Jack of all Stages

Jack of all Stages

When Caroline Cook ’19 asked a group of sophomores for the name of their band at Coffeehouse, they did not know what to say, bassist Sam Baron ’19 said. Baron, vocalist Charlie Kogen ’19, saxophonist Roshan Nayar ’19, drummer Jack Riley ’19, trumpeter Ryan Wixen ’19, vocalist Jordan Yadegar ’19 and guitarist Jacob Lapin ’19, […]

Speaking Up

Over 500 students from all over the Los Angeles area arrived on campus to engage in workshops, listen to speakers and participate in an open mic during the fourth annual Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival on Saturday. While students from Harvard-Westlake were welcome to attend, the event was mostly geared toward students from LAUSD […]

Keeping Her Composure: Composer Esther Ollivier ’18

Keeping Her Composure: Composer Esther Ollivier ’18

Walking through the Norton Simon Museum, Esther Ollivier ’18 stopped at a painting of a ballerina massaging her foot while sitting in a dimly lit room. Ollivier scanned the painting as ideas of how to transform the piece of art into her next musical composition raced through her mind. She began composing music in middle […]

You’re a wizard, Harry

You’re a wizard, Harry

Following months of rehearsal and perfecting choreography, students and teachers performed in the Harry Potter-themed upper school dance concert March 2-4. Students began working on the show at the beginning of the year once performing arts teacher Cyndy Winter settled on a theme. Some dancers in the show have performed in the show every year […]

In Tune With Japan: Jazz Musicians Prepare for a Concert Tour in Japan

In Tune With Japan: Jazz Musicians Prepare for a Concert Tour in Japan

Every eighth period, the sound of music rings through the halls of Chalmers as student jazz musicians run through their repertoire. Following their performance in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey on March 9-11, jazz musicians have been practicing every day for their concert tour in Japan on March 22-April 1. For the Next […]

Bharatana-Time

Bharatana-Time

Surrounded by friends, family and teachers in the crowd, Anita Anand ’19 stood center stage, feeling a rush of adrenaline as she Bharatanatyam-danced through religious stories of her solo performance. Bharatanatyam is a genre of classical Indian dance that incorporates religious stories and themes from Hinduism. It is most popular in Southern India.  Like other […]

An Evening of Jazz: Upper school jazz musicians perform in winter concert

Upper school jazz musicians performed in the first jazz concert of the year Dec. 10 in Rugby Theater, showcasing their months of hard practice. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was postponed due to the recent wildfires in the area and the school’s subsequent closing. Upper school performing arts teacher Shawn Costantino directed the concert. […]

2018 YoungArts Winners Announced

YoungArts recognized arts students for their contest submissions. The winners of the 2018 contest stand in the top 10 percent of applications.  The winners have been awarded at various levels: finalists, honorable mention and merit winners. Finalists will be able to attend National YoungArts Week in Miami throughout January 7-14, 2018. Finalist Dance: Joseph Lesher-Liao […]

Berry Delicious

Standing before a line of television cameras, Berry Nakash ’20 cooked her favorite risotto for the judges of “MasterChef Junior.” Nakash said she wasn’t planning on going onto “MasterChef Junior” but found out about the opportunity through a friend. The auditions included identifying exotic foods, following judges’ specific cooking instructionsand copying specific cutting techniques. Although […]