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Children and Youth Choirs

The Michigan State University Community Music School is home to the Grammy Award-winning MSU Children’s Choir, the Young Women's Chorus, the Young Men's Chorus, the CMS Singers, and Cantabile.

These choirs are made up of students from the community who enjoy singing, learning, and meeting new people. Each choir needs enthusiastic, talented, and creative singers who are ready to work hard, challenge themselves, and have fun. Students must audition for each choir, but no audition material is necessary.

If you have questions, contact Kyle Zeuch, Director of CMS Children’s choirs, at zeuchkyl@msu.edu.

Children's and Youth Choirs Flier (PDF)

To Audition

Please call (517) 355-7661 to make an appointment. Auditions are 10 minutes long and audition material does not need to be prepared in advance. Below is a list of available audition dates and times.

  • August 29 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (with lunch break)


Assistant Choral Director Internship Position Available
This internship position provides undergraduate students with experience in working with CMS students to implement strategies and philosophies of teaching and conducting choral ensembles. Each intern will serve as an Assistant Director to a single choir for the full school year, and will be selected in the spring semester preceding the school year they are to serve. Starting in the fall of 2015, interns can receive elective credits for their time spent as an assistant director.
Assistant Choral Director Internship Position Description Choral Assistant Director Internship Application
Completed applications can be emailed to
Kyle Zeuch at zeuchkyl@msu.edu by Friday, April 17, 2015.

Songs of Hope CD Project

The Children and Youth Choir Program is planning to release a professional quality CD in the spring of 2016. The project involves all of our singers and we need your support! Click here to learn more about this project or to donate.


CMS Elementary Honor Choir

The Children and Youth Choirs Program is offering an Elementary School Honor Choir on Saturday, March 14, 2015. This opportunity is open to any student in the greater Lansing area schools currently in grades 3-6. Click here for more information or to sign up.


MSU Children's Choir Pillow PromotionCommemorative Pillow

MSU Children's Choir purchased new uniforms and we're recycling the old vests into commemorative pillows! Free with a donation of $60 or more to MSU Children and Youth Choir Program, get yours before it's too late! Send order forms to Kyle Zeuch.


student spotlightRead about choir member Lauren Jewel.



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