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The Music Department within the Academy of the Performing Arts Junior (APA Jr.) at Dwyer Middle School provides comprehensive offerings in instrumental and vocal development. Our music classes allow students to realize their fullest potential while interacting with peers who share their passion for the Arts. Involvement in music not only increases self-esteem, but often raises the level of academic achievement and instills a lifelong appreciation for music in our students.

Dwyer MS Music


2018-19 APA Jr. Results (updated 6/21/18)

2018-19 APA Jr.


Advanced Band

Owen Gilkerson

Reina Han


Advanced Orchestra

John Eugino

Ally Kulp

Emma Lee

Chloe Nguyen

David Walston


Commercial Music: Rock Band

Liam Bone

Harrison Holcomb

Ava Johnson

Jimmy Kanaley

John Sabino

Jacob Young


Show Choir

Ricardo Camacho

Marcela Gigliello

Reina Han

Madilyn Host

Katelyn Nunley

Carly Purvis

Julia Recana

Samantha Summers

Amika Swanson


Choir 2:

Paige Bridenball

Evan DiCarlo

Kylie Falcon

Marcela Gigliello

Zoey Griffin

Gabriella Herman

Madilyn Host

Emily Ivison

Nancy Jackson

Brooklyn Menchaca

Isabella Naranjo

Alyson Nguyen

Lily Ogle

Giovanna Oviedo

Sasha Vespe

Holly Weinrich

Sidney Woodard



Slate of Candidates for Jr. Oiler Music Guild Board of Directors 2018-19

May 15, 2018

At their meeting on May 14, 2018, the Jr. Oiler Music Guild put forth the slate of candidates the Guild Board of Directors for the 2018-19 school year. Elections are to be held at their meeting on June 18, 2018.



  • Linda Jones


  • Tiffany Kanaley


  • Kasi Webb

Vice President – Ways and Means

  • Laura Lopez

Vice President – Band

  • Monica Lingard

Vice President – Orchestra

  • Brenda Chen

Vice President – Choir

  • Julia Ciejka

Vice President – Commercial Music/Guitar

  • Amy Aala

APA Jr. Auditions

APA Jr. Application now available!


Dwyer's Music Department offers a variety of music classes ranging from beginning to advanced skill set, some of which do not require an audition. Our advanced classes are part of our school's APA Jr. program - a pathway to APA at Huntington Beach High School. All our offerings are yearlong classes.


Students currently in a Dwyer Music full-year elective will be evaluated within their class. Thus, it will not be necessary to schedule an audition appointment. However, an application should still be submitted.


Classes that DO NOT require auditions (open to beginners):

  • Beginning/Intermediate Band (Band 1-2)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Strings (Orchestra 1-2)
  • Choir (Choir 1)
  • Commercial Music: Guitar (Guitar 1-2)

APA Jr. Music Classes (Audition Required):

To initiate the audition process and schedule an audition appointment for our music classes, please complete the APA Jr. Application and submit it to the office or one of our music teachers.


*Click Audition Checklist to find required audition materials.

Details of audition requirements for each class can be found in the "Audition Checklist” page.

Required audition materials such as sheet music can be found in the corresponding locker folder in the top right column.

Music Locker

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Choir 2: SCVA 2018