The mission of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus is to provide exceptional choral music and theatrical performance instruction in a professional environment to young people. Offering a curriculum that embraces diverse cultures and traditions and a rich and extensive range of musical genres, the program seeks to instill personal and artistic excellence in its students. Led by Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus Master Suzanne Mallare Acton and Children’s Chorus Assistant Director and Conductor Dianna Hochella, this permanent children’s choir is the first of its kind for Detroit-area children. Accepting children ages 8-16 by audition, the choir performs as a separate ensemble and with international opera stars in Michigan Opera Theatre productions.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Opera Theatre’s Children’s Chorus page.


Auditions open to children ages 8-16. To register for an audition time, visit