Cincinnati has one of the oldest and most respected choral traditions in the United States. People here love to sing, eat great food, and drink in interesting places, so why not combine it all? YPCC brings young, energetic people together to create quality choral music and connect in a low-pressure, social environment. YPCC also supports local businesses through post-rehearsal (Tuesday nights) dinners & drinks, as well as scheduling rehearsals and concerts in unique downtown venues. Most importantly, YPCC strives to connect singers and audiences to great choral music through innovative performances and diverse repertoire.
Help YPCC jump into its next five years, as newly appointed Associate Director Dr. Megan Boyd leads YPCC's first ever summer concert cycle. The YPCC On the Run choir is returning to where it all began at Below Zero Lounge in Over-the Rhine, on 8/22 at 7:30 PM (Doors, 6:45) with "Life Cycle," a program dedicated to exploring the stages and emotions of life. Repertoire includes Ysaye Barnwell's We Are..., Billy Joel's And So It Goes, Charles Villiers Standford's Quick! We Have but a Second, and Daniel Gawthrop's Sing Me to Heaven.
Help YPCC jump into its next five years, as newly appointed Associate Director Dr. Megan Boyd leads YPCC's first ever summer concert cycle. The YPCC On the Run choir is returning to where it all began at Below Zero Lounge in Over-the Rhine with "Life Cycle," a program dedicated to exploring the stages and emotions of life. Repertoire includes Ysaye Barnwell's We Are..., Billy Joel's And So It Goes, Charles Villiers Standford's Quick! We Have but a Second, and Daniel Gawthrop's Sing Me to Heaven.
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM July 11, 18, August 1, 8, 15 at Below Zero Lounge
Concert Tuesday 7:30 PM (Doors, 6:45) August 22 at Below Zero Lounge
Check out some of our previous performances!
We have officially become a non-profit 501c3, please consider donating! We'd like to thank ArtsWave, OAC, and all of our previous individual campaign donors, they are listed below:
Diamond Level ($1000+)
Cathie and Doug Ridenour
Platinum Level ($500+)
Mike Crandall and Rich Schnipke
Susan and Michael Eanes
Gold Level ($250+)
Shawn and Bill Personke
Steve and Dana Soper
Silver Level ($100+)
Grayson and Ezra Chamberlain
Sean and Julie Foster
Porter and Bridget Henson
KellyAnn Nelson and Christopher Eanes
Paul Vigar Sr.
Bronze Level ($50+)
Fort Thomas Coffee
Sterling and Julianne Hahn
Brittany LaMarche Smith
Jessica and Dave Thielen
Join hundreds of YP's (ages 21-45) who will come together in Cincinnati the weekend of October 21-22, 2017 to rehearse and perform in unique spaces, connect socially, learn more about Cincinnati's Young Professionals Choral Collective and explore the rich fabric - and FUN - of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati.Visiting Voices is for you if...
You are a YP from anywhere in the country who loves singing with a choir
Did you love your high school musical, middle school choir, or college glee club? Come re-connect to your love of being part of a choral "team" and sing together with others (entrepreneurs, engineers, nurses, professors, grad students, parents, teachers and more) who share your love of music and fun. The weekend includes lots of singing and plenty of opportunities for sharing a beer or two with new friends in an exciting urban center!
You are an artistic / administrative leader of any age who wants to learn more
YPCC has over 850 YP singers on their roster after only 5 years as a non-profit community choir. Learn through participation - sing, socialize, and take advantage of a lunch and learn.
You are a YPCC alumnus that sang with YPCC for a cycle during the first five years
Maybe you've moved away or can't fit a full cycle into your life right now - come join us for a fun weekend!
Interested in booking the hottest choral group in town for your event? This choir is for hire! Whether you are looking for a small ensemble or a big, bold choir, or an octet of carolers for your holiday function, YPCC is available to make your event special. Fill out this form and we'll be in touch to arrange all the details!
Do you love to sing? Did you sing in high school/college/church and miss the music-making, the friendships, the fun and the community of a choir? Do you want to get more involved in Cincinnati arts scene? Do you want to find new friends to go with you to all the new bars and restaurants in OTR & Downtown Cincinnati? Do you want to sing in a choir but can't commit to a full-year weekly schedule? Then check us out!
