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Delivering FREE Professional Development to schools and teachers across Arizona!

The Grammy-Award Winning Phoenix Boys Choir will be offering FREE Professional Development workshops this year!

Our Artistic Staff has decades of experience building children’s voices and we’d love to share skills, tips, and techniques for improving the sound of your students.


Our first PD Day is October 6th, 2018 1:00-3:30


11:00-12:00 - (Optional Rehearsal Observation – PBC Tour Choir)

12:00-1:00 - (Optional Lunch on Your Own)

1:00 – 3:30 - Professional Development Workshops


Please consider joining us and telling your friends!

You can register below, Or search for us on FaceBook!

Georg Stangelberger
Artistic Director
Georg Stangelberger joined the Phoenix Boys Choir in 1999 as Artistic Director with unparalleled international experience of 13 years with the Vienna Choir Boys as Deputy Artistic Director and Principal Choir Conductor. He is the recent recipient of the Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria.

He led the Choir to its Carnegie Hall debut in 2003, in the same year the choir was named "Cultural Ambassador" to the European Union and sang a side-by-side concert with the Vienna Choir Boys in the Court Chapel in Vienna. In the fall of 2004, Mr. Stangelberger made his debut with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra conducting them together with the Phoenix Boys Choir in the Requiem by W. A. Mozart. In July of 2007, under his direction the choir was awarded 1st Place in the International Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Competition at the Musikverein in Vienna. Mr. Stangelberger has taken the choir on tours throughout Europe, North America and Japan. Under his direction the choir sang in such illustrious venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Avery Fisher Hall in New York, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Canterbury Cathedral, the Cathedral of Chartres, Cologne Cathedral and many more. 

Choral and Vocal Technique for the Instrumental Teacher

Dr Craig Westendorf – Phoenix Boys Choir Town Choir Director


Demonstrations with younger singers will give essentials for breathing, phonation, basic solfege, proper vowels, and learning new repertoire.



Navigating the Male Voice Change

Georg Stangelberger

Artistic Director, Phoenix Boys Choir Tour and Masters


Learn to help boys “bridge the gap” through anatomy, psychology, and musicianship. Develop resonance in your young men and “Fill the Room!”



Aural Literacy: Building Beautiful Ears and Voices

Topher Keene – Phoenix Boys Choir Director of Education


Learn strategies and exercises for building aural skills in your choir. Improve sight-reading, ear-training, and intonation, with better blend and beautiful tone.

Dr. Craig Westendorf
Director of Town Choir​
Craig J. Westendorf holds a BM in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music and Liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been on the music faculties of both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois, where he taught musicology and conducted choirs. He has played organ recitals throughout his career in the Midwest, the East Coast, Arizona, California, and northern Germany. Dr. Westendorf has been active as an organist and choral director in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area for the last 25 years. He founded and directed the Central Phoenix Oratorio Choir, was artistic director of the Grand Canyon Men's Chorale and the Fountain Hills Community Chorus, Director of Music at First United Methodist Church – Phoenix, and has served as organist for the Phoenix Symphony and the Phoenix Bach Choir.

Call (602) 264-5328 email: or fill out the form below to schedule!

Topher Keene
Director of Education​ and Cadet Choir Director
Topher Keene began as PBC's Director of Education in 2017 after an extensive career in education and private music teaching.
Topher is a level III certified Kodály educator and serves as president of the Arizona chapter and as a board member of the national Kodály organization OAKE. He has presented workshops at schools and universities as well as state, regional, and national educator conferences.
Topher is a Quarterfinalist for the 2019 Grammy Award for Music Educator of the Year.
Topher has taught private voice for over a decade and in addition to lessons offered in Phoenix, he teaches via Skype to students around the world. While he enjoys working with all students who wish to sing better, he specializes in boys with changing voices, musical theatre singers, and struggling beginners (even those some would call "tone deaf")
You can learn more about Topher's work and see videos of performances and workshops at:
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