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Visual and Performing Arts

Winter Musical Auditions!

Winter Musical Auditions!

Visual and Performing Arts Teachers

Beilstein, Cambria (949) 234-5900 ex.16604 VAPA Department Chair
Calder, Kristine Dance/Body Composition/PE9 Teacher
Carlson, Greg Teacher
Colt, Jan Visual Arts Teacher
Devaney, Brian (949) 234-5900 Video/Film Teacher
McElroy, Dean (949) 234-5900 ex.16606 Director of Instrumental Music
Norgren, Ryan (949) 234-5900 Digital Photography/Yearbook
Ushino, Michael Teacher
Wooten, Jeremey (949) 234-5900 ex.16514 jdwooten@capousd.org Head Baseball Coach/Teacher

Mission Statement

The mission of the visual and performing arts department at San Juan Hills High School is to give all students an encounter of the creative experience through the mediums of visual arts, theater arts, music, and dance.  The creative experience is the personal interaction that one has while creating, critically analyzing, and performing art.  Students will encounter these art forms on several different levels as defined through the California State Framework including, but not limited to artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, and aesthetic valuing.  All students of varying artistic aptitude and prior experience will receive quality instruction at the appropriate level, with a focus of challenging them to reach a greater level of artistry.  Students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue any of these areas as a profession will be given the full opportunity through quality instruction and a variety of course offerings for them to reach their goal.  However, the primary focus will be to bring the creative experience to all students of San Juan Hills High School through every artistic medium to the end result that all students bring a ‘creative spirit’ and critical analysis to all of their life challenges.

Courses Offered in Visual and Performing Arts

Instrumental Music

Instructor - Dean McElroy   Email

  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Marching Band
  • AP Music Theory
  • Drumline

Vocal Music

Instructor - Michael Ushino  Email

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Guitar
  • Commercial Music
  • Introduction to Fine Arts

Dance

Instructor - Kristine Calder   Email

  • Beginning Dance
  • Intermediate Dance
  • Advanced Dance Production 

Theater Arts

Instructor - Cambria Beilstein   Email

  • Drama 1A/1B
  • Advanced Drama
  • Actors' Repertory Theatre
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatrical Production and Management
  • Drama/Musical Comedy PE
  • Drama/Musical Comedy FA

Visual Arts

Instructor - Jan Colt   Email

  • Drawing/Painting
  • Advanced Drawing/Painting
  • Ceramics

Instructor - Ryan Norgren   Email

  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Yearbook

Video/Technological Arts

Instructor - Brian Devaney   Email

  • Video Production
  • Advanced TV Production
  • TV Broadcast Journalism
  • Film Studies
  • Computer Graphics

Musical by Bob Martin & Don Mckellar Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. 

 

Audition Notice: 

 

Mandatory Open Dance Call- September 21st at 3:00pm until released

 

Mandatory Open Vocal Audition- September 25th. 

Please prepare 1 up tempo 32 bar cut of a musical theatre genre in the style of the show.

*Sign Ups will be on the call board in the F-Building in front of Ms. Beilstein's office. Or e-mail Ms. Beilstein at Clbeilstein@capousd for a time slot. 

 

Call Backs- September 28th on invitation

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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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