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Choral/Vocal Arts

The San Juan Hills High School Choral/Vocal Arts Department strives to create musical literacy, proper vocal technique, and a life long passion for music that reinforces a drive for excellence in every aspect of life.  For more information about the program, vocal conservatory, recent photos and a calendar of events please visit our websitefollow us on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Michael Ushino

Choral/Vocal Music

Michael serves as the Director of the Choral/Vocal Arts Department at San Juan Hills High School and heads the program's Vocal Music Conservatory.  Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in 2010 and his Masters in Music for Choral Conducting from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State  

University, Long Beach in 2013.  His conducting mentors have included Professor Emeritus Joseph Huszti, Dr. Jonathan Talbert, and Keith Hancock.  As a singer and choralist, he performed in England, Hungary, Slovakia, Korea, China, Wales, Spain, Mexico, and throughout the United States.  He has also performed and conducted on state with internationally acclaimed performers such as Kronos Quartet and the Rolling Stones.  He is also trained in martial arts and has received a first degree blackbelt in Shotokan Karate.

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