While Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the Treasure Valley, Idaho, locale (TVMCO) begins its third season this fall. “Early Bird” full-season registration for the 2017-18 season is now open. Audition sign-ups for the Grand Chorus or Symphony Orchestra are also 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.
2017-2018 SEASON 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” full-season registration (both 1st & 2nd Semesters), which offers a 10% discount and a ten-payment option, is now open for both youth and continuing Grand Chorus members and will close July 28th. Full-payment and three-payment options are also available during “Early Bird” registration.
- Regular 1st Semester registration will open upon close of “Early Bird” registration and will continue through the Monday following the first rehearsal this fall. Increased tuition rates apply after this date. Full-payment and three-payment plans are available during regular registration.
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.
(Detailed calendar coming soon)
1st Semester First Rehearsal: late August/early September
1st Semester Concert Run-Through: Tuesday, December 5
1st Semester Concert: Wednesday, December 6, Morrison Center
2nd Semester Concert Run-Through: Friday, April 27
2nd Semester Concert: Saturday, April 28, Morrison 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.
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
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.
TRAVEL DISTANCE TO & FROM REHEARSAL
In California, Arizona, Texas, and Utah there are countless stories of families making the commitment to drive anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to participate in MCO once per week. Although our Utah locale rehearses in Provo, some are driving from Salt Lake (1 hr) and even Ogden (1.5 hrs). Our California locale rehearses in Newport Beach, but numerous participants travel from San Diego (2 hrs) and Los Angeles (1 hr). In Arizona, groups travel from Surprise (1.5 hrs) and even Sedona (3 hrs) to rehearse in Gilbert! In Dallas, almost everyone drives 30-40 minutes or more because Texas is just a huge place.
These families have become creative with their carpools, recruiting more families to participate so driving isn’t a burden on one family or individual. They are doing this because they clearly see the intrinsic value and unmatched quality of experience that MCO is in their lives and the lives of their children. We are already seeing this in Idaho, with many people traveling from Twin Falls. So before you convince yourself that the rehearsal venue may be too far away for you, we encourage you to capture the larger vision of this great cause. MCO is not just another community choir and orchestra; it is a movement. It will powerfully impact your life and the life of your family. It is worth it!