Harmonics

Harmonics is our ensemble for students enrolled in the first, second, and third grades for the 2019/2020 academic year. In our weekly lesson of 1 hour and 15 minutes, we focus on a wide range of repertoire selected to solidify our singing skills. Each piece of music we study serves a pedagogical purpose whether to increase range, develop breath support, or improve intonation. In addition, we’ll begin the joyous journey of learning to read music and sing in harmony.

Weekly rehearsals

Day Start Finish
Tuesdays 18:00 19:15
Wednesdays 17:00 18:15

Sessions run from late September 2019 until the end of May 2020 following the Italian school calendar with breaks scheduled for the Christmas, Carnival, and Easter holidays.

All weekly sessions are held in our rehearsal space at Piazza Castello 4.

Please note that all children over the age of 7 must schedule a one-on-one  vocal session of 10 minutes with our Artistic Director before enrollment can be confirmed.  We understand the concept of an audition may be intimidating, and we will do everything we can to make the experience an enjoyable one for your child. After we receive your Enrollment Request Form, we will contact you to schedule a convenient date and time for your child’s individual appointment.

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 chorus comprising the Harmonics, Overtones and Chromatics, 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 sense of satisfaction that is felt as a result of hours of acquiring new skills and overcoming challenges to gain mastery.  In 2019/2020 we have already programmed five performance opportunities: concerts for friends and families, singing at public events, and participating in national festivals.  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.

This year YCM choristers will also have a special opportunity to participate at the acclaimed “Festival di Primavera” organized by Feniarco in Montecatini Terme, April 16-18, 2020.  Over 800 students from 50+ schools took part in the 2019 Festival. We believe the program offers exceptional learning and performing opportunities for young choristers and YCM is excited to join in the 2020 edition.   Full details including fees for this program will be communicated to parents in the autumn of 2019, and a full calendar with dates, times and locations for the monthly Friday workshops and our YCM concerts will be provided upon enrollment.

Annual fees

YCM’s program runs from September through May.  Tuition is to be paid in a single installment of €600 at the time of enrollment.

Additionally, choristers must purchase the annual YCM Score Packet which contains original sheet music for their current year’s repertoire at a cost of €30.

As Harmonics 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 child to promote YCM and/or our activities.

Registration is currently open for the 2019-2020 season. Please register your child for YCM’s Harmonics program with your preferred session days by using the YCM Enrollment Request

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