Program areas at PBA
Day School: Pacific Boychoir Academy day school seeks to develop confident, engaged young men who are capable of achieving extraordinary outcomes through personal discipline and teamwork. We provide an unmatched educational, musical, and personal development experience for boys in grades three through eight. With a student-teacher ratio of 1:3, and classes capped at 12 students per grade, our curriculum offers varied approaches to learning: hands-on projects, group work, creative activities and theatrical displays to provide a stimulating, active learning environment, appropriate to the strengths and needs of boys. We believe that boys are capable of much more than is assumed possible for their age; that they are eager for real-world accomplishment and opportunities to grow. We inspire them by providing a challenging but achievable goal and through membership in a world-class boys choir.
After School Choral Training and Performance: The only North American boychoir school outside of the East Coast, PBA offers unique and rigorous choral and academic programs, producing confident, engaged young men and artists. The Los Angeles Times calls PBAs sound quality astonishing, while the New York Times hails PBAs ability to perform music far beyond the reach of most childrens choirs.
Choral Tours: A regular touring schedule has taken PBA throughout the USA and to countries on six continents, included appearances at Davies Symphony Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, War Memorial Opera House, Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Zellerbach Hall, Yoshis Oakland, St. Peters Basilica, the Grahamstown Arts Festival in South Africa, Basilica San Marco, Sala Sa Paulo, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Teatro Independencia in Mendoza, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral, the International House of Music in Moscow, Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, on Public Radio International, Danish National Radio, at community events such as the Bay Bridge Opening and the Oakland Athletics playoffs, and also several self-produced concerts annually.