ABOUT THE
YOUTH CHORUS

The Youth Chorus is open to students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 for the 2022-23 school year, as well as 8th grade students who identify as male with changing voices.

Choristers must be fully vaccinated.

Choristers are selected through auditions.

The Youth Chorus performs annually

with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and is regularly called to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra

at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Additionally, the Youth Chorus performs at other community concerts

and events each season.

 

The ensemble rehearses on Sunday afternoons between September and May - each season varies slightly to accommodate the performance schedule.

The Youth Chorus is committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion.

 

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

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Daniel Singer

Director, Youth Chorus

Daniel Singer joined the choral conducting staff of the Cleveland Orchestra in 2012 as assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He was promoted to assistant director of choruses and director of the Youth Chorus with the start of the 2018-19 season.

 

Mr. Singer holds degrees in music education and conducting from Northwestern University and Michigan State University.

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Devon Steve 

Assistant Director, Youth Chorus

Devon Steve is in his first season with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He is a Cleveland native, returning after years of teaching in Des Moines, Iowa. He currently serves as Director of Music at University School, teaching choir and orchestra. As an active choral singer, he participates in ensemble projects across the Midwest.

 

Mr. Steve received his B.M. in Music Education from St. Olaf College and is pursuing his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Simpson College. 

 

AUDITIONS

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The Youth Chorus is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2022, as well as 8th grade students who identify as male with changing voices.

Choristers must be fully vaccinated before their scheduled audition.

Auditions for the 2022-23 season will take place in the late summer and applicants will be asked to complete the following:

  • Complete an online application, via our website

  • Sing a song that best showcases your voice. We will provide piano accompaniment, arrive prepared with 3 copies of your sheet music.

  •  Sight read melodic and rhythmic exercises

  • Short exercises to assess a variety of vocal production skills

 

PERFORMANCES

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The Youth Chorus performs annually with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra,

and is regularly called to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Additionally, the Youth Chorus performs annually at other 

community events, many of which are free to the public.

Follow the link below to discover when you can hear the Youth Chorus in concert.