Hello! My name is Adam Serpa, and I'm very excited to be starting a new job as the Director of Choirs at Dublin High School.
I come to you from Ripon High School in the Central Valley, where I’ve been teaching for the past 5 years. I received my Bachelor of Music from CSU Stanislaus with concentrations in both Choral Education and Vocal Performance, and I’m currently studying for my Masters in Music Education at San Jose State. My wife, Krista, and I met at a choral festival as college students, and just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. She is a professional singer and actor based in the Bay Area. We live in Modesto, where we occasionally perform together, and when we're not teaching, performing, or traveling, we love hanging out with our two awesome cats, Berlioz and Bernstein.
I’m excited to join the Dublin High School family because of their performing arts tradition and positive school environment, where the teachers and students value a high level of academic success, musical achievement, and good character. I can’t wait to bring the values and lessons I’ve learned in the last 5 years of teaching to Dublin Unified, a growing district with many opportunities and a beautiful community spirit.
In Dublin High School's Choral Program, my goal is to show every student the enriching power of music in all aspects of their lives, and help them grow into better people through choir. I value building a choral community around the shared pursuit of excellent musicianship and personal development. We can do this by working together and individually to challenge ourselves, achieve a high standard of performance, and create a welcoming and supportive choir family. I make it a priority to put an emphasis life-long learning beyond just the classroom, and I value citizenship and character development in our program because my philosophy is that I teach kids first and choir second.
I look forward to meeting the faculty, parents, and students, collaborating to keep Dublin High’s choirs and values shining strong, and having fun making some amazing music this year.