Allegro

Welcome, Allegro singers to the 29th Season of the Cincinnati Youth Choir! We can’t wait to have fun and engaging choir rehearsals with you!

Please read the HANDBOOK  carefully, then complete the following forms:

CYC Commitment digital & Medical Emergency form

PROTOCOLS & WAIVER – Please bring your signed waiver to the parent meeting (Sept. 7th 6:30pm) or first rehearsal (Sept. 14th 7:30pm) in order for your child to participate.

READY TO SING WITH YOUR CYC FAMILY?
Please select an option below by no later than August 5, 2021.

Tuition: You have two payment options:

Pay in full and receive a 10% discount – $568 (Due Aug. 31st)

Or

Make two payments – $310 (Due Aug. 31st) & $310 (Due Jan 3rd)

If you need to apply for tuition assistance please click here.

Parent Meeting:

Our Allegro Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept. 7th from 6:30-7:30pm at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center building room 100.

Rehearsals:

Allegro will rehearse weekly on Tuesdays, from 7:30-8:30 pm starting September 14th.

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Calendar URLs for iCal (copy and paste into the subscribe box in iCal):

  Allegro:

  General Performances and Events:

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Allegro:

https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/is4cuslr23ms6bjp85q4dl17i0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Performances:

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/cincinnatichoir%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

May 11th Assignment:

If your child attended the May 4th rehearsal or last night’s rehearsal and had a secondary device the conductors were able to help them capture their audio recording for Non Nobis Domine, Seagull, Seagull & their final composition piece – A SONG THEY CREATED!

We will be using images, past flipgrids, and in-person footage from the season to create the videos for these performances, but we will need you to CLICK HERE to upload their audio recordings into our Google Folder so that we can create the final audio compilations for these productions! Please submit this recording by Tuesday May 18th.
If you are having trouble you can try emailing your files directly to Mrs. Thornton at sthornton@cincinnatichoir.org.
April 8th assignment:
Seagull Final performance Video – https://flipgrid.com/52170238 – Due April 12th
March 24th assignments:
During rehearsal, we had lots of ideas for our composition project please use the flipgrid link below to share more ideas for the verses as well as any melody ideas.
Composition Ideas-  https://flipgrid.com/1e677c65 – Due March 30th
If you have not completed your final performance video for Einini please click the link below to access that Flipgird assignment as well:
Einini – https://flipgrid.com/a2bbc360 – due Tuesday March 30th
March 2nd assignment:
Einini – https://flipgrid.com/800f9591 – due Tuesday March 16th

Soprano (part 1)
Milla Matarazzo
Vivian Gibbs
Khusi Dayal
Clarrisa Enser
Ruth Maier
Veronica Shackmann
Tejas Durgapur-Chen
Cole Compton
Francis Maier

Alto (part 2)
Erica Bennett
Srisha Koduru
Amurtha Juluri
Mallory Kaeppner
Sophie Corwin
Olivia Burton
Marie Gill
Thanh-Tam Dao

Feb. 16th assignment:
https://flipgrid.com/bf1a5933 – Non Nobis Domine” Part II –  due by Monday, February 22nd
Feb. 9th assignment: (please do not complete until after the 2/9 rehearsal)
https://flipgrid.com/e1fd21e6 – Sight Singing Solfege Practice – Due 2.15.21
Jan 26th assignment:
CLICK HERE if you need directions on how to use flipgrid.
Completing these assignments is important, as they are a way for us to give individual feedback to your singers on their sound and skills being learned, and answer any questions they may have that we didn’t answer in class. Private Feedback on all of your flipgrid submissions can be found by going to my.flipgrid.com and reviewing the comments for your submitted videos. You will need your email and password associated with your flipgrid account to log into My.Flipgrid.com. Please note: not every submission will receive feedback. The teacher may choose to address questions or noticed skill issues collectively as a group during rehearsal instead of individually commenting on the videos.

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 colorsHair 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.

NEW Formal Uniforms

The new 2020-2021 formal uniform will be the Allegro CYC black t-shirt with GREEN logo and black dress pants, black dress shoes (flats with closed toe), and black socks.

T-shirts will be provided for free at the Material Pick up day event Sept. 13th at Daniel Drake Park Picnic Shelter from 1-6pm. Pants, socks, and shoes can be purchased at any clothing store.

For when we return to in person performances we are retiring the plaid uniforms for Piccolo Coro, Vivace, and Allegro Choirs, but keeping formal uniforms for Con Brio, Voci and Bel Canto.   All members of Piccolo Coro, Vivace & Allegro choirs will be required to have a CYC tie-dye shirt that will need to be purchased ($20) if they do not already have one.

Used Uniforms

When we return to in-person rehearsals, C3PO, CYC’s parent organization, will conduct a used uniform sale. Used uniform items will be available on a first-come basis.

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 Spiritwear

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:

Please click here to review the 2021 -2022 Handbook

All parents must also complete the following forms:

CYC Commitment & Emergency Medical digital form

Protocols & CYC Waiver – print, sign, and return during our parent meeting or first rehearsal

Parent Meeting:

Details will be shared after our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7th.

Attendance Policies

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 (rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.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:

  • Illness
  • 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.

Weather Policies

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.