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Portola High School Music

Portola High School Music

Portola High School offers musicians of all backgrounds and musical abilities the opportunity to learn about, create, and share art through instrumental and vocal music.

The music programs offered at PHS are:

Our Mission

Our mission in the instrumental music department at PHS is to create the music makers of tomorrow through guided, student-led, and independent means which allows young musicians to flourish through a variety of rehearsal and performance settings. By leading our students down a guided path we do our best to navigate our students through a variety of different genres, settings, and musical eras to allow our students to experience and internalize all of the beauty music has to offer young learners. In the end we want all of our students to gain the skills and confidence needed to express themselves through their art and share it with as much of the world as possible.

"Without music, life would be a mistake"

-Friedrich Nietzsche


The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, immigration status, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.*

*The full Nondiscrimination Statement can be found at iusd.org and Board Policy 5145.5