It is no exaggeration to say that the experiences that he has had in Voices Rising have been life changing. His grades have improved, his test scores have improved, his self confidence has improved, and perhaps most importantly for us, he has developed a true passion for music and singing.
Patsy and Doug
Midwest Young Artists offers a Choral Program for talented young voices who want the best vocal preparation possible for future college vocal training and who wish to be exposed to the finest choral literature. The MYA Choral Program includes Little Maestro Singers, Mighty Maestro Singers, Voices Rising, and VX Studio Vocal Ensemble. Each ensemble sings a wide variety of choral literature from classical to jazz and newly composed or arranged works by MYA composer-in-residence, Gary Fry. Students experience professional vocal training, spirited direction, and intensive choral instruction. Students may also participate in sight-singing and vocal musicianship classes. Voices Rising students perform alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their Welcome Yule! concerts in December.
Little Maestro Singers- Postponed until the Fall
Directed by Olivia Price, the Little Maestro Singers is a great way to introduce your young musician to performing in a choral ensemble. For 1st and 2nd graders.
The Little Maestro Singers at MYA is designed to offer students an opportunity to participate in an interactive and fun choral ensemble. Classes are not performance-driven, but rather focus on encouraging the development of melodic and rhythmic competency, as well as social camaraderies, through singing a variety of repertoire together as a group. As an alternative to formal performances, the Little Maestros will hold "informances" to showcase what we have been working on throughout the semester.
Register for Little Maestro Singers
Little Maestro Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:30-5:15pm
Mighty Maestro Singers- Postponed until the Fall
For 3rd and 4th graders, the Mighty Maestro Singers is designed to provide younger individuals with the opportunity to experience the pleasure and camaraderie of participating in a choral ensemble. The Mighty Maestro Singers is directed by Olivia Price.
The Mighty Maestro Singers at MYA is designed to offer students an opportunity to participate in an interactive and fun choral ensemble. Classes are not performance-driven, but rather focus on encouraging the development of melodic and rhythmic competency, as well as social camaraderies, through singing a variety of repertoire together as a group. As an alternative to formal performances, the Little Maestros will hold "informances" to showcase what we have been working on throughout the semester.
Register for Mighty Maestro Singers
Mighty Maestro Rehearsals: Sundays, 5:30-6:30pm
New Director, Anastasia Black directs Voices Rising and they aim to develop healthy vocal habits, nurture the love of singing and the joy of performance, and build musicianship and vocal skills by continually seeking excellence in music of diverse styles. Vocal educators believe that the best guidance for children who love to sing, and may want to consider future study in music, is to join a quality chorus and to take piano lessons. Voices Rising accepts unchanged voices beginning in the 5th grade through 8th grade.
Voices Rising students perform alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their Welcome, Yule! concerts in December. Only those members who pass proficiency and attendance requirements will be able to participate.
We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer a special introductory tuition discount for the 2012-2013 season on account of the increase in attendance through our new second location and new program leadership! Tuition for this coming year will be only $550, a huge $340 decrease from the former $890! Please note that this is a one year, only, tuition reduction.
Audition Requirements for Voices Rising
Sign Up to Audition for Voices Rising
Voices Rising Rehearsals: Sunday, 4:30- 6:30pm at The MYA Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040
VX Studio Vocal Ensemble
Director Gary Fry created this mixed-voice ensemble so students can focus on intense development of musical and vocal skills through recording (rather than live performance). Students will learn about the skills expected from professional recording vocalists as they sight-read and record short pieces in a multitude of vocal styles, drawn primarily from actual commercials, from classical singing to contemporary pop and jazz. Students will also learn about current recording technology and techniques that are used in producing professional vocal tracks.
The size of the group will be limited to 16, and may be fewer based on properly balancing the group with male and female voices. To encourage consistent attendance, any member of the ensemble who has perfect attendance for the semester will receive a solo professional recording session of three hours at no additional cost. This session may be used to record a college application tape or similar (2-3 selections with piano accompaniment), and will be scheduled at mutual convenience outside of scheduled rehearsal time.
Audition Requirements for VX Ensemble
Sign Up to Audition for VX Ensemble *Auditions are currently posted, sign up today!*
VX Rehearsals:(Winter/Spring Semester only)Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm at High Touch Recording Studio, 13 Rolling Ridge Rd, Northfield, IL