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About Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle

Welcome to the Northwest Choirs, home to the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Annually, 200 young singers enroll in our premier music education programs. These students—boys ages 6 to 18, and girls 12 to 18—come from all corners of the Puget Sound region representing 115 diverse public and private elementary, middle and high schools. In our program, these children and young adults become skilled musicians and singers with a passion for the musical arts, and the unique ability to perform great choral literature and contemporary works at the highest professional levels. Our experienced staff work with members as they progress through a series of training levels where they learn music literacy, ear training, vocal technique and performance skills.

Considered the premier children’s choirs in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Choirs is an integral part of the region’s cultural life. Northwest Choirs members perform regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, as well as other high-profile performing arts groups in the area.

Our Mission
The mission of the Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle is to provide the highest level of music education and vocal performance opportunity to the children and young adults of the Pacific Northwest region, and to contribute to the cultural life of the community by providing access to a unique choral resource. The Northwest Choirs is committed to being the finest choir of its kind in the region and among the finest in the nation. The Northwest Choirs achieves this by recruiting and training the most talented young people in the area and by engaging its participants in the mastery of choral music with an emphasis on musicianship, self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, and professional behavior.

Founded in 1971, and incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in 1974, the Northwest Choirs is committed to making its programs accessible to young people regardless of religion, social background, or financial situation.

Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle could not exist without the generous support of gracious donors. We invite you to learn more about our supporters. 

"What really made Thursday’s performance of the Orff was the excellence of the chorus, prepared to the hilt by Joseph Crnko, and featuring not only the Seattle Symphony Chorale but also the Northwest Boychoir. This combined group sang with tremendous energy, focus, and accuracy." (Carmina Burana, Seattle Symphony)
– Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times