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.
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.
In addition to our regularly scheduled weekly rehearsals, we also hold special workshops throughout the year (always on a Friday, 5-7pm) at which the full YCM chorus – comprising the Chromatics, Overtones, and Harmonics choirs – 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!
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. 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.
YCM’s program runs from September through May. Tuition is to be paid in a single installment of €550 at the time of enrollment.
Additionally, choristers must purchase the YCM published music rights packet at a cost of €30.
As Harmonics choristers are junior members of our performing choir and participate in many 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 2022/2023 season. Our next Open Days – where prospective choristers can meet our instructors, get to know our current choristers, and experience a YCM rehearsal – will be Monday, September 26th, and Wednesday, September 28th, 17:00-18:00. Please register by using the Trial Lesson Request form below.