2nd Cuba trip set for March

The administration approved a second trip called Media Arts Collaboration: Cuba, which will take place from March 28 to April 5, two months after the digital storytelling trip to Cuba in January. Led by visual arts teachers Alyssa Sherwood and Joe Medina, students will communicate with Cuban children, document the trip and use social media […]

Summer workshop film wins in festival

A film documenting the story of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, created by students in the Harvard-Westlake summer film program, placed first in the My Hero film festival student category. The film is a product of the Righteous Conversations Project Digital Storytelling Workshop. The program was offered at the upper school campus for the first time […]

Musicians prepare for fall concert

Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings, and Symphony will headline the Fall Instrumental Concert on Friday, Nov. 21. The concert will feature more than 100 students, and will additionally incorporate multiple performances from smaller ensembles including percussion and clarinet groups. Students have been rehearsing all year, and are showcasing their final product for audiences at the Rugby […]

Chamber Singers participate in festival

Chamber Singers performed in their first public appearance this year at a festival held at the Biola University Conservatory of Music in La Mirada. “The festival at Biola was an amazing experience,” said Theodore Sokoloff ’15, who sang at the festival. “We were surrounded by so many talented choirs, and I learned a ton from […]

Dance class to perform showcase

Advanced Dance I will perform its annual Outreach Dance Showcase Performance in the Dance Studio Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. for ARC, an organization for mentally challenged adults. The dances in this annual outreach showcase were choreographed for ARC. “It is always a very special experience for our students and the audience,” upper school dance […]

Students rehearse 'Company' musical

A semi-translucent material called scrim hangs from top to bottom on back of the Rugby stage, adding a dreamlike feel to the set of the musical, “Company,” which takes place entirely in a 30-second time span in the head of the main character. “When you light it from the front, everything that is behind it […]

Chamber Singers bond while singing at retreat

Singers honed their group performance and individual skills during the 13th annual Chamber Singers Fall Retreat at Camp Wrightwood Sept. 5-6. Performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrero, who chaperoned the retreat with accompanist Sara Shakliyan, organized the rehearsals. Chamber Singers section leaders planned additional bonding activities for the 40 singers who attended the event. “Each retreat […]

Literary magazine to host writing seminars

Stone-Cutters is holding writing workshops this year to create a bigger literary community on campus and increase submissions to the literary magazine. The series of workshops began Sept. 29 with a poetry workshop led by upper school English teacher Amber Caron. A fiction workshop was led by student editor Melanie Krassel ’15. All students have […]

Improv groups to hold workshop

The two upper school improvisation troupes, the Scene Monkeys and the Jackanapes, will hold workshops on Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The upcoming workshops will consist of a variety of theater games to warm up returning improvisers and introduce the concepts to people doing improv for the first time,” […]

Junior attends Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado

Sacha Lin ’16 spent eight weeks improving her musical abilities through one-on-one violin classes and orchestra performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado this summer. The school offers courses and activities in a wide range of musical subsets, attracting students from around the world. Programs include opera, composition and a conducting […]