Instructions for Music Educators

Instructions for Music Educators

Boychoir Festival 2018

Music Educator Information

We are happy once again to invite your boy singers to attend our annual Boychoir Festival. We promise your boys will leave the Festival recharged with a renewed sense of self-esteem as boy singers.

The Boychoir Festival is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leading the Festival is Steven M. Fisher, Artistic Director of Keystone State Boychoir and New Jersey Boychoir, and is highly respected in the world of boychoirs. 


While the Music Educator is not responsible for registering individual singers, you must register and provide the names and grades of the boys you are recommending for participation in the Festival. To do so, go to the Music Educator Recommendation Form. No preparation is necessary for boys attending the festival! Music will be provided, and rehearsed, as part of the festival day.

This is an event for boys with unchanged voices (or boys with changing voices who can still sing treble) who love to sing AND who can match pitch consistently. You may register up to five boys (4th thru 7th graders) to participate in the Festival. The Festival Choir is limited to the first 100 boys who register by January 20, 2018. If there are still spots available after that date, additional registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to send additional boys, please contact Julie Donahue at to place them on the waiting list.


The participation cost for each singer is $40, which includes music, meals, snacks, and a festival t-shirt. Each parent is responsible for registering their singer online, which involves completing the Singer Information Form and paying the registration fee. (A credit card will be necessary to complete the registration process.)

If your school is covering the registration fees for your singers, or if you wish to collect the fees from your singer(s) and write a check from your school, the check should be made payable to “Keystone State Boychoir” and sent to our office at 35 West Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144.

If a singer is in need of a scholarship in order to participate, please contact Martha Platt, Commonwealth Youthchoirs Managing Director, at

Music Educators are not required to attend the festival in order to send students. Even if you can’t attend the Festival, we would love to see you at the 2:30 pm concert. All music educators who have boys participating in the Festival will receive two complimentary tickets.