Boy Singers of Maine
This year, PCM proudly assumed leadership of The Boy Singers of Maine (BSOM), an esteemed organization with over 30 years of history of performing nationally and internationally, including at the White House and with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra. This group provides boys an opportunity to meet peers who love to sing and to engage with a varied repertoire in a collaborative environment. Open to boys ages 7 to 18, the group rehearses from 5:15 to 6:30 on Wednesdays, and enjoys performance opportunities throughout the year. Boys ages 5 to 7 can join the BSOM prep choir, which meets Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:20.
Paul Schnell directs the program. Paul has over 30 years experience teaching music in the public school system, as well as prior experience with BSOM. He also serves as Organist and Assistant Music Director at Woodfords Church. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and has wonderful skills in leading children and youth ensembles.
Contact Paul Schnell to schedule a Voice Placement Interview upon request. Paul can be reached at email@example.com.
Girl Singers of Maine
We are starting a new and exciting season for young women who love to sing! We welcome Director Maria Belva, a long-time choral conductor for both adults and youth. She comes to us from New Hampshire where she founded and for 20 years directed a youth choir in three sections for singers in grades 2 through 12.
Two age groups will each have a distinct musical experience: Sisters in Song is the section for girls entering grades 5 through 8 this Fall. For young women entering grades 9 through 12, a new section is forming which is yet to be named and will be modeled after the Chamber Choir of Musica de Filia.
Choral repertoire is varied, engaging, and wide-ranging, from the Renaissance to the 21st centuries. Performances are given several times each semester, including a Winter Concert at Woodfords Church. A simple placement audition is required, and singers must be able to match pitch.
Both choirs will meet on Tuesdays. Sisters in Song will meet from 5:00 until 6:15 pm and the older section will meet from 6:30 until 8:00 pm. The two choirs will occasionally overlap in a rehearsal, so they can join voices in a single piece for the concert program. They will also perform with the Boy Singers of Maine at the same Winter Concert.
To join one of the Girl Singers choirs, please fill out an audition form and contact the PCM office to schedule a voice placement audition on the afternoon/evening of one of the following days: