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Michigan Youth Chamber Singers

Up to date as of 03/01/21 for 2021-2022 season
The Michigan Youth Chamber Singers (MYCS) is a select SATB choir composed of outstanding vocalists from across the region. Students interact with U-M SMTD faculty to perform challenging standard chamber choir repertoire. Michigan Youth Chamber Singers is open to advanced high-school aged singers.

We are currently planning on holding MYCS rehearsals in person for the Fall 2021 Semester. In the event that conditions do not allow us to host rehearsals safely in person, we are also planning a robust online MYCS experience that will build upon what was offered during the 2020-2021 season.

U-M Faculty Director: Mark Stover, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Choirs

Rehearsal Time: Sundays, 1:00-3:30 PM
Rehearsal Location: Kevreson Rehearsal Hall, E.V. Moore Building (UM North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105)

 

Repertoire for Fall 2021
Repertoire selections TBD

*Final MYCS Schedule subject to change
Fall Term Schedule (2021)
September 12
MYCS Orientation / Rehearsal 1

September 19
MYCS Rehearsal 2

September 26
MYCS Rehearsal 3

October 3
MYCS Rehearsal 4

October 10
MYCS Rehearsal 5

October 17
MYCS Rehearsal 6

October 24
MYCS Rehearsal 7

October 31
MYCS Rehearsal 8

November 7
MYCS Rehearsal 9

November 14
MYCS Dress Rehearsal / Fall 2021 Performance

Winter Term Schedule (2022)

January 9
MYCS Rehearsal 1

January 16
MYCS Rehearsal 2

January 23
MYCS Rehearsal 3

January 30
MYCS Rehearsal 4

February 6
MYCS Rehearsal 5

February 13
MYCS Rehearsal 6

February 20
MYCS Rehearsal 7

March 6
MYCS Rehearsal 8

March 13
MYCS Dress Rehearsal / Winter 2022 Performance

All selections must be uploaded as one continuous video. Videos should be no more than 10 minutes in length. An audition is not considered complete unless it stays within the allotted time AND contains all stated repertoire / exercise requirements.

  • A classical solo that best demonstrates the singer’s voice either a cappella or accompanied.
  • A vocalization that showcases the singer’s highest and lowest ranges. This can be done either with five note scales or octave arpeggios (1-3-5-8-5-3-1) on a neutral syllable of their choosing.

Students must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

MYE Online Application Open: March 2021
Application Priority Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Priority Admission Notification: May 21, 2021

MYE Application Process
Pre-selected excerpts that you can download on April 26, 2021 at 12:00PM EST via the CampDoc application

Digital Audition Resources
How to upload to Google Drive and Dropbox
How to create an unlisted video on YouTube
Tips for making a successful recording

2021-2022 Tuition
MYCS Participant $455.00
Non-refundable application fee $50

A discounted tuition rate of $300.00 per additional ensemble is available for musicians who participate in multiple ensembles. This discount is applied to the ensemble of equal or lesser value.

Need-Based Financial Assistance
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

Refund Policy
Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first rehearsal (September 12, 2021). SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy

Please contact us at smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu or (734) 936-2660.

MYE 2021-2022 Student Handbook
The 2021-2022 Michigan Youth Ensembles Handbook will be released in March 2021.

Accessing University of Michigan Canvas
Access U-M Canvas for class information.

Student Absence Form
To report a planned absence, complete the ONLINE MYE ABSENCE FORM. Please submit all forms at least one week before the planned date of absence.