OSA Student Interns for the Oakland Symphony
Congratulations to Taijee Shavers, a Sophomore in Instrumental Music (French Horn & Saxophone), for his new internship with the Oakland Symphony!! In this capacity Taijee will assist with their music library, special events, and in general get a first hand glimpse of a professional music environment. Great work Taijee!
Instrumental Music's 1st Concerto Competition Winners
High School and Middle School Winners:
Morgan Chan (Saint Seans' Piano Concerto in G minor)
Kayla Phan (Mozart's Violin Concerto in D K218)
Taylor Moses (Martin's Flute Concerto)
Sylvia Ettinger (Kenna's Nigh Soliloquy for Flute and Orchestra)
Jason Larios (Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1)
Ella Duchesneau (Grieg's Piano Concerto No 1)
Benjamin Kim (Vivaldi's Concerto in g minor)
Tuki Bashore-Walker (Bach's Concerto in C Minor)
OSA to Perform at Mercury Soul
Instrumental music students will be performing at this year's Mercury Soul event at the DNA lounge - the event will also feature OSA Visual Artists and screenings by Digital Media. Come on by to support the kids!
Feb. 24, 2-4pm
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St.
OSA Students in YMTC's Production of "Spring Awakening"
Tatianna Cordoba (Vocal Music) plays the lead as Wendla, Asher Witkin (Vocal Music) is Ernst, Ella Zalon (Literary Arts) plays Ilse and Bell Coles (Literary Arts) is Thea.
Literary Arts Students Sweep Scholastic Awards
Ari Brodie-Weisberg: Gold Key and Silver Key for Personal Essay/Memoir
Chloe Smith: two Silver Keys for Dramatic Script
Emma Talamantes: Honorable Mention for Poetry
Leila Mottley: Silver Key in Personal Essay/Memoir and Silver Key in Novel Writing
Pablo Gomez Echegaray: Silver Key and Honorable Mention in Poetry
Rose Gelfand: Honorable Mention in Poetry
OSA Recognized for Inclusive Special Education Services
Sacramento - Today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion, a report that details the special education program philosophy behind 10 exemplary California charter public schools, how they implement best practices on their campuses, and what policy arrangements have allowed them to succeed. This qualitative study of some of the highest-performing charter schools in California offers new insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities in all schools, in particular the benefits of inclusive education.
OSA students collaborate with Curran, GLAAD, FUN HOME
The Curran, Oakland School for the Arts and FUN HOME join forces with GLAAD to celebrate Spirit Day with an inspiring video of the Tony-winning musical's anthem of inclusiveness, "Ring of Keys." Kevin Sessums takes us behind the scenes.
IM Students Study Jazz with Wynton Marsalis
Last Thursday evening the Instrumental Music gathered at the Paramount Theatre and were treated to a show byThe Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, (JLCO). JLCO is led by Wynton Marsalis, and made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today.