Opera Camp 2023

Required Forms

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

Philadelphia Vocal Conservatory Camp Application 2023

Media Waiver

Medical Form

Not Required

Scholarship Form

  • Fees- full day in-person camp costs $950 for two weeks
  • Dates- July 17-21 & 24-28, 2023, 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday
  • Performance- 3pm on the final day of each camp- friends and family welcome
  • Age – singers up to 17 years of age
  • Audition- submit recorded materials or request for live audition to mashby@pbgcsings.org
  • Payment Questions- Contact dbranson@pbgcsings.org
  • Location- Philadelphia Boys & Girls Choirs, 1336 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123


Michael Ashby, Camp Director

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.


Gabriel Rebolla, Accompanist/Coach

Gabriel Rebolla is originally from Brazil and moved to Philadelphia in 2010. He is a faculty member at Temple University where he works as a coach and accompanist. Mr. Rebolla is also one of the principal coaches at the Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia. He frequently works as director and/or pianist of opera companies and young artists programs such as Fio Américas (Brazil/Italy), “La Musica Lirica” (Italy) “Delaware Valley Opera”, “Libera Opera” (Philadelphia), “Fringe Opera Festival” (Philadelphia) to name a few. He is also organist and music director of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chester Springs and has performed with many important conductors such as Karl Martin, Ted Murray, Lance Inouye, Carlos Fiorini, Vasti Atique, and Eduardo Ostergreen in Brazil, United States, Italy and France. 

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

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