While Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the East Valley, Arizona, locale (EVMCO) is now in its 11th season.
Full-season participation is required for all choirs. Registration for the 2019–2020 season is now closed. Audition sign-ups for the Symphony Orchestra are available. Click the blue box above.
In order to accommodate more youth participation, youth are divided into two casts, based on ZIP code. Click here to see cast divisions by ZIP code.
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 2020–2021 season (both 1st & 2nd Semesters) for all youth and continuing Grand Chorus members, which offers a 10% tuition discount and a ten-payment option, will open in the spring. Full-payment and three-payment plans are also available during “Early Bird” registration.
- Regular 2019–2020 full-season youth choirs registration is now closed. Full-payment and three-payment plans are available during regular registration. Late registration, which incurs an additional tuition cost of $20.00 per choir, is now closed. Participation in the youth choirs requires a full-season (both semesters) commitment.
- Regular 2019–2020 full-season Grand Chorus registration is now closed. Full-payment and three-payment plans are available during regular registration. Late registration, which incurs an additional cost of $20.00 per choir, is now closed. Participation in the Grand Chorus requires a full-season (both semesters) commitment.
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.
1st Semester First Rehearsal: Thursday, September 5
1st Semester Concerts: Thursday thru Saturday, December 5–7, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ
2nd Semester First Rehearsal: early January
Christmas Album Recording Session: Monday & Tuesday, February 17–18, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa CA.
2nd Semester Concert Run-Through: Wednesday, April 22
2nd Semester Concerts: Thursday thru Saturday, April 23–25, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ
Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment
December 2–5, 2020
Spring 2021: TBA
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
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.