Welcome from the Hochstein Singers Director

Welcome to the Hochstein Singers! 

Our Hochstein Singers is for our older Hochstein Youth Singers (Grade 6-12) who want to sing even MORE and be additionally challenged. Hochstein Singers stay after Youth Singers’ rehearsals, take a snack break and hang around together for 30 minutes, then they rehearse from 11:30-12:30. I have much higher individual expectations for this ensemble. They learn more difficult music. They perform more… and they "PARTY" more, too. 

I KNOW that our whole Hochstein Youth Singers program is a success because our older singers are a part of BOTH groups. They are the “rocks”…the leaders and the models for our Hochstein Youth Singers. When they stay and join Hochstein Singers too, they grow into friends and colleagues with each other. I LOVE to watch Hochstein Singers morph into a comfortable family unto itself! It’s not unusual now for a singer to stay in our Youth Singers’ family for nine or more years. That’s a testimony in itself to the power of a successful program, and I’m PROUD to be a part of it!

Maryellen Giese, director

Please feel free to contact me at:
Maryellen.Giese@Hochstein.org



Hochstein Singers

Maryellen Giese, Director 

Grades 6-12 

Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm 


This ensemble is an extension of the Hochstein Youth Singers. Older students are encouraged to stay after Youth Singers’ rehearsals, take a snack break together from 11-11:30 am, then rehearse more challenging music together from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Hochstein Singers combine classical training with the joyful experience of music-making.  Participants learn the rewards of achievement while building self-esteem and mutual respect.  Repertoire consists of choral literature of the world as well as that of our diverse American communities.

Fee for Members of Youth Singers: No registration fee. $180* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $45. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $144 payable in quarterly installments of $36. 

Fee for all other participants: $10 Registration fee, $270 yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $67.50.

Fees are as of Fall 2016.


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