Seniors put on solo show night

Seniors in Wolverine Chorus, Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers performed at the annual Senior Solo Night in Saint Saviour’s Chapel on May 26. Seniors performed solos, duets and group numbers. They selected their own songs, and many sang songs that they thought best captured their time in high school.  

Summer video program to launch music workshop

A new pilot program will be added to the Righteous Conversations Project focusing on World War II-era music, folk song traditions and 21st century composing. Participants in the Righteous Conversations Music Composition Workshop are required to have music composition experience and will compose for Righteous Conversations films and public service announcements. “The idea just popped […]

Student self-portrait to be displayed in Capitol Rotunda

Student self-portrait to be displayed in Capitol Rotunda

Samantha Ho ’16 won an award for her “Self-Portrait after Seurat,” which will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in June. Ho will be flown to a reception June 24 in Washington, D.C. “Probably hundreds of thousands of people go through [the Capitol Rotunda] and will see it,” upper school art teacher Marianne Hall said. […]

Advanced Performance Studies to perform 100-character production ‘Under Milk Wood’ with 13 actors, 1 prop

Advanced Performance Studies will present Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” in the Drama Lab May 31 at 4 p.m. Performing arts teacher Ted Walch will direct the play, and no tickets are required. “Under Milk Wood” was originally an 80-minute radio drama. However, Walch said that the class spent all semester rehearsing a fully-staged version. […]

Gaulke postpones screening of Cuba multimedia projects

Student-made digital storytelling projects from the semester-break Cuba trip will screen June 8 instead of the original date of May 20 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The date of the screening was postponed in order to give students more time to edit their work. Visual Arts Department Head and trip chaperone Cheri Gaulke […]

Carnegie Hall selects freshman cellist for performance

Samantha Yoon ’18 was selected by the American Protégé International Concerto Competition to perform cello at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City Dec. 19. Instrumentalists, vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups worldwide submitted videos and/or audio recordings for the audition. Yoon had previously been selected and performed at Carnegie […]

Choral program competes at Heritage Festival

The entire upper school choral program performed in a private concert for the University of Southern California choir director and competed at the Heritage Festival Competition from April 8-12. At the Heritage Festival, a combined choir with members from Wolverine chorus, Bel Canto and Chamber singers won three first-place Gold Awards in the Men’s, Women’s […]

Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings to perform with alumna

In the final concert of the year, the Upper School Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Camerata Strings were scheduled to play a wide array of pieces April 28. The concert, which had not taken place at press time, was expected to feature two chamber pieces played by two groups within Symphony, including a percussion quartet that […]

Dancers choreograph their own dances for showcase

The Upper School Dance Performance will showcase Advanced Dance students Wednesday following a performance by Art of Dance students Tuesday night. Students choreographed their own dances. “The dancers are very talented,” Performing Arts teacher Cynthia Winter said. “We are so proud of them and look forward to watching them perform.”  

Symphony, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers hold auditions

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors auditioned for Symphony, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers in March and April. The results for Symphony will be announced today. Symphony auditions required students to sight-read, play a piece that they had been working on with their teacher and perform some scales. “I have some plans to try to build […]

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