Treasure Valley Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras


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Treasure Valley Millennial ChoirWhile Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the Treasure Valley, Idaho, locale (TVMCO) begins its third season this fall. Registration for 1st Semester of the 2017-2018 season will open mid-May. “Early Bird” registration will be available at that time. Audition sign-ups for the Grand Chorus or Symphony Orchestra are also available. Click the blue box above.

GENERAL DETAILS

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 NightMessiah 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 youth registration, which will offer a 10% discount and a 10-payment option, will open mid-May and close mid-June (dates TBA). Full-payment and three-payment options are also available during “Early Bird” registration.
  • Regular 1st Semester youth 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.
  • Regular Grand Chorus registration for continuing Grand Chorus members will also open mid-May.

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.

2017-2018 CALENDAR

(Detailed calendar coming soon)

IMPORTANT DATES:

1st Semester First Rehearsal: late August/early September

1st Semester Concert Run-Through: Tuesday, December 5th

1st Semester Concert: Wednesday, December 6th, Morrison Center

Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

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

REHEARSAL LOCATION

Weekly Thursday rehearsals are held at the beautiful Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, ID 83616.

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 Girls 9th – 12th grade $175 Girls $65-70
Concert Choir Boys 9th – 12th grade $145 Boys $107
Grand Chorus age 18 and up $50 Women $130-138, Men $107
Symphony Orchestra Accomplished Instrumentalists $0 Concert Black
(purchase on your own)

Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships.  Email registration@millennial.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!


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