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Michigan Youth Ensembles

The Michigan Youth Ensembles (MYE) program brings together select high school students from local music programs for weekly rehearsals at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students who are chosen by audition have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a stimulating environment, while learning from U-M conductors, applied faculty, and graduate students. Created as an enrichment opportunity for local music education programs, MYE allows students to work in a highly competitive collegiate setting and minimizes barriers between high school and college music study.


Chamber Singers, Jabarie Glass, Conductor

Musicianship Course, Christopher Sherwood-Gabrielson, Instructor
Symphonic Band, Courtney Snyder, Conductor
Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Elliott, Conductor
Women's Chorale, Julie Skadsem, Conductor

Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble (YETE), Fritz A. Kaenzig, Faculty Director


Age: All students going into 9-12th grade are eligible to apply.

Multiple Ensembles: Instrumentalists may audition on more than one instrument and/or for more than one ensemble where rehearsals do not conflict. Female singers who apply and are offered acceptance to both Chamber Singers and Women's Chorale will be able to dual enroll. Please only complete one application per student, regardless of the number of instruments and ensembles being considered.

Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships

Please visit the MYE Tuition, Fees, and Scholarship page for more information.


Interested students must complete the MYE online application. The $45 non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) or mailed as check or money order payable to University of Michigan.


All students, regardless of previous participation, must both apply and audition every year. Please visit the auditions page for audition dates and requirements.

Admission Notification

All students who audition in April will receive their admission notification by June 1st.

Michigan Youth Chamber Singers

Michigan Youth Jazz Improvisation Ensemble

Michigan Youth Symphonic Band

Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michigan Youth Women's Chorale

Michigan Youth Musicianship Course



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