Oakland Tech is proud to present a strong music program with a tradition of community and excellence, now expanded program to include afterschool music, under the direction of Ms. Helena Moss-Jack since 2014-2015.
Tech’s music classes are appropriate for all students, including those with a strong background in music or those just beginning. Our classes fulfill the VAPA requirements for graduation and are a wonderful addition to any student’s time in high school.
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Tech’s music department teaches all elements of music, including music theory, reading music, instrument technique, expression, ensemble and individual performance, music history and heritage. All classes are taught to the National Standards for the Arts.
Students have performed at our own Winter Concert, the OUSD Jazz Festival, the OUSD Strings Festival and other venues including: Yoshi’s Jazz Club, the Oakland Jazz Festival (featuring Chaka Khan), and the Portola Jazz Club, the latter as part of a college tour to CSU Monterey Bay.