The Cincinnati Boychoir serves boys from all over the metro region in grades 1-12 with musical enrichment programming, performance and travel opportunities. Boys attend weekly rehearsals at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, with commitments ranging from six weeks to a full (academic) year. Full year students are placed into one of four graduated ensembles based on several criteria including age, music theory level, behavior, attendance and singing ability. Our six-week program is open to our youngest singers who may not have music experience, nor who may be ready for the larger commitment.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, workshops, and retreats, the Cincinnati Boychoir presents approximately thirty annual performances in the Greater Cincinnati region, and has performed concerts and completed residencies both at home and abroad.
Our Passport to Boychoir program, led by Edy Dreith, is for young singers who would like to sing without the pressure of an audition or mainstage concert. Each session runs for 6 weeks, one evening a week, and includes singing, playing instruments, games, and stories. Boys practice fundamental skills in music and ensemble singing. Learning is experiential and play-based. No audition necessary.
Spring session: February 24 – April 2, 2020
Choose either the Monday or Thursday session at 4:30-5:15PM
Click here to REGISTER FOR PASSPORT TO BOYCHOIR
Who: Grades 1-3
Cost: $95 (includes a Boychoir t-shirt and 2 ticket vouchers to a concert)
If you’re interested in registering for one of these upcoming sessions, call our office at 513-396-7664. Each session requires a minimum of 12 students.
Apprentices SHARE music and experiences with peers in diverse school settings throughout the region. Apprentices focus on peer to peer communication, as well as finding commonalities with boys who love to sing from a variety of neighborhoods, backgrounds, and experiences. Apprentices perform in all showcase concerts, an overnight performance tour to area schools, and host the All-City Boychoir Festival. A placement audition is required to participate.
Who: Grades 3-6
Rehearsals: Mondays 6:00 – 7:30 pm, September-April
Tuition: $735 per year, plus touring fees (payment plans available)
Uniform (estimate): $45
JourneyMen IMPACT their community through interpersonal connection. These advanced TREBLE singers bring their energy and interest in engaging ALL members of their choir community, concert audiences and students in cities throughout our REGION. The singers will learn community-building skills and activities that bring people together and engage them in music to facilitate understanding and openness rather than divisiveness and bullying. JourneyMen perform in two annual showcase concerts, the All-City Boychoir Festival, a multi-day annual City Residency Tour over President’s Day weekend, and community festival performances. A placement audition is required to participate.
Who: Grades 4-8
Rehearsals: Mondays 6:00-7:45 pm and Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm, September-April
Tuition: $875 per year, plus touring fees (payment plans available)
Uniform (estimate): $65
DeltaChor IMPACTS their community through service and meaningful work for change. While developing the strength, depth, and breadth of their new TENOR and BASS voices, these young men will bring their energy to cities throughout our REGION and take the lead on a community service project as part of their annual City Residency Tour over President’s Day tour in collaboration with JourneyMen. DeltaChor will also perform in two annual showcase concerts and the All-City Boychoir Festival. A placement audition is required to participate.
Who: Any boy through grade 12 with a changed voice
Rehearsals: Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Thursdays 7:30-8:45 pm, September-April
Cost: $875 per year, plus touring fees (payment plans available)
Uniform (estimate): $65
Ambassadors must have completed at least one year in the Cincinnati Boychoir, have successfully completed at least Book 2 in the music theory curriculum, and have passed an extensive audition process. The Ambassadors SERVE as mentors for their entire choir community, undergo Leadership Training, and represent the Boychoir, their city and gentlemen singers everywhere on annual DOMESTIC and INTERNATIONAL tours. Ambassadors become global citizens as they engage with audiences in beautiful concert halls, community centers and in a variety of meaningful shared collaborations – musical and otherwise – throughout the GLOBE. Ambassadors perform at two showcase concerts, the All-City Boychoir Festival, and other community concerts in the Cincinnati area. Ambassador Tenors and Basses can also join the a cappella group, The BeauxTies.
Who: Any boy in grade 5-12 who has successfully completed at least one year in a lower level and who has been invited to audition
Mondays 7-9 pm and Thurs 6:45-8:30 pm – Core Group
Thursdays only 8:30-9:00 pm – BeauxTies
Cost: $995 per year, plus touring fees (payment plans available)
Uniform (estimate): $125