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Bravo! Fifteen students in the Loomis Chaffee music program were selected to participate in this year's Northern Region Music Festival hosted by the Connecticut Music Educators Association.

The much-anticipated premiere of "Where Rivers Rise and Fall," composed by David Snyder '80 in commemoration of the Loomis Chaffee Centennial, will be presented at the Winter Choral Concert on January 25.

Sirena Huang '12 won Third Prize and two other awards at the Singapore International Violin Competition hosted by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

As a part of the Centennial Guest Alumni Musician series, John and Chris Robison — both members of the Class of 2005 — returned home to Loomis Chaffee on Thursday with their band, All The Friends.

The Loomis Chaffee Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Improvisational Band presented their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 16,in the Hubbard Performance Hall in the Hubbard Music Center.

The Loomis Chaffee Music Department's Orchestra Winter Concert took place on Sunday, December 14, in the Hubbard Performance Hall in the Hubbard Music Center.

Guest musicians Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will perform Rhythms of The World, a program of international music for guitar and mandolin, at Loomis Chaffee on Thursday, November 13.

Mezzo-soprano Danielle Coombe '10 visited the Island October 9 and 10. Having recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in music, Danielle returned to share her talent with the community, offering a voice recital Thursday evening in the Hubbard Performance Hall and working with the Chamber Singers in class on Friday morning.

Some may think that to "prepare" a piano means to have it in place, dusted, and tuned. But the American composer John Cage (1912–92) wrote specific pieces for "prepared" piano, and visiting pianist and scholar Christopher Durrenberger '84 enlightened the school community about Cage's intentions during his visit to the campus September 28–30. Chris demonstrated to the community that Cage, sometimes dismissed as an eccentric who played around with musical sounds, was a serious composer.

The Friction String Quartet, guest musicians at Loomis Chaffee, performed and shared their expertise with students in a master class setting in Hubbard Performance Hall on Wednesday.




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