Chromatics is our premier ensemble for secondary school students. From multi-movement masterworks to challenging a cappella arrangements of popular songs, the selection of music for this group reflects their continued mastery of the vocal arts. Building on the YCM foundational principles of healthy vocal production and music literacy, choristers have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the history of music as they sample the many treasures in the choral canon. They also serve on the front lines of contemporary music making by sponsoring and championing the work of living composers.

Weekly rehearsal

Day Start Finish
Mondays 18:15 19:30

Sessions run from late September until the end of May with breaks scheduled for Christmas, Carnival, and Easter as well as national and local public holidays.

All weekly sessions are held in our rehearsal space at Via Solferino 17.

Monthly workshops

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekly rehearsals, we also hold monthly workshops (always on a Friday, 5-7pm) at which the full YCM performing chorus, comprising the Chromatics, Overtones, and Harmonics sections, comes together.  These two-hour sessions, held at locations throughout central Milan, are much more than general rehearsals.  Expert guests are invited to share their knowledge and experience.  Team-building exercises are run to forge last friendships and a shared sense of belonging.  And plenty of time is devoted to having FUN!

Performances throughout the artistic season

YCM believes strongly in giving our choristers multiple opportunities to perform. We want our young artists to experience the satisfaction that is felt as a result of hours of acquiring new skills and overcoming challenges to gain mastery. In 2021/22 performance opportunities will be determined by the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with national and local regulations and guidance. No matter the venue, these performances are sure to be peak experiences for choristers and audience alike, showcasing weeks and months of musical preparation and dedication.

Annual fees

YCM’s program runs from September through May. Tuition is to be paid in a single installment of €650 at the time of enrollment.

Additionally, choristers must purchase the YCM published music rights packet at a cost of €30.

As Chromatics choristers are protagonists at our YCM performances, we require parents to sign a consent form at the time of enrollment to allow YCM to utilize photos, videos, and recordings of their chorister to promote YCM and/or our activities.

Registration is currently open for the 2021/2022 season. Please register your high school student for YCM’s Chromatics program by using the YCM Enrollment Request

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