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This profile was last updated on 6/30/10  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History


  • Azusa Pacific University
  • degree , Music Education and Music Theory
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JCS - Faculty & Staff (Directors), 30 June 2010 [cached]
Bev Altopp, Director, Fine Arts
Beverly ..., 23 Mar 2007 [cached]
Beverly Altopp
Growing up in a pastor's home certainly gave Beverly Altopp a taste of what it meant to dedicate your life to ministry and to her Lord.Born in West Virginia and after living in several different states, Beverly's family landed in Phoenix where both parents became teachers in Christian schools.At that time, Mrs. Altopp (then a 6th grade student) began what would be a life long involvement in Christian education.
Believing that music was her calling, she decided to attend Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.With help from a music scholarship, she obtained her degree in Music Education and Music Theory in 1979.It was during this time at APU that she met her husband of almost 29 years, Ben.They have two wonderful sons, both of whom have attended Joy Christian School.The oldest will be attending Mrs. Altopp's alma mater (APU) this Fall, majoring in Cinema/Broadcast Arts.
It was while Mrs. Altopp was employed by the Yamaha Music School® that she decided to further her education.Mrs. Altopp received a certification in Music Therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 1982.It was an internship in music therapy at Camelback Psychiatric Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona which led to her "coming back home."
In 1983, through a series of God-led events, Mrs. Altopp met Pastor Walt Kallestad from Community Church of Joy.
During this time, Mrs. Altopp also developed her own private music studio in which she taught more than 100 students over a 9 year period.Mrs. Altopp also began to put her Music Theory degree to use by writing original music.It was during this time that she won grand prize at a national competition in song writing at the Christian Music Artist Seminar in the Rockies where more than 400 songs were entered.Since that time she has written seven musicals and numerous songs.
By 1990, she was approached by the pastors of Community Church of Joy to expand her responsibilities.Over the next nine years, she directed children's, youth and adult choirs.
Her responsibility included touring each year with the youth choirs.It was at that time that she developed a passion for youth and for the way in which the arts could bring together their faith and their talent to form an incredible ministry.
In 1997, she made the decision to be a pioneer teacher at the Joy Christian School.Her first choir at JCS numbered 11 students.In 2006, JCS choirs included almost 125 students.She knows that this is truly a gift from God.Thrilled with the opportunity to be a part of yet another pioneering adventure with Joy Christian High School, Mrs. Altopp is anticipating God to work in incredible ways.
Mrs. Altopp and Mr. Mark Walth share the responsibilities of developing and teaching the Creative Arts class at Joy Christian High School.
Mr. Walth and Mrs. Beverly Altopp share the responsibilities of teaching the Creative Arts class at Joy Christian High School.
CCOJ: Our Staff (All Departments), 24 Aug 2009 [cached]
Bev Altopp
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Bev Altopp Director, ..., 8 April 2011 [cached]
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Beverly AltoppFine ..., 11 Sept 2007 [cached]
Beverly AltoppFine Arts Director
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