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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
  • Drumline
  • Marching band
  • Performance opportunities in the community for Madrigals, choir and chamber ensembles
  • Local and state-wide competitions and invitations
  • International trips

Meet the Team

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Robert Wagner

    Robert Wagner 

    Director of Visual and Performing Arts
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  • Photo of Caroline Becker

    Caroline Becker 

    Educator, Middle and Upper School Choir
    (858) 453-3440 x198
  • Photo of Wendy Clemente

    Wendy Clemente 

    Educator, LS Music
    (858) 453-3440 x211
  • Photo of Joan Diener

    Joan Diener 

    Educator, US Strings and Orchestra and LS Strings
    (858) 453-3440 x270
  • Photo of Liesl Hansen

    Liesl Hansen 

    Educator, MS Band
    (858) 453-3440 x306
  • Photo of Kelley Hart

    Kelley Hart 

    Educator, ECC and LS Performing Arts
    (858) 453-3440 x360
  • Photo of Michael Peveich

    Michael Peveich 

    Educator, MS and US Technical Theater
    (858) 453-3440 x323
  • Photo of Chad Przymus

    Chad Przymus 

    Educator, US Band and MS Music Elective Grades 78
    (858) 453-3440 x192
  • Photo of Joe Rowling

    Joe Rowling 

    Educator, MS Strings and Orchestra
    (858) 453-3440 x266
  • Photo of Jim Short

    Jim Short Ph.D. 

    Middle and Upper School Performing Arts Educator
    (858) 453-3440 x245

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