Performing Arts Department hosts Playwrights Festival meeting

Performing Arts Department faculty hosted an information session Sept. 9 for the Playwrights Festival, an annual opportunity for students to write and perform in plays. In the session, they described the program’s timeline for prospective authors who will now begin the writing process at home. Martin expects plays to be performed live Performing Arts Technical […]

Performing Arts Department welcomes Meyer

Bev Meyer entered the Upper School Performing Arts Department as an acting teacher this school year. In addition to teaching sections of The Actor and the Stage I and The Actor and the Stage II courses, she plans to help with the fall production. In the past, Meyer has worked as an educator, social justice […]

Anne Moore joins performing arts department

Anne Moore is joining the school community as a performing arts and part-time dance teacher. “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing dance students at Harvard-Westlake,” said Moore. “My teachers growing up were really inspiring to me, allowing me to explore movement, and then they inspired me to go to college for dance. I […]

Performing arts department releases selected plays

The names of 13 plays chosen for production in the school’s annual Playwright’s Festival were released Tuesday night. Student playwrights worked on their plays from October 2017 to February 2018. Auditions for roles in the Festival begin March 6 and end March 8. The plays will be produced in May. The selected plays are as […]

On Another Note

On Another Note

Zanaida Robles will replace Eric Gault as the new Upper School choir conductor. Before Harvard-Westlake, Robles received awards including the University of Southern California’s Symposium Fellowship, the Young Musicians Foundation Gladys Turk scholarship and two Los Angeles Artist of the Future awards. Robles has a Doctorate of Music from California State University Northridge and California […]

Choir teacher to leave, hopes to teach adult music education

Choir teacher to leave, hopes to teach adult music education

Performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrero will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after 15 years to teach adults music education in the hopes of giving back to a community that has given him so much. “Trophies don’t matter that much, but that one does,” Guerrero said as he glanced to his left to see the large, red trophy […]

Orchestra instructor undergoes surgery

By Julie Barzilay Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt was hospitalized for over three weeks last month for surgery related to a kidney ailment, performing arts department head Rees Pugh said. Hilt entered the hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and underwent surgery that Friday. He returned to teach his orchestra classes Monday, Nov. 3. Daniel Faltus, […]

Alumni to speak about careers as producers

Movie producers Douglas Wick ’72 and Lucy Fisher (Sarah ’05, Julia ’07, Tessa ’09) will discuss their careers in the Feldman-Horn Gallery on Oct. 23 at an Entertainment Network event. “An Evening with. . .” is organized by the Office of Advancement and features prominent figures of the entertainment business. Ted Walch of the Performing […]