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From the Head of School The Lovett School has a great and longstanding tradition in the arts, which hold a central place in our educational mission and in the life of our community. In fact, as far back as the 1930’s, Eva Edwards Lovett repeatedly mentioned the arts in her New Deal for Education as critical components of “a changing education for a changing civilization.” Creating art and appreciating art are central to the development of the ability to analyze and problem solve, and to developing the capacity for compassion, risk-taking, and perseverance, to name a few. Under the able leadership of our Director of Fine Arts, Jay Freer ‘78, the arts are alive and thriving at Lovett. Our first-class faculty—all working artists themselves—and our devoted Friends of the Arts parent organization give our students enormous support and encouragement, enabling them to accomplish great things in the arts and in their lives. Thank you not only for attending performances this school year, but also for your generosity and support of our arts program. The soul and spirit of Lovett are deeper and richer because of the arts!

Meredyth M. Cole, Head of School

Nondiscriminatory Policy Statement The Lovett School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Lovett School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its employment practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

About this Program This program for the 2018–19 Fine Arts season was produced by The Lovett School program co-chairs Marianna Lee and Jenn Molner, and printed by Keystone Press, Inc. They were assisted by Jennifer Boomer, Lovett’s Communications Department; and Beverly Hamrick and Rena Lyle, Lovett’s Fine Arts Department. The Fine Arts class and event photos were taken by Karey Walter, Lovett’s photography instructor, and the cover design was produced by graphic artist Kay Hocutt. This program was printed on recycled paper that is processed chlorine-free.

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Vision Statement The Lovett Fine Arts Department promotes the development of student talent, both individually and/or collectively, while striving to provide an education that promotes creative learning and excellence in the arts. The means to achieve these goals rests upon professional and experienced faculty and staff, adequate facilities, and consistent overall growth in the Fine Arts Program.

Hendrix-Chenault Theater Etiquette

No flash photography or video/audiotaping is permitted at any time.

Food, drinks, tobacco products, and gum are not permitted in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.

Please turn off all watch alarms and cellular phones.

The house opens for seating 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please do not enter until the House Manager opens the theater doors. All late seating will be at the discretion of the House Manager.

Anyone leaving the theater during the performance will be permitted to re-enter at intermission at the discretion of the House Manager.

The show begins as soon as the lights start to dim. Please cease talking at that time.

Please refrain from talking while the performance is in progress.

Please wait for a pause or intermission before removing items from pockets or handbags.

Crying children should be brought to the lobby where they may compose themselves. If you have brought a child, please make sure etiquette is part of the learning experience.

A typical intermission lasts 15 minutes. Please return to your seat in time for the performance to begin.

Please note that it is discourteous to leave before the performance is over.

In no case are audience members permitted to walk upon the stage. We ask that you wait and meet the performers in the lobby after the show.

Please be understanding. Our House Management volunteers are working hard to keep the performance running smoothly.

Please check for personal belongings before leaving the event.

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Table of Contents Letter from the Fine Arts Director........................................................ 6 Letter from the Friends of the Arts President .................................... 7 Friends of the Arts Board .................................................................... 8 Friends of the Arts Membership ....................................................... 11 Fine Arts Partnership.......................................................................... 20 Fine Arts Events ................................................................................ 22 Fine Arts Faculty ............................................................................... 25 Lovett Conservatory of Music ........................................................... 27 Choral ................................................................................................. 33 Lower School General Music ............................................................. 42 Dance ................................................................................................. 43 Instrumental Music ............................................................................ 53 Theater Arts ....................................................................................... 64 Visual Arts ......................................................................................... 76 Follow Lovett Fine Arts ..................................................................... 80 Fine Arts Awards & Accolades .......................................................... 81 Kate F. Edwards Art Award ............................................................... 82 Visual Arts Gallery Exhibits .............................................................. 82 The Arts in Education......................................................................... 83 Past Presidents .................................................................................. 84 Why the Arts?...................................................................................... 85 Advertiser Index ................................................................................ 87

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From the Fine Arts Director

The Fine Arts program at Lovett is entirely unique and a crucial part of Mrs. Lovett’s philosophy of educating “the whole child.” Without sustained study in an art form throughout their time at Lovett, your child will be missing key opportunities that lead to increased brain function, such as developing empathy, emotional stability, and critical thinking skills that are so highly valued in the present economy. Scientific studies have proven that the arts promote critical thinking skills, self-expression, self-confidence, discipline, and working collaboratively with others. Students who sustain study in an art form also attain higher SAT scores and gain an unparalleled edge entering college and throughout their adult lives (see page 85). Families are often tempted to focus too much on elements of traditional education and traditional extra-curricular activities, BUT arts education affects a child’s developing mind in ways that nothing else can and is essential for all students. I urge you to sit and plan how you can keep the arts in your child’s schedule throughout their educational journey at Lovett. Sustained study in an art form is the key. Taught by an incredible faculty of professional working artists, Lovett students are given the opportunity to learn from the best in visual arts and performing arts—band, chorus, dance, drama, film, orchestra, design & production and private lessons in piano, band and orchestra instruments, and voice. The Friends of the Arts, our parent volunteer organization for the arts at Lovett, headed so capably by Paige Vohs and Jamie Massey, our new Head of School, Meredyth Cole, our dedicated trustees, along with our parents and students make Lovett such a very special institution. How can you help? Join Friends of the Arts today—www.lovett.org/fotajoin. By doing so, you directly help support the vital components of the arts at Lovett to grow and flourish. Thank you for your support for the arts at Lovett, and enjoy this performance! Jay Freer, Director of Fine Arts

