HARMONICS: Early Elementary Choir in English
Harmonics is our ensemble for students enrolled in first and second grades for the academic year. In our weekly lesson of one hour, we rotate through activities that help us explore our voices and connect to the lyrics of the pieces we are studying. Each piece selected 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 using games.
We have two sections of our Harmonics course: Mondays and Wednesdays. Students enroll in one of the sections and meet regularly on that day but also have the possibility to come to the other section day to make up a lesson missed due to illness.
Each Harmonics section meets once a week from September through May with breaks scheduled for Christmas, Carnival, and Easter, as well as national and local public holidays. Weekly lessons and workshops are held in our rehearsal space at Via Solferino 17, whereas our performances and their accompanying dress rehearsals take place throughout Milan. A full calendar with all our activities’ dates and locations is available to students on our private Google Classroom.
In addition to our regularly scheduled weekly rehearsals, we also hold special workshops throughout the year at which the full YCM chorus and our Musical Theatre section come together. These two-hour sessions are much more than general rehearsals. Expert guests are invited to share their knowledge and experience. Team-building exercises are run to forge lasting 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. These performances are peak experiences for choristers and audiences alike, showcasing weeks, months, and even years of musical preparation and dedication.
Auditions are underway for our 2023/2024 season. Please register your interest by clicking on the “Audition request” button above and completing the form. After registration, you will be contacted to arrange your audition session.