Welcome to Pacific Chorale’s Education & Community Programs blog!

This blog is dedicated to Pacific Chorale’s Education & Community Programs.
For more information on concerts, tickets, auditions, or the organization, please visit our full website at www.pacificchorale.org.

Education as Mission

Central to Pacific Chorale’s mission are its award-winning music education programs. Pacific Chorale intends to be a catalyst for the renaissance of choral art and music education. To accomplish that aim, Pacific Chorale has implemented many innovative, comprehensive opportunities for its current and future audiences to expand their appreciation of choral music and the creative process. Chorus America, the national service organization for professional choruses, recognized Pacific Chorale in 1997 with the inaugural Educational Outreach Award for exemplary programs. Pacific Chorale also received the 2002 “Outstanding Contributions to Education Award”, presented by the Orange County Department of Education.

Our award-winning education programs include:

Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival
This annual summer event unites singers from throughout the community with Pacific Chorale singers and alumni as well as distinguished guest artists in a free public performance. Have questions? Visit our Festival FAQs.

Choral Camp
Pacific Chorale’s Choral Camp will improve the musicianship of any high school vocalist. This intensive 5-day summer program builds a strong foundation of choral skills, incorporating theory, sight-singing, and healthy vocal production throughout a week of mixed, men’s, and women’s choirs, voice classes, and chamber ensembles in all genres. Fun electives and appearances by inspirational guest artists add to the excitement and get kids revved up for choir to start in the fall. Presented in association with California State University. Learn more from our Choral Camp FAQs.

Pacific Chorale Academy
This El Sistema-inspired, after-school program is offered to 3rd – 6th graders in partnership with Newport-Mesa school district. School music teachers team with Pacific Chorale teaching artists to provide high-quality after-school instruction twice a week each semester. The curriculum includes training in vocal technique, ensemble singing and musicianship, and is full of opportunities for performance, peer mentoring and fun.

Intro to the Arts
Since 1986, Intro to the Arts has enabled more than ten thousand high school choral music students to attend Pacific Chorale concerts free of charge.

Passage to the Arts
Through their innovative Passage to the Arts program, introduced in 1997, Pacific Chorale partners with local social service organizations to provide potentially transformational concert experiences to at-risk youth, people with disabilities and low-income families at no cost.

Concert Previews
Insightful Concert Previews give audiences a richer understanding and deeper appreciation for the repertoire being performed.

Elliot and Kathleen Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Pacific Chorale awards the Elliot and Kathleen Alexander Memorial Scholarship annually to an outstanding choral conducting student at California State University, Fullerton.

For more information about Pacific Chorale’s education and community programs, please contact Molly Pontin at (714)662-2345 or email molly@pacificchorale.org, or visit our full site at www.pacificchorale.org.