Crimson Youth Choir

Crimson Youth Choir Rehearsal

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update

The Crimson Youth Choir WILL be offered for the fall 2021 semester! Although the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing, current guidelines will allow for the ensemble to meet.

The following applies during the fall 2021 semester, following the university guidelines for returning to campus and the Music Department Guidelines.

Please understand that these guidelines can change at any time in response to new information from the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. If there are changes, you will be notified by your the director and the website will also be updated.

  • NEW as of August 17, 2021:  IUP requires that face coverings/masks be worn indoors in public spaces at all campuses and centers. This is required of all people, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Masking is not required outdoors.
  • Social distancing is not required.
  • No proof of vaccination will be required of students, employees or visitors.

For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see their comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

The Crimson Youth Choir provides choral singing opportunities for primary and secondary students within the IUP Community Music School.

It is currently divided into two groups—the Crimson Children's Choir (CCC) and Voce. The CCC is generally for younger and less experienced singers, and Voce is a select audition-only ensemble comprised of middle and high school students.

Both ensembles function and learn music separately, but also combine to perform as one larger choir.

The CCC will rehearse from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as they work on proper singing, breathing, reading music, matching pitch, diction, etc. They can be combined with Voce on a schedule determined by the director.

Voce will rehearse from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as they work on their more select repertoire. High school age students with Friday night commitments will be excused as needed; members may also come early to also work with the CCC, as determined by the director. In addition Voce member will participate in two to three workshops (dates TBD) where they will arrange their own a capella songs and work on ensemble techniques.

Depending on enrollment, there may also be an opportunity for Voce to work as a jazz choir with guest clinician.

Director

Kye-Won Doyle, BME George Mason University; MA Music Performance, IUP, 2019

Accompanist

Evan Engelstad

Cost

The reduced rate from 2018-19 remains in effect at just $50 per semester ($25 tuition; $25 registration fee). This is half the cost of the previous $100. And, there is still funding assistance available through the scholarship program. See our Scholarships page for more information.

Eligibility

  • Crimson Children's Choir: Students, generally ages 6-18, who want to learn to read music, match pitch, and learn the basic fundamentals of singing.
  • Voce: Students, generally middle and high school, who can more advanced in singing, reading music, and are ready for more challenging vocal repertoire of at least three parts.

Auditions

Auditions are for placement in the most appropriate ensemble; all auditioning students will be placed in an ensemble. To schedule your audition, email the director, Kye-Won Doyle, at kyewon525@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.

Fall Semester, 2021

Rehearsals

  • Mondays, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Cogswell Rm's 120/126 (alternating during the 2 hours), Sep. 13 through Dec. 13. 
  • Note: this is a new day. 

Performances

  • Friday Dec. 17, 7:00 p.m., Blue Room (first floor, Sutton Hall)
  • Admission: $5 Regular; $3 Seniors; Free with I-Card, military, children 12 and under
  • Tickets:
    • Available only at the door prior to the performance; cash and check only.

Fall Auditions

Everyone must email the director, Kye-Won Doyle, at kyewon525@gmail.com to arrange a day and time to sing for her. Auditioning students are not required to bring any prepared material.

Spring Semester, 2022

Rehearsals

  • *Mondays, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Cogswell Rm's 120/126 (alternating during the 2 hours), January 31 through May 2
  • Note 1: This is a new day of the week from last year!
  • Note: 2: The start of the semester is NOT January 24, but is January 31, one week later!

Performances

  • Day/Time/Location TBA
  • Admission: $5 Regular; $3 Seniors; Free with I-Card, Military, children 12 and under
  • Tickets:
    • Available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office one week before the performance,
    • Also available at the door prior to the performance
    • Cash and check only

Spring Auditions

Only participants new to the ensemble need audition; returning members from the fall semester do not. All new participants must email the director, Kye-Won Doyle, at kyewon525@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.