Voci Sonore

Welcome, Voci singers to the 28th Season of the Cincinnati Youth Choir! We can’t wait to have fun and engaging choir rehearsals with you!

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

CYC Commitment digital form

CYC Waiver – print, complete, and email scanned document to Rachel Breeden: rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.org

Digital Emergency Medical Form 

Pay your $10 music deposit (which will be returned if you return your music at the end of the season) & tuition fee:

Tuition:

You have two payment options:

Make two payments – $181.75 (due 9/14/20) & $343.50 (due 1/1/21)

Or

Pay in full and receive a 10% discount – $465.00 (due 9/14/20)

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

Parent Meeting:

Please click here to view the parent meeting document, and watch the video below to review the parent meeting notes that were discussed during our Sept. 8th parent Zoom meeting.

Rehearsals:

Voci will rehearse weekly on Tuesdays, from 6:30-7:30 pm starting September 15th. A Zoom meeting link has been shared via email and on our closed choir group pages (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cycvoci) to all members who have made their tuition payment. The Zoom link will remain the same each week through November 2020.

Calendar:

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.

  1. Choose the calendar URL to subscribe to (see below for URLs). Copy this URL; you will need to paste it shortly.
  2. Open iCal on your Mac.
  3. Choose “Calendar -> Subscribe” from the top menu, or hit Command+Opt+S.
  4. The Subscribe Screen will prompt you to paste the URL you copied earlier.
  5. Click OK.

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

 Voci Sonore:

General Performances and Events:

To add a calendar to Microsoft Outlook:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click the link below for the calendar you’d like to add:

Voci Sonore:

https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/o3rpq77ciic690bbjvl3d87bs0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Performances:

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

Click below for up coming performances:

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.   Cologne is not allowed because it can potentially cause allergic reactions in other singers.  If a singer does not dress properly, he may be excluded from the performance.

 

All members of Voci are required to have the new CYC black t-shirt with YELLOW logo.  The CYC shirts are in stock at all times through the CYC Office and will be available for sale before and after the parent meetings. Unless otherwise specified, the CYC Black red logo t-shirts should be worn with plain black pants, black socks and shoes.

 

 

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.

Casual uniform when we return to in person events –  All members of Con Brio, Voci and Bel Canto are required to have CYC red polo shirt ($20-$25). All uniform t-shirts/polos are in stock at all times through the CYC Office and will be available for sale at the Material Pick-Up day 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 and red polo shirt are to be worn with plain black pants, black socks and dress shoes for boys and black flats for girls. 

Formal Uniforms

  • Plain Front pants, style 5208; #22 black available at Schoolbelles retail sites ( 5718 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45248; Phone: 513-921-3417 or 5046 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015; phone: 859-581-3111) or Dockers brand at Kohl’s or similar store.
  • Lay down collar sateen dress shirt, black.  Available at Kohl’s or Macy’s.
  • Black socks with black dress shoes

*Members are responsible for ordering their own uniforms by dealing directly with the uniform company.

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. Items not available must be purchased directly from the suppliers. Gently used uniform items may be donated to C3PO 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, Parent Code of Conduct, and Protocol documents:

Please click here to review the 2020 -2021 Handbook & Parent Code of Conduct.

Please click here to review the Protocol details

All parents must also complete the following forms:

CYC Commitment digital form

CYC Waiver – print, sign, and return scanned document to Rachel Breeden: rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.org

Digital Emergency Medical Form

Parent Meeting:

Please click here to view the parent meeting document, and watch the video below to review the parent meeting notes that were discussed during our Sept. 8th parent Zoom meeting.

 

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.

Please consult school calendars, sports calendars, and family calendars early in the year to identify possible conflicts. We strongly encourage that each of our singers be members and leaders of their school choruses. The only exceptions are when the school music program requires that students choose between instrumental ensembles and chorus or when the child’s advanced education schedules do not allow time for participation, therefore, leaving CYC as the only alternative for choral study.

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.).

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

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

In order to be excused, the Director of Programs must be notified, by a written note, email, or voicemail as soon as possible prior to the rehearsal. For rehearsals only, parents may leave a message with CYC staff at 556-0338 or rbreeden@cincinnatichoir.org and we will notify your Choir Manager and 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.

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.

Notification of planned absences must be sent in as early as possible, and no later than 30 days prior so that artistic staff can plan accordingly.

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.

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