While Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the East Valley, Arizona, locale (EVMCO) is now in its ninth season. “Early Bird” 2018–2019 full-season registration for all youth and continuing Grand Chorus members opens Saturday, April 28th, and closes Saturday, May 26th. Audition sign-ups for the Grand Chorus or Symphony Orchestra are available. Click the blue box above.
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 five albums on iTunes, three of which landed in the top 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: Amazing Grace; To Be American; O Holy Night; Messiah 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.
REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS
REGISTRATION: Participation in youth ensembles (ages 4-18) does not require an audition. Simply click on the link above to register.
- “Early Bird” registration for the full 2018–2019 season (both 1st & 2nd Semesters) for all youth and continuing Grand Chorus members, which offers a 10% discount and a ten-payment option, opens Saturday, April 28th, and closes Saturday, May 26th. Full-payment and three-payment plans are also available during “Early Bird” registration.
- Regular full-season youth choirs registration opens May 27th and closes the Monday following the first rehearsal. Full-payment and three-payment plans are available during regular registration. Participation in the youth choirs requires a full-season (both semesters) commitment. Late registrations may incur additional tuition costs.
- Regular full-season Grand Chorus registration opens May 27th and closes the Monday following the first rehearsal. Full-payment and three-payment plans are available during regular registration. Participation in the Grand Chorus requires a full-season (both semesters) commitment. Late registrations may incur additional tuition costs.
AUDITIONS: Placement in the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Click the blue box at the top of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.
2nd Semester First Rehearsal: Thursday, February 1
2nd Semester Concert Run-Through: Thursday, April 26
2nd Semester Concerts: Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, Mesa Arts Center
1st Semester First Rehearsal: TBA, late August/early September
1st Semester Concert Run-Through: Thursday, November 29
1st Semester Concerts: Friday, November 30, & Saturday, December 1, Mesa Arts Center
2nd Semester First Rehearsal: TBA, late January/early February
2nd Semester Concert Run-Through: Thursday, April 25
2nd Semester Concerts: Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, Mesa Arts Center
Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment
Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester. Details and times are below. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.
3:45 – 4:30 pm Young Singers Chorus Age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester through 1st Grade
4:20 – 5:20 pm Children’s Chorus Grades 2 – 5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)
5:00 – 6:25 pm Youth Chorus Grades 6 – 8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)
5:00 – 7:05 pm Concert Choir Women Grades 9 – 12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)
6:05 – 7:05 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
NEW REHEARSAL LOCATION BEGINNING FALL 2017
Rehearsals are held at the NEW American Leadership Academy, Gilbert North 7-12 Campus at 1070 S. Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296, at the corner of Higley Road and the San Tan 202 freeway.
TUITION/FEES PER SEMESTER & ATTIRE COSTS
|ENSEMBLE||AGE/GRADE LEVEL||TUITION/FEES||ATTIRE (EST. COST)|
|Young Singers Chorus||age 4 – 1st grade||$115||Girls $26-33, Boys $33-44|
|Children’s Chorus||2nd – 5th grade||$145||Girls $26-33, Boys $35-48|
|Youth Chorus||6th – 8th grade||$175||Girls $58-63, Boys $51|
|Concert Choir Women||9th – 12th grade||$175||Women $65-70|
|Concert Choir Men||9th – 12th grade||$145||Men $107|
|Grand Chorus||age 18 and up||$50||Women $130-138, Men $107|
|Symphony Orchestra||Accomplished Instrumentalists||$0||Concert Black
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Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Monthly payment plans are also available and can be arranged as part of the online registration process.