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Pacific Boychoir Academy (PBA) is a GRAMMY-winning, independent choir school for boys in grades four through eight, with seven after-school choirs for boys in pre-kindergarten through high school. PBA provides a richly diverse community, focusing on excellence in music education, academics, and performance. Founded in Oakland, California in 1998 by Artistic Director Kevin Fox, PBA serves over 170 choristers a season, has released nine independent albums, tours internationally each year, and has garnered three GRAMMY Awards with the San Francisco Symphony. The only North American Boychoir school outside of the East Coast, PBA offers unique and rigorous choral and academic programs, producing confident, engaged young scholars and artists. The L.A. Times calls PBA’s sound quality “astonishing,” while the New York Times hails PBA’s ability to perform music “far beyond the reach of most children’s choirs.”





Dudamel and the Bolívar Orchestra rock the Greek - San Francisco Chronicle

"The sound they raised was glorious"  -Joshua Kosman


Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra triumph in 'Beethoven's Ninth' - San Jose Mercury News

"Thrillingly audacious, unified waves of sound"  -Georgia Rowe


S.F. Symphony's Thrilling Take on Beethoven's 'Missa solemnis' - San Francisco Chronicle

"A superb army of choral and solo singers, and the result was an evening whose finest moments cast new light on a work"  -Joshua Kosman

Pacific Boychoir returns to Merced Theatre - Merced Sun-Star

"Audiences can expect a night of entertaining holiday music and a diverse selection of songs"  -Victor Patton


Britten's powerful 'Curlew River' in Berkeley - San Jose Mercury News

"Sang with a pure and touching tone that complemented Bostridge's own grieving lyricism."  -Richard Scheinin


Pacific Boychoir to Gird the Pacific - San Francisco Classical Voice

"Known for its cultivation of African-American spirituals and American classics"  -Janos Gereben


Cool Schools: Pacific Boychoir Academy - CBS5 KPIX-TV San Francisco

"There is no lack of talent at the Pacific Boychoir Academy"  -Michelle Griego


Paul Simon’s Graceland: Fire in the Kitchen - Musical Views and Reviews

"A supremely talented and much decorated choir of young boys"  -Jeffrey Martins


Bay Bridge western span named for Willie Brown - San Francisco Chronicle

"A soaring performance"  -Catherine Bigelow


California Symphony presents the Pacific Boychoir in a family holiday concert - San Francisco Classical Voice

"Learning how to sing well is just one of the benefits from the type of education provided by PBA." -SFCV Staff Writer


Oakland boys' choir to sing for Mandela service in DC - ABC7 KGO-TV San Francisco 

"An acclaimed boys' choir from Oakland"  -Nick Smith


Kronos Quartet marks its 40th with a flourish - San Francisco Chronicle

"More than your run-of-the-mill concert"  -Joshua Kosman


The Adaptable Pacific Boychoir Tunes up for Holiday Shows - Bay Area News Group

"Masters of classical, folk and popular music... a quadruple threat, once you factor in the academic scholarship"  -Lou Fancher


War Requiem' is Counter Programming for Black Friday - San Jose Mercury News

"Performed exquisitely, infusing the hope with ghostly sadness."  -Richard Scheinin


Sublime War Requiem Brings Serenity, Acclaim - San Francisco Classical Voice

"Sang gloriously... otherworldly"  -Janos Gereben


S.F. Symphony review: Bychkov leads Britten work - San Francisco Chronicle

"Ethereally pure"  -Joshua Kosman


Pacific Boychoir Academy's Modern Approach - East Bay Express

"Includes as much Top 40 as it does Rachmaninoff in its repertoire"  -Whitney Phaneuf




Search for New Artistic Leadership Underway at Pacific Boychoir

Pacific Boychoir Releases Soloist Album

Spring and Summer Bring an Explosion of Sound and Excitement

Monumental Concert of Beethoven's Ninth to Feature Nearly 400 Musicians

Pacific Boychoir to Represent California in Europe

Two Mothers Share the Big Stage with their Sons for the First Time

The Windsbach Boys Choir Performance with the Pacific Boychoir

Talent Search Underway for School Tuition Scholarship to Pacific Boychoir Academy

Pacific Boychoir Sings The Sound of Vienna in San Francisco

Pacific Boychoir to Perform at National Memorial for Mandela

Pacific Boychoir Announces Another Stellar Season, Fall 2013



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