To subscribe to events via Mac iCal:
Subscribing to an event calendar via Mac iCal means that whenever CYC makes changes to a calendar, it will be automatically updated in your own iCal calendar without any input from you.
- Choose the calendar URL to subscribe to (see below for URLs). Copy this URL; you will need to paste it shortly.
- Open iCal on your Mac.
- Choose “Calendar -> Subscribe” from the top menu, or hit Command+Opt+S.
- The Subscribe Screen will prompt you to paste the URL you copied earlier.
- Click OK.
Calendar URLs for iCal (copy and paste into the subscribe box in iCal):
General Performances and Events:
To add a calendar to Microsoft Outlook:
- Open Microsoft Outlook.
- Click the link below for the calendar you’d like to add:
It is as important to the team effort to appear professional and artistic as it is to sound professional and artistic. Upon arrival at a concert venue, all singers should be clean and well-groomed with no obvious make-up, hair accessories, or hair colors. Hair clips that match the color of the hair are permitted and only natural hair colors are permitted for performances. Jewelry, earrings (except earring studs) and other accessories will not be permitted. Perfume is not allowed because it can potentially cause allergic reactions in other singers. If a singer does not dress properly, he/she may be excluded from the performance.
At the beginning of the season, each choir member will receive a free black t-shirt with CYC logo that matches their choir group.
If the singer does not already have a CYC rainbow tie-dye t-shirt they will need to purchase that for informal appearances/events.
Uniform t-shirts are always in stock through the CYC Office and will be available for sale at the Parent Meetings and first rehearsals or by email request to Rachel Breeden: Rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.org and turning in payment to the CYC Office. Unless otherwise specified, the CYC t-shirts are to be worn with plain black pants, black socks and dress shoes for boys and black flats for girls.
Gently used Black slacks and uniform shoes may be donated to CYC and dropped off at the CYC Office during regular rehearsal times or at the Preparatory Department office during regular business hours. We accept these items year-round.
CYC Spirit Wear can be purchased with cash or check only through CYC (limited sizes available), or by downloading the CYC Spiritwear Order Form and providing it to Rachel Breeden by no later than November 4th for delivery in early December.
CYC Handbook & Code of Conduct
All parents and singers are responsible for reading and abiding by all information in the Handbook and Protocol documents:
All parents must also complete the following forms:
Protocols & CYC Waiver – print, sign, and return during our parent meeting or first rehearsal
Cincinnati Youth Choir is an award-winning, nationally and internationally respected choral organization. It provides a unique experience to all singers and requires a high level of commitment and responsibility. Each child is independently important to the success of the program. Just as with any other team effort, the success of the choir is reliant on the consistent attendance of all of its members.
Mandatory Rehearsals and Performances
All rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless otherwise indicated on the choir calendar. An absence for any reason from a final rehearsal (“dress rehearsal”) may result in the singer being excluded from the following concert and is up to the discretion of the conductor.
Attendance Requirements and Notification Procedures
In order to be excused, the Director of Programs, Rachel Breeden, must be notified by a written note, email (firstname.lastname@example.org ), or voicemail (513-556-0338) as soon as possible prior to the rehearsal. Mrs. Breeden will notify your child’s conductor. Excuses should include the child’s name, choir your child sings in, reason for dismissal or tardiness, and the parent’s contact information. Notes without a stated reason will be considered unexcused.
Excused Absence From Rehearsals and Performances:
A choir member may be considered excused for:
- Death in the family or family emergency
- Conflict with a mandatory school performance/commitment
- CYC members are expected to treat school performances as a priority over a CYC performance unless otherwise negotiated between a CYC conductor and the school director. School performances are identified as performances for which a grade in school will be given (orchestra, band, choir concert); not an extracurricular activity (school plays, musicals etc.).
If an unforeseen complication has come up on the day of a performance (not a rehearsal), please contact Rachel Breeden, Director of Programs, immediately by calling 566-0338. Your child’s unexpected absence will require alterations in the ensemble, which will need to be revised as soon as possible by the conductor.
As much as CYC supports a child’s need to maintain good grades and receive a good education, we cannot regularly accept homework as an excused absence from rehearsals and never from performances. Singers should plan ahead.
All written absence notification regarding performance conflicts will be reviewed by the staff on an individual basis and determined “excused” or “unexcused” based on the degree the absence would compromise the choir and its performance and/or the conflict expressed.
If the University closes, the information will be announced on all media outlets. In addition, we will issue a notice on the website, through e-mails, on the CYC Facebook pages, and via text through Remind101.
CYC also reserves the right to cancel rehearsals when the University remains open but staff members have a concern about the safety of choir members and families en route.