Welcome to the PWC Mentorship Program (PWCMP)

Mentorship Program - Spring 2017
Welcome to the PWC Mentorship Program!

The Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC) of Palo Alto is pleased to announce the eighth year of its Mentorship Program. This program is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade young women with choral experience and a passion for singing. The program offers qualified applicants a unique opportunity to perform advanced and innovative literature with one of the best women's choruses in the country. Participation in the PWC's Gala and concert on March 5th marks the culmination of the program.

Founded in 1966, The Peninsula Women's Chorus is well known for its dedication to musical excellence and its adventurous leadership in expanding new treble choral literature. You can view the PWC in action by visiting our Videos page.

Participation in the PWC Mentorship Program is free to accepted applicants, though a fully refundable deposit for bound music may be requested. Interns successfully completing the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and two complimentary tickets to PWC’s spring concert.




Application Process
Interested students may apply by downloading the application materials and submitting them by December 30, 2016. Auditions will be held on January 5 to determine final acceptance into the program. NOTE: Students who submit applications by November 25 may request an early audition on December 1.

The application materials include:

  • Application Form with requested signatures
  • High School Music Director or Private Music Teacher Recommendation Form

Download Application Instructions and Forms


Mentorship Program Timeline

Nov. 25 “Early admission” applications due
Dec. 1 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm “Early admission” auditions (each audition lasts ½ hour)
Dec. 30 Final due date for applications
Jan. 5 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Final auditions (each audition lasts ½ hour)
Jan. 6 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parent/daughter orientation
Jan. 9 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm First rehearsal (Rehearsals are held in Palo Alto every Monday evening through February.)
Feb. 25 9:00 am – 10:30 am Additional rehearsal at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
Mar. 5 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm Gala and concert at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara



If you'd like more information about the program, please e-mail: mentorship@pwchorus.org

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The Mentorship Program has been well received by previous participants:

"I would have never been able to sing anything like the music we were given if I had not been lucky enough to get this wonderful opportunity."

"Do it!!! This is a great opportunity to have fun and sing with an amazing group of female singers, with an equally amazing director."