Ensembles & Fees

More information about our Ensembles & Fees

 

The Residential Chorus

The Residential Chorus is for boys and girls in grades 3-5, beginning and experienced singers. The RC does not tour, but they have several local performance opportunities throughout the year, on their own and with the other ensembles. The Residential Chorus rehearses on Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. Although the musical challenges and expectations are high for this group, they will be less than those for the Touring Chorus and the performance schedule will not be as demanding for this ensemble.

The Touring Chorus

The Touring Chorus is for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The Touring Chorus rehearses twice weekly: Monday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Thursday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The Touring Chorus generally performs more than any other group in the WSYC, and the performance schedule can be demanding depending on the opportunities per year. Members are highly encouraged to participate in local, regional, and international concert tours as applicable, but are not required to do so.

The Young Women’s Ensemble

The Young Women’s Ensemble is for girls in grades 9-12. They rehearse on Thursdays from 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm. The Young Women’s Ensemble performs independently and with other WSYC ensembles, and they also participate in WSYC tours (not required for membership).

The Young Men’s Ensemble

The Young Men’s Ensemble is for boys with changed voices. They rehearse on Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The Young Men’s Ensemble performs independently and with other WSYC ensembles, and they also participate in WSYC tours (not required for membership).

Fall Forward and Spring Forward

These low cost programs are introductions to choral music and offer children the chance to perform with the main WSYC ensembles in the Winter Celebration Concert or Spring Choral Concert. Each program is generally a five-week session of one 45-minute rehearsal per week. One session is offered in the fall for boys and girls in grades 3-5, and one in the spring for boys and girls in grades 2-4. No audition is required.

Spring Forward Registration & Expectations 2017

WSYC Scholarship Info 2016-2017     Scholarship Application    This completed form, along with your most recent income tax statement information (as evidence of annual income) is required if you are applying for a scholarship for Fall Forward or Spring Forward.

Annual Tuition & Fees for Main WSYC Ensembles (2016 – 2017)

  • Residential Chorus: $340
  • Touring Chorus: $490
  • Young Women’s & Young Men’s Ensemble: $410

The above amounts are reduced by 50% if joining in January or later.

Registration fee: $20 (non-refundable)

Music Deposit (refundable): $25 (rolls over to the next year if singers remains in the group, or refunded once music is returned at end of year)

WSYC Tote Bag: $10

WSYC Polo Shirt: $15 new (if available lightly used, will be less)

Formal Attire (approximate costs per ensemble per member): RC $35, TC $65, YWE & YME $80 (some lightly-used attire available at lower costs)

Some full & partial tuition scholarships are available for need-based families. The WSYC is unable to offer travel scholarships.

WSYC Scholarship Info 2016-2017

Scholarship Application

WSYC Information/Rules/Responsibilities

.WSYC Member Information 2016-2017

Rules and Responsibilities 2016-2017

Upcoming Events

May
13
Sat
2017
7:00 pm WSYC Spring Choral Concert @ Hanes Auditorium-Salem Fine Arts Center
WSYC Spring Choral Concert @ Hanes Auditorium-Salem Fine Arts Center
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Experience the magic of all of the WSYC ensembles as they perform their Spring Choral Concert.
May
15
Mon
2017
7:30 pm Performance at Bermuda Village @ Bermuda Village
Performance at Bermuda Village @ Bermuda Village
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy the beautiful voices of the Touring Chorus as they perform for the residents of Bermuda Village Retirement Community.
Jun
8
Thu
2017
all-day 2017 Tour- Carnegie Hall, NYC @ Carnegie Hall
2017 Tour- Carnegie Hall, NYC @ Carnegie Hall
Jun 8 – Jun 12 all-day
Members of the Touring Chorus, Young Men and Young Women’s Chorus will be performing as a part of a music festival at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Sonja Sepulveda. They will also have[...]