Jay Freer, a 1978 Lovett graduate, received a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and was a Kenan Scholarship winner. He has taught and directed more than 80 plays and musicals at Lovett over the last 30 years. He won the Woodward Award for Excellence in teaching in 1992, the Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, and accepted the position of director of Fine Arts in 2007. Professionally, Jay has directed at The Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Theatre in the Square, and was also the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Atlanta (ATA)—an all-equity professional theatre company that operated from 2000–2006. Among the shows he directed for ATA are The Good Doctor, Collected Stories (Abie Award nominated in 2001), Underneath the Lintel (Southeastern premiere and chosen as the number one play of 2003 by the AJC & Creative Loafing), Talley’s Folly, and Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Jay has also taught acting at The North Carolina School of the Arts and The South Carolina Governors School for the Arts, as well as numerous professional classes. He studied in New York with Uta Hagen, considered “one of the greatest actresses and acting teachers of the 20th century” and continues to study acting with her protégé Ted Brunetti. Together Jay and Ted have founded Ted Brunetti Studios-South, a training resource for professional actors located here in Atlanta. In 2008, The Charles Loridans Foundation recognized Jay for excellence and leadership in theater education. 6 • Lovett

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From the Friends of the Arts Co-Presidents Welcome! As we look forward to the upcoming school year, we want to invite you to become involved with FOTA—Friends of the Arts. FOTA is the volunteer parent organization that supports the Fine Arts at The Lovett School, which strives to promote the development of student talent and provides an education that promotes creative learning and Paige Vohs and Jamie Massey, 2018–19 FOTA excellence in the arts. co-presidents Did you know that over 90 percent of our students participate in the Fine Arts programs during the school year? This year will see over 40 Fine Arts performances, events, and concerts. Whether your child is new to the arts, is involved in one of the many Fine Arts classes including sculpture, photography, film, painting, theater arts, design & production, chorus, orchestra, band, dance, and many more, or is part of our Conservatory of Music or Visual Arts program, our continued success depends on YOU! We hope you will consider becoming a volunteer for one of the many Friends of the Arts (FOTA) committees and showing your support by becoming a member. Your membership provides Fine Arts scholarships for applied lessons and programs, as well as equipment needed for our various programs. The Fine Arts programs are a crucial part of Lovett’s philosophy of educating the whole child. Thank you for your support!

Paige Vohs and Jamie Massey, Co-Presidents FOTA 2018–19

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Friends of the Arts Board

Executive Committee Co-Presidents: Paige Vohs and Jamie Massey Past-President: Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Secretary: Courtney Walker Treasurer: Michelle Neville

Board of Directors Concessions: Cheri Barwis & Elizabeth Cole, Tiffany Smith & Christina West MS-Tracy Drake & Susan Silliman; US-Lora Kight Events/Social Chair: Lauren Flint, Laura Hathaway, and Anne Marino Fine Arts Newsletter/FOTA Flash: Jane Cofer and Barbara Ghegan Fine Arts Program: Marianna Lee and Jenn Molner Liaison Coordinator: LS-Kate Castellaw, MS-Sarah Murray, US-Alison Key Membership: LS-Thomas Smith, MS-Kathryn Howell & Robin Thomas-Tatum US-Burch Hanson & Mebane Pulliam Committee Chairs Lovett Art Show & Sale: Mayo Barranco & Stacy Womack Lower School Art Project: Amanda Hall, Mary Millians, & Brittany Padgett Spring Arts Festival/FOTA’s Week of the Arts: Angela Cunningham & Amanda Stratton Senior Recognition: Lisa Wargo A Special Thank You To the more than 100 Lovett parents who work to support our Fine Arts faculty and staff by volunteering as liaisons, hospitality hosts, and committee workers for the Lower School Art Project, Spring Arts Festival, and Lovett Art Show and Sale. The Friends of the Arts Board sincerely thanks you for your time, energy, ideas, and dedication.

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Fine Arts Events September 10–Oct. 25 Atlanta Artists Exhibit, Lovett Galleria 13 & 14 7:00 pm, US Fall Musical, Island Song

October 4 6:30 pm, MS Play, The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion 15 6:30 pm, Chamber Music Recital, Grades 6–12, Alston Memorial Chapel 28 2:00 pm, Faculty Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 7:00 pm, MS/US Male Choral Event, Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA 30 5:45 pm, US Band Concert, MS Patio Area (MS MPR Rain Location) 30–Dec. 2 Lovett Student Art Show, The High Museum of Art 31–Nov. 6 2018 Lovett Art Show & Sale Preview, Lovett Galleria

