MrS. Argine Safari

Director of Choirs

Watch this video to learn about PV Choir and what makes us unique!

Choir Board 2023-2024: 

Tiana Tesoriero - President 

Katharyn Martin - Manager

Emma Trithart - Stage Manager

Maya Teckwani and Anna Stern - Social Media Promotions

Alex De Biasio - Librarian

Matthew Kovacs - Media Specialist

See what we've been up to!

PV Music Department is excited to present...

First Virtual Holiday Concert!

The concert premiered on December 17th, 2020, at 7pm. 

Click the link below to watch our amazingly talented band and choir students' performances! 


The Band program shared its rendition of several holiday carols through varying chamber music ensembles. We had several brass ensembles with some strings, a flute ensemble, a clarinet and percussion ensemble, a saxophone and percussion ensemble, and a double reed trio. These groups were made of members of the PV Band program. 

The Choir portion of the concert included festive performances by the school's Concert Choir, a cappella all-male group, Bro Squad, and the Award-winning Chamber Choir. Additionally, we highlighted vocal duets, trios, quartets, and small group performances by some outstanding students from different vocal ensembles. The program included some holiday favorites such as White Christmas, A Hanukkah Celebration, Once Upon a December, Believe (from Polar Express), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, as well as some music from around the world (Thina Singa), pop classics (And So It Goes by Billy Joel and Hooked on a Feeling, originally performed by B.J. Thomas), and Broadway favorites (You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen). The concert concluded with the performance of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah by G. F. Handel, a long-standing tradition at Pascack Valley High School! 

The Birds' Lullaby movie.mp4

"The Birds' Lullaby" by Sarah Quartel, 

performed by treble singers from all our choirs

Libertango FINAL Chamber 8-47.mp4

"Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, 

performed by PV Chamber Choir

The Star-Spangled Banner by PVHS Choir.mp4

"The Star-Spangled Banner"

Performed by combined PVHS Choir.

A Parting Blessing FINAL.mp4

"A Parting Blessing" by John Leavitt. 

Performed by PVHS Choir and dedicated to PV seniors.

The Pascack Valley Chamber Choir 

Auditioned vocal ensemble comprised of students in grades 10-12

Montreal video by Jess Snyder and Ryan M.mp4

The Pascack Valley Concert Choir

Full-period class open to students in grades 9-12

The Pascack Valley Bro Squad

All-Male a cappella Group that traveled from Boston and Philadelphia to California and even Ireland!

Bro Squad members 2019-2020: 

Above: Kyle Towey, Tyler Toledo, Areg Safari, Antonio Fyfe, TJ Ballesteros, Gus Koeniges

Below: Areg Safari, Kyle Towey, Gus Koeniges, Tyler Toledo, Jack Crown, 

Angelo Alfonso, Matt Harris, TJ Ballesteros, Steve Gincely 

Above: Bro Squad performed for a National Conference in Princeton. 

Below: Bro Squad surprised our principal Mr. DeMaio with a performance of a country song the day before he retired. 

Honors Choirs

Students in our choirs are encouraged and prepared to audition for 

Bergen County, Regional, and All-State Choirs. 

Bergen County Choir members 2019-2020: Isabella Tjan, Talia Dian, Areg Safari, Angela Song, Antonio Fyfe, TJ Ballesteros, Maddie Byun 

All-State Choir 2019-2020

All-Regional Choir members


Elizabeth Barlow, Talia Dian, TJ Ballesteros, Isabella Tjan, Jieun Oh

Bergen County Choir members 2019-2020: Talia Dian, Angela Song, TJ Ballesteros, Isabella Tjan, Maddie Byun, and Areg Safari 

All-State Choir 2019-2020: 

Isabella Tjan and Angela Song

All-Regional Orchestra 2019-2020: Audrey Koh, cello. 

Montclair Choral Festival, October 25th, 2019

PV Chamber Choir participated in this festival, open to choirs by invitation only. 

Halloween Talent Night, October 30th, 2019

Every year, our choir hosts a Halloween Talent Night, 

featuring our school's incredibly talented students and faculty. 

Hackensack University Medical Center Tree Lighting

PV Choir members performed at the HUMC Tree Lighting in December 2019.

Holiday Concert: December 12th, 2019

It is a tradition at Pascack Valley to present a Holiday Concert every year in December, along with our band. 

Valentine's Day Talent Night, February 12th, 2020

Every year, the PV choir hosts a Valentine's Day Talent Night.

Virtual Valley: Volume Up!

In April 2020, the PV Choir and the Tri-M Music Honors Society members organized a school-wide virtual talent show. Numerous students and faculty shared their gifts during quarantine.

During the quarantine, our choirs participated in a unique Finnish-U.S.A. collaborative project!

Click HERE to learn more about this project!

Below are some presentations and pictures from our collaborative project. 

Watch this short video about the Finnish-American project that our choirs participated in during the quarantine, from March-May 2019. 

Group 1 Reflections on COVID-19
Elias, Bertel, Emilia and Alexandra - Project COVID-19 with Pascack High and Tapiola
Group 23: Atlan, Smith, Heiskanen, and Puhakka Project
Group 27 - Brayman Halinen Sinishin Westerkon Our little covid project!!
Group 21 - COVID Relfections (Angela, Ariela, Ava)
Group 22 - Reflections on COVID-19 Jacob, Barlow Choir Collaboration