Senior Music Program

WPGA's senior music program includes choral, concert band, jazz band and strings electives. The choral program focuses on music literacy and skill refinement, with increasingly complex aural and vocal processes.

The concert band program progresses in instrument technique and performance competencies, with students developing advanced skills in music interpretation and design, performance analysis, sectional direction, and conducting.

The orchestral strings program develops music literacy and performance skills in chamber orchestra and small ensemble environments, and includes a range of music styles. Jazz band electives from grade 11 incorporate various jazz styles; a performance elective in grade 11 offers guided independent study for high-level musicianship. Private instruction is available for an additional fee. 

  • Choral 8, 9, 10/12 
  • Band 8, 9, 10/12 
  • Orchestral Strings 8, 9, 10/12 
  • AP Music 
  • Jazz Performance II
  • Independent Directed Studies 
Ensemble Opportunities
  • Concert Choir 
  • Chamber Choir 
  • Concert Band 
  • Wolfgang Chamber Orchestra (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • Pops Orchestra (all strings)
  • Jazz Band 
  • Jazz Combo 
  • Small Ensemble 
Performance Opportunities
  • Winter and Spring School Music Concerts  
  • Annual retreats with professional musicians and adjudicators 
  • Participation in Kiwanis Music Festival 
  • Annual Clive Austin Solo Music Competition 

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Wayne Elmer

    Wayne Elmer 

    Head of Senior School Music
  • Photo of Angie Goddard

    Angie Goddard 

    Strings Teacher
  • Photo of Lana Penner

    Lana Penner 

    Senior School Choral Teacher
  • Franki Lemon 

    Strings Assistant
  • Photo of Kevin Jackson

    Kevin Jackson 

    Fine and Performing Arts Teacher

West Point Grey Academy

4125 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6R 4P9
Tel: 604-222-8750  

Since 1996, West Point Grey Academy has gratefully resided on the Jericho Lands, the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Honoured to learn and play on these beautiful lands, we endeavour to be a leader in Indigenous education. In creating shared understanding and opportunities, we hope to help foster a more equitable society for all.