Pittsburgh Sings! Festival of Choirs

The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale congratulates the recipients of its 2020 Scholarships, Daryl Jean Smith of Penn Hills High School and Emma Galiardi of Riverview High School. These students participated in the 2019 Pittsburgh Sings! Festival of Choirs. They were recommended by their choir directors. Both plan to continue singing in college. Congratulations, Daryl and Emma! May music always be a part of your lives!


Daryl Jean Smith

Penn Hills High School

Class of 2020


“I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. When I first entered Penn Hills Choir I remember feeling intimidated and I felt like I wasn’t enough, but being surrounded by such open minded and welcoming people is VERY contagious! I felt like I mattered and that I was an important contribution to the choir, MY choir! I honestly don’t know who I would be without such a recreational class. It never felt like work! Kala Williams is a truly eccentric woman and one of a kind! As I part ways with Penn Hills, I leave them with this:  Why just sing the melody when you can harmonize?”


Daryl Jean Smith will attend Kent State University to major in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med.


Emma Galiardi

Riverview High School Class of 2020


“I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Scholarship for 2020. Thanks to your generous contribution, it will enable me to have the opportunity to further my education and a four-year degree program at Thiel College. 


“When I attend Thiel College in the fall, I will study criminal justice and the pursuit of a career in the field of law. The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Scholarship and opportunity to attend Riverview High School has helped me to create a solid foundation for which to build my future. Thank you for your generous support.”

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Daryl Jean Smith

Penn Hills High School

Class of 2020


The Festival is a celebration of choral music featuring local high school choirs and the PCC.  We are proud to sponsor this annual event that showcases a few high school choirs from the Greater Pittsburgh Area and gives students the opportunity of a lifetime to sing at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale receives funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) and is proud to be part of its 25th anniversary year and RADical Days celebration with our Festival. Visit radworkshere.org for more information



"The opportunity was amazing.  I know that experience will last me a lifetime.  The concert was so special for everyone involved"

- Woodland Hills High School student