Houston Boychoir's three-tiered structure provides boys with a consistent source of positive engagement and exceptional opportunities. Houston Boychoir provides a space for boys to become men while forming long-lasting friendships with like-minded boys from diverse backgrounds that they might otherwise never encounter. Beyond the Boychoir, members live as they have learned to sing: with honor, respect, and integrity.
Houston Boychoir has three choirs: the Preparatory Choir, the advanced Chamber Choir and the Olde Boys, a program for high school boys with changed voices. Each choir requires a one-year commitment.
At the entry level of Houston Boychoir, the Preparatory Choir lays a strong foundation for boys' vocal development and musical knowledge. Directors foster boys' sight reading skills with melodic and rhythmic accuracy while boys learn how to listen to and harmonize with one another. The Preparatory Choir rehearses at three convenient locations throughout the city: Central (Museum District), West (Memorial), and South (Pasadena).
After a year in Preparatory Choir, boys may audition for the Chamber Choir. This select group of boys is one of the premiere performance forces of its kind in the country. With a particular focus on developing boys' musical sensitivity, directors challenge choristers with leadership and collaboration: skills that immediately translate to a boy's life outside of the choir. The Chamber Choir regularly performs with professional ensembles and fine arts organizations throughout Houston. Boys learn the nuances of language, tonal harmony, and vocal production, all while developing essential social and critical thinking skills.
Houston Boychoir is committed to fostering a boy's musical and social development during and after his vocal change. After years of singing together in Preparatory and Chamber, boys may continue to deepen their musical brotherhood with fellow choristers in high school. In addition to enriching their musical knowledge, the Olde Boys have multiple opportunities to mentor younger boys, accompanying them on tours, day trips, and in rehearsals as assistants in Preparatory Choir.