MCO® Kansas City

For residents of Kansas City, MO, and surrounding areas. The Kansas City locale opens in Fall 2023.

Weekly choir rehearsals will be held on MONDAYS. Registration for the 2023–24 season is now open.

Registration for our summer 2024 Boston/New England tour is separate and will open at a later date. Information about the tour can be found on our FAQs page.


Please read all sections below prior to registering or requesting an audition. Additional details may be found on the FAQ’s page.

To gain a better understanding of MCO, please read the About MCO section, including the Performing Ensembles and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to visit our YouTube channel or listen to one of our eight albums.

Youth Choirs

For ages 4–18

Participation in youth ensembles does not require an audition. Simply click the Register button below to register your child online.

  • Early-bird registration for the full 2023–24 season (both semesters) runs April 24 through June 30. It offers a 10% discount and 10-payment and full-payment plan options.
  • Regular youth choirs registration for the 2023–24 season (1st Semester only or full-season) opens July 1 and runs through the Monday after the first rehearsal of the semester. Late registration will incur an additional tuition cost of $20.00 per child and runs through the Monday after the second rehearsal of the semester, which is the final registration deadline. Three-payment and full-payment plan options are available during regular and late registration.

Grand Chorus

For accomplished singers (ages 18 and up)

Placement in the Grand Chorus is by audition only. Audition requests for the 2023–24 season are being accepted at the link below. 

Auditions will take place in August. Those persons admitted to the Grand Chorus will be sent a link to register.

Symphony Orchestra

For accomplished instrumentalists (all ages)

Placement in the Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Audition requests for the 2023–24 season are being accepted at the link below.

Auditions will take place in August/September. Those persons admitted to the Symphony Orchestra will be sent a link to register. Although there is no fee to participate, all Symphony Orchestra participants must register.


2023–24 SEASON CALENDAR (tentative)

  • 1st Semester—1st Rehearsal: TBA, generally early September
  • 1st Semester Concert: Monday, December 4, 2023 (Kansas City)
  • 2nd Semester—1st Rehearsal: TBA, generally mid-to-late January
  • 2nd Semester Concert: TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on MONDAYS throughout each semester. Details and times are below. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.

Young Singers Chorus 
4:30–5:15 pm
Age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester through 1st Grade

Children’s Chorus
4:45–5:45 pm
Grades 2–5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)

Youth Chorus
5:25–6:45 pm   
Grades 6–8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)

Concert Choir Women
5:25–7:15 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

Concert Choir Men
6:15–7:15 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

Grand Chorus
7:30–10:00 pm
Accomplished adult singers 18 & over

Rehearsal Location

We are currently looking for rehearsal space in the Pleasant Valley/Claycomo area.

MCO Participant Handbook

For MCO’s general policies, expectations, tuition costs, attire costs, and all other information, please download and read the UPDATED MCO Participant Handbook.

Tuition/Fees & Attire Costs

Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships. Email for details. Payment plans are also available and can be arranged as part of the online registration process.

EnsembleAge / Grade LevelTuition / Fees
Per Semester*
Attire (Est. Cost)
Young Singers Chorusage 4–1st grade$135 (about $11 per rehearsal)Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Children’s Chorus2nd–5th grade$165 (about $14 per rehearsal)Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Youth Chorus6th–8th grade$195 (about $16 per rehearsal)Girls $73–83, Boys $59 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Women9th–12th grade$195 (about $16 per rehearsal)$74–79 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Men9th–12th grade $165 (about $14 per rehearsal)$117 (larger sizes extra)
Grand ChorusAge 18 and up$60Women $140, Men $117 (larger sizes extra)
Symphony OrchestraAccomplished Instrumentalists$0Concert black (purchase on your own)
*September–December or January–April