Voci Sopra

Welcome, Voci 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 or first rehearsal in order for your child to participate.

Tuition: You have two payment options; in full with a 10% discount or in two installments as outlined below:

Voci – $1033(Aug. 31st 10% Discount) or $1085 (paid in two installments $543 Aug. 31st/$542 Jan 3rd)

If your singer will be participating in both Con Brio & Voci their fee is as follows- $1123 (Aug. 31st 10% Discount) or $1185 (paid in two installments $593 Aug. 31st/$592 Jan 3rd)

If your singer will be participating in both Bel Canto & Voci their fee is as follows- $834 (Aug. 31st 10% Discount) or $935 (paid in two installments $468 Aug. 31st/$467 Jan 3rd)

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

Parent Meeting:

Our Voci Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept. 7th from 7:45pm-8:45pm location to be confirmed soon.

Rehearsals: Voci will rehearse weekly on Thursdays, from 5:30-7:00 pm starting September 16th.

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March 30th Assignments:
Dear World – Final Audio Recording- https://flipgrid.com/b54da702– DUE TODAY Tuesday, March 30th.
NEW assignment – I’m On My Way – Final Audio Recording- https://flipgrid.com/bf0cb8b7 – Due Monday, April 5th
March 2nd assignments:
TIME TO RECORD your performance video for Dona Nobis Pacem – https://flipgrid.com/742c4f20Due Tuesday, March 9th by 5pm
Feb 23rd Assignments:
DUE BY Sunday, February 28th by 5pm.
About half have sent in audio for I’m On My Way. I will close that grid on Sunday evening. Last chance!! I will mix them this week. We will begin to record the next section and will be working on Dear World audio starting next week, too!
Dona Nobis Pacem grid is almost closed. You have a little time to still record if you haven’t yet. We can still use more singing on the canon!!
Feb 16th Assignments:
I’m On My Way – Record through m 22, top of pg 5. https://flipgrid.com/e6cbbba1 – Due Sunday, February 21st, 5:00pm
Dona Nobis Pacem – Canon – https://flipgrid.com/a53a895c – Due Sunday, February 21st,  5:00pm
Feb. 9th Assignments:
I’m On My Way – Record through m 22, top of pg 5. https://flipgrid.com/e6cbbba1 – Due Saturday, February 13th, 5:00pm
Dona Nobis Pacem – Last chance to submit for the unison section if you haven’t arleady – https://flipgrid.com/10011062
Dona Nobis Pacem – canon – https://flipgrid.com/a53a895c – Due Saturday, February 13th, 5:00pm
Feb 2nd Assignments:
Dear World – Be comfortable with measures 1-17 in your score. Go ahead and sing throughout with your part if you’re ready! No recording needed. https://flipgrid.com/b54da702
Dona Nobis Pacem – Didn’t get to record the unison at the beginning. I will still add your track. Get it in ASAP!
Jan. 26th Assignments:
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 wellgroomed 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.

Casual Uniform

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, and black flat closed toe 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
*Members are responsible for ordering their own uniforms by dealing directly with the uniform company.

  • Performance knit palazzo pants, black, machine washable knit, wrinkle resistant.  Must be hemmed to 1″ off the floor in flats.   Women’s #516FAA-E from www.formalfashionsinc.com $30 or $35 depending upon size, plus shipping and handling.
  • ¾ length sleeve, “small scoop” black stretch velvet top. Women’s #9753VA from www.formalfashionsinc.com $30 or $35 depending upon size plus shipping and handling.
  • Black, ballet style shoe. Must be FLAT and closed-toe.




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 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.

There are currently no tours available for this group