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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.

Junior High Options

Intermediate Band

Course Description

This junior high intermediate/advanced-level, performance-based course provides students with a variety of concert band experiences. Music is studied and performed from an intermediate and advanced level of middle school repertoire. Sight-reading skills and basic theory are intermixed in the education of music styles and history. This ensemble performs at festivals, clinics, and other concerts and community events. Extracurricular commitment is required. Only band instruments are used in this course. (i.e. – flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and concert 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.”

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.”

Theater Productions

Theater Seasons

Each school year the CMCS Theatre Department puts on two to three productions for the community and school to attend live theatre and experience the dramatic arts. Each season will include a fall play and a spring musical.

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.”

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.”

Fine Art

Course Description

This junior high 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.

Ceramics

Course Description

This junior high 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.