November 4 2:30 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 5 8:00–10:00 pm, Ellington Jazz Ensemble, Café 290, Atlanta 6 5:30 pm, Opening Reception, 2018 Lovett Art Show & Sale, Lovett Galleria 7–9 & 12–15 8:00 am–4:00 pm, 2018 Lovett Art Show & Sale, Lovett Galleria 8–10 7:00 pm, US Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, reserved seating, tickets $10.00 15 6:30 pm, LS/MS/US Dance Concert 27 6:30 pm, MS Orchestra Holiday Concert 28 7:00 pm, US Orchestra Holiday Concert 29 5:30 pm, LS Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 2 2:00–4:00 pm, Student Art Show Reception, The High Museum of Art 4 7:00 pm, US Band Holiday Concert 5 6:00 pm, MS Winter Play, Check, Please 2!, MS Drama Room 6 6:30 pm, MS/LS Band Holiday Concert 7 6:00 pm, LS Choral Holiday Concert, Alston Memorial Chapel 11 6:30 pm, MS Lessons & Carols service, Alston Memorial Chapel 13 7:00 pm, US Candlelight Lessons & Carols service, All Saints’ Church 18 6:30 pm, LS Winter Musical (Grades 2,4,5), Dear Santa, reserved seating, tickets $5.00 19 6:30 pm, LS Winter Musical (Grades 3,4,5), Dear Santa, reserved seating, tickets $5.00

All performances are in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater unless otherwise indicated.

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Fine Arts Events February 8–Mar 15 Unity & Heritage African American Art Exhibit, Lovett Galleria 14–16 7:00 pm, US Musical, Footloose, reserved seating, tickets $10.00 18 8:00–10:00 pm, Ellington Jazz Ensemble, Café 290, Atlanta 26 7:00 pm, US Orchestra String Spectacular Concert 27 6:30 pm, MS Orchestra String Spectacular Concert 28 5:30 pm, LS Orchestra String Spectacular Concert

March 16 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Lovett Jazz Festival 17 2:00 pm, LS/MS/US Band Prism Concert

April 2 6:30 pm, MS Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel 5 6:30 pm, Lovett Film Festival 8 5:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 11 6:30 pm, LS/MS/US Dance Concert 13 11:00 am Singers Voice Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 2:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 17 7:00 pm, US Band Swing Concert 23 5:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 7:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 24 9:45 am, K–Grade 1, Spring Musical 25–27 7:00 pm, US Play, Woodward Theater, limited seating, tickets $10.00 27 2:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 4:00 pm, Lovett Conservatory of Music Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel 28 4:00 pm, US Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel 29 6:30 pm, Chamber Music Recital, Grades 6–12

May 7 6:30 pm, LS Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel 9 6:30 pm, Eighth Grade Play, TBD 14 6:00 pm, MS Spring Band Concert 16 9:00 am, LS Band & Orchestra Concert 21 6:30 pm, LS Spring Musical, Pirates

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Fine Arts Faculty

Jay Freer...............................................................................Director of Fine Arts Beverly Hamrick..................................................................................... Associate Director of Fine Arts Susan McCluskey.....................................................................................Assistant Director of Fine Arts Charissa Gransden...................................................................................Assistant Director of Fine Arts Rena Lyle...........................................................................................Fine Arts Assistant Office Manager Marianne Beverly................................................................. Lower School General Music (Grades 2–5) Jan Boner..............................................................Lower School General Music (Kindergarten–Grade 1) Jordan Clark................................................................................Upper School Visual Arts (Art History) Barney Culver.............................................................................................................. Orchestra Assistant Adrian Davis........................................................................................................ Lower School Orchestra Seth Decker..................................................................................................... Upper School Theater Arts Sarah Dorian.................................................................................. Upper and Middle School Orchestra Rebecca Duren......................................................................................... Choral Assistant (Grades 7 & 8) Chris Ekholm.................................................................................................Middle School Theater Arts Wesley Forlines......................................................................................................Design and Production Charissa Gransden.............................................Lower School Band, Upper School Wind Symphony Rhoda Griffis................................................................................................... Upper School Theater Arts Lynn King....................................................................................................................Middle School Band Susan McCluskey............................................. Theater Facilities Manager; Productions Coordinator Katy McDougal............................................................................................... Middle School Visual Arts Rebecca Metzger..................................................... Upper and Middle School Dance; Choreographer Perry Morris................................................................................................................. Orchestra Assistant Brian Patterson....................................................................Technical Director, Design and Production Joy Patty...................................................Lower School Visual Arts (K–Grade 2); Gallery Coordinator Natalie Pitchford.................. Lovett Conservatory of Music Director, Musical Theatre Coordinator Tim Pitchford.............................................Upper School Ellington Jazz Ensemble (AP Music Theory) Robert Ray.....................................................................Sixth Grade Chorus Assistant/Choreographer Ashley Schick..............................................................................................................................Visual Arts Katherine Schneider.................................................................... Lower School Visual Arts (Grades 3-5) David Silverman............................................................................................ Upper School Film Studies Vernon Smith...........................................Upper School Visual Arts (Ceramics/Sculpture, Foundations) Amy Story.................. Upper School Visual Arts (Foundations, Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media) Deborah Ulrich........................................................................Upper and Middle School Choral Music Jerry Ulrich...............................................................................Upper and Middle School Choral Music Karey Walter....................................... Upper School Visual Arts (Photography, Portfolio Development) Lovett

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Lovett Conservatory of Music Faculty

