearsals of 2020-21 season!
  • Fall sessions of introductory choir begin
Intention Response Form
Make Music Madison
Don't miss all the great music happening around the world (and in your neighborhood!) this Sunday, June 21! Check out Make Music Madison for all the info.

Juneteenth Celebrations
Check out the events Kujichagulia-Madison Center for Self Determination is offering this week during a virtual Juneteenth Celebration! Visit https://www.kujimcsd.org/ to register or for more information.