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.
Kye-Won Choi (Kopko), BME George Mason University; MA Music Performance, IUP, 2019
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.
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 email@example.com to arrange a day and time.
Everyone must email the director, Kye-Won Choi (Kopko), at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a day and time to sing for her. Auditioning students are not required to bring any prepared material.
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 email@example.com to arrange a day and time.