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."



San Francisco Chronical -

Dudamel and the Bolívar Orchestra rock the Greek - San Francisco Chronicle
"The sound they raised was glorious"  -Joshua Kosman


San Jose Mercury News

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

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


San Francisco Chronical -

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

Merced Sun-Star

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


San Jose Mercury News

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


SF Classical Voice

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


Musican Views and Reviews

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

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


San Francisco Chronical -

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

"A soaring performance"  -Catherine Bigelow


SF Classical Voice

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


San Francisco Chronical -

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

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


Bay Area News Group

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


San Jose Mercury News

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

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


SF Classical Voice

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

"Sang gloriously... otherworldly"  -Janos Gereben


San Francisco Chronical -

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

"Ethereally pure"  -Joshua Kosman


East Bay Express

Pacific Boychoir Academy's Modern Approach - East Bay Express

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