How do I join the ABC?
Anyone interested in joining the Albuquerque Boy Choir will need to schedule an audition. The audition process is a very informal private screening with one of the Directors as well as a time for anyone interested to obtain more information. Please see How to Join for more info.
What are the ages of the boys?
Ages of the boys range from 6 – 18. The Albuquerque Boy Choir is comprised of two separate groups: Choristers (6-10), and Concert Choir (10-18), Each group rehearses and performs independently and as a whole. Please visit each choir page to find more specific information about each ensemble.
What is the financial commitment required of the ABC?
The ABC is a non-profit organization whose activities are funded through membership tuition, concert revenues, fundraising projects, and tax-deductible contributions. In an effort to keep choir participation affordable, opportunities for fundraising are offered; however, due to IRS regulations, tuition cannot be fund-raised.
Is there Financial Assistance available?
The Boy Choir offers Tuition Assistance to boys who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches through the schools. If you are not sure if you qualify, check out www.aps.edu for more information. Apply for the scholarship with this form. The scholarship does not cover the enrollment fee, uniform fee, or fundraising assessments. There are numerous fundraising opportunities throughout the year to help with assessment and tour costs.
Is there a discount for siblings?
Yes! Families having more than one child in the ABC receive a 25% discount for younger siblings.
When does the ABC rehearse?
All groups rehearse every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7pm at First Presbyterian Church near MLK Blvd. and the I-25 frontage road.
Where does the Albuquerque Boy Choir Travel?
Annually, the Albuquerque Boy Choir retreats to Hummingbird Music Camp for a weekend of music and recreation. In addition, individual choirs have toured our local region and nation. In 2013, the Concert Choir and Cantamos traveled to Lubbock, TX and San Antonio, TX, while the Choristers toured Denver, CO. In May of 2014, the groups toured to Flagstaff/Northern Arizona. This year’s tour was through southern New Mexico, and included Roswell, Carlsbad, Alamogordo and Las Cruces.