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Learning and Presenting

Posted by Victor on October 23, 2015

On Monday, November 16th at 1pm Thacher will be visited by world reknown konnakol artist Loire Cotler. PARENTS ARE MOST WELCOME TO ATTEND!!! (just come!) Loire has spent her life studying the South Indian art of vocal rhythms. You can watch her at work in a video at bottom. The Upper El and AP programs […]

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Yes, but does it pay?

Posted by Victor on September 29, 2015

This was a very well presented interview by the president of Berklee College about music as a career. I offer it here because there are students who come through Thacher for whom this will be a relevant issue, and because Mr Brown’s statements are nearly entirely coincident with my personal experience working as a professional […]

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Rhythm, Humility, and Peace.

Posted by Victor on September 25, 2015

Rhythm, Humility, and Peace. Yesterday the school held an all school assembly to mark the passing of International Peace Day. This is a holiday that was set up by the United Nations. The United Nations was set up, some would say still being set up, in response to fact that between 50,000,000, and 80,000,000 people […]

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We Begin

Posted by Victor on September 23, 2015

Welcome to the new school year. We had a wonderful time over the summer in our camps which staged 4 performances each of which was full of astonishing moments. (Special thanks should go to Kristin Drozek for a relentless commitment to awesomeness which included, amongst many feats of creative wizardry, the creation of a 9 […]

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Paul Simon Concert Program

Posted by Victor on May 8, 2015

SETLIST: Sound of Silence Mother and Child Reunion Parent and Child (rewrite of Father and Daughter) Boy in the Bubble Gone at Last 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) Hazy Shade of Winter Scarborough Fair Call Me Al Bridge Over Troubled Water African Skies Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes   LYRICS: Mother And […]

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