Ensembles & FeesMore 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.
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.