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What's Happening....MCS is Accepting Applications for Pre-K & Kindergarten

The Madeleine Choir School is still accepting applications for admission in the 2019-2020 school year in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Far more than a great music school, MCS offers an age-appropriate curriculum that includes foreign languages, humanities, physical education, and visual arts, in addition to our focus on excellence in math and science.
Limited space is also available in 1st through 8th grades. We welcome the opportunity to share with you our proven curriculum that prepares our students for success at the high school and collegiate levels, and beyond.
Click the 'INQUIRE' button on our homepage to text or email us about scheduling a tour with our Director of Admissions.


Music Education and Brain Development

What effect does music training and education have on the brain? As you consider the best educational pathway for your children we highly recommend reading at least one or two of the nearly fifty articles that have been published over the last seventy years illustrating the positive impacts. Numerous studies provide overwhelming proof of enhanced cognitive development, higher information processing speed, academic growth, emotional intelligence, and brain plasticity, among many other benefits of music training and education. With special thanks to Timothy Lighthiser and Sujin Lee, we are able to provide this list of articles that have been published over this span of time dating back to 1945, including some as recently as 2016. Click the headline to view this list of articles and to learn more about why The Madeleine Choir School is the right choice for your child.
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Upcoming MCS Performances

The Chorister's of the Madeleine Choir School partner with several organizations each year, in addition to executing their own concert series and tour of an international or domestic destination. Last November the choir performed in several cities in Italy, including their last stop in Rome. More recently our choristers played key roles in the Utah Opera's production of The Little Prince with MCS Fifth Grader, Tai Fluchel, in the lead role. We would like to share more of the performance events to come and invite you to join us. February 21: A JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL -- 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. MCS will join together with invited high school ensembles from the Salt Lake Valley to perform Pergolesi's Magnificat. The Madeleine Choir School's Cathedral Family Concert Series is aimed at introducing children to sacred choral music, to encourage all to raise their voices together in song, and to provide students in the Salt Lake community the opportunity to perform in the beautiful Cathedral of the Madeleine.
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MCS Performs on 11th International Tour & 6th Tour of Italy

Congratulations to the Cathedral Choir, featuring the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School, on their successful performance tour to Italy, including concerts at Chiesa di San Gaetano in Florence, the Basilica de San Francesco in Assisi, Chiesa del Gesu in Rome, as well as Mass services in several other churches and Cathedrals throughout Italy -- and, of course, concluding the tour in St. Peter's Basilica.
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University of Utah Biochemist Compares Collaborative Research Environment to Choir

Claudio J. Villanueva, Ph. D. is working with his team to identify molecule that could ultimately be used to treat diabetes. "As a scientist, inspiration can come from unexpected places. Hearing the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School allows one to reflect on the importance of team work and dedication. I’ve been tremendously fortunate to have outstanding trainees in my lab who are making discoveries that I hope will impact patients with diabetes. The Choir is an example of how science can be inspired by the arts,"says Villanueva. Please click the headline to hear more on his relation of success between art and science.
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From the Oratory...

August 28th is a special day! It is a day that we honor two really great humans beings and two really great followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Today Catholics throughout the world remember St. Augustine, a fourth century person who was desperately searching for happiness.
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2018 MCS Annual Gala Raises Over $265K for Tuition Assistance

The Madeleine Choir School Community came together to raise Tuition Assistance dollars on Saturday, May 5, 2018. In typical MCS fashion costumes reflecting the year's theme -- 007 -- were over the top (click headline to see more).The annual event which includes many facets leading up to the Live Auction grossed over $265K this year. The Choir School was able to award over $680K in tuition assistance this school year.
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2018 MCS Choir Tours

The Madeleine Choir School sent all four choirs on tour in April for the first time in the school's history. St. Gregory and St. Cecilia Choirs toured Chicago and South Bend, and St. Nicholas and St. Hildegard toured the Los Angeles area.
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What Are Our Alumni Doing?

As The Madeleine Choir School reflects on its first two decades and looks to continue its mission for years to come we want to share the stories of our alumni.  
Please click here to access our new alumni newsletter: Quarter Notes
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Meet Our Faculty

The Madeleine Choir School prides itself on providing a dynamic and well-rounded education for children—one that focuses on liberal arts, science, technology, and choral training. As greater numbers of parents have become interested in this kind of education, The Madeleine Choir School has experienced significant increases in the number of applications for admittance to the school.