CYC is accepting new members for its 2023-24 Season of choral EXCELLENCE!

To join a choir please register your singer through the link below. Singers in grades 1-3 are automatically placed in our Piccolo Coro choir. Singers in grade 4 will automatically be placed in our Combinato – Vivace choir, and those in grades 5- 12 will be asked to complete a placement hearing where a choir director will ask for a few basic vocal exercises to be completed in order to appropriately place your child into the  choir that best fits their current skill set.

Cincinnati Youth Choir commits to demonstrating choral excellence by intentionally promoting diversity and inclusivity in membership and repertoire, celebrating the benefits of musical participation for youth of the community at large, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability or socioeconomic status, remembering that diversity does not always present itself visibly.



Ensemble Descriptions

(2023-24 Rehearsal Schedules and Tuition Cost available soon!)

  • Singers in grades 1-3 will automatically be placed in Piccolo Coro.
  • Singers in grade 4 will automatically be placed in Combinato-Vivace
  • Singers in grades 5-12 must complete a placement hearing to determine which choir best matches their skill level. They may be placed in Combinato-Allegro, Con Brio, Voci, or Bel Canto

Bel Canto

CYC’s advanced touring choir is for singers in grades 6 through 12 with excellent vocal technique and strong sight-singing skills. Singers in this group are willing to commit to rehearsing twice a week, resulting in a prestigious performance and touring schedule.


CYC’s ensemble for girls in grades 10 through 12 and changed/changing male voices. Choir members perform advanced repertoire and is designed for those with excellent vocal technique and reading skills.

Con Brio

CYC’s advanced middle school choir for singers in grades 5 through 9. Choir members are using healthy vocal technique, honing music literacy skills, and artistic interpretation skills. Con Brio is recognized as a leader within the CYC program. This group collaborates with choirs from across the region and U.S. and hosts the Queen City Children’s Choir Festival.

Combinato (Allegro & Vivace)

CYC’s upper-intermediate choir for children in grades 4 through 7. Choir members are using healthy vocal techniques, are learning beginning music literacy skills, and are learning to read music in 2-3 parts.

Piccolo Coro

Children in grades 1 through 3 who have demonstrated the ability to match pitch are introduced to basic note reading, solfege, good vocal technique and elemental unison and two-part music through choral rehearsals, creative games, and activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Operations, Kathleen