Tenth Muse hosts arts showcase

Tiffany Kim

Students, faculty and parents read and sang original compositions in the Muse & Blues: Intercampus Poetry & Music Showcase at the Katzenberg Black Box Theatre Feb. 5.

The showcase was produced by the Tenth Muse, a middle school literary publication. It was hosted by English teacher Zachary Greenberg and staff members Ashley Starr ’18 and Davis Cook ’19.

Greenberg opened the showcase by singing “Be Free” by J. Cole while surrounded by crystals that were handmade by Visual Arts teacher Katie Palmer ’98.

Upper school students also were represented at the showcase. Jensen McRae ’15 sang her song, “Heart in California,” and Liz Yount ’17 perfomed her original slam piece, “Nameless Love Poem.”

José Gutierrez ’18 also performed his original poem “Learn to Fly.”

Greenberg then performed “The Responsibility of Light,” a new poem. Individual sections of the poem were dedicated to his students and fellow teachers.

Middle School Dean and Performing Arts teacher Kate Benton read her poem “Sunday Afternoon July 19.”

Susan Carr also read a poem called “Theme for English III” written by her son, Justin Carr ’14, who died in February 2013. In remembrance of him, a portrait was placed on a stand on stage during most of the show.

During the 10-minute intermission, Greenberg reserved a table to speak to students and parents about his poetry book, “Scarlight.”