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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...

Pen to Paper: Potamopoulou creates graphic novel

Pen to Paper: Potamopoulou creates graphic novel

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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As part of her Independent Study, Spyri Potamopoulou (12) has been writing a graphic novel that grapples with social issues, acceptance, and artificial intelligence. Independent Study is a year-long seminar in which students design their own projects on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a fa...

HM 246 presents gallery to Bronx community

HM 246 presents gallery to Bronx community

Jeren Wei, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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On Wednesday, the school hosted an event in Fisher Gallery to celebrate the work of students in the HM 246 service-learning program. The space featured everything from tote bags to original music and was open to the entire school community as well as HM 246’s partner organizations, the Kingsbridge H...

Spring MD/UD Concert provides space for music and reflection

Spring MD/UD Concert provides space for music and reflection

Amiya Mehrotra, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The stage flooded with light, and the spotlight shined on music teacher Michael Bomwell, conductor of the various ensembles that performed in the Spring Band Concert this past Tuesday in Gross Theatre. This concert included groups from both the Middle (MD) and Upper Division (UD). Bomwell believes this...

UD students inspire through MD Mentoring Program

Edwin Jin

January 18, 2018


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“It was nearing the end of the trimester, and a few kids were struggling with school. We sat them down one-on-one and made sure they were doing okay,” Sajan Mehrotra (11) said. Mehrotra is one of the Upper Division mentors for the Middle Division Mentoring program. For the past nearly 20 years,...

Poetry Showcase: Red Telephone

Beatrix Bondor

December 10, 2017


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I think the green bananas are a kind of street sign, and that the wind behind the lens is misleading. Polka dots are classy, in a way only salt crystals could understand, and this striped world could learn by not hanging up the phone - the world could learn a lot by pronouncing the ‘tele’-...

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