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.

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

If interested in joining a choir for 2024-25, click on link for singer’s grade level to begin process

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Horton, Director of Operations,

Ensemble Descriptions 2023-24

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.
Director: Robyn Lana
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Tuition: 2024-25 Tuition Rates TBD

CYC’s SATB ensemble for singers 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.
Director: Greg Miller
Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 pm
Tuition: 2024-25 Tuition Rates TBD

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.
Director: Heather Vest
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuition: 2024-25 Tuition Rates TBD

CYC’s upper-intermediate choir for children in grades 4 through 7.  Choir members will develop healthy vocal techniques, learn beginning music literacy skills and to read music in 2-3 parts.
Director: Caitlyn McGlynn
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuition: 2024-25 Tuition Rates TBD

Piccolo Coro
Children in grades 1 through 3. They will learn to match pitch, introduced to basic note reading, solfege, good vocal technique and elemental unison and two-part music through choral rehearsals, creative games, and activities.
Director: Hollyn Orr
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Tuition: 2024-25 Tuition Rates TBD