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

To provide the highest level of music education and vocal performance opportunity to the boys, and young men and women of the Seattle region, and to provide the local community with a unique choral resource.

Who We Are and Our Core Values

Incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in 1974, the Northwest Choirs (Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle) is committed to making its programs accessible to young people regardless of religion, social background or financial situation. The Northwest Choirs recruits and trains talented boys, and young men and women in the mastery of vocal performance with an emphasis on musicianship, self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, and personal excellence.

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

"It has been a great pleasure during my years as music director of the Seattle Symphony to often work with the Northwest Boychoir. They are a superb ensemble; wonderfully trained by their extremely gifted music director, Joseph Crnko. I actually go out of my way to try to find works that incorporate a boys choir so that I can work with these talented young men and they always have all of my support."
– Gerard Schwarz, Conductor Laureate, Seattle Symphony
Jägerchor - Franz Schubert