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Fine Arts Goals

Our desire is to develop young men and women with a passion for worshipping the Lord through the arts. Our mission is to develop students spiritually, academically, and artistically.

Spiritually
Our goal is to be Christ-centered in all we do, teach, and say. We want to love God and love others through worship and the arts.

Academically
Our students will experience classes in the arts of the highest caliber and rigor to prepare and equip them for the next level of their education.

Artistically
Our students will experience the arts from a uniquely Christian perspective that challenges them to be the best theatre participant, artist, vocalist, or instrumentalist they can be for God.

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Music

Jazz Band

Course Description

This secondary performance-based course provides students with a variety of jazz ensemble experiences. Music is studied and performed from an intermediate to advanced level of jazz repertoire. Jazz basics and technique are intermixed with the jazz festival music for the semester. This ensemble performs at festivals and performances throughout the semester. Extracurricular commitment is required. Traditional jazz instruments are used in this course. (i.e. – saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums & mallet percussion).

Director Biography

Daniel Lybeck graduated from CMCS in 2009 having been a member of the music and theater programs here at the school. He studied music at California Baptist University. While there, he participated in 5 theatrical productions and performed with the CBU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and the Male Chorale & Brass Ensemble. His education allowed him to be exposed to a vast range of musical styles and performance mediums including choral and solo vocal performance, brass (trumpet and trombone), woodwinds (clarinet and flute), and various percussion instruments. His love of music is only outmatched by his love for the Lord and the desire to share in and develop the gifts that God has blessed the students at Calvary Murrieta with. The verse that he feels best defines his relationship with the Lord is 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Intermediate Band

Course Description

This intermediate level, performance-based course provides students with a variety of concert band experiences. Music is studied and performed from an intermediate to advanced level of pieces composed for concert bands. Sight-reading skills and basic theory are intermixed in the education of various music styles and history. This ensemble performs at festivals, concerts and other community events. Extracurricular commitment will be required. Traditional and non-traditional band instruments are used in this course (i.e. flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and various concert percussion instruments).

Director Biography

Daniel Lybeck graduated from CMCS in 2009 having been a member of the music and theater programs here at the school. He studied music at California Baptist University. While there, he participated in 5 theatrical productions and performed with the CBU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and the Male Chorale & Brass Ensemble. His education allowed him to be exposed to a vast range of musical styles and performance mediums including choral and solo vocal performance, brass (trumpet and trombone), woodwinds (clarinet and flute), and various percussion instruments. His love of music is only outmatched by his love for the Lord and the desire to share in and develop the gifts that God has blessed the students at Calvary Murrieta with. The verse that he feels best defines his relationship with the Lord is 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Symphonic Band

Course Description

This advanced level, performance-based course provides students with a variety of concert band experiences. Music is studied and performed from an intermediate to advanced level of pieces composed for concert bands. Sight-reading skills and basic theory are intermixed in the education of various music styles and history. This ensemble performs at festivals, concerts and other community events. Extracurricular commitment will be required. Traditional and non-traditional band instruments are used in this course (i.e. flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and various concert percussion instruments).

Director Biography

Daniel Lybeck graduated from CMCS in 2009 having been a member of the music and theater programs here at the school. He studied music at California Baptist University. While there, he participated in 5 theatrical productions and performed with the CBU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and the Male Chorale & Brass Ensemble. His education allowed him to be exposed to a vast range of musical styles and performance mediums including choral and solo vocal performance, brass (trumpet and trombone), woodwinds (clarinet and flute), and various percussion instruments. His love of music is only outmatched by his love for the Lord and the desire to share in and develop the gifts that God has blessed the students at Calvary Murrieta with. The verse that he feels best defines his relationship with the Lord is 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Warrior Pep Band

Course Description

This advanced level, performance-based course provides students with a variety of pep band experiences. Music is studied and performed from an intermediate to advanced level of marching band composed repertoire. Though this band is not officially a “Marching Band”, members will participate in at least two parades a season and basic marching techniques will be taught to aid in these performances. This ensemble performs at football games, pep rallies, parades and other community events scheduled at the discretion of the director. Extracurricular commitment is a necessity. Traditional and non-traditional band instruments are used in this course (i.e. flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, marching percussion instruments and front ensemble).

Director Biography

Daniel Lybeck graduated from CMCS in 2009 having been a member of the music and theater programs here at the school. He studied music at California Baptist University. While there, he participated in 5 theatrical productions and performed with the CBU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and the Male Chorale & Brass Ensemble. His education allowed him to be exposed to a vast range of musical styles and performance mediums including choral and solo vocal performance, brass (trumpet and trombone), woodwinds (clarinet and flute), and various percussion instruments. His love of music is only outmatched by his love for the Lord and the desire to share in and develop the gifts that God has blessed the students at Calvary Murrieta with. The verse that he feels best defines his relationship with the Lord is 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Show Choir

Course Description

Show Choir is a mixed ensemble that combines the movement of dance and singing to perform literature from various selected eras of musical history. Through this course, students will develop greater musicianship, proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, postures, stage presence, and the other important musical disciplines. In this class students will study and perform vocal music in the Jazz, Pop, and Swing styles. Students will learn the art of movement and dance as well as the enhancement of the vocal rendition of various works. Show Choir is appropriate for all abilities and is a fantastic way to step into the art of music!

