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Requirements to get into Musical Theatre Class

- Singing and acting audition

- Advanced singing level

- Acting experience not required





Musical Theatre Elective

The Musical Theatre elective will include all work done by the Advanced Chorus plus studies in acting, character development, performance techniques, stage movement, stage singing and speaking. The Class will culminate with a production of a broadway musical. In the past few years, Hoover's Musical Theatre Class has performed the musicals Fiddler on the RoofOnce on this Island, and Into the Woods.




Musical Theatre Performance Dates

  • May 15, 2015:  Once on This Island
  • March 11, 2016: Into the Woods
  • March 16, 2017: Fiddler on the Roof
  • April 12 & 13, 2018: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown



Mr. Koppes


Mr. Kenneth Koppes is a teacher at Herbert Hoover Middle School. Mr. Koppes attended 3 universities. He first went to Northwestern University, where he majored in BS in speech and communications with a minor in music. Then, he went to SF State, where he studied music education and vocal performances as well as getting his teaching credential. After attending SF State, Mr. Koppes went to University of La Verne, where he got his masters degree in school counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services counseling credential.


Mr. Koppes started playing the piano at the age of 8. He started singing in elementary school. He taught music at Hoover for 16 years and private voice  lessons for 2 years. Mr. Koppes got interested in Musical Theatre because the performances he saw inspired and motivated him. He enjoys expressing emotion and telling stories through music and drama. Musical Theatre combines all of these elements.

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