How does the audition work?
The Music Director auditions each singer individually, and the process generally takes less than fifteen minutes. Prepared music is not required for auditions. The time will be spent with simple vocal exercises taught during the session.
All auditions will take place at our facility (1336 Spring Garden Street). Do not enter the building until 2 minutes before your scheduled time. We are asking everyone to keep their distance and bring a mask in case it is requested by the Music Director.
For more information about auditions, click here: https://www.phillyboyschoir.org/auditions/
There is a fee for singers who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.
The musical opportunities that the choristers experience are unmatched by any other group around. In the past three years, the Choir has performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly POPS, Opera Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Trailblazers in international touring, the Philadelphia Boys Choir has traveled to more than 50 countries.
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.
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 Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Vietnam, 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.