Music at Bishop's

Instrumental

The instrumental music program has developed and expanded over the years, from one ensemble to several. This 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 to 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 Day, Open House, the School auction and other social events. This group of musicians has participated in the Fullerton Jazz Festival, where they have received superior ratings.

Voice

Bishop’s choral program has grown and developed over the past several years. Students graduate with an enjoyment of singing and often continue this art form into college and beyond. The program offers all students, regardless of their abilities, 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 by participating 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 that combines 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.

The upper school auditioned ensembles participate in numerous singing opportunities outside of school, including festivals, competitions, school and community events. The choirs usually travel every other year to larger national festivals. Recent trips include NYC, where students sang at Carnegie Hall, along with San Francisco and Arizona. 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.