The Young Professionals' Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC) believes in creating connections through choral music. The choir was formed at Below Zero Lounge in OTR in November 2011 and is now made up of a roster with over 850 volunteer singers who live and work throughout greater Cincinnati, ranging in age from 21 - 45. Under the direction of Artistic Director KellyAnn Nelson, YPCC has quickly found a niche in the vibrant arts community of downtown Cincinnati. Each unique concert has sold out, and singers and audiences alike connect in unique, high-quality concert presentations like "In Vino Veritas" (South African & Italian choral music paired with wines from the same countries - presented in collaboration with 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab), "Sin & Tonic" (a Valentine's Day happy hour concert featuring 17th & 18th century bawdy madrigals paired with martinis at Below Zero Lounge), and "Black & Blues" (a gala event featuring dinner, dancing with the Cincy Brass, opera choruses & vocal jazz). The ensemble brings young, energetic people together in 6-week concert cycle commitments to create quality choral music and connect in a low-pressure, social environment. YPCC also creates connections to local businesses and arts organizations through post-rehearsal dinners, unique concert collaborations and shared resources with stellar Cincinnati arts organizations.
KellyAnn Nelson is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Young Professionals' Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC), as well as the Managing Artistic Director for the Cincinnati Boychoir. She is a sought-after choral music professional and has served as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator and presenter at various National, All-State and Regional honors choir events, conferences and choral/vocal jazz workshops in Michigan, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, Connecticut, Minnesota, Kentucky and Indiana. She has enjoyed presenting on the topic of incorporating music literacy activities into the choral rehearsal (most recently at the Central Division ACDA conference in 2014 and the national Chorus America conference in 2012), recruiting/retaining/inspiring boys of all ages to sing (Central Division ACDA 2016 and Chorus America 2016) as well as sharing ideas on young professional engagement in choral music at the World Choir Games and the 2014 & 2016 Chorus America conferences in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati, OH. YPCC (which took silver in their division at the aforementioned World Choir Games) was also the subject of a Chorus America feature article in May 2012 about innovation and engagement, as well as part of KellyAnn's TEDx Cincinnati talk on the topic of transforming communities through participation in music.
Mrs. Nelson has had the privilege of conducting, managing and teaching choral musicians of all ages in a variety of venues. Before joining the Cincinnati Boychoir, she served as Associate Conductor of both the Cincinnati Children's Choir and the Princeton (NJ) Girlchoir, as well as directing Linton Music's Children's Music Series Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. KellyAnn served as adjunct faculty at Western Michigan University where she directed the Gold Company II vocal jazz ensemble, and has been at the helm of active school choral music programs in Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. While pursuing her doctoral degree in Choral Conducting and Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), KellyAnn taught in the music education department and was the assistant conductor of the Women's Chorus. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music education from Western Michigan University.
Her most recent endeavor, the Young Professionals' Choral Collective (YPCC) allows KellyAnn the opportunity to work with over 850 motivated singers, aged 21-45, who work and live throughout the greater Cincinnati area. YPCC (in its 5th season) reconnects singers to their early experiences in singing through the creation of quality choral music, and successfully engages with new audiences, partners with local businesses, presents innovative performances in unique spaces, and celebrates the choral music history, growth, and energy of the city (Cincinnati) and downtown neighborhood (Over-the- Rhine) in which KellyAnn and her husband, Christopher Eanes work, play and spend time with their two amazing kiddos, Zaiya & Coleman.
Megan Boyd is excited to be joining YPCC as Associate Director. She has experience teaching choral music at all levels, elementary through university, and has conducted in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and La Madeleine Cathedral in Paris, France. As a high school educator, her ensembles consistently earned Superior Ratings at the North Carolina Music Performance Adjudication and an invitation to perform at the 2009 NC Governor's Inauguration. Boyd also led the Michigan State University Women's Chamber Ensemble in their appearance at the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference. Prior to her position with YPCC, she conducted the Concordia University Ann Arbor Women's Chorale in Ann Arbor, Michigan and served as an adjudicator for the Michigan State Vocal Music Association. Boyd holds a B.M. in music education and voice performance from Boston University and an M.M. and D.M.A. in choral conducting from MSU.
Shiloh Roby is a native of Staunton, Virginia. He studied organ with Stephen Cooksey and J. Thomas Mitts and percussion with Eugenia Burkett at Shenandoah University, where he earned dual bachelor degrees in music and business. He graduated magna cum laude. He completed a master's degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied music theory with Kip Wile and Thomas Benjamin. He also studied organ with Donald Sutherland and held one of the two fellowships in ear-training.
