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Welcome from the Hochstein Youth Singers Director

Welcome to the Hochstein Youth Singers! 

Hochstein Youth Singers is a successful, energetic organization of highly motivated and dedicated young musicians and their supportive parents. My goal is for Youth Singers to be far more than an activity for our singers. The high standards and expectations…both musical and personal…of this ensemble provide a means of nurturing commitment, responsibility and confidence in our students, as well as musical excellence. 

Although our end goal is a quality musical performance, the rehearsal PROCESS is where our learning takes place! We’ll be aspiring to exciting, challenging, fast-paced, and FUN rehearsals that will lead us to performances during the school year. Brace yourself for the challenge, and at the same time be ready to smile and laugh a lot!

Maryellen Giese, director

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

Hochstein Youth Singers

Maryellen Giese, Director 
Jonathan Thomas Madden, Assistant Director 
Yasuko Kelly, Accompanist
Grades 4-12 
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 am


Hochstein Youth Singers is an energetic chorus made up of motivated and dedicated young musicians. Students join Youth Singers because they love to sing and want the fun of singing challenging music with like-minded musicians. You gain self-confidence as you improve your vocal technique, music-reading skills, musicality, and performance skills. Youth Singers perform diverse treble choral repertoire (as well as some SATB literature) in multiple languages and styles. 


Fee: $20 registration fee. $133.75 per 9-week session.

Full year tuition is $535* payable in quarterly installments of $133.75. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $430 payable in quarterly installments of $107.50. (Fees are as of Fall 2024.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.

Register Now Online

Click here to go to our online registration or call 585.454.4596.

Rochester Intergenerational Choir Day

Join us for an inspiring, first-of-its-kind event at the Hochstein Performance Hall. Singers will work with three well-known local clinicians: Dr. Lee Wright, a scholar of the American Negro Spiritual, and composer/conductors Jonathan Thomas Madden and Dr. Philip E. Silvey. The day ends with an informal performance of the new music you’ve learned.

Saturday, November 16, 2024 from 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Open to all choral singers, grade 4 and up.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Click here for more information.