Crean Lutheran High School Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education

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WELCOME TO CREAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL!  CLHS is "Decidedly Christian & Distinctively Excellent!" and is WASC accredited!  Our Mission is PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION!   2011-12 CLSHS Theme Verse - "We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."  Ephesians 2:10
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

As James 1:17 says, every gift we have is a gift from the Lord, and this includes the gift of music.  At Crean Lutheran High School, we use our gifts joyfully as a response to the gift he first gave us: His Son Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins! The Crean Lutheran Campus is alive with the sounds of three choirs, three instrumental ensembles, and multiple student-led praise and worship teams.  Over 200 student musicians have dedicated their time at Crean Lutheran to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to Orange County and beyond! 


All students are invited to audition for one of the 6 music ensembles offered at Crean Lutheran.


The Orchestra is a 50 member auditioned ensemble that performs all genres of orchestral literature.  This group performs for all major concerts and events, both on and off campus. 

Open to all students with instrumental experience (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion)

Concert Choir
The Concert Choir is an auditioned, 65 member SATB mixed choir.  The flagship vocal ensemble at CLHS, the choir performs at all major concerts both on and off campus.  The choir also tours annually across California and the nation.

All students are invited to audition!

Jazz Band
The Jazz Band is an auditioned “Big Band” style ensemble.  We play traditional big band swing, as well as latin, funk and rock.

Traditional jazz band instrumentation is used (piano, bass, drums, sax, trombones, trumpets), but all instruments are welcome to audition!

Chamber Choir (Honors)
The Chamber Choir is a 16 voice select SATB choir, auditioned from the Concert Choir.  This group travels often around Orange County, singing multiple times throughout the year as ambassadors for Crean Lutheran High School. Must be in Concert Choir to join. If there are open spots, auditions take place a few weeks into each school year.

String Ensemble (Honors Orchestra)
The string ensemble is a quartet or quintet of musicians chosen from the Orchestra. They perform in and around Orange County in addition to all CLHS concerts and events. Participation is the Orchestra is required, auditions are held during the first three weeks of the fall semester. This commitment counts for honors credit. 

Women's Chorus
Women’s Chorus is a non-auditioned vocal ensemble, available to all women on campus. They will perform for all major concerts.

No audition is required!

Praise Bands and Worship Teams
Praise Bands at CLHS are taught by Mr. Dawson and supervised by Pastor Tim Unke. It is our desire to have students lead the school in song during chapel services. If you are interested in assisting in worship through music, please contact Mr. Dawson at