First Steps: Joining the Cincinnati Boychoir

DSC_0470Every great experience begins with one courageous step. To sing in a choir, that step is the audition. At the Boychoir, this is a friendly, informative, and educational encounter for boys and their parents, and we hope that if you know a boy who loves music, you will help him take this life-changing step.

Boys try out at one of our open auditions in September, January, or April.  Auditions take place with one of our current choirs, so that new boys can experience a full rehearsal. During the rehearsal, boys will be auditioned separately in small groups. The audition is short, usually about five minutes. The boy is asked to listen to a few notes and sing them, and then to sing a familiar song such as Happy Birthday.

If you are interested in setting up an audition time, please see one of the directors after a concert or call our office. A recommendation from the boy’s school music teacher is desirable: teacher recommendation letter September 2015


Upcoming Audition Dates

Monday, September 14, 2015
Monday, January 11, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Families and music teachers will be notified of acceptance via email within one week of the audition.

Auditions are open to any boy entering the second through twelfth grades; we encourage you (but do not require you) to obtain a teacher recommendation letter teacher recommendation letter September 2015

Auditionees will be placed in one of four ensembles to start their Cincinnati Boychoir journey.  The program currently encompasses seven different choral ensembles in which boys can progress through as they grow within the program.

Primary Level (Level 1 – unchanged voices) Boychoir Experience – Grades 1-5, Saturday mornings

Intermediate Level

  • Training Choir (Level 2 – unchanged voices) – Grades 2-5, Monday nights 6-7pm
  • Resident Choir (Level 3 – unchanged voices)– Grades 3-7, Monday nights 6:30 – 8pm

Advanced Level

  • High School Men’s Choir (changed voices) – Grades 7-12, Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30pm

For more information, call (513) 396-7664 or email