“Cincinnati Boychoir is not just any children’s choir” – Cincinnati Enquirer

BOYS OUTSIDE CIRCLE 1 clcol flWe couldn’t agree more! Since 1965, The Cincinnati Boychoir has been providing a music education for boys from throughout Cincinnati, and to date has graduated some 3,500 alumni from the choir program.

In our opinion, two things make this organization truly unique: first, the single-gender environment allows the Boychoir staff to focus on the unique needs of boys, which are often overlooked in today’s teaching environments.

Second, we believe that the act of putting together top-notch performances is a teaching tool in and of itself. The self-discipline, attention to detail, and drive needed to put on high-level concerts each year teaches boys to take their work seriously and to believe in what they are doing. The Cincinnati Boychoir’s Tour Choir has performed on many of the nation’s great stages, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati’s own Music Hall. These performances are life-changing for the boys that perform them.

We also believe that one of our best teaching tools is the way the older boys can be role models for the younger boys. We bring all of the boys in every choir together to sing at least once a year, and many of the choirs sing together each week for a short part of their rehearsal. We assign each of the older boys a ‘little brother’ in the Training Choir to look out for, and boys in the Advanced Division choirs each have responsibilities associated with their choir and with traveling (whether in local or further away).

As the boys progress through the various choirs, we get to watch them grow in self-confidence, intelligence, and manners. Many of our alumni have gone on to careers in music and music education, but many have not. All, however, tell us that their Boychoir experience shaped them in very positive ways.

The Program

20140304_142356The Cincinnati Boychoir makes a commitment to every boy that while they participate in the choir they will receive a quality music education (based on learning to read, sing and fully understand the music) that will allow them to be successful and advance through the multi-level program.

In keeping with our mission to create opportunities for every boy in the Cincinnati area to sing, we have a wide variety of choirs and events in which boys can participate. These opportunities include some in which boys do not have audition (All-City Boychoirs, SongFest, Boychoir Experience) as well as groups which require the boys pass music theory tests in addition to auditioning for the director.

The Choirs

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Primary Division

Boychoir Experience
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 am
Mrs. KellyAnn Nelson, conductor

Intermediate Division

Training Choir
Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Mrs. KellyAnn Nelson, conductor

Resident Choir
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mrs. KellyAnn Nelson, conductor

Advanced Division

Concert Choir
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Christopher Eanes, conductor

Tour Choir
Mondays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Dr. Christopher Eanes, conductor

Beaux Ties
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30
Michael Pekel, conductor