Voices Rising and CSO Percussion Ensemble Get Ready for Welcome Yule Concerts

Wandered down to the South Rehearsal Hall last night and heard some exciting music and saw some excited students!  This year's CSO Welcome Yule concerts are going to rock this year!  Gary Fry has written some wonderful music for percussion ensemble and childrens' choir which will be featured on this CSO holiday concert tradition.  MYA's Voices Rising has been performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus since 2006, and there is just as much excitement and anticipation as ever under new director, Anastasia Black.  Ms. Black has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and know what it takes to get the group ready for these concerts.  So good to see such dedication and hard work happening!

VX Ensemble Auditions in November!

Being a part of the VX Studio Vocal Ensemble is something that you will never forget.

I remember the first day that I came to rehearsal and just that experience. When I first walked in, of course I noticed the big house and the fancy studio that was seen from the driveway, but when I walked in, I realized that there were all of these kids, ready to do what I wanted to do. We were all there for the same goal. That's why it was a great experience. It was the first time I saw a significantly magnified group that really focused on this one goal and we wouldn't stop until we felt proud of what we did.

-David Sucher, 2012 VX Member

"VX Recording Ensemble was one of the best things that happened to me during my singing career."

-Francesca Fridman, 2012 VX Member

I'm helping schedule auditions for this year's spring semester class.  When I read testimonials like this from students who participated in Gary Fry's class last year, I wish had an opportunity like this when I was in High School! If you are interested in this uncommon experience, auditions are posted at www.mya.org/audition/ or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at chelsa@mya.org or call 847.926.9898.

Submitted by Chelsa Peterson, Choral Program Administrator