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Public invited to Torrey Pines High School music concerts

Kurtis Shaffer shows the form that has music colleges nationwide interested in his abilities.
Kurtis Shaffer shows the form that has music colleges nationwide interested in his abilities.

By John Kolacz

Torrey Pines Music Boosters, TPHS Foundation and the Arts programs at Torrey Pines High School present their Winter Concert Series, two evenings with all of Torrey Pines High School’s music ensembles performing.  The bands and orchestras showcase a particularly high degree of skill as all of the musicians has to earn their way onto the roster through competitive auditions.  The entire community is invited to the concerts.

The events are taking place on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  The line up will be:

•Jan 31: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and two Jazz Combos

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•Feb. 1:  Intermediate Orchestra and Advance Orchestra plus the Jazz Band

•Both will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Canyon Crest Academy at 7 p.m.

Music students and teachers from area elementary and middle schools are particularly encouraged to attend.  The concerts will showcase what many students will be joining upon moving into high school and, as always, will provide a great display of what the strength of instruction in the middle and elementary schools is capable of producing.

Amy Willcox, music director at Torrey Pines, continues to make daring choices with her repertoire and has pushed the TPHS program to prominence locally and beyond.  Under her supervision, the music program has realized award-winning accomplishments at music festivals nationwide.  Graduates have become professional musicians and recording artists.  Recent graduates are attending the acclaimed Berklee School of Music in Boston, the UCLA School of Music and more.  For more information on the Torrey Pines Music program, visit: https://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/awillcox/

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