Intermediate Millennium Youth Choir
The RSCM Intermediate Millennium Youth Choir (iMYC) is a new choir for young people aged 12-16, with membership via application. Members may be former cathedral choristers, looking to continue singing at an advanced level in a liturgical context, or experienced singers in church or school choirs. Focussed on developing musicianship skills at a high level, iMYC meets for occasional day events and summer residentials to work with high-calibre choral directors and vocal coaches. Dedicated training is available for those with changing voices to help singers manage this stage of vocal development.
iMYC has a close relationship with its sibling groups and is an excellent next step for members of JMYC who are looking for a new challenge. Older singers showing good progress will be encouraged to audition for the Millennium Youth Choir (MYC).
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The Horstead Centre, about 8 miles north of Norwich, is the venue for the first iMYC residential, 1-5 August 2019. Set in a beautiful rural setting, it’s a fantastic place to come together, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to use and enjoy. See the gallery below for more photos.
Q. Who can apply?
A. Singers aged 12-16 of any voice part are invited to apply. We recommend that those working at about RSCM Silver Award level (approximately ABRSM Grade 5) are likely to be at about the right level to make the most of the opportunities available. Membership of an RSCM-affiliated choir is encouraged, and if your child isn’t singing with one regularly, we would be delighted to put you in touch with a local choir trainer.
Q. How can I apply?
A. Singers can apply via our website and, as part of the application process, we would like to hear a short recording of you. We have provided some musical materials to help in you application which can be found on the application page.
Full instruction on how to apply for an iMYC place can be found on this page.
Q. How much does it cost, and is there any financial assistance available?
A. All iMYC events are priced individually. The fee for the 2019 summer residential is £345 (£275 each for additional siblings). There is means-tested scholarship funding available for those who need it; the application form is made available to those offered a place in the choir.
Q. How does the programme of events works?
A. iMYC is run nationally, so single-day events are arranged occasionally in easily accessible locations. The focus is a summer residential which, in 2019 will be held in Norfolk, concluding with Choral Evensong with MYC in Norwich Cathedral.
Q. My son's voice is changing at the moment - can he still join?
A. Yes! Boys with changing voices are particularly encouraged to apply, and iMYC staff will offer support and guidance as they get used to singing in a new register. Joint events with MYC are a particularly good opportunity to work with slightly older singers who have had similar experiences. The week-long unauditioned Bath Course in August also offers training for changing voices.
Q. How do I find out more?
A. Email email@example.com or phone 01722 424843 for further information.