The Perth Choral Institute aims to help young singers develop their abilities through a variety of Choral Courses. These can be attended by singers as young as 7 up to the age of 25. Some are residential, whilst others do not require singers to live together for the duration of the course.
The PCI Summer Schools are the jewel in the crown of the Perth Choral Institute. The Collegium Summer School is an eight-day residential course for singers aged 18 to 25. It provides an intensive but highly enjoyable week of training in choral music. Participants receive individual singing lessons, group workshops, small ensemble rehearsals and multiple performance opportunities.
The Schola Summer School is an six-day non- residential course for singers aged 14 to 17, which prepares secondary school students to enrol in future Collegium courses.
The objective of these courses is to offer developing singers a unique opportunity to perform at the highest level with like-minded musicians, providing a gateway to the rich choral scene of Western Australia. All staff on the courses have links to Perth and are either current or past members of such diverse, successful and talented ensembles as WA Opera, St George’s Cathedral Choir & Consort, The Giovanni Consort, The National Youth Choir of Australia, and many more.
The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School is a non-residential holiday course for children aged 7-14, and is presented in association with the Perth Choral Institute. Run by internationally renowned coaches in choral music from the historic choral institutions of Oxford and Cambridge, the Singing School is developed to inspire young musicians with classical choral repertoire in a way that is varied and intensely rewarding.
The board of the Perth Choral Institute fully believes that providing a professional level of grass roots training to singers in Perth will allow the already high standard of music making to increase markedly.
Please follow the links below to learn more about each Choral Course.
There are presently no upcoming summer schools. Please check back soon for updates.
Past Choral Courses
Oxbridge Singing School – Jan 2019
A holiday choral course for children aged 7 to 13.Monday Jan 7th - Friday Jan 11th
Summer School 2019 – Schola
A 6 day choral course for singers aged 14 to 17.Sunday Jan 20th - Friday Jan 25thResidence: St George's College UWA
Summer School – Jan 2019 – Collegium
An 8 day residential course for singers aged 18 to 26.Sunday Jan 13th - Sunday Jan 20thResidence: St George's College, UWA
Oxbridge Singing School – Apr 2018
A holiday choral course for children aged 7 to 14.Tuesday Apr 17th - Friday Apr 20th
Summer School – Jan 2018
An 8 day residential course for singers aged 15 to 25.Sunday Jan 14th - Sunday Jan 21stResidence: St George's College, UWA
Summer School – Jan 2017
The inaugural PCI Summer School saw 30 of Perth's best and brightest perform 4 times in 8 days. Click for more information.Sunday Jan 15th - Sunday Jan 22ndResidence: Swan Valley Adventure Centre