Natalie Pitchford...........................Lovett Conservatory of Music Director, Voice Amy Black................................................................................................................................French Horn Barney Culver....................................................................................................................................... Cello Sherri Curtis-Seiden.............................................................................................................................Voice Marilee David.......................................................................................................................................Voice Adrian Davis......................................................................................................................................... Viola Jacob Deaton.......................................................................................................................................Guitar Robert Dickson.......................................................................................................................................Bass Rebecca Duren......................................................................................................................................Voice Zac Evans....................................................................................................................................Saxophone Dave Frackenpohl..............................................................................................................................Guitar Choo Choo Hu..................................................................................................................................... Piano Grace Kawamura................................................................................................................................Violin Candace Keach..................................................................................................................................... Flute Amy Little.............................................................................................................................................Voice Nathan Medley.....................................................................................................................................Voice Perry Morris.......................................................................................................................................... Viola Laura Mustari...................................................................................................................................... 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Piano Stephanie Tuck................................................................................................................................ Trumpet Justin Varnes............................................................................................................................... Percussion Stephen Wood...................................................................................................................................... Piano Natalie Pitchford (MM Vocal Performance, BFA Music Theatre) is the program director of the Lovett Conservatory of Music, as well as Musical Theatre Coordinator. She comes to Lovett via Illinois Wesleyan University, where for four years she taught in the BFA Musical Theatre degree program. Here at Lovett, Natalie has directed A Funny Thing...Forum, Out of the Shadows, Peter Pan, Island Song, and Footloose (2019). Mrs. Pitchford completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the spring of 2011. She also holds a BFA in Music Theater from the esteemed program at Elon University in North Carolina. While at SIU, Mrs. Pitchford had the privilege to sing operatic roles such as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Mariane in Mechem’s Tartuffe, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Frasquita in Carmen. While she has devoted many years of study, teaching, and performing to classical voice, Mrs. Pitchford’s primary professional background is in musical theatre. Professional roles include Emma in Tell Me On a Sunday, Maria in West Side Story, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Natalie in All Shook Up, Roxie in Chicago, and many more. Born and raised in North Carolina, Mrs. Pitchford has called many places around the world “home,” including New York City, Savannah, GA, and Perugia, Italy. 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Choral

Performances December 7 6:00 pm

LS Choral Holiday Concert Alston Memorial Chapel

December 11 6:30 pm MS Lessons and Carols Service Alston Memorial Chapel December 13 7:00 pm US Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service All Saints’ Episcopal Church December 18 6:30 pm LS Winter Musical (Grades 2, 4, 5) Dear Santa, reserved seating—tickets $5.00 Hendrix-Chenault Theater December 19 6:30 pm LS Winter Musical (Grades 3, 4, 5) Dear Santa, reserved seating—tickets $5.00 Hendrix-Chenault Theater April 2 6:30 pm MS Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel April 13 11:00 am The Lovett Singers Recital, Alston Memorial Chapel April 24 9:45 am K–Grade 1 Musical, Hendrix-Chenault Theater April 28 4:00 pm US Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel May 7 6:30 pm LS Choral Showcase, Alston Memorial Chapel May 21 6:30 pm LS Musical, Pirates, Hendrix-Chenault Theater

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Middle & Upper School Chorus Jerry and Deborah Ulrich, appointed to The Lovett School in 2011, administer a comprehensive choral program for Grades 6-12. ASCAP award-winning arranger/composer Jerry Ulrich has composed commissioned works for professional choirs and orchestras, including the Grammyaward winning Orchestra of St. Luke’s, colleges and universities throughout the United States, and churches and schools in both the U.S. and abroad. In conjunction with his position at The Lovett School, Dr. Ulrich is currently Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ulrich came to Atlanta from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the Fame school) in New York City, where his choirs were featured in all major NYC concert venues and on national and international television and radio. Dr. Ulrich’s prior university teaching experience includes positions in Ohio and New York. During 1990-1991 he was Visiting Fulbright Professor of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland. His early training included four years singing with legendary conductor Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Additional academic study included a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Deborah Ulrich has served as a Middle School choral director for 21 years and as church organist for congregations in Texas, Georgia, New York, and Ohio. Her choirs have consistently received Superior ratings at GMEA in both performance and sightreading. She is a recipient of the Georgia Star Teacher Award (2011). She has also served as adjunct organ instructor and University Organist at Ashland University (OH), and adjunct faculty member at Long Island University. Deborah received her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Wesleyan College, and her Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, with further organ study at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. She is a consecrated Diaconal Minister in the United Methodist Church and has served in various leadership positions at the conference, state, regional, and national levels. She and Jerry are the parents of three adult children.

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Choral Music at Lovett

The choral program at The Lovett School has a rich and distinguished history, dating to the founding of the institution itself. The school’s philosophy of utilizing a comprehensive curriculum that seeks to develop the whole child—intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially, aesthetically, and emotionally—is exemplified through emphasis on the visual and performing arts. During the course of any academic year, over 90 percent of Lovett students participate in the arts. Choral/vocal music at Lovett has enjoyed strong and outstanding leadership over several decades. Lovett choral ensembles are represented annually in the Spivey Hall Honor Choirs and the GMEA All-State Choruses. The Lovett Choirs won the highest scores in every choral division (Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir) at the 2006 and 2007 MusicFest Orlando competition. In 2013, the Lovett choral groups and instrumental ensembles received the coveted Spirit of Orlando Award from the Heritage Music Festival. This award is given to the school that demonstrates support and encouragement of one another and other groups in the festival, and best exemplifies a positive model for music education.

