Students in the production of OR21, a retelling of the Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, worked hard all fall under more than challenging circumstances that included rehearsing while practicing social distancing and braving long shoots during cold weather.
The Upper School offers students the opportunity to participate in one of our three jazz ensembles; they all perform during jazz concerts held at the end of each semester as well as in other more informal settings.
- There are three jazz ensembles at the Upper School: one for the 9th grade which meets as a class three days a week and two others that meet after school once a week. In special cases an Independent Study group might be offered as well.
- The emphasis is on improvisational techniques and group playing. Musical selections vary, but mostly comprise of compositions by jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and others.
- A few classes per year are devoted to a comprehensive discussion of jazz history and styles.