Chad Bloom, AHS Music Teacher and Performing Arts Department Chair
Chad Bloom has been teaching at Agoura High School since 2004. Prior to this, he was a member of The New York City Teaching Fellows while teaching at P.S.123 in Harlem, New York where he started an elementary school band through VH1’s “Save The Music” program. He graduated from the California State University Northridge Jazz Studies Program, and has a Master of Music Education degree from Lehman College in New York City. Along with being mentored by long-time and now retired AHS Music Director John Mosley, he participated in several Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy Workshops and teacher training sessions through Teacher’s College, Columbia University. During his tenure at AHS, Mr. Bloom has led the AHS music ensembles at several national competitions ranging from Essentially Ellington to Savannah’s Swing Central, the Big Apple Classic in NYC, and the International Festival of Music in Chicago. Mr. Bloom currently conducts the AHS Mixed Choir, Orchestra II, Wind Ensemble Honors, and the Jazz B and Studio Jazz Ensembles. In 2015, Mr. Bloom was recognized for his distinguished service to Agoura High School by receiving his second “Golden A” award within 3 years, and was named the 2015 “Innovation in Education” recipient by the Steve Allen-Valley Economic Alliance Awards.