CYC is currently accepting new members for 30th 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 provide a vocal assessment where the conductors 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.

Full details on rehearsal dates/times and protocols for our 30th anniversary season will be finalized soon.

Click Here to review our 2022-23 Handbook

Ensemble Descriptions and Rehearsal Schedules

Bel Canto Choir

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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Robyn Lana, Director
Rehearsals will be held at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bel Canto Tuition (doesn’t include Tours or Uniform): 10% tuition discount:  $764 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $418 – due 8/25/22 & $417 due 1/2/23

Bel Canto & Voci Tuition: (doesn’t include Tours or Uniform): 10% tuition discount: $854 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $468 – due 8/25/22 & $467 due 1/2/23

Voci

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.

Thursdays 5:30- 7:00 pm –
Rehearsals are held at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Voci Tuition: (doesn’t include Uniform): 10% tuition discount: $555 – if paid in full by 8/25/2 or two split payment: $303 – due 8/25/22 & $302 due 1/2/23

Bel Canto & Voci Tuition: (doesn’t include Uniform): 10% tuition discount: $854 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $468 – due 8/25/22 & $467 due 1/2/23

Con Brio & Voci Tuition: (includes Queen City Festival but doesn’t include tours or uniform): 10% tuition discount: $1,123 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $593 – due 8/25/22 & $592 due 1/2/23

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.

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm – 
Cheryl Kim, Director
Rehearsals will be held at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Con Brio Tuition: (includes Queen City Festival but doesn’t include tours or uniform): 10% tuition discount: $1,033 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $543- due 8/25/22 & $542 due 1/2/23

Con Brio & Voci Tuition: (includes Queen City Festival but doesn’t include tours or uniform): 10% tuition discount: $1,123 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $593 – due 8/25/22 & $592 due 1/2/23

Combinato

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.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm – (if this group exceeds 40 singers we will split them back up into Vivace (6:15-7:15pm) & Allegro (7:30-8:30pm) rehearsal groups to ensure your singer gets the attention needed to grow in their musicianship)

Sandra Bosher Thornton, Director
Rehearsals are held at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Tuition: 10% tuition discount: $568 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $310- due 8/25/22 & $310 due 1/2/23

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.

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm –
Heather Vest, Director
Rehearsals are held at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Tuition: 10% tuition discount: $528 – if paid in full by 8/25/22 or two split payment: $288 – due 8/25/22 & $287 due 1/2/23

Limited tuition assistance is available for all choirs during the 2022-2023 season. Please click the link to apply by September 1, 2022 (December 15, 2022 for mid-season start requests) https://www.cincinnatichoir.org/tuition-assistance/

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If you encounter any problems in completing these instructions, please contact Director of Operation, Kathleen Riemenschneider; kathleenr@cincinnatichoir.org