Honors and Awards

The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir has been awarded medals and prizes from competitions all over the world, including:

2013: International Youth Music Festival, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

  • Grand Prix Award for Choral Music.
  • First Place in the Children's Choir category.
  • First Place in the Contemporary category.
  • First Place in the Jazz, Spiritual and Gospel category.

2010: Kathaumixw International Choral Festival, British Columbia.

  • First Prize in Contemporary Music.
  • Second Prize in Children's Choir category.

2008: Grand Prix St. Petersburg Choral Festival.

  • Gold Medal in the Spiritual/Gospel/Jazz category.
  • Gold Medal in the Folklore category.
  • Gold Medal in the Children's Choir category.

2006: Hong Kong International Children’s Choral Festival.

  • Gold Medal in the Children's Choir category.
  • Gold Medal in the Contemporary category.
  • Silver Medal in the Folk Music category.

2003: 42nd International C. A. Seghizzi Choral Competition, Gorizia, Italy

  • Special Prize for the highest score of equal-voiced choirs.
  • Silver Medal in the Contemporary category.

2002: Children as the Peacemakers Choir of Angels Award.

  • Special award presented to Ensemble for taking initiative to raise funds for September 11 victims.

2000: International Choir Olympics, Linz, Austria

  • First Prize in Contemporary Music (in a field of competition that included 360 adult and children’s choirs)
  • Gold Medal in the Contemporary category.
  • Gold Medal in the Children’s Choir and category.
  • Gold Medal in the Gospel/Spiritual category.

1998: 33rd International Festival of Choral Song, Miedzyzdroje, Poland.

  • Grand Prize; Special Award for Artistic Interpretation.

1997: 2nd International Children’s & Youth Choir Festival, Giessen, Germany.

  • Gold Medal; Outstanding Conductor Award – Robert Geary.

1997: Des Moines International Children’s Choir Festival, Iowa USA.

  • Best of Choirs Award.
  • First Prize in Contemporary category.
  • Second Prize in Folk category.

1996: Kathaumixw International Choral Festival, British Columbia.

  • First Prize in Contemporary Music.

1992: Kathaumixw International Choral Festival, British Columbia.

  • First Prize in Contemporary Music.

1991: International Peace Child Award to Robert Geary for co-founding the Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival.