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►  Grammy Foundation Signature Enterprise Award School 

►  NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation "Best Communities for Music Education 2014"

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Scotts Valley High School offers a variety of music classes on campus, including a pioneering CTE College and Career Pathways for Music Production and Recording Arts class that has received a GRAMMY Award and has been featured in the National Association for Music Education's music magazine.  

Band and Vocal Ensemble (Choir) are also offered. Both Band and Vocal Ensemble study music history and theory, in addition to performing.

Music students participate in a variety of concerts throughout the year, including festivals, winter and spring concerts and community and school events.

SVHS has been recognized by the Grammy Foundation as a GRAMMY Foundation Signature Award School.


Course Description

This is an introductory class to music production and the audio recording arts. It covers basic recording studio skills including analog audio theory, digital audio, signal flow, microphones, mic placement and tracking.

Students will be covering computer based sequencing, signal processing, recording and score editing using Apple’s Logic 9 digital software program.

Students will be learning about the careers available in the music industry and will become familiar with standard music industry business practices.

Students will be learning techniques relevant to composing in a commercial song format.

CTE Music Production & Recording Arts provides a foundation for further study in advanced courses in audio programming.

Grade: 10-12 - 1 year / 10 credits 
Meets: UC/CSU F requirement

Currently articulated with Cabrillo College 57A



Lacey Coenen received an AA in Music  and an AA-T in Psychology   from  Shasta College in Redding, CA.   Ms. Coenen graduated from San Jose   State University where she received a   Bachelor of Arts degree in Music   Education and a Master’s Degree in   Teaching. 

Ms. Coenen grew up in the small town of Red Bluff, CA and began her musical journey in the third grade when she started to play the fiddle. In the fourth grade, she started playing the clarinet, which is her primary instrument. It was during high school that she decided to study music in college and pursue a career in the music field. In addition to music education, Ms. Coenen is very passionate about music therapy and uses this as a core belief in her music education philosophy. She believes that the music classroom provides a unique community that enriches and empowers students’ lives. 

Outside of music, Ms. Coenen enjoys a good cup of coffee, baking cookies, and taking walks around the neighborhood. She is excited about teaching music at Scotts Valley Middle and High Schools! 


Lacey Coenen

Scotts Valley Unified School District has been awarded on the NAMM Foundation's "Best Communities for Music Education" awards for 2017.

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Scotts Valley Unified has received the NAMM Foundation 2016 "Best Communities for Music Education" Award.

The Best Communities for Music Education

Scotts Valley Unified, along with 476 other school districts across the United States, is being recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts. Now in its 17th year, BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum. 

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

We would like to thank all the community organization, parent clubs, parents and businesses that have supported music education in our schools through your generous donations.  A special thank you to Kiwanis Club of the Valleys and all their sponsors and bands for Music at SkyPark, which raises thousands of dollars a year and has helped purchase new instruments, choral risers, musician chairs, instrument storage cabinets, concert attire, pianos, new music, helped students to attend festival adjudications throughout the year and overall funding to run a music program.

Congratulations Scotts Valley Community!