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Michigan Youth Chamber Singers

updated 8/12/21
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.

UPDATE 8/12/21 – AAfter consultation with university officials and public health experts, Michigan Youth Ensembles will make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all students, faculty and staff associated with these ensembles, read the MYE COVID-19 vaccination policy for details. This language can also be found in the MYE 2021-2022 Member Resources.

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

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

*Final MYCS Schedule subject to change
Fall Term Schedule (2021)
September 12
MYCS 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.

Applications for the 2021-2022 MYCS season are now closed

Final Application Deadline: August 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Final Admission Notification: August 20, 2021

Final admission notifications will be emailed on August 20, 2021.

Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.


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

2021-22 MYE Season Handbook

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.