NEW! Audition for Throckappella

Auditions will be held Tuesday January 17th from 4:30-6:30pm. 

– To schedule an audition please contact us at 415-383-9611 or email Tim Silva at

Audition Process:  The audition will take 10 – 20 minutes. Be prepared to sing 16 bars (a verse and/or a chorus) of a song you love and know well. Auditions will also include warm-up exercises, recognition/repetition of pitches, and some simple sight-singing. Please come 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition and bring a photo. You will be notified within the week of audition results.


Our award-winning teen a cappella group is an advanced vocal music program for talented high school students who share a love of music and are motivated to advance their skills in repertoire, performance and ensemble skills. High school age members are chosen thru audition and merit based on talent, ability, dedication, a cooperative spirit, and a love of music. The group has many performance opportunities throughout the year that allow them to expand their talents in front of an audience.

Rehearsals: Meets on Tuesdays, from 6:15-8:30pm during the school year

Fees: Enrollment fee for the school year is $750. For those who are invited to join in January the enrollment fee is $375.


An East Bay native, Director Tim Silva is an active performer, teacher, and collaborator in a wide range of settings. Since completing degrees in composition and vocal music education, Tim has recorded with some of the Bay Area’s most elite chamber choruses (AVE, Volti, SF Choral Artists) as well on the debut albums of Briget Boyle and Nick Hours. This summer, he made his debut with Chalice Consort and also sang with the Russian National Orchestra in Volti’s Festival Chorus. He performs regularly with several independent artists as a drummer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, and also is one-third of the folk-pop trio Iron Henry. He teaches group classes, and private lessons in general music, choral music, music theory, and vocal technique to preschoolers, senior citizens, and everyone in between.