Cincinnati Youth Choir is the Queen City’s premier youth choral ensemble program, in-residence at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Through CCM Prep, CYC’s educationally-based organization oversees a portfolio of:
- Six resident touring choirs
- Seven CPS, in-school choirs
- Three nationally-attended summer education festivals
- Two “top-ranked” education & engagement programs (Chorus America, 2018)
Cincinnati Youth Choir’s learning environments are explorative, supportive, and fun. Our resident and in-school choirs have engaged thousands of Cincinnati youth through musicianship and vocal development and outstanding artistry. Inspired by the innovative El Sistema model, CYC also manages the city’s Cincinnati Choral Academy, a free after-school program serving over 200 CPS students, in collaboration with Cincinnati May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), operating within a “participatory environment in which students and teachers learn and lead, together.”
Over the past 30 years, CYC singers have formed lasting relationships with children outside their communities and developed a lifelong appreciation of choral music. Boasting an impressive international reputation, CYC singers have toured globally in Italy, Japan, China, Scandinavia, The United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Canada. CYC also holds the title of Gold Medal Youth Choir in 2012’s World Choir Games.