August 1, 2014
Greetings! Welcome back, Warriors, to the 2014-2015 school year! I am honored to serve as the new Choir Teacher at RighettiHigh School.
A little bit about me: I am originally a Southern California native, graduating from Valencia High School in Placentia, California. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Cal State Fullerton as well as my teaching credential. While I was a student at CSUF, I was blessed to experience some very memorable musical moments – I’ve sung at the Hollywood Bowl, gone on tour with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and sung backup on tour for Andrea Bocelli. In addition I’ve had many leading operatic roles throughout college. Before Righetti High School, I taught Choir at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton for four years. My wife, Alina, a I are newlyweds, being recently married last December. We live in Nipomo with our dog, Sadie.
As part of my philosophy of education and learning I believe all students have the ability to learn and be taught a quality education. As a teacher it is my duty to see that every student receives a well-rounded choral music education. I believe in order for students to achieve and reach their academic and artistic potential a sense of community must be established within the classroom. Everyone in the class will be treated with respect and understanding for others.
At RHS, we have 4 fantastic choirs in which students can be a member: Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, Varsity Choir and Madrigals. If you or someone you know loves to sing, join the choir program - there is a place for you at Righetti.
On this page you'll find up-to-date information of our choir program for this year. Please check back to this site for information on upcoming concerts, fundraisers and community events.
Righetti High School Choral Music has a strong tradition for excellence. Under my leadership it is my mission and goal that the choir program will continue to excel and prosper. I am excited and eager to begin this tremendous musical journey together.
Matthew Ringer, Director of Choirs