Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department

The Sierra Canyon Performing Arts Department is central to the School’s objective to educate the whole person. Students develop the skills and the discipline to be intuitive, imaginative creators and observers in all areas of their lives. The teachers of the arts are also practicing artists; they inspire and challenge their students to participate in the creative process.

Performing Arts events are also an integral part of the Sierra Canyon community. Concerts, plays and performances fill the school calendar and celebrate artistic accomplishments. Introductory Performing Arts courses are required, but many students go beyond the basic requirements. Some students are involved in many facets of the arts, while others specialize as dancers, musicians, or actors.

Each school year, the Performing Arts Department presents four professional quality and thematically advanced productions. Another annual celebration of the Performing Arts Department is an event called “One Night Only.” This special evening is a culmination of Middle and Upper School students’ yearlong work in the Vocal, Instrumental, and Dance programs.

The Music Program

The Sierra Canyon Music Program is designed to instill an appreciation for and enjoyment of music through exposure to a variety of musical genres; students will experience both making music vocally and instrumentally; thereby enhancing the probability that music will be a part of a lifelong enjoyment of the arts.

Lower and Upper Campus students are taught a comprehensive, multifaceted music curriculum that encompasses a range of topics, idioms, and styles. With our diverse musical curriculum, students at all levels have the opportunity to cultivate and refine their technical and musical skills.

Performing Arts Team

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Rory Sloan

    Rory Sloan 

    Arts Department Chair; MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1371
  • Photo of Mario Garcia

    Mario Garcia 

    Director of Performing Arts; MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1304
  • Photo of Matt Armstrong

    Matt Armstrong 

    US Faculty; Rambler Advisor
    Ext. 1305
  • Photo of Michael Davis

    Michael Davis 

    MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1376
  • Photo of Lilia Kibarska

    Lilia Kibarska 

    MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1372
  • Photo of Jennifer Lichtman

    Jennifer Lichtman 

    MS/US Faculty
    Ext. 1378
  • Photo of Lauren Deutsch

    Lauren Deutsch 

    LS Music Specialist
    Ext. 1292
  • Photo of Jessica Steinhart

    Jessica Steinhart 

    Assistant Teacher; Lower School Dance; Creative Movement Specialist
    Ext. 1286
  • Photo of Pedram Pourghazi

    Pedram Pourghazi 

    Music Assistant Specialist
    Ext. 1293
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.