Apprentice Program

A Unique Opportunity for Boys Who Love To Sing

Click here to download the Apprentice Program Flyer and Application (PDF)

What is the Apprentice Program?

The Apprentice Program is an after-school program that provides boys the opportunity to receive musicianship training, as well as vocal technique instruction, in conjunction with the Training Choir of The American Boychoir School.

When do we meet?

Fall Session 2015:
Returning Students:
Mondays OR Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm from October 5 - December 12, 2015
* No rehearsals Thanksgiving Week (November 23 & 25)

New Students:
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm from October 7 - December 12, 2015
* No rehearsals Thanksgiving Week (November 23 & 25)

December 12, 2015 Combined Concert

Spring Session 2016:

Early March through mid May, details TBA

How can I join?

All that is needed to join is a brief audition confirming a singer's ability to match pitch. No other training or experience is necessary. Students may submit an online voice check, or may set up an appointment with our teaching staff by emailing

A sample audition can be found in the Admissions section of our website by clicking here.

What are the attendance requirements?

Because the program culminates with a performance, boys and their families must commit to attend all rehearsals and the final performance.

What will I learn?

Boys receive training in vocal technique, sight reading and music theory. By the end of just one semester, boys will notice a marked improvement in their ability to read, understand and join in the creation of music.

Where do we meet?

All rehearsals take place on The American Boychoir School's campus at Rambling Pines, 174 Lambertville Hopewell Road, Pennington, NJ 08525-2712.

What is the tuition?

Tuition $350 for each session

For additional information please contact:

The American Boychoir School
Office of Admissions

As Director of Vocal Studies, Fred Meads trains choristers of The American Boychoir School through private vocal instruction and classes in music theory. He conducts the Training Choir daily and prepares its members for the musical and social demands of the advanced Concert Choir. Previously, he served as Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Children's Choir from 1999-2009.
Melissa Malvar-Keylock is Director of the Apprentice Program and Choral Community Liaison with The American Boychoir. She conducts with the Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Area Homeschool Choir, and is a published composer with Colla Voce, Hal Leonard and Choristers Guild.
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