Music is a lively and integral part of life at College Prep.
Music courses offer students the opportunity to perform in choral or instrumental ensembles and to become acquainted with musical forms and composers of the past and present. Classes are designed to foster proper technique, teamwork, self-expression, and joy.

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  • Choral Music

    Choral Music is open to all students who want to sing. Participants learn choral and vocal techniques while singing music from a variety of periods and styles. The curriculum engages both novice and experienced singers. The class participates in one major concert each semester. Advanced Vocal Ensemble (AVE) is a small group of advanced singers who perform regularly on and off campus. AVE sings music of many styles, including classical and world music and often divides into smaller a cappella ensembles. Admission to the group is by audition. 
  • Beginning & Intermediate Instruments

    Beginning Instruments is for students who would like to begin to play music, learn a new instrument, and learn to read music. Students choose from a variety of instruments, including guitar, electric bass, piano, drums, and band and orchestra instruments. Students provide their own instruments with the exception of drums and piano. Intermediate students collaborate musically in a variety of configurations. Classes work on classic, current, and original material in contemporary musical genres including rock, pop, blues, hip hop, funk, reggae, punk, and metal.
  • Orchestra & Chamber Music

    Orchestra is open to all instrumentalists who have prior training. The group rehearses standard and pop repertoires and performs at school concerts and other on-campus events. Chamber Music features advanced instrumentalists playing music in small groups. The class meets during the day with additional rehearsals before performances. In addition to the chamber ensemble, students in this class also rehearse and perform with
    the Orchestra.  
  • Jazz Band

    Students in this performing ensemble explore many musical styles while developing improvisational technique. Open to intermediate and advanced players on traditional jazz instruments (and non-traditional by audition), the Jazz Band tours and performs with the choral students.

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    David Chiorini 

    Instrumental Music Teacher
    510-652-0111 x130
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    Tina Harrington 

    Choral Music Teacher
    510-652-0111 x130

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