Arts

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Faculty

List of 10 members.

  • Wendy Clemente 

    Music Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x211
  • Joan Diener 

    US Strings and Orchestra Teacher; LS Strings Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x270
  • Heidi Handelsman 

    (858) 453-3440 x247
  • Liesl Hansen 

    MS Band Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x306
  • Mike "Michael" Peveich 

    Technical Theater Teacher
    858-453-3440 x323
  • Caroline Przymus 

    MS and US School Choral Director; MS and US Musical Director
    858-453-3440 x198
  • Chad Przymus 

    US Band Teacher; MS Music Elective Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x192
  • Brenda Riedler 

    LS Strings and Orchestra Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x271
  • Joseph "Joe" Rowling 

    MS Strings and Orchestra Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x266
  • Robert Wagner 

    MS Drama and Dance Teacher; US Dance; MS and US Musical Stage and Choreography Direction Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x234

Performing Arts

Dynamic, creative, interdisciplinary and thoughtful, the La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) performing arts program is an integral part of each student’s liberal arts education. Whether acting in a play, singing a chorale, dancing a pas de deux or marching in a drum line, students are encouraged to use their imaginations while simultaneously building discipline-specific skills through intensive training with our dedicated faculty of professional, working artists.  

Class offerings in music, acting, dance and technical theater also emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, often culminating in public performances both on campus and off campus, from our own Four Flowers Theater to international stages around the world. As part of a holistic approach to learning, our students are encouraged to see their work in a larger sociocultural context, exploring ideas relevant to the rest of their studies and to their lives as young, maturing, citizens of the world.

After School Co-curricular Opportunities

  • Upper School Musical
  • Glee Club
  • Drumline
  • Marching Band
  • Performance opportunities in the community for Madrigals & Choir
  • Performance opportunities in the community for Chamber Ensembles
  • Trips