CAIS Music Festival

Viewpoint School is proud to host the annual CAIS Southern Section Honors Music Festival held during the first weekend in February. More than 250 students in grades eight to twelve selected by their teachers participate in this annual event. Students have the opportunity to work with master conductors and teachers in a band, concert choir, treble choir, or string orchestra setting. The event culminates in a fantastic and exciting performance.
This year’s festival will take place on February 2 and 3, 2018. The guest conductors for this years festival are as follows:
Concert Band – Ms. Steven Allen Fox
Concert Choir – Mr. Rodger Guerrero
String Orchestra – Mr. Richard Meyer
Treble Choir – Ms. Lisa Smith
The concerts will take place on Saturday, February 3 in the Carlson Family Theater.
Tickets for each concert are $10 each.
For more information please contact Dr. Kristin Herkstroeter at 818-591-6517 or


List of 9 members.

  • Kristin Herkstroeter 

    Music Department Chair; MS/US Strings
    Baldwin Wallace College - BME
    University of Cincinnati - MM
    Florida State University - Ph.D.
  • Nick  Alvarez 

    String Teacher
    University of North Texas - BM
    Roosevelt University - MM
    Arizona State University - DMA
  • Bill Brendle 

    Director of Vocal Jazz; Music Teacher
  • Ashley Nguyen 

    Music Teacher
    University of California, Los Angeles - BA
  • Nathaniel Coyne 

    LS, MS and US Instrumental Music Teacher
    Crane School of Music - BM
    California Institute of the Arts - MFA
  • Kimberly Gonzalez 

    LS and MS Instrumental Music Teacher
    Samford University - BA
    Florida State University - MM
  • Marisa McLeod 

    Teacher of Instrumental Music in the Suzuki Program
    Montclair State Collete - BM
    Eastman School of Music - MM
  • Laurie Montgomery 

    PS Music Teacher
  • Eleni Pantages 

    Teacher of Choral Music
    USC Thornton School of Music - BA
    USC Rossier School of Education - MAT