The Educator Insider
News and notes for music educators from Madison Youth Choirs | November 2018
Spring Outreach Tours 

It's time to think spring! Our MYC singers look forward to sharing their music with thousands of students and senior citizens each year in a series of school and community outreach tours at a variety of locations throughout Dane County. All nine of our performing choirs will embark on a daylong concert tour next spring (April 24 - May 3), presenting free concerts at over 25 schools, retirement homes and community venues. The host school simply provides a performance venue (with audience!), piano (acoustic, if possible), choral risers (if available), music stand, and a microphone if the venue requires it. 

We hope you will consider hosting one of our choirs! Please contact Lisa Kjentvet for more information if you are interested in scheduling a performance.

Mid-Season Auditions 
Auditions for new singers in grades 5-12, will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 for our winter/spring semester. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance of the audition. Our conductors will hear singers in a low-stress, supportive environment. The audition sign-up is available on our website under the Join a Choir tab. Please contact Lynn Hembel for more information.

Introductory Choir
Are your students interested in additional music opportunities? Registration for our spring introductory choir sessions is open! This program provides our youngest singers, ages 7-10, with the opportunity to learn vocal technique, music theory and rehearsal skills, all in a highly active and engaging educational environment.

Our introductory choir program is designed to meet the needs of ALL students, both beginning and experienced musicians. We strive to use music as a pathway to positive self-expression and feel strongly that the benefits of singing in a choir reach far beyond the classroom and the concert hall. Students with financial need are supported through our scholarship program and are encouraged to complete the tuition assistance application at the time of registration.

Classes are offered at two different locations, Lake Edge Lutheran Church in Monona and Westgate Mall Studios in Madison. The dates of our spring sessions vary depending on location, the earliest beginning on Sunday, February 17. Registration is open on our website under the Join a Choir tab. 

Please join us for our Winter Concerts!

This semester, MYC singers have had the amazing opportunity to work with singer-songwriter and composer Tony Memmel. Through his personal story and his thoughtful music, Tony has helped us explore the idea of resilience: What lessons do difficult things teach us? We hope you will consider attending!

MYC Winter Concerts at Middleton Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:00pm All MYC boychoirs, featuring Tony Memmel

Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:00pm All MYC girlchoirs, featuring Tony Memmel

Concert tickets for music teachers are complimentary. Contact us for more information and check out our website for more concerts and collaborations. 
Curiosity. Creativity. Connection.