Music at Bishop's

Instrumental

The instrumental music program allows for the training of classical music lovers as well as jazz enthusiasts to create, improvise and perform in a variety of musical venues and play a diverse repertoire.

The chamber group performs in two major concerts throughout the school year as well as chapel services and the annual choral music concert in December.

The jazz band plays in two major school concerts as well as for many on campus school activities some of which include Bish Bowl, Open House and other social events. 

Voice

Bishop’s choral program sudents graduate with an enjoyment of singing and often continue in college and beyond. The program offers all students, regardless of ability, a place to belong, a place to learn and develop musically, a place to sing and perform.

In middle school, students develop their singing voice and music reading skills in Vocal Music as part of their arts rotation. All middle school students can join Middle School Choir, and in eighth grade, they have the opportunity to take Middle School Select Ensemble and Musical Theater 8, a performance class combining music, dance and drama. All choirs perform in the winter and spring choral concerts. 

In upper school, men who enjoy singing can join the Knight’s Chorus, and women can sing with the Knightingales. From these ensembles, students can advance into Bel Canto, the select women’s choir or Bishop’s Singers, the select mixed choir.

Upper school auditioned ensembles participate in numerous singing opportunities outside of school, including festivals, competitions, School and community events. The choirs travel every other year to larger national festivals. Recent trips include NYC, where students sang at Carnegie Hall, Hawaii and San Francisco. They also participate in the winter and spring choral concerts.
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.