- Fees- The full day in-person camp costs $600 for two weeks
- Dates- TBD, 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday
- Performance- 3pm on the final day of camp- friends and family welcome
- Ages- For all singers up to 10 to 18 years of age
- Location- All our day camps are held at our facility- 1336 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
- Auditions- Submit audition materials or request for live audition to email@example.com. Under some conditions an audition may not be necessary.
- Payment Questions- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Steve Weber, Accompanist/Coach
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
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 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.