Vocal music at Oaks Christian School embraces the idea that every student has a unique voice. In our choirs, we teach strong technique which is the foundation for exploration of many different styles of vocal music. Advanced Women’s Chorus, Oaks Chorale and OC Voices, regularly represent our high school in our community sharing music in many different settings. Our middle school choirs have the opportunity to participate in choir festivals and concerts. Our passion for singing is unmistakable in the faces of our students as they learn the art of singing and performance.
Edward Rouse has been teaching at Oaks Christian since 2008. In that time, he has grown the choir program in the middle school and high school from 2 to 6 choirs, involving over 100 students. Ed Rouse, a native of California, studied choral conducting at Biola University, where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. He then studied at the Eastman School of Music, gaining his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting. Ed is active professionally as a chorister and soloist and has sung in different ensembles around the country. He currently is singing with Areté Vocal Ensemble. He is active as an adjudicator and choral technician in the Southern California area. Since 2012, Ed has been the artistic director of Los Robles Children’s Choir where he directs two choirs with students from over 30 different area schools. Ed is an active vocal coach and preparing students for auditions and shows and working with students both at Oaks Christian School and in the community.