Music Department

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Mission and Philosophy

Music is a unique and essential part of the human experience. Music education preserves the history of cultures and fosters lifelong enjoyment and love of music. Active support and participation in music enriches and enhances the quality of life.


Xavier College Preparatory promotes musical development and growth of the complete student. The creative process of musical performance helps students develop higher level thinking skills applicable to all areas of learning. The sequential development of musical skills provides opportunity for cognitive and aesthetic growth, social interaction, and emotional and personal expression.


The mission of the music department is to foster a love for and an understanding of the art of music in a variety of ways. In each of the our music classes, whether it be choral/vocal studies or group piano classes, students will discover the joy of personal expression through song study and musical analysis. Students will gain confidence in themselves through performance. They will be a part of many events that enhance the school community including school liturgies, club activities, choral performances, the X-Breakfast, the annual dinner auction and out-of-state festival experiences.

2023 - 2024 Performances

Spring Choir Concert - April 30 at 7pm

Fall Band Concert - November 3 at 6pm

Spring Band Concert - April 26 at 6pm

Music Faculty

  • Naoko Garrison, M.M.

    Fine Arts Teacher | Piano

    Liturgical Team | Accompanist | Classical Music Club Moderator 

    MUP 130 for Rio Salado | MUP 131 for Rio Salado | MUP 132 for Rio Salado | MUP 231 for Rio Salado | MUP 232 for Rio Salado

  • Brittanie Hockins, M.M., ’06

    Fine Arts Teacher | Choir | Music Department Chair

    Curriculum Council Member | Liturgical Team | Liturgical Music Club Moderator  

  • Robert Kroehler, B.A.

    Fine Arts Teacher | Band & Orchestra Department Chair

    Curriculum Council Member

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