Singers

The Lovett Singers is a select group of Upper School singers that was established in 1976. The Lovett Singers represented the United States in 1978 on President Carter’s Friendship Exchange Program to Newcastle, England. They have performed at the World’s Fair in New Orleans and at Disney World, and won the First Place Gold and the Sweepstakes Trophy at the 1991 Heritage Music Festival in New Orleans. They performed under the baton of conductor John Rutter in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in November 1991, and sang at Carnegie Hall in November 1996. They won the coveted Grand Choral Championship titles at the MusicFest Competitions in Orlando in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007. Members of this ensemble participate annually in Spivey Hall High School Honor Choir, the GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, and the GMEA All-State Chorus. In 2013, the Singers won a Gold Medal (Superior) in the Heritage Music Festival in Orlando. At the same festival, the Singers garnered four additional trophies: Outstanding Choral Group Award, Festival Sweepstakes Award for Choral Program, Adjudicators Award (achieving a score above 95 percent in all categories), and the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Special Invitation to Perform in Carnegie Hall. In 2014, the Lovett Singers traveled to New York City, where they performed the national anthem for a sold-out Brooklyn Nets/Boston Celtics game, and performed the Haydn Nelson Mass in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Anton Armstrong. In Spring 2016, the Singers returned to perform in Carnegie Hall and were honored to perform the National Anthem for a sold-out New York Knicks-Miami Heat game in Madison Square Garden. Lovett

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Women’s Chorus The Women’s Chorus participates in chapel, the Service of Lessons and Carols, the classical concert, and the spring musical. They have performed at Disney World, the Piedmont Driving Club, and for the Atlanta Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. Members of this ensemble participate annually in the GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, as well as the GMEA All-State Chorus. They won Outstanding Choral Group, first place Gold, and the coveted Adjudicator’s Trophy at the 1991 Music Heritage Festival in New Orleans. They received first place at the 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006 MusicFest Competitions in Orlando. In 2008, this group earned superior ratings in performance and sight-reading at the GMEA Performance Evaluation. The Lovett Women’s Chorus regularly performs for holiday caroling in the Vinings area.

Men’s Chorus The Men’s Chorus sings for special concerts, chapel services, and competitions. They won first place in their division at the 1995 MusicFest Competition in Orlando, as well as the coveted Grand Championship. They also won first place in their division in the 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006 competitions, and second place in the 1998 Grand Championship. The Men’s Chorus won first place Gold in the 2000 Southern Star Music Festival and the Sweepstakes title for the highest score of the festival. In 2008, this group earned superior ratings in performance at the GMEA Performance Evaluation, as well as earning a superior rating at Festival Disney. Each year, they perform for the annual Father-Son Banquet.

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Eighth Grade Chorus

The Middle School Choruses provide music for the Middle School Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the school’s Chapel services, and a Spring Choral Showcase. Individual students are selected by recommendation / audition each year, to participate in the Spivey Hall Treble Honor Chorus, GMEA Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus, and the GMEA All-State Choirs. This May, the seventh and eighth grade choruses will host their fourth annual Lovett Invitational Choral Festival, featuring a nationally recognized choral clinician. Rebecca Duren started her career as a classical singer, after receiving her Bachelor’s of Music in voice from the University of North Texas, and her Master’s of Music in voice from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Ms. Duren has appeared with American Opera Theater in leading roles, has soloed with The Miami Symphony and The Firebird Orchestra, sang for five years with Miami’s Seraphic Fire among other professional choral ensembles, and Ms. Duren can be heard on at least 10 professionally released recordings—two of which garnered a Grammy nomination. In 2011, Ms. Duren began a Master’s of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of South Florida with a full scholarship and Graduate Assistantship. Upon her graduation, she joined the faculty as Director of Middle and Upper School Choirs at The Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. While maintaining an active performing career, Ms. Duren is currently on staff teaching piano and voice at The School of Fine Arts at First Presbyterian Church and assisting the choral department at The Lovett School.

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Seventh Grade Chorus

Sixth Grade Chorus

Robert Ray, Lovett’s sixth grade choral assistant, made his Broadway debut in 1980 and won two New York City Cabaret Awards that year. He has performed in many prestigious theaters, such as the Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, Palace, and Beacon Theaters in New York and Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. In 2005, he produced and directed the”75th Anniversary of the Fox.” He has musically directed shows internationally, nationally, and regionally.

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Lower School Chorus

The Lovett Lower School Chorus is a group of fourth and fifth grade students who delight audiences with their joyful singing and charismatic stage presence. These singers rehearse once a week, after school hours, in preparation for the Lower School Holiday Choral Concert, Holiday Sing-A-Long, Lower School Talent Show, and Lower School Spring Choral Concert.

Lower School M&Ms

The M&Ms are a group of third and fourth grade boys whose love for singing brings them to rehearsals once a week to enjoy the camaraderie of an all-boy choir. They perform in the Lower School Holiday Choral Concert, Holiday Sing-A-Long, Talent Show, Chapel Services, and the All-School Closing Chapel in May.

