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It is the mission of the Capistrano Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Department to enrich the artistic capabilities and awareness of post secondary options for its students and to prepare them to become lasting, educated stewards of the arts.
The CUSD Visual and Performing Arts Department is a department dedicated to artistic excellence. The department focuses first on artistic skill development and artistic knowledge. The first objective of the CUSD Visual and Performing Arts staff is to help each student develop his or her artistic potential to the utmost.
The Visual and Performing Arts provide an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of the arts and encourage the skills and discipline necessary for achieving success throughout a lifetime of experiences.  Arts programs form a vital and important part of the school environment.
Our VAPA Curriculum includes dance, music, theater, media arts, and the visual arts and is based on the  California Arts Standards for Public Schools
and the California Arts Education Framework. The standards are based on the artistic processes of creating, performing/producing/presenting, responding, and connecting.

Visual and Performing Arts

Elementary Music Teacher Appreciation!
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VAPA Calendar

VAPA Calendar

VAPA School Contacts

VAPA School Contacts


Position Name Contact Email
District Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Elementary Music Supervisor Albert Jeung
(949) 234-9586
Primary Music Leads (TK-3)
Samantha Gossage
Noelle Nielsen
Elementary Music Leads (4-5)
Chad Cunningham: Band
Alissa Cunningham: Vocal
Michelle Brunton: Strings
Block Music Team Leads
Hankey, Viejo, Arroyo Vista, Wagon Wheel, Tijeras Creek, Reilly, Castille
Michelle Brunton
Vista Del Mar, Marblehead, Las Palmas, Concordia, Palisades, RH Dana, Benedict
Jeff Long
Esencia, Ambuehl, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Chapparal, Bathgate, Oso Grande
Bruce Marcus
Moulton, Laguna Niguel, Kinoshita, Oak Grove, Canyon Vista, Don Juan Avila, Bergeson
Alex Soares
Wood Canyon, Del Obispo, San Juan, Lobo, Malcom, Hidden Hills, George White
Kory Wentzel