Robyn Lana -
Cincinnati Children's Choir, ensemble-in-residence at the Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Robyn Reeves Lana is the Founder, Managing Artistic Director and Conductor of the award winning Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC), Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Under her leadership, CCC earned a gold medal in the 2012 World Choir Games coming in first in the US in their category.  She is also an adjunct professor at Xavier University where she directs the Women’s Chorus. 

Recognized for building tone, artistry, and independent musicianship in children and youth, Lana has been invited to present across the US and conduct international, state and regional honor and festival choirs.  She has conducted an American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southern Division Honor Choir and international children’s festival choirs at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.  She is a founding director of the Queen City Children’s Choir Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio) and co-director of the Coastal Song Children’s Choir Festival (Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina). Invitations to serve as conductor/clinician internationally include China, Italy, Japan and Malaysia. She has presented workshops for ACDA, American Orff Schulwerk Association, Chorus America, the World Choir Games 2012, National Association for Music Education, and Chamber Music America. Her choirs have been selected to perform for State, Regional, and National professional development conferences.

Lana regularly prepares her choirs for collaborations with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, the Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera, and CCM choirs and orchestras achieving an extensive list of orchestral and operatic repertoire for children and praise from collaborating conductors including John Adams, Louis Langrée, John Morris Russell, Marcus Huber, James Conlon, Earl Rivers and Mark Gibson among others.  CCC, under Mrs. Lana’s direction, can be heard on two Telarc label recordings with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Erich Kunzel.

Lana has published articles in the ACDA’s Choral Journal, Choristers Guild’s The Chorister, and Chamber Music America’s CMA Matters.  She has served ACDA in state and Divisional leadership positions, as National Chair for Children’s and Community Youth Choir Repertoire and Standards (2007-2013).  Lana is honored to serve on the Chorus America Board.

She earned both Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education/Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds Level III Orff Schulwerk Certification.

40 Octavos from the Robyn Lana Choral Series
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And Now Abide Marcus Paus SSAA
As the sun opens the flower Andrew Miller SSA
Ban, Ban, Caliban Dan Forrest SSAA
Beati in domo Domini James G. Kantor SSA
Beati in domo Domini James G. Kantor SAB
Bel Canto Gary Fry SSA
Birds of Passage Tara Traxler SSAA
Bring Me My Shadow Matthew Erpelding SSA
By the Light of the Moon Philip E. Silvey SA
Coo-Coo Bird arr. Alice Parker SSAA
Cricket-Stars Kevin T. Padworski SSA
Every Given Light Dominick DiOrio SSA RELEASED: August 2023
Fireflies Tara Traxler SSAA
Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe arr. Alex Gartner SSA
I Am Melanie Horne 2 part
Joy Jim Papoulis SSA
Los Cristales Turbios J. Reese Norris SA
Nishike mkono Bwana arr. Alex Gartner SSA
Old Tunes Tom T. Shelton Jr. SSA
Remember the Light Jason Webb SATB
Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key, arr. Jason Webb SSA
Suo Gan arr. Lynsey Callaghan SA descant
The Horse Pat Hurlbutt SSA
The Little Horses arr. Douglas Pew Unison
The Turtle Dove arr. Jason Webb SSA
The Wise Old Owl Cynthia Gray 3 equal voices
Therefore I Will Hope Alex Gartner SSA
This Is Your Time J. Reese Norris SATB
This Is Your Time J. Reese Norris TBB
This Is Your Time (SSA) J. Reese Norris SSA
To Hold All Sounds Andrea Ramsey SSAA
Tuli Tuli arr. Alex Gartner SAB
Tuli Tuli arr. Alex Gartner SSA
Vidi Aquam Kevin T. Padworski SSA
Water is Wide, The Scottish/English folk song, arr. Jason Webb SSA
We Are the Voices Jim Papoulis SATB
We Are the Voices Jim Papoulis SSAA
When Day Is Done Jason Webb SSA
Your Heart Is My Heart Alex Gartner SSA
Your Heart Is My Heart Alex Gartner SATB