The Mira Costa Grammy® Award Winning Choirs are under the direction of choir director Michael Hayden and accompanist Mark McCormick. Mr. Hayden is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year, and he was named Teacher of the Year for both Mira Costa High School and the MBUSD School District in 2014. Mark McCormick was named a Sandacre Teacher of the Year in 2014 (an award voted on by the senior class recognizing the seniors’ favorite teachers), he is a 2017 Grammy® Music Educator Award quarter finalist, and he received the MBX Leader of the Year Award in 2019.

The Choir Department is composed of 4 choirs:  Vocal Ensemble, Choral Union, Mustang Chorale, and Costa Chorale. The choirs have been recognized with distinct honors and many wonderful opportunities. In 2015, Vocal Ensemble was chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2019, Choral Union was selected to perform at the California Choral Directors Association State Conference in San Jose, California. The choirs also have performed at many locations and cathedrals around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York; San Francisco; London; Paris; Germany; Strasbourg, France; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In the spring of 2020, the Mira Costa Festival Choir will tour Italy, singing in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Rome, and Florence.

Shout out to Costa Choirs Alumni Isabel Gray!

Isabel Gray, MCHS class of 2017, will soon be making her professional debut on the Kennedy Center stage in Washington D.C. Isabel, a junior at NYU, has been selected to sing in a vocal ensemble group with Grammy nominated artist Chandrika Tandon in her upcoming world premiere concert, “Shivoham-The Quest”, on…
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Mira Costa Choirs 10K and Hometown Fair wrap-up!

Mira Costa Choirs has done it again! In cooperation with the MB 10K Race Committee, they helped to put on another great run. All four of the choirs participated: Costa Chorale and Mustang Chorale members showed up early to set up and hand out water at both the 2-mile and…
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