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Michigan Youth Ensembles

The Michigan Youth Ensembles (MYE) program brings together exceptional high school students for weekly rehearsals at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students who are selected by audition have the opportunity to engage in a stimulating environment, while learning from U-M conductors, applied faculty, and graduate students. Students develop a sense of teamwork and experience intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth as they come together for rehearsals and performances. 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.

Faculty

Chamber Singers, Jabarie Glass, Conductor

Jazz Ensemble, Dennis Wilson, Conductor (New in 2018-19 Season!)

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


Eligibility

Positions in the Michigan Youth Ensembles are selective, and limited spots are available. In order to qualify for the Michigan Youth Ensembles, students must meet the requirements in the audition material below. All students, regardless of previous participation, must both apply and audition every year.

Age: All students entering 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.

Application

Interested students must complete the MYE online application. The $45 non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card.

Auditions

All students, regardless of previous participation, must both apply and audition every year. Auditions take place on the Ann Arbor Campus each April for the following season.

Please visit the auditions page for audition dates and requirements.

Admission Notification

Auditions take place on the Ann Arbor Campus each April for the following season. Students are notified of audition results in June by email.

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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