Crimson Youth Choir

  • The Crimson Youth Choir (CYC) 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 rehearsal schedule for the fall 2018 semester is new!

    Voce will rehearse from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and will work on their more select repertoire. High school age students with Friday night commitments will be excused as needed, but most members will stay 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.

    The CCC will rehearse from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. as they work on proper singing, breathing, reading music, matching pitch, diction, etc. As determined by the director, they may rehearse by themselves, or be combined with Voce members.

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

    Director

    Kye-Won Kopko

    Accompanist

    Evan Engelstad

    Cost

    NEW LOW RATE!
    Reduced from $75 tuition plus $25 registration fee per semester, it is now only $25 tuition per semester plus the $25 registration fee (total of just $50 for the semester!). And see our Scholarships Page for potential funding assistance.

    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, e-mail the director, Kye-Won Kopko, at kwkopko@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.

  • Fall Semester, 2018

    Rehearsals*

    • Fridays, Sep. 7–Dec. 14 (No rehearsal on Nov. 22 during Thanksgiving break) 
      • 4:00–5:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — Voce members only
      • 5:15–6:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — CCC members; sometimes Voce added
      • *Note: New times for this year!

    Performances

    • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium. The CYC will join the IUP Choirs in a “Sing In the Holiday” concert.
      Note: Admission to this concert is $8 Regular; $7 Senior; $5 I-Card, Military, and 18 and under
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Blue Room, first floor, John Sutton Hall, IUP Main Campus. The semester’s main concert for the CYC.
      Admission: $3 General; children 12 and under free; tickets are cash/check only, available  12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 3–8 at the performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

    Fall Auditions

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

    Spring Semester, 2019

    Rehearsals

    • Fridays, Feb. 1–May 10 (No rehearsal on March 15 during Spring Break) 
      • 4:00–5:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — Voce members only
      • 5:15–6:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall — CCC members; sometimes Voce added

    Performances

    • Friday, Feb. 17, 2019, 3:00  p.m., Gorell Recital Hall. The CYC will join their director, Kye-Won Kopko, on her graduate conducting recital. Free Admission
    • Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall. The CYC will join the IUP Choirs in their first concert of the spring semester.
      Note: Admission to this concert is $8 regular; $7 senior; $5 I-Card, military, and 18 and under
    • TBA; the CYC end-of-semester concert

    Spring Auditions

    Only participants new to the ensemble need audition; returning members from the fall semester do not.
    Email the director, Kye-Won Kopko, at kwkopko@gmail.com to arrange a day and time.