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May 2016

Madison Youth Choirs

General Admission Tickets: $10 Students (18 & Under) $5 Monroe Arts Center Members: FREE The Madison Youth Choirs, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Ross, will perform their spring program. This choir has an international reputation and performs annually with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Their mission is to inspire enjoyment, enhance education, nurture personal, musical, and social development by the study and performance of high-quality and diverse choral literature. Michael Ross was previously the Music Department Chair and Vocal Music Teacher at Madison West High School, and was the Tallis (training choir) instructor for the former Madison Boychoir for ten years. He has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from UW-Madison, and also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic, conducted the University Chorus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and led the former Basso Continuo choir of the Madison Boychoir. Ross has been active in state music organizations, having been the choral chair for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, accompanist for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association's Next Direction conference, and both section leader and accompanist for various WSMA and WCDA State Honors Choirs. He is a member of the Voice Care Network, and has been named several times to "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."