Since 1984, Phoenix Children’s Chorus (PCC) has been transforming children’s lives through music by facilitating artistic, musical, and cultural development, and offering world-class choral education. More than just a performance ensemble, PCC prides itself on its rigorous music education curriculum including the study and practice of vocal technique, innovative music literacy instruction, and professional performance skills. The artistic team is staffed with experienced and successful educators with degrees in music and education who average more than 10 years of teaching experience. PCC started with just 35 children, became a 501c3 nonprofit in 2010, and has grown to become Arizona’s premiere mixed-voice youth choral education program, with more than 400 choristers in a variety of ensembles.
Phoenix Children’s Chorus offers multiple choral experiences to allow families to choose the best fit for their child. PCC Downtown is an auditioned premier program for children in grades 3-12 featuring touring ensembles, weekend overnight camp, small group music literacy classes, and performances in Arizona’s finest concert venues. PCC Voices is a neighborhood choir program for children in grades 3-9 serving local communities with engaging choral rehearsals integrated with music literacy. Poco Voce is a music exploration program for K-3 designed to form the building blocks of musicianship offered at all our locations with no audition required.
Our comprehensive program helps children from across the Valley — from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds — to build self-esteem, practice teamwork, and develop broader cultural understanding through music. We strive for variety in our artistic programming, performing an array of styles and genres, premiering new works, and singing traditional choral favorites. Choristers gain professional performance experience through staged concert series, community performances, domestic and international touring, and collaboration with fellow arts organizations. Touring throughout the United State as well as international destinations like Germany, Australia, Italy, China, Ireland, Argentina, and Russia have provided PCC choristers and families cultural and musical experiences that form the foundations tolerance, respect, and understanding.
A quality music education should be accessible for all children regardless of gender, race, religion, orientation, or religious beliefs. Phoenix Children’s Chorus builds connections in a diverse community through music, inspiring lifelong engagement in the arts. Different backgrounds and experiences make PCC stronger and impart new perspectives that will build lasting benefits beyond the classroom and the stage.
Phoenix Children’s Chorus fosters excellence in youth by facilitating artistic, musical, and cultural development through choral education and performance. We provide a professional environment in which a diverse community advances the talents, self-esteem, and life skills of its members. As global ambassadors, we develop a passion to enrich the world around us by creating perpetual supporters of the arts.
Build a community of life-long supporters of the arts who experience transformational and impactful moments through singing.
Our Core Values
To provide a choral music education – The primary goal of the Phoenix curriculum will be centered on classical music theory and training.
To provide performance opportunities – Performance opportunities play choir to present well-rehearsed programs to suitable audiences.
To provide a positive learning environment – A positive learning environment is encouraged by behavior standards and a dress code. A positive attitude is encouraged for all participants of this organization.
Fostering a team effort – Each voice is essential to the sound of the entire choir. Each voice is essential in rehearsal and in performance. A choir is very much a team effort, every voice is a first string voice, there are no bench sitters.
Fostering self-discipline and self-esteem – The self-discipline of weekly rehearsals and daily practice to perfect the art of singing provides a strong base of confidence which results in individual self-esteem. As a choir working towards a performance goal, the discipline of the group will result in a concert that builds the choir’s self-esteem.