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Dwyer Music

Choir Open Auditions 2023

It is with great pleasure that we announce the list of names below for receiving an invitation to join our advanced Choir teams in the 2023-24 school year! Please check your email for more info. Congratulations, scholars!

Vocal Ensemble (Choir 2)

Loretta Aiello
Marlow Barnes
Isabella Basso
Sebastian Benz
Kassidy Cleland
Maximus Dunlap
Ava Falcioni
Amelie Ghan
Helene Grenier
Aubrey Grimes
Brooklyn Hartley
Carlysle Hernandez
Quynh Anh Hoa
Brigette Hook
Aaron Kim
Claire Kitchens
Valentina Lang
Vivian Larrazabal
Freedom Morales
Vivienne Northern
Damian Pike
Ethan Quon
Noelle Rasmussen
Bodie Redmond
Summer Roberts
Penelope Tennant
Sunday Wakeman
Skylar Wengert
Trystan Willis
Jacob Wood
Hannah Young

Ripple Effect (Show Choir 2)

Avery Akerson
Piper Aldama
Mikayla Brooks
Belynda Bruce
Mariam Chelidze
Waverly Craver
Shylah Daswani
Joslynn Hawkins
Jasmin Jarjur
Martyna Kaczmarowski
Ayda Kim
Emma Knudtson
Sydney Lindenberg
Constance Palmer
Ava Palomares
Maya Sanchez
Emma Villasenor
Amelia Hemming


Dwyer Music Program Highlights & Promo Videos (find them below)!

  • We have a culture of cultivating competent musical teams!

  • We're a supportive group! You instantly become part of a tight-knit music family, and we always have each others' backs!

  • Come journey with us! We participate in the Disney Imagination Campus Workshops annually. We also attend the Heritage Festivals.

  • We get invited to perform in various venues and events like; the LA Angels stadium, for the Harlem Globetrotter basketball games, at Chapman University & Sonoma State University for state-level choral festivals, and even to Carnegie Hall (New York City) for a national choral festival!

  • We perform for all sorts of school-wide & district-wide events too.

APA Jr. Audition Info

Dwyer's Music Department offers a variety of music classes ranging from beginning to advanced skill sets. Some of our classes 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. Most of our offerings are yearlong classes.

Students currently enrolled in beginning/intermediate level Dwyer Music full-year elective(s) will be evaluated within their class(es). Thus, it will not be necessary to schedule an audition. However, an Online Application should still be submitted.

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

  • Concert Band (Band 1)
  • Concert Orchestra (Orchestra 1)
  • Rising Waves (Show Choir 1)
  • Concert Choir (Choir 1)
  • Commercial Music

APA Jr. Music Classes (audition required):

To initiate the audition process, please complete our Online Application. You will be contacted shortly after you have submitted your application. To ensure proper and timely communication, please provide us with a reliable and valid email address in your submitted online form.

Details of audition requirements for each advanced music class can be found in their "Audition Checklist" document (see below). Click on "Audition Checklist" for your choice of music class and review the required audition materials to help you prepare for a successful audition.

Required audition materials such as sheet music can be found in the corresponding locker folder below (MUSIC LOCKER).


Tri-M Music Honor Society

President - Zoe Ferguson

Vice President - Owen Perkins

Secretary - Naomi Colodny & Antonio Lopez (Elect)

Historian/Librarian - Haley Dang & Lyra Piccinino

Treasurer - Sabrina Lopez, Audrey Le

Music Student Leadership Council

Vocal Ensemble
Ripple Effect
Wind Ensemble
Commercial Music


Kylie Aviles Haley Dang Joleen Vansomphone Naomi Colodny Graeden Edwards

Vice President

Audrey Le Lauren Woodley Owen Perkins Lucy Dawson Serena Haider
Student Conductor

Emma Gutierrez

Cole Lassig

  Sabrina Lopez William Barnes  
Dance Captain

Mackenzie Jasper

Sophia Linh Le

Samantha Ball (Vice)

Lyra Piccinino (Elect)  

Addison Beutner

Jayden Lee

Bella Nguyen


Addison Beutner

Jayden Lee

Bella Nguyen

Section Leader

Joseph Bray

Rex Emch

Roxanna Escalera

Zoe Ferguson

Jorgeluis Jaime

Chloe McClaren

Sydney Menchaca

Lyra Piccinino

Samantha Robles

Charissa Bui

Siena Chee

Jillian Cheng

Addison Beutner

Seamus Conwell

Brady Dorfman

Joey Gonzales

Jayden Lee

Sabrina Lopez

Addison McCoy

Bella Nguyen


William Barnes

Naomi Colodny

Lucy Dawson

Amelia Nguyen

Makayla Ordaz



JOMG Slate of Candidates for 2023-24

  • Treasurer - Melissa Knudtson

  • Secretary - Jennifer Cooper

  • VP Choirs - Brandii Arriola

  • VP Band - Samantha Zenghut

  • VP Commercial Music - Kristin Frederick

  • VP Orchestra - Alejandra Nauman


Jr. Oiler Music Guild
Dwyer Music Booster Club
2022 - 2023 Board:

President: Kristin Beckner

Treasurer: Sarah Adamson

VP Ways & Means: Lori Hewitt

Secretary: Wendi Perkins

VP, Band: Heather Lopez

VP, Choir: Lisa Aviles

VP, Orchestra: Nina Dawson

VP, Commercial Music: Starla Edwards

Dwyer Middle School's Music Department provides comprehensive offerings in both instrumental and vocal development. Our advanced classes are part of the school's Academy for the Performing Arts Junior (APA Jr.), which is a pathway to HBHS APA programs. 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 as well. More importantly, our students learn various musical skills, develop lasting relationships with their peers, and acquire a lifelong appreciation for music.

Music Classes @ Dwyer

All music classes are yearlong courses, except Commercial Music (which runs for a semester at a time, but feel free to take it for two semesters in a row!). 6th graders are welcome to join all Dwyer Music courses instead of the Elective Wheel. All classes are open to 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.

Concert Orchestra (Orchestra 1):
Beginning strings class
(no audition required)

String Ensembleª (Orchestra 2):
Advanced strings class

Concert Band (Band 1):
Beginning concert band class
(no audition required)

Wind Ensembleª (Band 2):
Advanced concert band class

Commercial Music:
Commercial music class
(no audition required)

Rising Waves (Show Choir 1):
Beginning choir class w/ dance choreo
(no audition required)

Ripple Effectª (Show Choir 2):
Advanced choir class w/ dance choreo

Concert Choir (Choir 1):
Beginning choir class
(no audition required)

Vocal Ensembleª (Choir 2):
Advanced choir class

ª APA Jr. class (selective, audition-based)

Dwyer Chorale @ NYC 2022

Dwyer Chorale is Dwyer's premium choir! Singers from our school's Vocal Ensemble (Choir 2) and Ripple Effect (Show Choir 2) combine to participate in this ensemble. They represent our city, district, and school, at various festivals and competitions throughout the country (and the world)! Someday, we plan to be invited to the World Choir Games!!

Contact Us

General Info

YouTube: Dwyer Music

Mr. Reyes

Bands & Choirs

YouTube: Reyes

Ms. Homann

Orchestra & Commercial Music

YouTube: Homann