Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras


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Dallas

While Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the Dallas locale (DMCO) is in its third season. Registration (for youth) and audition sign-ups (for adults) for fall 2017 will open soon.

GENERAL DETAILS

To gain a better understanding of MCO, please browse this website, particularly the About MCO section, including the Ensemble Overview and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to listen to MCO’s four albums on iTunes, three of which landed in the top of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: To Be American; O Holy NightMessiah in America; and That Easter Morn.

MCO PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK

For MCO’s general policies, expectations, tuition costs, attire costs, and all other information, please read the MCO Participant Handbook.

2016-2017 SEASON REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS

REGISTRATION:  Open registration is for youth ensembles (ages 4-18). No audition is necessary. Registration will open soon.

AUDITIONS:  Placement in the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Click the link at the top or bottom of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.

2015-2016 SEASON CALENDAR

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IMPORTANT DATES:

First Rehearsal, 2nd Semester: Thursday, January 28, 2016

2nd Semester Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment

2nd Semester Concerts: Friday, April 15, 2016

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester. Details and times are below. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.

4:20 – 5:00 pm          Young Singers Chorus          Age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester through 1st Grade

4:50 – 5:50 pm          Children’s Chorus                 Grades 2 – 5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)

5:30 – 6:40 pm          Youth Chorus                        Grades 6 – 8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)

5:30 – 7:20 pm          Concert Choir Women           Grades 9 – 12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

6:20 – 7:20 pm          Concert Choir Men                Grades 9 – 12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

7:30 – 10:00 pm        Grand Chorus                       Accomplished adult singers 18 & over

REHEARSAL LOCATION

Rehearsals are held at Messiah Lutheran Church near the corner of George Bush Tpke & US-75, 1801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX.

TUITION/FEES PER SEMESTER & ATTIRE COSTS

ENSEMBLE AGE/GRADE LEVEL TUITION/FEES ATTIRE (EST. COST)
Young Singers Chorus age 4 – 1st grade $115 Girls $30 Boys $30
Children’s Chorus 2nd – 5th grade $145 Girls $35 Boys $40
Youth Chorus 6th – 8th grade $175 Girls $60 Boys $45
Concert Choir Girls 9th – 12th grade $175 Girls $70
Concert Choir Boys 9th – 12th grade $145 Boys $95
Grand Chorus age 18 and up $50 Women $120 Men $110
Symphony Orchestra Accomplished Instrumentalists $0 Concert Black
(purchase on your own)

Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships.  Email registration@millennial.org for details.  Monthly payment plans are also available and can be arranged as part of the online registration process.

FAQs

Why are DMCO concerts held at Meyerson Symphony Center? One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert venues in our communities. Meyerson Symphony Center’s Eugene McDermott Concert Hall is a world-class concert hall—one of the finest classical acoustic performance venues in the United States. Occasionally, DMCO performs in churches or other venues that are well-known concert venues.

How does MCO maintain such a light schedule? Another trademark of MCO is its ability to maintain a light rehearsal and performance schedule while achieving a professional level of education and produce top-notch performances. This allows busy individuals and families the experience of participating in a world-class choir and orchestra without it consuming their lives. This is made possible by the highly effective rehearsals run by MCO’s musical directors, the massive team of volunteers working behind the scenes, and the thousands of participants who are devoted to MCO’s mission and purpose.

How did MCO grow so quickly in such a short period of time? Now in five states (California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Idaho), MCO has 3000 participants and is growing steadily. There are three main reasons for this exciting growth: 1) word of mouth, 2) a high-quality, high-energy, inspiring music program that changes lives for good, and 3) an expansive team of volunteers who clearly understand and support the great mission and purpose of MCO.

The general purpose of Millennial Choirs & Orchestras is to build and elevate the quality of classical and sacred music in the community. MCO’s music unites, heals, and inspires. This is already happening every week in Arizona, California, Utah, Texas, and Idaho, and the outcome is astounding! We welcome musicians of all faiths and backgrounds and encourage the Dallas community to unite with us in creating an unprecedented music education and performance experience for people of all ages. We remain ever true to MCO’s important motto: All Ages. All Faiths. One Voice.


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