Marianne Beverly, Lovett’s Lower School choral director and general music teacher in Grades 2–5, has been a music teacher for many years. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education and performance at Converse College. While teaching in the DeKalb County school system in Georgia, she earned her master’s degree in music education at Georgia State University. She has been teaching at Lovett for 25 years. Lovett

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Lower School General Music The goal of the Lower School General Music program is to build a strong foundation of musical literacy. Through singing, playing instruments, listening, moving, and creating, children are exposed to a diverse curriculum designed for active and fun music learning. Children gain skills in improvising, reading, and composing their own music and learn to use music vocabulary to describe what they feel, see, and hear. Focused skills, such as singing on pitch, steady beat competency, instrument recognition, and performance and audience etiquette, are also taught. Music elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and form are sequenced age appropriately throughout the music curriculum. Children experience a well-rounded repertoire of music representing different genres and cultures.

Jan Boner is the K-1st grade music teacher in the Lower School. As a pre-teen she was drawn to teach young children due to their insatiable curiosity and eagerness to learn. She completed a Master’s degree in education through Lesley University in Curriculum & Instruction: Integrated Teaching through the Arts. Her Bachelor’s degree is in music therapy from Ohio University as well as a Bachelor of Theology with an emphasis in Christian leadership from The Way College of Biblical Research. Janet is a Board Certified Music Therapist, working with young children with developmental delays and autism through her business, Musik to Grow. Janet is part-time faculty at Kennesaw State University in the School of Music during the summers. She recently co-developed the concert series, Music for the Very Young, introducing musicians and instruments of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the active audiences of three to five year olds. Prior to this, Janet served as past president of Early Childhood Music & Movement Association and on the board for several more years. She brings to Lovett her passion for music, young children, and many years of teaching experience. 42 • Lovett

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Dance

Concerts

November 15

6:30 pm

April 11

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LS/MS/US Dance Concert Hendrix-Chenault Theater

LS/MS/US Dance Concert Hendrix-Chenault Theater

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Upper School Dance

The Middle and Upper School Dance Program is taught by Rebecca Metzger and is designed to introduce many styles of dance to the beginning student, but with a focus on ballet as the foundation of all dances. In the seventh and eighth grade dance classes, students are introduced to ballet, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance. In the Upper School dance class, students have the opportunity to focus on more detailed aspects of dance, concentrating on the fundamentals of technique (ballet, jazz, and contemporary), proper stretching form, strengthening exercises used in pilates and gyrotonics, and the choreographic process. Upper School students also develop their performance ability by performing in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater for a fall and spring dance concert, school assemblies, chapel services, and the Spring Arts Festival. In the Lower School, after-school dance classes are taught by Florence Fitzgerald, where students learn ballet, modern, and jazz movements, and also perform in a fall and spring concert. Rebecca Metzger, an Atlanta native, left home at 16 to attend the School of American Ballet on a full merit scholarship. In her senior year of high school, she was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was one of two dancers to receive the first ever Mae L. Wein Award for students of outstanding promise. At 18, she joined the New York City Ballet, performing a variety of corps, soloist, and principal roles during her career. She has appeared in the PBS series Dance in America and The Balanchine Essays. While rehearsing, performing, and touring full-time, she attended Barnard College, graduating magna cum laude. Following her performing career, Metzger became the creative director of the New York City Ballet Workout. She has taught ballet to all levels and ages, from the public schools of New York City to elite ballet academies, and recently became a repetiteur for both the Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine Foundations. Rebecca joined Lovett in 2012 and is thrilled to be a part of the Fine Arts Department, a place that clearly understands the value of integrating academics with the arts. 46 â&#x20AC;˘ Lovett

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Florence Fitzgerald received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB) at the age of 12. Soon after, she moved to New York City to continue her dance and academic studies and train daily at SAB. Florence then joined the New York City Ballet in 1979. One of her greatest honors was being chosen personally by Mr. Balanchine, artistic director of the New York City Ballet, to be among the last generation to work directly for him. Under the direction of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins, her professional career spanned 11 years. Other highlights include performing at the White House; touring extensively through Europe, Asia, and the United States; performing in a feature film and performing, “Live from Studio 8-H,” an ABC Special evening. After her move to Atlanta, she had the privilege of being accepted into the Independent Advanced Program with Romana Kryzanowska to receive instructor certification status in the Pilates Method. Florence became certified in 1998 and has been teaching consistently since that time. Her gift as an instructor is the ability to translate verbal instruction into successful physical execution. Watching a student achieve a movement with their body that they never expected to perform is Florence’s greatest satisfaction and reward.

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Instrumental Music

Band and Orchestra Concerts October 15

6:30 pm

Chamber Music Recital (Grades 6–12)

Alston Memorial Chapel November 5

8:00-10:00 pm

Ellington performance, Café 290 in Atlanta

November 27

6:30 pm

MS Orchestra Holiday Concert

November 28

7:00 pm

US Orchestra Holiday Concert

November 29

5:30 pm

LS Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 4

7:00 pm

US Band Holiday Concert

December 6

6:30 pm

LS/MS Band Holiday Concert

February 18

8:00–10:00 pm

Ellington performance, Café 290 in Atlanta

Feburary 26

7:00 pm

US Orchestra String Spectacular Concert

Feburary 27

6:30 pm

MS Orchestra String Spectacular Concert

February 28

5:30 pm

LS Orchestra String Spectacular Concert

March 17

2:00 pm

LS/MS/US Band Prism Concert

April 17

7:00 pm

US Band Swing Concert

April 29

6:30 pm

Chamber Music Recital (Grades 6–12)

Woodward Theater May 14

6:00 pm

MS Spring Band Concert

May 16

9:00 am

LS Band and Orchestra Concert

All performances are in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater unless otherwise indicated.

