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All District Music Concert – February 15

All District Music Concert – February 15

Students from across Culver City come together to present our fourth annual All District Music Concert!

Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm

Veterans Memorial Building

Instrumental and vocal music students from El Marino, La Ballona, El Rincon, Farragut, and Linwood Howe join students from Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School to present an evening of musical collaborations.

The concert will feature ensembles from CCMS and CCHS, as well as the all district Elementary Choir. All students will perform together in the finale – “True Colors”, arranged by our own Mr. Paul Witt.

Admission – Music

The standard procedures for application to the AVPA apply for the Music department. Click on the Apply button for details. In addition to the standard AVPA application, the following are required: AVPA Music Auditions for 2015-2016 To join AVPA Music, please follow these steps: 1)    Parent/Guardian has filled out the NEW or RETURNING Student Registration online form… Continue Reading


Click here for the AVPA Music Google Calendar.

Since 1998, the Music Department has been active in a variety of ways. From supporting the traditional program during the regular school day to creative opportunities with the Academy after school, students receive many benefits while involved in the program.

Like many school music programs, the Culver City High School music department offers classes in: Music Appreciation, Concert Choir, and Band (Marching and Concert). These classes meet during the regular school day and are taught by the AVPA Music Director, Dr. Tony Spano. Both Choir and Band perform regularly throughout the year. The Marching Band performs at all CCHS football games. Both groups perform at least 2 concerts per year, with additional performances at festivals, fundraising events, and school activities.

After school, the Academy’s music classes include Chamber Singers, Music Theory, Composition, Film Scoring, Sound Recording, String Ensemble, Drumline and Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Combo, Sax Ensemble, and Flute Ensemble. Students can receive individual instruction and ensemble experience through these classes. The Pink Elephant Music Company gives music students a broad range of opportunities to learn, as well as preparing for a variety of productions. Collaborations with Theatre, Art, Film, and Dance are also part of the program’s offerings.

With a knowledgeable staff of trained musicians, the music program is constantly expanding. These classes help prepare students for various productions throughout the year, as well as helping to improve their individual skills. 

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Graduation – Music

Click link below to download or view the listing of Core Courses, Performance courses, Design courses, workshops and seminars that can be used to satisfy these requirements. MUSIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Continue Reading

Faculty – Music

Faculty – Music

Dr. Tony Spano Co-Executive Director Creative Director, Music (310) 842-4200 x6094   Dr. Tony Spano has been on the faculty of Culver City HS since 1998. In additionto teaching regular day music classes at CCHS, he is also the Creative Director ofMusic and Co-Executive Director of the CCHS Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.Originally… Continue Reading

Classes – Music

Fall 2015 Required Convocation attendance for all AVPA students:  Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 10, March 9, April 27, May 18 Dept Class/Workshop Title Course Times/Dates Location Faculty Music Chamber Singers 3:15-5:15 T 94 Spano/Hayes Music Music Theory I 3:35-4:30 M 94 Tony Spano Music Film Scoring/Composition 5:15-6:15 Th… Continue Reading