Mississauga Festival Youth Choir is looking for young enthusiastic singers! Join a choir!
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Dickey, members will be introduced to music from around the world and learn a variety of skills important to their developing musicianship.
MFYC offers an inclusive environment, instruction in good vocal technique and musical literacy, opportunities for boys with changed or changing voices, and involvement in the community and touring experiences .
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Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
Benefits of Singing
Singing in a choir provides opportunity to make new friends and share a love of music with others.
Choral singing teaches young people how to work cooperatively, while building self-confidence and a sense of independence.
Singing improves cardio-vascular function and can lead to increased lung capacity.
Recent studies link music learning with improved mathematical understanding and spiritual and emotional well-being.
Music of other cultures in their original languages will be a part of the total choral experience. Good vocal techniques, familiarity with music notation, rehearsal and performance behaviour, and other aspects of choral singing and choir citizenship will be highlighted at first.
As the season progresses, continued emphasis is on developing musicianship, including harmony, theory, and sight singing. Mississauga Festival Youth Choir offers all this music education in an atmosphere that is welcoming to any child who loves to sing and wants to join a choir.
What does it take to join MFYC?
A Love of Singing!
At MFYC we believe everyone can learn to sing. All it takes is enthusiasm and love of singing!
If you are between the ages of 7 and 19, or if you have a child who loves to sing and is interested to join our vibrant choir and build his/her choral singing skills, we would love to hear from you!
You are sure to find Mississauga Festival Youth Choir to be a wonderful musical, educational and social experience for youth who love to sing. Our rehearsals take place at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (1389 Cawthra Rd., Cawthra/QEW area) on Wednesday nights from early September until the end of May.
Vocal Assessment (like an audition, but not as stressful!)
Vocal assessments take place in a safe and comfortable environment. Their purpose is to find out more about young singers’ musical experience and potential. We operate on the belief that all children have a right to a music education, and that all children can learn to sing. A few simple exercises will help us determine the range of your voice and level of experience.
It is NOT necessary to have prior experience in reading music – MFYC will teach you how!
The enrollment process is simple:
- Voice assessment session with the MFYC Artistic Team
- Receive an offer of enrollment from MFYC
- Reply to accept offer
- Enjoy an amazing season of music-making!
To make an appointment for a voice assessment, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Fill in the MFYC Contact Form Form (click here)
Step 2: Submit the MFYC Contact Form
Step 3: Receive confirmation of appointment
How long will the voice assessment be?”
A: The entire process will take 30 minutes.
What will our child need to prepare for the voice assessment?”
A: Please come prepared to sing 2 songs -- 1. Free choice / personal favourite, 2. “Happy Birthday”
What happens during the voice assessment?”
A: The MFYC Artistic Team will conduct the assessments in 2 parts.
Part 1: One-on-one -- your child will meet with one of the members of the Artistic Team who will conduct a series of musical exercises as well as listen to each child sing the 2 prepared songs.
Part 2: Group activity -- your child will join in a fun music activity with a few other new applicants. The activity will be conducted by the Artistic Team.
For parents -- during your child’s voice assessment, you will have the opportunity to meet with a member of the MFYC Board of Directors to learn more about our organization
How soon will we know the results of the voice assessments?”
A: We will email you no later than 3 days after the voice assessment to let you know to which vocal group you have been assigned -- Capriccio, Ostinato, or Cadenza.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (please email with the subject “MFYC 2015-16 New Intake”) or by phone at 905-267-1101.
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