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Tim Pitchford, a native Floridian, lived and taught in the state of Illinois for a decade before becoming Lovett’s Upper School Director of Bands and Director of the Ellington Jazz Ensemble. He spent the last five years of that time as director of the jazz program and trombone professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college in Bloomington, IL. Under his direction, the IWU Jazz Ensemble has performed for the 2014 Illinois Music Educator’s Conference and the Elmhurst Jazz Festival. He has been a clinician at numerous university jazz festivals across the country including the Marshall University Jazz Festival, the Northwest Oklahoma University Jazz Festival, and the Illinois State University Jazz Festival. As a professional trombonist, Dr. Pitchford has performed with Joe Williams, Maureen McGovern, Arturo Sandoval, Gloria Gaynor, The Manhattan Transfer, John Pizzarelli, Patti Austin, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Band, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and many others. He has recorded on several Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated albums and numerous independent and commercial recordings. From 2002-2005, he performed throughout Europe, North, Central, and South America with pop-music icon K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Recent guest performances include the 2015 Peoria Jazz Festival, the 2014 Midwest Trombone and Euphonium Conference, the 2014 Peoria Jazz Festival, the 2014 Yellowstone Jazz Festival, and the 2012 Blagoevgrad Jazz Festival in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Dr. Pitchford holds degrees in jazz performance from University of North Florida, Georgia State University, and the University of Miami.

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Wind Symphony

The Upper School Band Program is a composite of the concert/symphonic band, jazz ensembles, woodwind, brass, and percussion ensembles. Members of the Upper School band are encouraged to study privately with Lovett’s Conservatory of Music faculty or local performing artists. Students are further encouraged to participate in select state and local honor groups, including the GMEA All-State Band, the GISA All-Select Band, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble, the Rialto Jazz Orchestra, and other extracurricular performing ensembles. Members of the Ellington Jazz Ensemble are selected by audition. The Lovett Ellington Band and Wind Symphony compete in national festivals and competitions.

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Chamber Orchestra The Lovett Chamber Orchestra and Bach Ensemble are the premier string ensembles at The Lovett School. The Chamber Orchestra is a string ensemble that has been recognized for excellence at local and national competitions, conventions, and festivals. Orchestra classes focus on technical and musical growth, provide an introduction to music theory and history, and include the development of compositional skills and creativity. Chamber music in quartets and small ensembles are also included in the course of study. Members of the orchestra are encouraged to participate in extracurricular musical activities and have won positions in a variety of ensembles, including the AJCO, ASYO, EYSO, MYSO, and the GISA All-Select and GMEA All-State orchestras. The Lovett Bach Ensemble is a small, select ensemble drawn from the membership of the Chamber Orchestra. The group focuses on music of the Baroque era and those compositions intended for performance by small string ensembles. Students in the Bach Ensemble are expected to prepare more music and present more concerts than students in the Chamber Orchestra. Sarah Dorian holds degrees from Vanderbilt University (BM–Cello Performance), University of Notre Dame (MM–Cello Performance and Literature), and Fort Hays State University (MSEd–Education) and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society. Sarah was a member of several orchestras including the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, and Northwest Indian Symphony Orchestra. She also attended the Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Sarah was the associate instructor of music at Indiana University South Bend and helped manage the Junior Division of the famed Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, where she mentored and coached many young chamber groups. She has also been a faculty member of many summer programs including: Marrowstone-in-the-City, High Plains Music Camp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Sarah has created and developed the following orchestra programs: St. Joseph’s High School, Culver Military Academy, West Sound Academy, Spring Hill School District, and Wasatch Academy. She is currently the orchestra director for Middle and Upper Schools at Lovett.

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Middle School Orchestra

Eighth Grade Orchestra

Seventh Grade Orchestra The Lovett Middle School Orchestra is the result of combining our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade orchestra classes. The classes meet separately by grade during the school day but work together during extracurricular rehearsals to create a unified ensemble. The Middle School Orchestra is recognized for its tradition of excellence at local competitions and festival appearances. Perry Morris is the Assistant for Lovett Orchestras. Perry earned degrees from Kennesaw State University (music education; viola performance). He has studied with Allyson Fleck and Catherine Lynn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Perry remains active as a private teacher, performer, sectional coach and orchestra clinician in metro-Atlanta. Lovett

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Sixth Grade Orchestra

The Lovett Sixth Grade Orchestra and Sixth Grade Band are comprised of both beginning and experienced players. These ensembles meet every other day. The classes emphasize skill development and comprehensive musicianship. The orchestra and band students are heard during in-school performances, communitywide performances, and local music festivals.

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Fifth Grade Orchestra

Fourth Grade Orchestra

The Lovett Lower School Orchestras offer third, fourth, and fifth graders the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of playing the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The Lower School Orchestra members perform a holiday concert in early December, play in the String Spectacular concert in February, and perform for the Lower School in May. Orchestra students play in chapel services, the annual talent show, and some school musicals.

