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MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the Community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

High School Music

Bethel Park High School Music
BPHS Region Chorus students

"The study of music contributes in important ways to the quality of every student's life.  Every musical work is a product of its time and place, although some works transcend their original settings and continue to appeal to humans through their timeless and universal attraction. Through singing, playing instruments and composing, students can express themselves creatively, while a knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables them to learn new music independently throughout their lives.  Skills in analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are important because they enable students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences and to understand and enrich their environment.  Because music is an integral part of human history, the ability to listen with understanding is essential if students are to gain a broad cultural and historical perspective.  The adult life of every student is enriched by the skills, knowledge and habits acquired in the study of music."

                           --Music Educators National Conference

Bethel Park School District requires a minimum of two credits in the Fine/Practical Arts for graduation.  Courses offered within the Music Department meet these graduation requirements.  A variety of vocal and instrumental courses are offered to complement each student's personal interests and musical pursuits.

Please click here to see a list of BPHS Music Course Offerings.

BPHS Music Staff

Mr. Jonathan Derby
9th Grade Instrumental Music Teacher
Music Technology/Music Theory

High School Orchestra Director

Mr. Todd Kuczawa
High School Vocal Music Teacher

Mr. Chad Thompson
Grades 10-12 Instrumental Music Director