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Michigan Youth Ensembles

The Michigan Youth Ensembles (MYE) program brings together select high school students from local music programs for weekly rehearsals at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Students chosen by audition have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a stimulating environment, while learning from U-M conductors, applied faculty, and graduate students. Created as an enrichment opportunity for local music education programs, MYE allows students to work in a collegiate setting and minimizes barriers between high school and college music study.


Chamber Singers, Eugene Rogers, Conductor
Jazz Improvisation, Sean Dobbins, Conductor
Symphonic Band, Courtney Snyder, Conductor
Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Elliott, Conductor
Women's Chorale, Julie Skadsem, Conductor
Musicianship Course, Stephen Lett, Instructor


Age: All students going into 9-12th grade are eligible to apply. String players going into 7th or 8th grade may also apply, though middle school students are only accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Multiple Ensembles: Instrumentalists may audition on more than one instrument and/or for more than one ensemble where rehearsals do not conflict. Female singers who apply and are offered acceptance to both Chamber Singers and Women's Chorale will be able to dual enroll. Please only complete one application per student, regardless of the number of instruments and ensembles being considered.

Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships

Please visit the MYE Tuition, Fees, and Scholarship page for more information.


Interested students must complete the MYE online application. The $45 non-refundable application fee can be paid online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) or mailed as check or money order payable to University of Michigan.


Returning Jazz Improvisation Ensemble members must submit an application every year, but auditions are waived. All other students, regardless of previous participation, must both apply and audition every year. Please visit the auditions page for audition dates and requirements.

Admission Notification

All students who audition in April will receive their admission notification by June 1st. Students who audition in September will be notified in the week after their audition.

Michigan Youth Chamber Singers


Michigan Youth Jazz Improvisation Ensemble


Michigan Youth Symphonic Band


Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra


Michigan Youth Women's Chorale


Michigan Youth Musicianship Course





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