The Block

West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir

Do you love to sing?  Are you between ages 8-13?  The West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir provides exciting singing opportunities, educational rehearsals, and new friendships.  Consider joining us and experience the fun.

New Member Auditions:

We are holding auditions for new members for the 2023-2024 choir season, on Tuesday May 23, 2023 and Tuesday September 12, 2023..  Any child ages 8-13 are welcome to audition.  No prior singing experience needed.  Please contact Karen VanderZanden, Director of Education, for more information and to schedule an audition time.

Returning members:   The 2023-2024 Season begins on Tuesday September 12, 2023. 6:00pm

West Michigan Symphony Debut Strings and Premier Strings

Are you a young string musician looking for an opportunity to stretch yourself musically?  Do you love to play and perform and want more experience?  Want to be part of a professional arts organization?
Consider joining the Debut Strings or Premier Strings and contact us today for more information.


Weekly rehearsals take place at The Block in downtown Muskegon on Monday evenings beginning September 11, 2023.

5:30pm-6:45pm for Debut Strings

7:00pm-8:30pm for Premier Strings

For more information on how you can be a part of the 2023-2024 season contact Karen Vander Zanden, Director of Education at (231) 928-5738 or


New Member Auditions:

We are seeking new members for the 2023-2024 season.  Auditions will be held on Monday May 22, 2023 and September 11, 2023.
Debut Strings is for  beginner to intermediate level youth musicians.  Premier Strings is for advanced youth musicians.  Please contact Karen Vander Zanden for more information or to schedule an audition time.