Overtones is our ensemble for boys and girls enrolled in 3rd, 4th or 5th grades of elementary school or middle school for the 2020/2021 academic year. We meet weekly for 1 hour and 15 minutes to perfect the repertoire for the concerts planned in the academic year. Our pieces reflect our increasing vocal maturity and experience with reading music. As the core performing ensemble, we also spend time and effort on developing our interpretative and communication skills so that we can best share our joy for singing with our audiences.

Weekly rehearsal

Day Start Finish
Thursdays 17:15 18:30

Sessions run from late September 2020 until the end of May 2021 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.

Please note that all candidates interested in our Overtones program 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 Overtones, Chromatics, and Harmonics 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 2020/2021 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.

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 YCM published music rights packet  at a cost of €30.

As Overtones 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 2020/2021 season. Please register your son or daughter for YCM’s Overtones program by using the YCM Enrollment Request

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