Nordstrom, McRae attend Grammy Camp

Claire Nordstrom ’15 and Jensen McRae ’15 attended Grammy Camp, a 10-day music intensive camp for a variety of musical studies, at USC this summer. Both girls focused on songwriting at the program, which also offered courses in singing, music journalism and video production. Both Nordstrom and McRae have been interested in music since a […]

Theaters to produce student-written plays

Four plays written by students and an alumnus were chosen to be performed at playwright festivals featuring young writers. The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival will produce plays by Patric Verrone ’13 and Aiyana White ’14 in June. Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Alex McNab ’14 will have their plays produced in the fall after winning […]

Gallery displays seniors’ art

Seniors displayed their favorite pieces of art they created for other students, parents and faculty at the Senior Art Show, which was scheduled to be held May 27 in the Feldman-Horn Gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Paintings, ceramics, photography and sculptures were all featured in the show along with group pieces that seniors […]

Moore reveals next years performing arts shows

“Company” will be the fall musical, and “As You Like It” will be the winter play next year, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore said in an email May 21. “Company,” with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, will be directed by performing arts teachers Michele Spears and Ted […]

Moore reveals next year’s performing arts shows

Four plays written by students and an alumnus were chosen to be performed at playwright festivals featuring young writers. The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival will produce plays by Patric Verrone ’13 and Aiyana White ’14 in June. Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Alex McNab ’14 will have their plays produced in the fall after winning […]

Panel selects directors

Max Cho ’15, Danielle Stolz ’15 and Marianne Verrone ’15 will serve as the student directors of the Harvard-Westlake Film Festival next year, visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke announced in an email May 4. The three were chosen by Gaulke, visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley, visual arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood, performing arts teacher Ted […]

Jazz groups prepare for upcoming concert

Jazz Band, Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and various jazz combos will perform May 3 at the Spring Jazz Concert in Rugby Theater at 7 p.m. The Advanced Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble Combo and the Explorers program consists of selections chosen by its members while the majority of the big band music is determined by […]

Middle school spring musical to open May 1

The middle school spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will play May 1-3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 1 p.m. Students can purchase the tickets online at hw.com/boxoffice or at the bookstore. The show is directed by performing arts teacher Jim Doughan and features a cast of 16 students.  

Orchestra students to perform original compositions

Two students will have their original music pieces featured at the spring orchestra concert on May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. Ray Kim ’14 will conduct the Symphony, which will play his original orchestral piece, titled “Pobi’s Little Adventure.” Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt will conduct Concert Strings, which will play […]

Symphony earns award at festival

The Symphony Orchestra earned the highest award possible at the Southern California Band & Symphony festival Saturday, April 12. The orchestra had to play a piece that was not professionally arranged. They performed “The Romanian Dances” by Bartok as well as participating in a sight-reading competition. The scores from each performance were totaled, earning the […]