Crimson Youth Choir

  • Crimson Youth Choir Rehearsal

    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.

    *Note: These are NEW rehearsal times! They are slightly later than last year to accommodate the directors public school teaching and travel distance to IUP.

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

    Director

    Kye-Won Choi (Kopko), 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 6–13, 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 Choi, at kyewon525@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.

  • Fall Semester, 2019

    Rehearsals

    • Fridays, Sep. 20–Dec. 13* (No rehearsal on Nov. 29 during Thanksgiving break) 
    • *5:00–6:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — Voce members only
    • *6:00–6:15 p.m., Short break
    • *6:15–7:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — CCC members; sometimes Voce to combine
    • * Note: These rehearsal times are new this year, and it's a new start date. 

    Performances

    • Dates and times to be announced
    • Admission: $5 Regular; $3 Seniors; Free: 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

    Fall Auditions

    Everyone must email the director, Kye-Won Choi (Kopko), 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, 2020

    Rehearsals

    • Fridays, Jan. 31–May 8 (No rehearsal on March 13 during Spring Break
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — Voce members only
    • 6:00–6:15 p.m., Short break
    • 6:15–7:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — CCC members; sometimes Voce to combine

    Performances

    • Dates and times to be announced
    • Admission: $5 Regular; $3 Seniors; Free: 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 Choi, at kyewon525@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.