Musical Theater Camp Program 2022

3pm Friday, July 29, 2022- 1336 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Click Titles to watch OR go to our Philadelphia Vocal Conservatory Youtube page!

Get Back to Hogwarts

from A Very Potter Musical

by Darren Criss and A.J. Holmes

Arr. by Josh Tsai

A Million Dreams

from The Greatest Showman

by Benj Pasek by Justin Paul

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

from Oklahoma

by Gordon MacRae

My Friends

from Sweeney Todd

by Stephen Sondheim

The Girl I Mean To Be

from The Secret Garden

by Marsha Norman

Try Me

from She Loves Me

by Nicholas Barasch

When I Grow Up

from Matilda

by Tim Minchin


A Little More Mascara

from La Cage Aux Folles

by Harvey Fierstein and Jean Poiret

Fear No More

from Frogs

by Stephen Sondheim

My Favorite Things

from The Sound of Music

by Rodgers and Hammerstein

What If

from The Addam’s Family

by Andrew Lippa

I Heard Someone Crying

from The Secret Garden

by Marsha Norman

Pretty Women

from Sweeney Todd

by Stephen Sondheim

I Got Plenty of Nuttin’

from Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin

Getting Married Today

from Company

by Stephen Sondheim

One Normal Night

from The Addam’s Family

by Andrew Lippa


Saul Savage-Collins

Devin Casas

Jeremy Allen

Jackie Puopolo

Raymond Leroy Hairston

Isabella Prall

Jolie Elena Louis

Terron Thompson

Emilie Puopolo

Music Director

Steve Weber

Camp Director

Michael Ashby


Dan Strong


Michael Ashby, Camp Director

Michael Ashby

Michael Ashby earned his Masters of Operatic performance from New Jersey City University and his Bachelor of Science in Music Performance from Indiana State University.  In addition to our vocal conservatory, he maintains a voice studio at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.  Michael serves as the vocal technical teacher for the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale and Philadelphia Girls Choir.

For many years he has directed opera, musical theater and choir camp programs.  His previous camps were directed at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and for Philadelphia International Music Festival in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 

Michael works with and owes his continued singing and teaching to his teacher, David L. Jones of New York.

Steve Weber, Accompanist/Coach

Steve Weber

Steve Weber graduated from both Cedarville University (B.A. in Music) and Boston University (M.A. in Music Education). He has been teaching high school music in southern New Jersey for over 20 years, where his students have been featured on Philadelphia radio and national television several times.  Steve has worked with many regional music groups, including International Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Opera Chorus, and the Ritz Theater of Oaklyn.  He is currently on the faculty at Moorestown Friends School, where he teaches several music elective classes, as well as directs the middle and upper school choirs. 


Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

An alumnus of Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, Jeffrey R. Smith became Music Director in 2004 and has since led the choir on concert tours throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  Under his direction, the choir has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Nero and the Philly POPS, Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Institute. Venues have included the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Smith has led the group on local and national television including five consecutive annual appearances on “Good Morning America”.  Many political dignitaries have been an audience to the choir, including foreign ambassadors, presidents and prime ministers, American ambassadors, and our own president, Barack Obama.

Smith is a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. His original compositions and vocal/instrumental arrangements have been performed by various ensembles throughout the country, including the Toledo Symphony, York Theatre (NYC), Ocean City Pops and PhillyPOPS.  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.


Daniel Strong, Head Counselor

Daniel Strong

Daniel Strong will be attending Central Highschool to start his freshman year this fall. He has been studying voice with Mr. Ashby for five years. He is currently in the Junior Chorale and has been singing with the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale for seven years.

For additional questions please email Michael Ashby at mashby@pbgcsings.org.

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