The biggest source of the money we raise is donations, almost all from choir families. To run our GRAMMY® award winning music program, we are asking for a tax-deductible Fair Share contribution of $300 for each student participating in choir.

Mira Costa Choirs
2016-2017

Here is the roster for our upcoming year. If for some unforeseen reason I missed your name please email me at mhayden@mbusd.org.  Everyone has a place in choir!  Congrats to all. This is going to be a great year!

Mr. Hayden

Women’s Choir

Avery Berman
Crystal Boyer
Melina Deinum-Buck
Sigi (Alisa) Chen
Kelly Delgado
Kayla Fermanian
Sofia Franck
Emma Gray
Katherine Harrington
Talia Horrow
Emma King
Kimberly Konis
Madelyn Lathbury
Isabella McDaniel
Amanda McDonald
Sofia Pizer
Sophia Vaughan
Madeline Weissenberg
Nora Yang

Men’s Choir 

Van Barrick
Jacob Brumley
Christos Dalis
Nathan Caridad
Tyler Fermanian
Jack Gebele
Robert Heintz
Chris Holton
Owen Konsmo
Macallan Laver
Parker Mattern
Nicholas Micali
Ethan Morgan
Nate Peel
Albert Osongco
Steven Ottely
Max Thomas

Advanced Women’s Chorale 

Kelsey Allen
Vicky Apel
Lucy Atkinson
Asha Berkes
Maggie Brenneman
Kalea Conrad
Amanda Costley
Ella Dabney
Kamilah Davila
Ally Doyle
Lauren Dressler
Jane Fishman
Jillian French
Elizabeth Garcia
Hannah Griffiths
Gaby Guerrero
Eva Hall
Katherine Harfouch
Brielle Hilgers
Lydia Hirsch
Lauren Holliday
Madi Jackson
Emma Kittay
Lily Kohler
Sofia Laden
Evelyn Le

 

Kira Levin
Josie Light
Madi Lindley
Amber Manley
Ashley Marckel
Jade McBride
Sasha Medvidovic
Olivia Morgan
Caroline Noble
Elena Olsen
Samantha Osongco
Katie Padilla
Sutton Revell
Lucy Rigler
Journey Robuck
Courtney Rowley
Morgan Rysso
Audrey Scott
Ariel Serene
Tara Shah
Molly Shea
Mona Stone
Shelby Strickfaden
Maci Vosberg
Kelly Woicik
Allie Yamato

Vocal Ensemble 

Theo Barry
Harrison Caplin
Emily Chase
Bianca Dulong
Kayla Elson
Azaan Esmail
Alex Gill
Isabel Gray
Max Glasman
Julian Grunauer
Jacob Hildalgo
Savana Huskins
Avalon Kennedy
Matthew Kennedy
Claire Layden
Julie LeVee
Trevor Mahony
Ved Pandey
George Rochelle
Kavita Sarathy
Colin Schaffer
Antonio Sellitto
Kelly Shono
Cody Singiser
Viviana Villacorta
Philip Wah
Akela Woomer
Lauren Woomer

The GRAMMY Foundation sponsors a yearly competition as part of their Grammy Signature Schools program. Over 40,000 schools across the nation are solicited for applications. Competing public high schools submit information about their music program. Mira Costa High School submitted a CD that highlighted the entire music department including the choir, orchestra, band, jazz band, and percussion ensemble.

The Mira Costa High School Music Department was notified in December, 2013, of their selection as a semi-finalist. There were only 125 semifinalist schools across the nation with only two in Los Angeles County. In March 2014, Mira Costa was awarded the "2014 Gold Signature School Award". This is a huge honor and highlights Mira Costa as having one of the TOP THREE music departments in the entire nation.

Mira Costa Vocal Ensemble is a Grammy Award winning choir under the direction of Michael Hayden, a 2014 California Teacher of the Year, and accompanist Mark McCormick.  This choir was awarded the distinct honor of being chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Salt Lake City, which took place in February 2015. 

The biggest source of the money we raise is donations, almost all from choir families. To run our GRAMMY® award winning music program, we are asking for a tax-deductible Fair Share contribution of $300 for each student participating in choir.