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“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2019

“One, two—one, two, three, four!” The deep notes of the bass and a catchy drum rhythm kick off an upbeat jazz song, led by a bright trumpet melody. After a few counts, jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali leans into the microphone and launches into the opening lyrics of her song...

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

August 28, 2019

Upper school students and parents attended the annual Conservatory Kickoff meeting hosted by the performing arts department in the Patil Theater today.  “This is our one time a year for parents and students that we come together as a unit, as a group, as an entire conservatory to talk about who we ...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

by Esha Gohil and Gloria Zhang

May 21, 2019

The annual Senior Showcase premiered the performances of graduating Certificate Program seniors and their accompaniments last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC). The upper school’s conservatory Certificate Program includes a four-year study within a f...

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Colorful lights illuminate the wide stage as a flood of students briskly step to their places on the multi-leveled risers. With a precise flick of her hand, Susan Nace, upper school vocal teacher and director of Camerata, Cantilena and co-director of Bel Canto, begins to conduct “Turn the World Around”,...

Certificate candidates perform at sophomore juries

Certificate candidates perform at sophomore juries

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

September 20, 2018

Certificate candidates performed at sophomore juries in the Patil Theater today at lunch and after school as a part of their Certificate requirements. Students were asked to prepare a short piece of under two minutes for a panel of performing arts teachers, who evaluated the performances and will later...

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