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Music Program

Our music program is led by Mr. Nathan Elias-Kocivar. He has also taught beginning and advanced band at San Diego High School. He's been a musician his whole life and earned his B.A. in Music from UCSC. He's taught music to children of all ages in a variety of settings, grades K-12. He plays many instruments, genres, and has a strong background in music theory, jazz, and music technology.



How Does the Roosevelt Music Program Enhance the Experience of our Music Student?

San Diego Symphony

  • Our students attend the Symphony’s Young Peoples’ Concerts at Copley Symphony Hall.  Before the concert, a volunteer music docent presents an overview of the concert, composers and music to deepen the student experience. 
  • Through a collaborative effort, professional musicians from the Symphony come into our classroom to provide instruction and inspiration to our students.

Opportunities To Perform, Which Increases Student Self-Confidence:

  • Winter and Spring concerts are performed for fellow students, parents and the community 
  • Assembly-type performances at our Elementary Neighboring Schools
  • Concert at SONO Chili Fest in North Park and Roosevelt Open House in the spring.

Participation in festivals with opportunities for feedback from professional musicians:

How Does Our Music Program Heighten The Overall Experience of All Roosevelt Students?

Assembly Performances

  • All Roosevelt students are invited to attend programs performed by musicians who use didactics, performance, and Q&A to both teach and entertain.
  • Examples of recent programs include a Drum Demonstration by the Center for World Music, “Jazz, An American Art Form”- an educational  program focusing on the history of Jazz,  and an interactive performance given by four musicians from the SD Symphony.
  • All Roosevelt students are invited to attend our Winter and Spring concerts during the school day. 

How does this all happen?

With the help of the Music Boosters and the Friends of Roosevelt Foundation.