MacPhail Community Youth Choir (MCYC)


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The MacPhail Community Youth Choir (MCYC) brings together youth in grades 6-12 throughout the Twin Cities area for music and friendship. The choir is led by Twin Cities artist J.D. Steele, of the famous Steele Family, who brings his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.

MCYC performs at exciting events and venues throughout the Twin Cities such as Diversity Days at Target Field, The Civil Society Superbowl Safety Party for Youth at the Cedar Cultural Center, Governor Dayton?s Inauguration, and as an opening act for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice?s lecture at Northrup Auditorium. A thrilling highlight for the choir in 202 was the opportunity to perform at the Flint Hills International Children?s Festival with Shangilia, a youth performance group from Nairobi, Kenya also under the direction of Steele. This exciting international project provide the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Rehearsals typically take place at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. For the 2019-2020 season, MCYC will rehearse in the North Commons at the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door to the Capri Theater. Weekly rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 beginning on September 14.

To learn how you can be a part of MCYC, contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 or

About Classes & Ensembles at MacPhail

MacPhail group music classes, ensembles and summer camps, help students of any age and any skill level meet their musical goals in a comfortable and fun group setting! In our classes, you can develop your playing or singing skills or learn about music composition, theory, or music appreciation in a relaxed, collaborative environment with like-minded peers. By joining an ensemble, you can take your group’s talents to the stage! Learn more about Groups and Ensembles for Youth or for Adults.

MacPhail offers group music lessons for all ages and abilities! Create your own group lesson by gathering your friends or family members and we’ll place you with one of our outstanding faculty who is equipped to teach beginning through advanced music lessons. Groups can consist of students the same age or inter-generational groups (parent/child).

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