IEMA's Young Men's Ensemble gives the opportunity for young choristers going through their voice change to flourish and sing through this vocal transition who range in age from 12 to 19 years of age. The goal of the ensemble is to create an environment where choristers can learn more about the healthy development of their maturing voices at their own pace. This choir focuses on healthy vocal development and provides an introduction to challenging vocal repertoire. Chorister will continue to grow in their vocal ability and musicianship.
The Ensemble enjoys performing as the culmination of the learning process in the Winter and Spring Concerts. YME choir members can also audition to be included in additional performances.
While prior musical training is not necessary to participate in the various Choirs of IEMA, an audition is required for singers in grades 2-12. Children will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, maturity, and readiness. Singers do not need to have a prepared audition piece.