WHAT WE DO
Since 1982, the internationally and nationally award-winning Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir has offered exceptional music and choral training to over 10,000 children from schools throughout the San Francisco East Bay Area. We attract students from around the Bay. We do not require a placement audition for enrollment in our younger choirs. For those choirs requiring placement or auditions we hold auditions twice yearly, in August and in January. We offer choirs that are appropriate for varying degrees of music experience for students ages 4 -18.
Over the past three plus decades of training, PEBCC has developed a Kodály based curriculum that identifies musical goals for children to attain at each level before moving to the next level. As children learn, mature, and process information differently, we look at the child as an individual to see if, in fact, those goals have been met and if that child is ready to be challenged at each new level. This process then sets them up to succeed as they continue their music education into our Performing Department choirs.
We offer classes in three different departments:
Pre-Kinder and Kinder Department
Each class is led by a teaching professional with outstanding professional credentials. Each class builds upon skills learned in the previous class and engages young students through exploration of text and interpretation, theory, musicianship, vocal training and performance.
Leading the way in commissioning new works, PEBCC provides opportunities to work on collaborations with living composers, perform newly commissioned pieces, and the Performing Department Choirs - Concert Choir, Ensemble and occasionally Ecco and Ancora - tour nationally or internationally each season.
All rehearsals are held in the Piedmont area, in one of several venues including Piedmont Community Church, the Piedmont Center for the Arts, the Veteran’s Memorial Building, Piedmont Middle School, and Havens Elementary School so rehearsals are usually within a block or two of each other.