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About Auditions

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and the Philadelphia Girls Choir are looking for singers who have musical and vocal potential, not necessarily a polished performance. Auditions are for students in grades 1 through 5 for our young and intermediate training programs. Once accepted into the training programs, singers can potentially remain in our choirs through 12th grade.

Auditions will take place in the music room at Penn Wynne Elementary School (250 Haverford Road, Wynnewood) on DAY DATE TIME. This initial audition process is very low-key. No musical training or preparation is necessary. Each singer will be asked to sing a simple song (any song is fine) and repeat some simple singing exercises. Within two weeks after the audition, we will contact each parent by e-mail to let you know if your child can proceed to a final callback audition at our facility in Philadelphia.

There is a fee for all who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

Our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, and offices are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden). The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation.

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Philadelphia Girls Choir do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, or disability. If a parent or guardian has specific questions or concerns about auditioning, please contact us at auditions@phillyboyschoir.org or auditions@phillygirlschoir.org.

To sign up for an audition, click here and fill out the form.


About the Philadelphia Girls Choir

Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.  At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir was founded as an after-school music education program for singers 7 and older in 2012. The program grew quickly to 200 singers and they are split into three choirs depending on age, musical proficiency and maturity. Admission is by audition only. All programs include performance opportunities: e.g. Etude, the youngest choir, has sung at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan; Cantata at the National Constitution Museum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. Concerto, the most proficient singers, have performed internationally at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Musikverein in Vienna and locally for Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir’s repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the singers will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire.

 

About the Philadelphia Boys Choir


Renowned for their commanding musicianship, intelligence and interpretive abilities, the Emmy Award winning and Grammy Award nominated Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale has cultivated a devoted following worldwide for their highly-acclaimed concerts and recitals. PBCC continues to breakthrough the most rigid social, political and cultural barriers as “America’s Ambassadors of Song”.

Performance highlights from recent years include Mayor Kenney’s Inauguration, the opening of the Barnes Foundation, the opening game of the Phillies season, a performance at Carnegie Hall, and a performance with Hugh Jackman and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent international tours include Italy, Vietnam, Singapore, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, China and England.

Artistic Director Jeffrey R. Smith is a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. As a pianist in much demand, Smith has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Philly POPS, and for several shows on and Off-Broadway. He is also assistant conductor for the Philly POPS. He resides in Haddon Township with his two sons, Elijah and Isaac.