After School Choirs
March 1st, 4:30-6:00pm
No formal audition is required for Prelude classes (PreK and Kindergarten), but there is a cap on the class size. The second semester begins February 1, 2017. Please inquire about availability with Jonathon Hampton, Associate Director of Music and Outreach at 510-652-4722 x5 or email Hampton@PacificBoychoirAcademy.org
The after school choirs are the founding program of the Pacifc Boychoir Academy. Starting out with six boys in 1998, the program has grown from two levels to seven, with an age range of 4-18 years old. The music faculty of the choir are professional music educators and performers, with experience working specifically with boy singers. The goal of this program is to provide the best possible choral education in an extra curricular setting, leading to a high level of musical performance.
In addition to providing a fine music education, the after school choirs promote self-discipline and citizenship.
The program also includes winter and summer camping and touring opportunities. The after-school music program begins with an early childhood class for preschoolers (no audition required) and continues throughout high school. No previous musical experience is necessary. Boys who join the after-school program may decide to apply to the day school, which includes grades 4-8. Whether boys sing in the after-school program or the day school, they may continue in the choir throughout their middle school and high school years, ultimately participating in our choir for tenors and basses.
Pacific Boychoir is a community organization that is not affiliated with any church, ethnic group, or specific geographic area, and welcomes boys of all ethnic, economic, and geographic backgrounds. Currently there are about 175 boys from four Bay Area counties.
CHOIR LEVELS & REHEARSALS
Minstrels: Beginners | grades 1-3
Intermezzi: Intermediates | grades 3-5
Mondays or Wednesday at 4:15-6pm
Cantori: Experienced | grades 3-8
Mondays and Wednesday at 4:30-6:15pm
Trouveres: Advanced Trebles | grades 5-8 |
Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:15-6:15pm
Changed Voices: Advanced Young men | grades 9-12
Continuum: Elite Young Men | grades 9-12
Mondays 7:15-9:15pm and Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
Grades may vary based on age and experience of choristers
Prelude: Carmen Trefil >
Minstrels: Stella Brown >
Intermezzi: Natascha Bach >
Intermezzi: Marcia Roy >
Cantori & Trouveres: Steven Blum >
Changed Voices: Kevin Fox >
Continuum: Jonathon Hampton >
IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC EDUCATION
Music education has proven crucial in the cognitive, emotional, social, and intellectual development of youngsters. Here are a few helpful articles supporting the case: