Visual and Performing Arts

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.

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Courses Offered in Visual and Performing Arts

Instrumental Music

Instructor - Dean McElroy   Email

  • Concert Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Marching Band
  • AP Music Theory
  • Drumline
  • Auxiliary Group (Colorguard) 
  • Commercial Music
  • Introduction to Fine Arts

Vocal Music

Instructor - Victor De La Cruz  Email

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Madrigals 

Dance

Instructor - Kristine Calder   Email

  • Beginning Dance
  • Intermediate Dance
  • Advanced Dance Production 

Theater Arts

Instructor - Cambria Beilstein      Email

  • Drama 1A/1B
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatrical Production and Management
  • Advanced Drama
  • Actor's Repertory Theatre
  • Drama/Musical Comedy
  • Introduction to Fine Arts

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