Kevin Fox

Founder, Artistic Director Emeritus

Kevin Fox has been involved with boychoirs since the age of eight. He holds degrees in music (with Honors) and economics from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, where he studied voice with tenor Wayne Rivera, conducting with Mel Strauss, composing with Neely Bruce, and received the Lipsky Prize for outstanding scholarship in choral studies. He studied music at Oxford University, England, with Edward Higginbottom, and choral conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton with Jim Jordan and Vincent Metallo. He has served as Proctor for the American Boychoir, working with Jim Litton and Craig Denison, and has sung with the choirs of Trinity Church in New Haven, Trinity Church in Princeton, American Bach Soloists, the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, and the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in San Francisco, where he also worked as Interim Assistant Choirmaster. Under his direction, Pacific Boychoir Academy grew from six to 175 choristers. Working with staff, Mr. Fox developed a proprietary music reading and music theory training program comparable to university-level music classes. In 2002, Mr. Fox developed a business plan for the choir school, a comprehensive document compiling the ideas of staff and board members in preparation for the opening of the school in the fall of 2004. In 2010, Mr. Fox accepted the GRAMMY Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance for the choir's particpation on Mahler's 8th Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony. Mr. Fox has been on over 50 tours with boys choirs to almost all 50 states including Alaska and Hawai'i, as well as to Brasil, Argentina, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, England, Wales, Ireland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, and South Africa. Mr. Fox was appointed Chorus Director for the 2014 Ojai Music Festival in Southern California, and also prepared the chorus for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in September 2015.