Choir

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.

The Mira Costa Choirs have had a busy month!

The talented students of Mira Costa Choirs Vocal Ensemble provided the holiday soundtrack to the annual Manhattan Beach Pier lighting on Wednesday, November 20.  Under the direction of award-winning choir director, Michael Hayden, and accompanist, Mark McCormick, the singers shared their gifts with a festive crowd, delivering the perfect kick-off…
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Mira Costa Choirs Raffle!

The Mira Costa Choir Department is raffling off a trip, supplied by Encore Tours, to London or Paris (winner’s choice), as a fundraiser! Trip to take place over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 7-12, 2020. Winner must register with Encore Tours by June 30, 2020. Included in the trip: – Round-trip airfare…
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