In 2007, he departed for the United Kingdom, where he served as organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. This was followed by a year of serving as organ scholar at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the national cathedral of Ireland. Shiloh returned to the United States in 2009 to accept a position as director of music at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. He moved to Cincinnati in December 2010, to join the staff of Christ Church Cathedral. In 2012, Shiloh joined the staff of the Cincinnati Boychoir as the Intermediate Division Accompanist, and he's excited to officially join the YPCC team after serving as a singer during their first few seasons.
Jill Jantzen has been recognized for her "virtuoso performance... professionalism and training." As a touring freelance pianist, Jill has been seen on stage across the United States and in Europe. Highlights include touring her recital program, Seasons of Sound across the Midwest and West Coast of the United States; participating the "Art of the Piano" summer festival; being a featured artist at the Oklahoma Women of Higher Education Conference; and making her international debut performing in Freiburg and Hinterzarten, Germany with the InterHarmony Music Festival.
Currently, she holds a position as a staff accompanist at Northern Kentucky University, performers as a regular pit musician with Cincinnati Landmark Productions, and runs her own piano studio at the Loveland Music Academy. In addition to her musical endeavors, Jill acts as the Artistic Director of Salon 21, a piano concert series dedicated to hosting intimate pop-up concerts around Cincinnati.
As a proud native of Oklahoma, Jill received her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Oklahoma City University, Bass School of Music. She relocated to Cincinnati, OH, to complete her Masters of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt. During her time at CCM, Jill held a Graduate Assistantship in Secondary Piano with Dr. Michelle Conda. Upon the completion of her Masters degree, Jill was recognized as CCM's Outstanding Graduate Assistant.
Chuck has been a singer in YPCC since pretty much the beginning (he joined the second cycle, In Vino Veritas, during the spring of 2012). After a year of just being a singer, Chuck was asked to be the inaugural Production Chair of YPCC. This choir means so much to him that it only felt natural to move into an administrative role. In January of 2017, he became the full-time Chorus Manager of YPCC. Chuck handles everything on the personnel side. He manages the singers and committees, helps with organizational management, and coordinates all of the facets of each performance. He thoroughly enjoys being KellyAnn's "right-hand man" and tries to take as much off her plate as he can.
Chuck grew up as an instrumentalist, playing trumpet and piano from childhood through college. He sang in his high school's symphonic choir and Miami University's Men's Glee Club during college, even serving as its piano accompanist his last three years. On a whim he auditioned to be part of NBC's national television show Clash of the Choirs in 2008, and was selected as one of the 20 singers in Nick Lachey's $250,000 winning Team Cincinnati choir. The choir's director was Steve Zegree, who was KellyAnn's colleague at Western Michigan University. Steve told him about this cool YP choir that was starting up in Cincinnati, and the rest is history.
When not singing or managing YPCC, Chuck is a high school math teacher, math tutor, and adjunct professor of math at the University of Cincinnati. You might also see him bartending around town.
Mike has been around YPCC since Fall of 2012, almost immediately after graduating from Xavier University with degrees in Computer Science and Music Performance. Two of his professors had been telling him about an amazing choir they were in, and he was sold. His first cycle was "In the Dark of Night" at the Emery Theater.
Mike fell in love with choral music freshman year at Moeller high school, and decided to continue with it at Xavier University. The love grew, and after just one semester, he added a music major to his computer science major, specializing in voice and composition.
Joining YPCC has afforded Mike several incredible opportunities. Among them, singing backup for Foreigner, Barry Manilow, Rocktopia, and the Cincinnati Pops, as well as being an extra in and directing a recording session for the movie "Surviving Compton" working with Leslie Greif. When he's not singing, composing, arranging, or recording, Mike is working his day job at ACS doing web development.
Suzanne joined YPCC in 2013. She became YPCC's graphic designer a year later, and has since created our logo, concert graphics, event decor pieces, and various print collateral. She graduated with her BS in Graphic Design from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati in 2012, and currently works as an Environmental Graphic Designer at BHDP Architecture.
