Instructions for Parents

Instructions for Parents

Congratulations! Your daughter has been selected to sing in the GETMusic! Festival, which will culminate in a concert of over 200 girls!

The Pennsylvania Girlchoir’s annual GETMusic! Festival is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 8:30 am – noon at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. The Festival Conductors are Melissa Keylock, Dr. Elizabeth Parker, Lauren Canna and Marianne Gruzwalski of Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Garden State Girlchoir.

The participation cost for each singer is $40, which includes music, meals, snacks, and a festival t-shirt. Parents are responsible for registering their singers online, which includes paying the online registration fee. (A credit card will be necessary to complete the registration process.) To register your daughter now, click here. After completing the registration you will be directed to our payment page. The Festival Choir is limited to the first 100 girls who register by January 13, 2018.

Girls do not need to prepare any music ahead of the festival. All music will be taught and learned that day.

If your singer’s school is covering the registration fees for participating singers, or if you’re submitting your payment to your singer’s Music Educator so that one check can be written from the school, all you have to do is complete the registration form.

If your singer’s Music Educator is completing both the registration and payment, you will be asked to fill out a hard copy of the Singer Information form so that your daughter’s information can be input online by her Music Educator.

If you are in need of a scholarship in order for your daughter to participate, please contact Martha Platt, Commonwealth Youthchoirs Managing Director, at mplatt@cychoirs.orgIf you do not have a credit card, please contact Commonwealth Youthchoirs office, 215-849-1762 or

As a reminder, Festival Singers should have already “found their singing voices” and be able to match pitch successfully and consistently throughout the treble range. The festival is for girls who love to sing AND who sing well in a choral setting.

The GETMusic! Festival will culminate with a concert at 11:000 am that will feature the Festival Choir and the world-renowned Pennsylvania Girlchoir. Families and friends are welcome to attend and may purchase concert tickets at the door.

Our FAQ page will answer many questions you might have about the Festival. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact or at 215-849-1762.

See you on the January 20!