Welcome to Mountain View Music and Arts!
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our Mission...

  
 The goal of the Mountain View HS Performing Arts Department is to create a nationally recognized program through diligent study and performance of music, dance, and theatre. This is achieved through establishing a commitment to excellence. This vision includes performance at clinics on both the state and the national level, as well as being pioneers in the areas of music advocacy, commissioning new music, musical theatre, drama, improv comedy, and the creation of diverse performing ensembles.


The Directors...

 
Peter Toews       
Director of Bands and Orchestras
Music History and Theory
    
   Mr. Peter Toews is the Director of Bands and Orchestras, as well as Music History and Theory at MVHS. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Music Education and a Master's Degree in Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant . While at UNC, Mr. Toews was awarded the Departmental Scholar Award, and was selected for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda (the National Music Honor Society). He is an active member of ASTA, CBA, CMEA, NAfME, and Phi Beta Mu. He has held positions on the governing boards for both the Colorado All-State Band and All-State Orchestra. Mr. Toews was selected as the 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year at Mountain View High School, and the 2013-2014 Thompson Education Foundation Secondary Teacher of the Year. In 2013, he was awarded a citation for his work in the field of music education by the National Band Association. He continues to perform and serve as a clinician on a regular basis while living in Greeley with his wife, Shanna, and their twins, Alyson and Michael.
    


Phil Forman      
Director of Vocal Music and Musical Theatre

Mr. Phil Forman is the Director of Vocal Music, Musical Theatre and Arts & Culture at MVHS. He holds two bachelor degrees in Voice/Piano and Instrumental Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Forman serves as producer for Caught in the Act Productions and directs the musical each year. Seussical the musical was USAWeekend's Colorado Honorable Mention in 2008. Since his first year he has produced major productions such as Crazy for You, Seussical, Dracula: The Case of the Silver Scream, Alice in Wonderland, Miss Saigon, and was a cast member in Children of Eden in 2010.