Tony Atienza is an education professional with more than two decades of experience teaching music. Throughout his career, Tony Atienza has worked with a variety of schools and nonprofits, including roles with Lakeside Middle School and the Christian Youth Theatre (CYT). He joined the CYT as a music teacher and director and has since directed musical arrangements for various productions, the first of which was the nonprofit’s adaption of Pocahontas. Although he no longer teaches for the organization, he continues to serve as a musical director.
Atienza started in the musical-education profession after he completed a graduate assistantship in music at San Diego State University. During his time at the university, Tony Atienza served as the president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music-focused fraternity. He previously earned a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Irvine.
Before he entered teaching, he was a cast member of The Young Americans and became the director of its New Kid’s Show in 1989.