This is Mr. Alan Alaniz first year as director of the 3-6th AVPA choir. Mr. Alaniz is an alumnus of La Sierra University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Music. After graduating from La Sierra University, he started his own private studio where he taught beginning piano, voice, and violin. After several years he went back to school to obtain a teaching credential from Cal State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB). He was then hired and worked for five years as the Snowline Unified School District’s only high school choir director. There he taught a cappella select choirs, intermediate and advanced competitive show choirs, and a variety of different musical groups. During his tenure there, he also enjoyed being the vocal musical director of shows such as You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Shrek: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Peter and the Star Catcher. Currently Mr. Alaniz enjoys being a full time dad during the day and helping with his churches children’s choir program and the AVPA choir at night.