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 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
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.