Torrey Pines High School Music Department

3710 Del Mar Heights Road

San Diego, CA 92130


Design by Yumi Yamazaki

Scott Sayre

Scott Michael Sayre is a TPHS Alumnus of the class of 2004. He grew up playing low brass and jazz piano. Pursuing a career in music creation, he earned a B.M. in computer music composition from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and M.M. in composition from the University of South Carolina. Now back in North County, Scott shares his talents at Torrey Pines by coaching the band classes and the drumline.  He also teaches private lessons at the Youth Arts Academy at the Boys & Girls Club in Carmel valley.


Shelly Yeager

Shelly Yeager is a soprano who grew up singing in her dad’s church in Houston, Texas. After leading the adult and youth choirs starting at age seventeen, she went on to the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston where she graduated cum laude with a Music Education degree in Choral Conducting. Shelly then taught high school choir in the Cypress Fairbanks district where her choirs won many competitions including UIL Sweepstakes for multiple years. She now owns Yeager Hunter Productions, LLC, a musical theatre production company that stages full-scale musicals, on-site, for schools desiring to provide their students a legitimate theatrical experience.


Ian Buss

TPHS Alumnus Ian Buss is a saxophonist, composer/arranger, and music educator. A graduate of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, he has performed at numerous venues in the NYC area, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Bowl, and the United Nations. As a sideman, Ian has shared the stage with Gilbert Castellanos, Jon Faddis, Bobby Sanabria, and others. In addition to maintaining his own private lessons studio, he teaches at Palomar College, the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, and the UCSD Jazz Camp. Now an Artist in Residence at TPHS, Ian specializes in Jazz Band and Jazz Improvisation.

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