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Join the May Festival Chorus!


Audition Dates:

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rehearsals are from 2:30-5:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park. Please sign up for a date below. 

Cincinnati’s Premier High School Ensemble

The May Festival Youth Chorus offers high school students the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging choral music in a highly stimulating artistic environment. This ensemble works with professional conductors and artists throughout the year and performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus.

Students in grades 9-12 from area public, private, parochial schools and homeschooled are eligible to audition. Second semester 8th grade singers may audition in January.

As the MFYC is funded through the May Festival there is no tuition fee.

Have questions? Call the May Festival Office at 513 744-3229 or Email: RWetzel@mayfestival.com

This is Cincinnati’s premier select high school singing opportunity for exceptionally talented young musicians to rehearse and perform choral music in a professional working atmosphere. The Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus is offering auditions throughout the month of January for the upcoming second semester season.  Because the chorus is totally funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, there is no tuition fee.

Audition requirements for the May Festival Youth Chorus are requirements are one prepared solo and very basic sight reading. Student’s grades 9-12 are eligible to audition. A sight reading class is offered for singers who would like, or need to improve skills from 2:00-2:30PM. Rehearsals for the May Festival Youth Chorus are regularly scheduled on Sunday afternoons from 2:30-5:00PM at Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park.  The May Festival Youth Chorus is under the direction of Dr. James Bagwell.  In addition to performances scheduled throughout the year, the MFYC frequently performs with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra in historic Music Hall and Riverbend.