Torrey Pines Music Department

Welcome to Music at Torrey Pines High School. Please explore our website to learn more about our award-winning Music Program. Check back often for event information and announcements.


Moving to TPHS over the summer?

Auditions for students new to TPHS will be held in August either in person at school or virtually using the Zoom platform. You must sign up for an audition time. Audition dates will be announced here as soon an they are set. Please check back here so you can sign up for your time slot as soon as the dates are announced. Please go to our Audition page for more info about the audition process and to sign up for your audition time.

Virtual Concert and Awards

 Links to our End-of-Year Virtual Concert pieces and the annual music department awards presentation are on our Facebook page Torrey Pines Music

Prospective TPHS Music Students

Thank you for your interest in the music program at Torrey Pines. The following pages have information that will be helpful to you: 

FAQ’s for Prospective Students 

Audition Information 


Concert Schedule 2020-2021

Music Booster Meetings 2020-2021

Donate to TPHS Music

Make checks payable to TPHS Foundation and write “Music Donation” in the memo line.  Put donation checks in the Music Booster lock box in Mrs. Gelb's office.

Donate online at Torrey Pines High School Foundation.  Under "Choose Team/Booster Club," select Music Booster. Fill in the donation amount and other information. Under Payment Options you can select to donate by credit card or by check.

Donations are essential to the music program at Torrey Pines.  The program gets no funding from the district other than teacher salary, yet music programs are very expensive to run.  We rely on donations to cover the costs of coaching, sheet music, instruments, equipment, transportation, festival registration fees, and other expenses. Your support is greatly appreciated.


 All donations are tax deductible.

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Parent Meeting PowerPoint



Music Dept. Calendar


FAQs for Prospective Students


Music Stores





Contact Form 2020-21

Instrument Loan Agreement Form



SCHEDULE for 2019-20



Fall Concert #1

Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band

Oct. 22, 2019  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00 pm)


Fall Concert #2

Choir, Jazz Combo

Oct. 23, 2019  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00 pm)


Chamber Concert

Select classical performances

Nov. 5, 2019 


Jazz Concert

TP & CVMS Jazz Bands

Dec. 3, 2019  |  7:00 pm



Winter Concert  #1

Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band  

Jan. 13, 2020  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Winter Concert #2

Choir, Guitar, Jazz Combos

Jan 14, 2020  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Spring Concert #1


Band, Orchestra

Mar. 17, 2020  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Spring Concert #2


Jazz Band, Choir

Mar. 18, 2020  |  7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Chamber Concert

Singer/song writer/contemporary select students

Apr. 3, 2020  |  7:00 pm


Falcon Finale Concert #1

Choir, Guitar, Jazz Combo

June 2, 2020  |   7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Falcon Finale Concert #2

Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band

June 3, 2020  |   7:00 pm (call time 6:00)


Attendance at these competitions is mandatory.  Please arrange your schedule so you can attend.


SCSBOA Festival -- Band

March 5, 2020, noon-7:30 pm

El Camino High School, Oceanside

SCSBOA Festival  -- Orchestra

March 6, 2020, noon-7:30 pm

El Camino High School, Oceanside

Irvine Jazz Festival -- Jazz Band


March, 21, 2020

All day

Irvine High School

SCSBOA Regionals  -- Orchestra


April 30, 2020

Lakeside High School, Lake Elsinore

Other Events

Back to School Night

Sept. 24, 5:00 pm, call time 4:45 pm

Jazz Band Performs

Football game vs. LCC 

Nov. 1, call time 6:15, game starts 7:00

Choir sings

Battle of the Bands

Nov. 9, time TBD

Select local bands

District Honor Choir

Dates TBD

District Honor Band

No District Honor Band this year. Audition for All State and All Southern Honor Band instead.

TPHS VPA Alumni Gala

Jan. 10-12, 2020

Select students to perform

Choices Night

February 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band perform

TPHS Musical: Pippin

Auditions in December


Feb. 20-22, 2020 and

Feb. 27-29, 2020

Select pit orchestra

Guitar Master Classes

Dates TBD

Guest artists will visit during class

Guitar Field Trip to Taylor Guitar Factory

Date TBD

Torrey Pines High School Music Department

3710 Del Mar Heights Road

San Diego, CA 92130



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