Sing With Us!

Since 1982, the award-winning Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir has offered exceptional music and choral training to hundreds of boys and girls from schools throughout the San Francisco East Bay Area. We attract students from around the Bay, particularly from Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, San Francisco and Marin counties. Enrollment in younger choirs do not require auditions. For those choirs requiring placement or auditions (please see Prerequisites below) we hold auditions twice yearly, in September and in February.  We offer choirs that are appropriate varying degrees of music experience and for ages 0 -18.

Over the past 34 years 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 differently, mature differently, 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 the next level. This process then sets them up to succeed as they continue their music education. 

We offer classes  in three different departments: Pre-Kinder and Kinder Department, Training Department and the Performing 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. 

Unique to the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir is that students often work on collaborations with living composers, perform newly commissioned pieces, and sees the Performing Department Choirs - Concert Choir, Ensemble and occasionally Ecco - tour nationally or internationally each season.

There are many ways in which to enroll your child:

CLICK HERE to request a placement audition

  • Call the Choir office at  510.547.4441- ext. 302 and ask for the Registrar (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

  • Email the registrar with your enrollment questions and she will respond by email or phone within 48 hours on business days

  • Fax us at: 510.451.2947
  • Write to us at:
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
Attention: Registrar
3629 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 USA

Please view our FAQ page for more information. We look forward to you joining our Choir family! 

 


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.

2017-18 Schedule

KINDER DEPARTMENT

Choir

Ages/Grades

Day

Time

Prerequisite

Pre-KinderChoir A

Boys/Girls

Ages 4+

Wed

2:30-3:20

no audition required

Pre-KinderChoir B

Boys/Girls

Ages 4+

Wed

3:30-4:20

no audition required

KinderChoir A

Boys/Girls in Kindergarten

Wed

4:30-5:20

no audition required

KinderChoir B

Boys/Girls in Kindergarten

Thur

4:30-5:20

no audition required

 

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2017-18 Schedule

TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Choir

Ages/Grades

Day

Time

Prerequisite

Girls Training 1a

Girls

Grades 1-2

Mon

4:00-5:30

no audition required

Girls Training 1b

Girls

Grades 1-2

Tue

4:00-5:30

no audition required

Girls Training 2a

Girls

Grades 2-5

Mon

4:00-6:00

Placement audition required for new students.

Girls Training 2b

Girls

Grades 2-5

Tues 4:00-6:00

Placement audition required for new students.

Girls Training 3

Girls

Grades 3-6

Tue

4:00-6:00

Placement audition required for new students

Girls Training 4

Girls

Grades 4-7

Tue

4:00-6:00

Placement audition required for new students

Boys Training 1

Boys

Grades 1-3

Mon

4:00-6:00

no audition required

Boys Training 2

Boys

Grades 3-5

Mon

4:00-6:00

Placement audition required for new students

 

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2017-18 Schedule

PERFORMING DEPARTMENT

Choir

Ages/Grades

Day

Time

Prerequisite

Concert Choir

Boys/Girls

Grades 5-8

Tue/Thu

4:00-6:00

Audition required

Ensemble

Boys/Girls

Grades 7-10

Tue/Thu

4:00-6:00

Audition required

Ecco

Young Men & Women

Grades 8-12

Mon

6:30-8:30

Audition required

Ancora

Young Women Grades 8-12

Thu

7:00-9:15

Audition required

 

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