YPCC, like any other organization, is not a one woman operation. Many of its members lend their unique skills to help make the group function. These individuals comprise the YPCC board:
President: Kimberly Neal (Procter & Gamble)
Vice President: Adam Pulskamp (KLH Engineers)
Secretary: Jenni Stadtmiller (Hamilton County Educational Services Center)
Treasurer: Kemper Florin (Cincinnati Opera)
• Katie MacDonald (Everything But The House)
• Brandon Gumm (Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority)
• Stephanie Renny (Xavier University)
• Cana Seip (Mental Health Access Point at Central Clinic)
• Khanh Trinh (Procter & Gamble)
• Brian Wildman (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
• Matt Heston (University of Cincinnati)
• Juma Reed (Lifetime Financial Growth)
• Elizabeth Conklin (Wood, Herron & Evans)
• Phillip Webster
• KellyAnn Nelson, ex officio (Cincinnati Boychoir & YPCC)
• Nigel Cotterill, ex officio (Below Zero Lounge)
Life Cycle Tracks
And So It Goes - Soprano
And So It Goes - Alto
And So It Goes - Tenor
And So It Goes - Bass
Kwaheri - Descant
Kwaheri - mm. 8-28 All
Kwaheri - Soprano mm. 32-end
Kwaheri - Alto mm. 32-end
Kwaheri - Tenor
Kwaheri - Bass
Quick We Have But A Second - Soprano A
Quick We Have But A Second - Soprano B
Quick We Have But A Second - Alto B
Quick We Have But A Second - Alto C
Quick We Have But A Second - Tenor
Quick We Have But A Second - Bass
Sing Me To Heaven - Soprano
Sing Me To Heaven - Alto
Sing Me To Heaven - Tenor
Sing Me To Heaven - Bass
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Soprano
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Alto
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Tenor
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Bass
Tambur - Soprano
Tambur - Alto
Tambur - Tenor
Tambur - Bass
VoiceDance - Soprano 1
VoiceDance - Soprano 2
VoiceDance - Alto
VoiceDance - Tenor
VoiceDance - Bass 1
VoiceDance - Bass 2
We Are - A
We Are - B
We Are - C
We Are - Tenor
We Are - Baritone
We Are - Bass
YPCC OTR Tracks
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - Soprano
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - Alto
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - Tenor
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - Bass
Daniel Descant - S1
Daniel Descant - S2
Fields Of Gold - S1
Fields Of Gold - S2
Fields Of Gold - A1
Fields Of Gold - A2
Fields Of Gold - Tenor
Fields Of Gold - Bass
Hallelujah - S1
Hallelujah - S2
Hallelujah - A1
Hallelujah - A2
Hark I Hear - Soprano 1
Hark I Hear - Alto 1 / Middle
Hark I Hear - Alto 2
Hark I Hear - Tenor
Hark I Hear - Baritone
Hark I Hear - Bass
Java Jive - Soprano
Java Jive - Alto
Java Jive - Tenor
Java Jive - Bass
Joshua - Soprano 1
Joshua - Soprano 2
Joshua - Alto 1
Joshua - Alto 2
Joshua - Tenor 1
Joshua - Tenor 2
Joshua - Bass 1
Joshua - Bass 2
Love Walked In - Soprano 1
Love Walked In - Alto 1 / Middle
Love Walked In - Alto 2
Love Walked In - Tenor
Love Walked In - Bass
Lover and His Lass - Soprano
Lover and His Lass - Alto
Lover and His Lass - Tenor
Lover and His Lass - Bass
Seasons of Love - Soprano 1
Seasons of Love - Soprano 2
Seasons of Love - Alto
Seasons of Love - Tenor
Seasons of Love - Bass
Set Me as a Seal - Soprano
Set Me as a Seal - Alto
Set Me as a Seal - Tenor
Set Me as a Seal - Bass
Star Spangled Banner - S2/A1
Star Spangled Banner - A2
Star Spangled Banner - Tenor
Star Spangled Banner - Bass
The Road Home - Soprano
The Road Home - Alto
The Road Home - Tenor
The Road Home - Bass
Take Me Out - Soprano
Take Me Out - Alto
Take Me Out - Tenor
Take Me Out - Bass
Take Me Out-takes 1
Take Me Out-takes 2
Take Me Out-takes 3
Take Me Out-takes 4
Take Me Out-takes 5
Take Me Out-takes 6
Happy (SATB) - Midi
Happy (SATB) - MP3
Life Cycle Sheet Music
YPCC OTR Sheet Music
YPCC OTR Info Page
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Hark I Hear
It Was a Lover and His Lass
It's So Hard to Say Goodbye
Joshua Fit The Battle
Love Walked In
The Road Home
Seasons of Love
Star Spangled Banner
Take Me Out to the Ballgame