Pittsburgh Girls Choir welcomes girls of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds into our supportive community committed to artistic excellence through an exemplary music education program. What are the advantages of a Girls Choir? A community where the artistic, intellectual and emotional needs of girls are easier to meet, where the learning environment is a safe and supportive community, and where leadership opportunities for girls are maximized. We provide a sequential Kodaly-based curriculum focusing on ear training and literacy, a girl-friendly learning environment which enables each girl to reach her highest potential, and a focus on mentoring where older girls pair with younger girls to model healthy relationships and artistic discipline.
- Melodia: Our level 1, non-auditioned training choir for girls in grades 1-3, developing healthy vocal skills and a foundation in musical literacy through the use of children’s choral repertoire, multi-cultural folk songs, games and dances.
- Harmonia: Our level 2 girlchoir for students in grades 3-6, expanding knowledge of musical literacy, and healthy vocal production. Choristers learn to sing two-part repertoire in several languages.
- Via: Our Level 3 training choir for girls in grades 5-9, performing two and three -part repertoire in several languages and developing advanced sight-singing skills. In Via, choristers prepare to give their first solo concert which they perform in Pittsburgh and throughout the region on a 2-3 day mini-tour.
- Concentio: An advanced choir for girls in grades 7-12. Members must have either graduated from Via or equivalent choral background. Choristers must demonstrate a high level of vocal and sight singing skill. Concentio performs advanced sacred and secular repertoire with three to six-parts in multiple languages and styles.
- Chamber Choir: our most advanced choir of PGC. Membership is by invitation only and offers musically experienced members of Concentio the opportunity to make an extraordinary commitment to choral singing.
- Choral Camp: a one week summer camp experience for younger children, offered each year on a different musical theme.
- Concentio Camp: a week-long overnight camp for Concentio choristers, usually in August, to build community and summon the spirit and the voice for a season’s music.
- Tours: National or international performance tours for advanced choirs take place each year. The 2018-19 season concluded with a tour of Amsterdam and five historic cities in Germany, including an overnight stay in a fairytale Rhineland castle and PGC’s participation in the world-famous Hanover Choir Days (Chortage Hannover) youth choral festival.