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ELAPA Magnet Choral Music Department

     ELAPA Magnet offers multiple choral classes ranging from Beginning Choir and Voice to Advanced Choir (Bella Voce and UpScale). Our beginning and intermediate classes are available for all students and skill levels. Our advanced groups require an audition.
To get information about auditions for advanced choirs, please contact Melissa Rios at [email protected]


Expectations of the Performing Arts Department:

As ELAPA Magnet is a performing arts school, there is an expectation that all students will perform in culminating performance assignments as part of demonstrating mastery of the standards in their performing arts courses. Evening and weekend performances are considered essential tasks for all students to demonstrate mastery of their learning.

     Melissa J. Rios - ELAPA Magnet Choral Director     
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     Melissa Rios has been teacher choir at ELAPA magnet since 2014. A graduate from Cal State Northridge, Melissa has a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral music. She is originally from San Diego, California where she attended Southwestern Community College and received an AA in General Music.
     While teaching at ELAPA Magnet, Melissa has also developed clubs such as the Torres Pep Band, ELAPA Musical Theater Club, and ELAPA A Capella Club. She has also helped to further relationships with the following Community Partners: LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, We All Sing Hallelujah, Glendale Community College, and many more. 

If you have any questions regarding assignments, or missed zoom sessions, please message on Schoology, email me at [email protected] or join me during office hours.

OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment please message me on Schoology or email



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