While Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the East Valley, Arizona, locale (EVMCO) is beginning its eighth season. Registration for the full 2016-17 season for youth and returning Grand Chorus members is now open. Audition sign-ups for the Grand Chorus or Symphony Orchestra for the Fall 2016 semester are also available.
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
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. Click on the link at the top of this page to register.
- Full-season registration (both fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters), which offers a 10% discount and a 10-payment plan option, is available now through June 13, 2016.
- Regular fall semester registration will open June 14, 2016, and will end at midnight on the Monday following the first rehearsal. Increased tuition rates apply after this date.
AUDITIONS: Placement in the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Click the link at the top of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.
FALL SEMESTER CALENDAR
Printable calendar will be available close to start of semester.
First rehearsal, 1st semester: End of August/Early September
1st Semester Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment
1st Semester Concerts: Friday, December 2, & Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 – 5:30 pm Children’s Chorus Grades 2 – 5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)
5:10 – 6:30 pm Youth Chorus Grades 6 – 8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)
5:10 – 7:15 pm Concert Choir Women Grades 9 – 12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)
6:15 – 7:15 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
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 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 Orange County 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.