Welcome to my Vocal Music website. My name is Judith Chan and this is my 28th year of teaching music and my first year in Horace Mann.  I taught at Beverly Vista School for 18 years and 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.  The elementary classes have vocal music once a week. K-2 grades have 35 minutes and 3rd-5th grades have 45 minutes per week.  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 the programs. The best way to contact me is by email 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.



OAKE National Conference 2016 at Long Beach, California

BV Concert Choir performed Balulalow and This Little Babe from Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

2016 World Strides Music Festival

Concert Choir performed Egyetem, begyetem by Zoltán Kodály. The choir received the highest scores among 12 high school choirs and won the Outstanding Choral Ensemble Award.