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While Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the East Valley, Arizona locale (EVMCO) is in its sixth season. EVMCO’s upcoming performance, Deliver Us, will be on April 24-25 at the Mesa Arts Center. Click here for details. As the current semester is now closed to new participants, registration (for youth) and audition sign-ups (for adults) for fall 2015 will open April 24. Please check back for details at that time.
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 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: To Be American; O Holy Night; Messiah in America; and That Easter Morn.
MCO PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK
2015-2016 SEASON REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS
REGISTRATION: Open registration is for youth ensembles (ages 4-18). No audition is necessary. Registration for the 2015-2016 season opens April 24. Click the link at the bottom of this page to register youth.
AUDITIONS: The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra are audition only. Click the link at the bottom of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.
2015-2016 SEASON CALENDAR
1st Semester runs from September through the concerts on December 4-5, 2015.
2nd Semester runs from February through the concerts on April 29-30, 2016.
Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester. Details and times are below. The orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.
3:45 – 4:30 pm Young Singers Chorus Age 4 – 1st Grade
4:20 – 5:30 pm Children’s Chorus Grades 2 – 5
5:10 – 6:30 pm Youth Chorus Grades 6 – 8
5:10 – 7:15 pm Concert Choir Women Grades 9 – 12
6:15 – 7:15 pm Concert Choir Men Grades 9 – 12
7:30 – 10:00 pm Grand Chorus Accomplished adult singers 18 & over
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
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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.
Why are EVMCO concerts held in the Mesa Arts Center? - One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater is currently the best large performing venue for classical music in the state of Arizona.
How does MCO maintain such a light schedule? - Another trademark of MCO is its ability to maintain a light rehearsal and performance schedule while at the same time achieve 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 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? - In addition to the opening of Utah and Texas locations last fall, California now has 650 participants, and Arizona has 1300, and growing. 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 and Texas, and the outcome is astounding! We welcome musicians of all faiths and backgrounds, and encourage the East Valley 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.