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Juilliard Collaboration Highlights!

Posted by Jason King at May 18, 2020 9:02AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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DANCE
This year, the Advanced Choreography and Performance class participated in the Juilliard Global Choreography Challenge. With guidance from dance teacher Gilliane Hadley, and their mentor, Michael Garcia, these nine students collaborated and choreographed a piece to the minimalistic composition “Glassworks” by the composer, Phillip Glass. Additionally, middle school students participated in the “Ask the Artist” Series with dancer Miranda Quinn.

MUSIC
This year, the music program welcomed a new Juilliard Collaborative Teaching Artist, violinist Kathryn Andersen Day. Additionally, students in the Wind Ensemble and Windermere Singers engaged with the “Ask the Artist” Series featuring Colin and Eric Jacobsen (the latter of which is the music director of the Orland Philharmonic Orchestra).

THEATRE ARTS
The 2019-2020 academic year marked the introduction of the Juilliard Creative Classroom Theatre Arts Curriculum at Windermere Preparatory School. Students in Rosemarie Redman’s third-grade classes collaborated to ask questions for Broadway performer James Davis, while students in Cindy Lowa’s middle school “Power of Musical Performance” class asked individual questions.

NAE provided additional opportunities for our students during the Virtual School Experience:
Virtual Monologue Challenge (and written by)
Ava Mitchell, 1st grade
Gabriela Juron, 4th grade
Gustavo Campos, 5th grade
Dhitri Aurora, 5th grade
Aly Elsonbaty, 6th grade
Julia Kaufman, 8th grade
Emma Lawrence, 11th grade
Maria Gullesserian, 11th grade
Leah Meyer, 11th grade

Virtual young Musicians Voice Category
Olivia Richter, 2nd grade
Micaela Joseph, 11th grade
Sophia Bresciani, 11th grade

NAE Community Dance Project
Graduating Senior Carter Heitkamp’s composition “Bubblegum.Sad” was selected as source music for dancers to perform to. At last count, over ten dancers had posted choreography to his original music!

Virtual Band Performance

Posted by Jason King at May 8, 2020 5:34AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We are pleased to share with you our Virtual Band Performance featuring members from our Wind Ensemble, Intermediate Concert Band, faculty and administration.
The Virtual Band performs Pure Imagination. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6XYZmaZvUM

NAE Global Choreography Challenge!

Posted by Jason King at May 8, 2020 5:30AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Our Advanced Choreography/Performance students took on the NAE Global Choreography Challenge. Their piece was to be performed at the Spring Concert but had to be reenvisioned for a virtual showing. Thank you to Juilliard dancer Michael Garcia for mentoring them through their choreographic journey! Well done dancers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj2jYjp-Lzo

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted by Jason King at May 4, 2020 9:49AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Thank you teachers for planting a seed of curiosity and igniting so many imaginations! We appreciate everything that you do for our fine arts students! You are all heroes! A shout out to all of our fine arts teachers:

Gilliane Hadley, Allison Barron, Stephanie Crane, Jonny Jones, Kathy Seman, Emily Tousek, Josh Nelson, Neal Faul, Joi Martin, Megg Demko, Jeff Fullmer, Bill Miller, Andy Beauchamp, Cam Marcotte-Snow, Rosemarie Redman, Cindy Lowa, Mariellen Batchelor, Anthony Rentz, Shannon Robinson, Colin Robinson, Heidi Larson, Ann Thorsen-Moran, Andrea Rowlison, Tamara Danielsson, Michelle Territo, Sam Zambito, Lexy Parsons, Krystal Kennedy, Ammon Bratt Perry

The document Screen_Shot_2020-05-04_at_12.23.51_PM.pdf was attached to this post.

20-21 Event Schedule Now Announced

Posted by Jason King at May 2, 2020 8:01AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Due to the number of requests, we are happy to share the 2020-2021 Fine Arts Event Calendar. You may have noticed that the Fall 2020 Opera Season Casting has already been announced. We certainly appreciate the amount of interest and questions relating to next year ’s fine arts programming and will formally announce specific information and details relating to other show auditions, schedules, Lakerettes, private lessons, and events at a later date. We thank you for your patience and ask that you check here periodically for updates. Feel free to reach out to Mr. King: jason.king@windermereprep.com should you have any questions.

The document Fine_Arts_Events_20-21.pdf was attached to this post.