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Students Explore Artistic Passions During the Summer

Students Explore Artistic Passions During the Summer

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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This summer, Jacob Shaw (9) delved deeper into one aspect of his musical identity by studying drumming at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Originally, Shaw planned to attend a program for songwriting and producing, but he chose to study drums instead to focus in on something different. “I come from a very ...

Royal Shakespeare Company Hosts Summer Program in England

Nelson Gaillard, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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This summer, William Shakespeare captured the minds of dozens of faculty on their trip to Stratford, England, as well as the minds of students who attended the school’s five-day summer program hosted by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Although English Department Head Vernon Wilson did not attend...

Art Exhibit of the Summer: David Wojnarowicz’s Legacy of Artistic Advocacy

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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The first of many striking images amassed on the sixth floor of the Whitney appears the moment the doors of the palatial elevator open: a photograph of a man, unfazed by flames that engulf him, stares serenely in your direction with a cigarette clutched firmly between two fingers. Inscribed on the wall...

Horace Mann Film Institute Screening Showcases Student Talent

Simon Yang, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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As the lights of Recital Hall began to dim and the sound of student chatter began to fade, the title of the first film boldly appeared on the screen. Taking place on the night of July 12th, the Horace Mann Summer Film Institute screening celebrated the work of aspiring student cinematographers. It sh...

2018-19 School Year Shows and Productions

September 12, 2018


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HMTC: November 8-9-10: Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” December 7-8: Middle Division Production: “Almost, Maine” February 7-8-9: “King Charles III” April 25-26-27: “Sophisticated Ladies” June 7-8-9: HMTC Alumni Show Choir and Instrumental: October 25: UD Advanced Ensembles Concert December 11: U...

Ethan Matt: Inside the Studio

Ethan Matt: Inside the Studio

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

July 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Ethan Matt (12) is in the midst of creating his first album.  His passion for music production began in eighth grade when he noticed that his music idols were both producers and vocalists for the music they created, Matt said. Matt ended up taking Music Production and Advanced Music Productio...

HMTC & HMDC Year in Review

HMTC & HMDC Year in Review

Marina Kazarian and Gabby Kepnes

June 5, 2018


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From Rappaccini Variations in the fall to Pippin in the spring and student choreographed dances throughout the year, both the Horace Mann Theatre Company (HMTC) and the Horace Mann Dance Company (HMDC) have had a year filled with diverse opportunities for students to get involved in performances....

Out on the Town: Summer Theater Recs

Rebecca Salzhauer, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2018


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Sweeney Todd  This Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s dark epic musical transferred from London last season is about what a barber loses in his spiral of revenge. This production of Sweeney Todd, which is set in a struggling pie shop, is staged in a functioning restaurant similar to the f...

An interview with student film director Maggie Brill

An interview with student film director Maggie Brill

Jonathan Katz

June 5, 2018


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The Record: How did you get started with filmmaking?  Maggie Brill: I kind of stumbled upon filmmaking by accident through Horace Mann. Little eighth grade me was deciding what half credits to sign up for in high school, and some friend just mentioned to me, “You should take Video Production 1.” ...

Arjun Swarup: Inside the Music Studio

Arjun Swarup: Inside the Music Studio

June 5, 2018


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Un, deux, trois. Not only is that how to count to three in French, but those are also the names of three songs produced by Arjun Swarup (12). Swarup describes his music as something that one might listen to on a rainy day: a piece that is dark, moody, or sometimes jazzy.  Swarup used to make m...

Inside the music studio: the nexus of technology and musicianship

Inside the music studio: the nexus of technology and musicianship

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


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Many students at school know how to play piano or guitar, but only a select number are learning how to merge music with the digital age. Upper Division music teacher Doug Epstein teaches students how to digitally create music in the Music Technology and Advanced Studio Production classes.  Several students, including Arjun Swarup (12), sai...

Musical performance groups go to Hawaii

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

On Thursday, June 14, nearly two hundred students from orchestra, band, steel drums, and choir will depart from NYC for a week-long music trip to Hawaii. The trip will consist of musical performances, learning opportunities, and visits to cultural sites. The group will stay near Waikiki beach on the...

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