Pacific Boychoir Academy Talent Search

Rising 3rd-8th Grade Boy Vocalists - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/24

Applications accepted through August 24, 2018!

The Pacific Boychoir Academy is conducting a talent search for outstanding rising 3rd through 8th-grade male vocalists. The top award, a full ride scholarship to the Pacific Boychoir Academy day school, with annual tuition valued at $24,000, will be awarded to the vocalist the committee finds most deserving. This award will renew for the duration of their studies at the Pacific Boychoir Academy day school, through 8th grade. Additional financial awards will be made if the committee finds qualified candidates that show enough promise to merit award.

Submitting a video audition is the first step to becoming a member of the GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir, opening the door to prestigious performance and international travel experiences, and to enjoying the renowned music and educational programming of the Pacific Boychoir Academy day school. At Pacific Boychoir Academy, boys receive specialized vocal training, musical literacy, composition and ear-training classes, alongside a rigorous academic program that includes Science, Humanities, Math, Art, Latin, Spanish, and Physical Education.

All video submissions must be received before midnight, August 24, 2018.

All applications and video submissions will be reviewed by PBA’s Talent Search Committee, who will select vocalists from the applicant pool to attend a live audition, interview and musical skills assessment.

FAQs

HOW DO I APPLY?
Fill out our brief form here and our Admissions & Recruiting Director, Janelle Geistlinger, will send your personal link to upload your video audition.  You must submit your video before midnight, August 24, 2018. 

WHAT DO I INCLUDE IN MY VIDEO? HOW DO I MAKE ONE?
Introduce yourself by name, age & academic grade level.
Sing 2 contrasting selections that highlight your musical skills. All musical styles are welcome. Songs may be accompanied, or a cappella.
Submissions should not be enhanced or altered in any way. Use your phone, or a friend's, to record your video. Keep it simple and just do the best you can. Our Talent Search Committee will not base their decisions on the technical prowess of your videographer. They will be looking at & listening to you.

WHAT’S NEXT?
If selected to enter the second round, you must be available for a live audition, interview and musical skills assessment (an accompanist is available upon request). 

You will be contacted by phone & email to schedule this audition.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Boys who have not attended Pacific Boychoir Academy, or currently are or have been choristers in our after-school choral program. (Current after-school choristers are encouraged to apply for our Musicianship or Academic Merit Scholarship opportunities. Contact Janelle Geistlinger at admissions@pacificboychoir.org for more information.)

WHEN WILL THE AWARD BEGIN?
This Fall, with the 2018-19 academic year. School begins August 28, 2018.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE AWARD?
The award will renew annually for the entire length of matriculation in the day school program (through 8th grade) at Pacific Boychoir Academy, provided that the recipient:
1. Is in continuous full-time enrollment at Pacific Boychoir Academy
2. Remains in good academic standing
3. Makes steady progress in PBA’s Theory Card Program
4. Attends International Tour (once promoted to Varsity)
5. Adheres to the School’s mission and code of behavior

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS
Contact our Admissions & Recruiting Director, Janelle Geistlinger, for more information at admissions@pacificboychoir.org, or 510-652-4722, x6.

Interested in applying? Submit Here

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