Music: Like the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, the newly-formed Dorothy Cotton Youth Singers will learn and perform spirituals, gospel, and civil rights music. No prior experience or music-reading ability is required.
Rehearsals: DCYS will rehearse from 4:30 to 5:45 on Monday afternoons at the First Baptist Church.
Performances: DCYS will perform 2-3 concerts per year together with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. Other performance opportunities may arise as well.
Auditions: A short, informal audition is required to determine a singer’s ability to match pitch. Auditions will be held Wednesday Oct. 9th from 6:30 to 7pm and Monday, October 14th from 4:00 to 4:30. at First Baptist Church, 309 North Cayuga Street. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition. Enrollment is ongoing so if you miss these two dates, email Emily Preston to set up an alternate date.
Sign up to audition: Monday 9/16 from 4:30 to 6pm on a first come, first served basis.
The Dorothy Cotton Youth Singers are under the directorship of Emily Preston. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The DCYS is a sub-group of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, formed in 2010 by Dr. Baruch Whitehead, professor of Music Education at Ithaca College. Dr. Whitehead can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org