While Millennial Choirs & Orchestras was founded in 2007, the Treasure Valley, Idaho, locale (TVMCO) is in its second season. Registration for Semester 2 of the 2016-2017 season opens Friday, November 18th. 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.
2016-2017 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” Semester 2 youth registration, which offers a five-payment option, opens Friday, November 18th, and closes Monday, November 28th. Full-payment and three-payment options are also available.
- Regular Semester 2 registration for continuing Grand Chorus members opens Friday, November 18th, and closes Thursday, December 1st. Regular youth registration opens Tuesday, November 29th, and will close at 11:59 PM on the Monday following the first rehearsal; increased tuition rates apply after this date.
- Full-payment and three-payment plans are available.
AUDITIONS: Placement in the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Click on the link at the top of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.
FALL SEMESTER CALENDAR
Click here for the Semester 1 Calendar. Semester 2 calendar coming soon!
Semester 1 Concert: Wednesday, December 8, 2016
Semester 2 Auditions for Grand Chorus & Orchestra: By appointment
Semester 2 First Rehearsal: Late January, early February 2017
Semester 2 Concert: TBA
Summer Tour 2017: June 21-25 in Salt Lake City, UT, for the combined five MCO locales
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 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
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Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships. Email email@example.com 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!
Why are TVMCO concerts held in the Morrison Center? One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is currently the best large performing venue for classical music in the state of Idaho.
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 over 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 Treasure 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.