Welcome to the BV K-8 Vocal Music website. My name is Judith Chan and this is my 26th year of teaching music and my 17th year at Beverly Vista. I have a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and a Master in Music Education. I have also studied in Australia and had extensive training in the Kodály methodology. I grew up singing in a children’s chorus and have performed with the California Bach Society and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. It is my belief that every child should have access to the highest quality of music education and this opportunity should be offered at school and not by chance.  Research has shown that students who are musically literate can often be better learners in other subjects. While performing is an important aspect in music, my focus in the music room will always be about music literacy.   At Beverly Vista, elementary classes have music once a week. K-3rd grades have 30 minutes and 4/5th grades have 50 minutes per week. The middle school Concert Choir is an elective offered to 6-8th grade and we meet every day.  We also offer two chorus ensembles for the elementary grades: Junior Choir (2nd and 3rd Grades) and the District Honor Choir (4th and 5th Grades). Please feel free to click on the links on this page to find out more details of all our programs. The best way to contact me is to email me at jchan2@bhusd.org. I am always looking for parent volunteer to help out as our choral program continues to grow. Please let me know if you are interested. I look forward to another year of music making with your child.


Recent Posts

Carnegie Hall performance

Beverly Vista Concert Choir performed on March 12, 2017 as the featured choir at the Festival at Carnegie organized by WorldStrides Onstage.

Heritage Festival 2016

Beverly Vista Concert received a gold rating at the Heritage Festival on April 1. In addition, we also received the Outstanding Choral Group Award which was given to a choral ensemble with highest scores among all schools. We performed Ëgyëtëm, Bëgyëtëm by Zoltán Kodály at the Agoura Hills Performing Arts and Education Center.
BHUSD Honor Choir received a gold rating at the Forum Festival on May 1, 2015 in Fullerton College. 
Selected Beverly Vista chorus students performed in the OAKE National Youth Choir at the Benson Great Hall in Bethel University on March 21, 2015.

Benefit Concert for Children's Hospital LA

Concert Choir performed Hotaru Koi, a Japanese children's song arranged by Rō Ogura.

Heritage Festival

Beverly Vista Concert Choir scored a gold rating at the Heritage Festival at San Diego on March 27, 2015. We performed Liebe by Franz Josef Haydn, Ladybird by Zoltán Kodály and Aizu Bandaisan, a Japanese folk song arranged by Hiroshi Ishimaru.

Benefit Concert for Children's Hospital LA

Concert Choir performed Alleluia from the Motet ‘Exsultate, jubilate’ by W. A. Mozart.

Benefit Concert for Children's Hospital LA

Concert Choir performed Laughing and Shouting for Joy (Duet from Cantata No. 15) by J. S. Bach on April 9, 2014.
Beverly Vista students performed with the 2015 OAKE National Conference Choirs in Minneapolis.

National Anthem

Middle School Chorus performed the National Anthem at BHHS Basketball Game on February 27, 2015
Middle School Choir attended the Disney Performing Arts Workshop on Jan. 22, 2015.  Students worked with a Disney clinician on singing and recording soundtracks with animation clips.
Middle School Chorus gave a performance of holiday music to the seniors at the Beverly Hills Carmel Retirement Home on December 12, 2014.
Middle School Chorus sang Tres Cantos Nativos at the Winter Choral Concert December 10, 2014