Director Biography

Mrs. Chelsea Lybeck graduated from Calvary Murrieta Christian High School in 2008 and went on to pursue her dreams of being a teacher at California Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from CBU in May of 2012. At age five she began performing, and has performed in over 20 shows since. Along with performing theatrically, she has been a part of multiple choirs over the last eight years and has travelled both locally and nationally spreading the joy of the Lord through music. Her life verse is Psalm 73:26 “Though my flesh and my heart may fail, the Lord is the strength of my life and my portion forever.”

Theatre Arts

Introduction to Drama

Course Description

This high school beginning level course is an exciting and fun class that will teach students about the basics of theatre in ten sections including Getting Started, Evaluation, Scene Work, Acting, Characterization, Publicity/Theatre Business, Play Production, Theatre History, Games and Improvisation and Planning for the Future. Every student will learn all the basics of theatre history, play production, performance on stage and how to find a career in theatre.

Director Biography

Mrs. Chelsea Lybeck graduated from Calvary Murrieta Christian High School in 2008 and went on to pursue her dreams of being a teacher at California Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from CBU in May of 2012. At age five she began performing, and has performed in over 20 shows since. Along with performing theatrically, she has been a part of multiple choirs over the last eight years and has travelled both locally and nationally spreading the joy of the Lord through music. Her life verse is Psalm 73:26 “Though my flesh and my heart may fail, the Lord is the strength of my life and my portion forever.”

Advanced Drama

Course Description

More info coming soon.

Director Biography

Mrs. Chelsea Lybeck graduated from Calvary Murrieta Christian High School in 2008 and went on to pursue her dreams of being a teacher at California Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from CBU in May of 2012. At age five she began performing, and has performed in over 20 shows since. Along with performing theatrically, she has been a part of multiple choirs over the last eight years and has travelled both locally and nationally spreading the joy of the Lord through music. Her life verse is Psalm 73:26 “Though my flesh and my heart may fail, the Lord is the strength of my life and my portion forever.”

Theatre Productions

Course Description

More info coming soon.

Director Biography

Mrs. Chelsea Lybeck graduated from Calvary Murrieta Christian High School in 2008 and went on to pursue her dreams of being a teacher at California Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from CBU in May of 2012. At age five she began performing, and has performed in over 20 shows since. Along with performing theatrically, she has been a part of multiple choirs over the last eight years and has travelled both locally and nationally spreading the joy of the Lord through music. Her life verse is Psalm 73:26 “Though my flesh and my heart may fail, the Lord is the strength of my life and my portion forever.”

Visual Arts

Ceramics 1

Course Description

This beginning to intermediate level course offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations with clay building techniques such as coil, pinch pots, slab building and introduction to wheel throwing. In addition to gaining confidence they will gain proficiency working with clay, glazes and surface treatments. Students will learn about the history, analysis, design concepts and interpretation of art.

Ceramics 2

Course Description

This intermediate to advanced level course offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations with clay building techniques such as coil, pinch pots, slab building and introduction to wheel throwing. In addition to gaining confidence they will gain proficiency working with clay, glazes and surface treatments. Students will learn about the history, analysis, design concepts and interpretation of art.

Fine Art 1

Course Description

This beginning to intermediate level course offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations in the classics such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, photography and crafts. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, appreciation, design concepts, analysis and interpretation of art.

Fine Art 2

Course Description

This intermediate to advanced level course offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations in the classics such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, photography and crafts. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, appreciation, design concepts, analysis and interpretation of art.

Journalism/Yearbook

Course Description

The Journalism/Yearbook course offers students comprehensive experiences with detailed explorations in photography, graphic design, digital photography and editing. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency in photography, students will learn about the history, analysis, design concepts, use and interpretation of photos. Yearbook students will attend key events, and gather photos and information to compile our yearbook.

Photography 1

Course Description

This beginning to intermediate level course offers students comprehensive experiences with detailed explorations in photography, graphic design, digital photography and editing. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency in photography, students will learn about the history, analysis, design concepts, use and interpretation of photos.

Photography 2

Course Description

This intermediate to advanced level course offers students comprehensive experiences with detailed explorations in photography, graphic design, digital photography and editing. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency in photography, students will learn about the history, analysis, design concepts, use and interpretation of photos.