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Welcome from the Hochstein Singers Director

Welcome to the Hochstein Singers! 

Hochstein Singers is made up of our older Hochstein Youth Singers (Grade 6-12) who want to sing even MORE and be additionally challenged. Hochstein Singers take a snack break for 30 minutes after Youth Singers’ rehearsals, then come back to work together from 11:30-12:30. I have much higher individual expectations for this ensemble.  Of course, I want each Hochstein Singers to expect more of themselves, too.  They learn more difficult music.  They also perform at a higher level.  Oh, and they “PARTY” more, to boot! 

I KNOW that our whole Hochstein Youth Singers program is a success because our older singers are a part of BOTH ensembles. They are the “rocks” - the leaders and the models for our younger Hochstein Youth Singers. When singers stay longer each Saturday 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 that!

Maryellen Giese, director

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

Hochstein Singers

Maryellen Giese, Director 

Jonathan Thomas Madden, Assistant Director 
Yasuko Kelly, Accompanist

Grades 6-12 

Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm 

Students must be members of the Hochstein Youth Singers in order to join Hochstein Singers.


This ensemble is an extension of the Hochstein Youth Singers. Hochstein Singers combine voice 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. $65 per 9-week session.

Full year tuition is $260* payable in quarterly installments of $65. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $225 payable in quarterly installments of $56.25. (Fees are as of Fall 2024.)


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