The Music department in the Upper School includes jazz performing ensembles, music theatre and choral vocal music groups, a Chamber Music Ensemble, and Music Theory and Composition courses. Bentley ensembles perform regularly throughout the year, both on and off campus, and at local/regional festivals and competitions.  In addition to being provided numerous performance opportunities, instrumentalists at Bentley receive regular coaching from members of local professional cultural institutions, such as the San Francisco Symphony, and other nationally and internationally acclaimed orchestras and ensembles.

2017 Winter Choral and Chamber Music Concert

2018 Upper School Spring Jazz Concert

2018 Dual Campus Jazz Concert

2017 Winter Jazz Concert

Music Department

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Ken Berman

    Ken Berman 

    Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Jazz Band Teacher
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  • Photo of Paul McWilliams

    Paul McWilliams 

    Chorus Teacher

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