Adrian Davis is the Lower School Orchestra Director and an instructor in Lovett’s Conservatory of Music. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama and a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Adrian is a violist who maintains an active performing and teaching schedule. He collaborates frequently throughout the United States and Australia.

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Third Grade Orchestra

The Third Grade Orchestra offers students an early opportunity to experience playing the violin and cello. Class members are usually first-year players, but experienced players are welcome to join the class. The class is offered as part of the Lower School curriculum, and meets twice during the six-day rotation and every Tuesday after school. They perform regularly with the fourth and fifth grade orchestras in all Lower School concerts. Barney Culver is a cellist who teaches and performs in the southeastern United States. He attended the University of Michigan for his bachelor’s degree and Carnegie Mellon University for his master’s. Entering his sixth year living in Atlanta, he enjoys teaching and playing often with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera and Ballet, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and symphonies in Charlotte, Savannah, Charleston, Tampa, and Naples. He also holds a section position with the Sarasota Orchestra.

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Eighth Grade Band

The Lovett Middle School Bands perform numerous times throughout the year, including a holiday concert, the annual Prism Concert, the Lovett Jazz Festival, and at other venues. Students perform concert band literature, and in seventh and eighth grade begin a curriculum of jazz studies. The Middle School Bands have received superior ratings, sweepstakes honors, and outstanding soloist awards at numerous band festivals, as well as invitations to perform at the state music convention. They also have produced many All-State band students.

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Sixth Grade Band

Lynn King is the Middle School Band Director, who also assists with the Lower and Upper School Band Programs. Mrs. King received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University. Prior to coming to Lovett, Mrs. King taught at Henderson Middle School for 11 years. She is a freelance oboe player in the Atlanta area and also plays with the Cobb Wind Symphony. Mrs. King has also been a guest clinician in many metro Atlanta schools. In her spare time she runs full and half marathons.

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Fifth Grade Band

Fourth Grade Band

The Lovett Lower School Bands offer a unique experience for young instrumentalists. Students enjoy learning the techniques to perform in large and small ensembles. They begin their musical training in the fourth and fifth grades. The bands perform a holiday concert in December, participate in the spring Prism Concert in March, and play for the Lower School in May. Some band students have played their instruments in the annual talent show, chapel services, and some school musicals. Charissa Gransden, director of Lower School bands, studied music education and flute performance at Florida State University. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University. This is her 12th year at Lovett, and her 22nd year teaching band. Charissa has been a band adjudicator and clinician throughout the metro Atlanta area. She has taught flute as well as chamber ensembles. She is also a freelance flute player who has performed with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Atlanta, and the Southern Crescent Symphony. She occasionally sings with her husband, Joe, and his Big Band. Lovett

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Theater Arts

Performances September 13–14

7:00 pm

US Fall Musical, Island Song

October 4

6:30 pm

Middle School Play, The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion!

Hendrix-Chenault Theater

November 8–10

Upper School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7:00 pm

Hendrix-Chenault Theater

reserved seating—tickets $10.00

December 5

Middle School Play, Check Please 2!

6:00 pm

Middle School Drama Room

February 14–16

Upper School Musical, Footloose

7:00 pm

Hendrix-Chenault Theater,

reserved seating—tickets $10.00

April 25–27

7:00 pm

Upper School Play, Woodward Theater, limited seating

May 9

6:30 pm

Eighth Grade Play, Hendrix-Chenault Theater

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Theater Arts Department The Theater Arts Department is dedicated to teaching an in-depth, multi-layered approach to the study of theater and its collaborative nature. Through acting classes, design and production, and education as audience members, students learn to communicate and expand their imagination, creativity, thoughts, and emotions. In classes and productions, Lovett students discover self-discipline, self-motivation, self-esteem and social interaction. The artistic process in acting and design and production is the core of all the work within the program. Students experience a heightened sense of culture and an ability to make critical value judgment through skills in acting and design and production. The Theater Arts Department combines these elements to form a curriculum that allows students to explore and experience the theatrical world, instilling a lifelong love of theater. The Theater Department produces plays and musicals both semesters, along with other workshop productions. In addition, they take an annual trip to New York City that is highly recommended, but optional.

Upper School Design and Production

Eighth Grade Design and Production

The Design and Production classes are designed to provide and develop the skills needed to succeed in the demanding world of theatrical design and production. Offered to Upper School and eighth grade students, this program explores design and production from conceptual design work to the “nuts and bolts” that help make a production happen. Utilizing both hands-on applications as well as in-class projects, each student will be able to explore, expand, and realize his/her own creative potential. The course covers all aspects of backstage work, including stage lighting and carpentry; scenic, lighting, and costume design; stage management; operations; and fundamental sound design and engineering. Lovett

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Design and Production Susan McCluskey is one of the assistant directors of Fine Arts, as well as theater productions coordinator and facilities manager. She works with the Design and Production classes in the Upper School and Middle School. Her greatest pleasure is working with the very talented students, kindergarten through seniors, on the theatrical productions throughout the year. Susan graduated magna cum laude from Culver-Stockton College with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management. The combined business/arts degree has lead her to a variety of different opportunites, from theatrical stage management to administrative support of corporate presidents, set dressing to bookkeeping, properties design to marketing design. Susan is active in Atlanta’s professional theatre arena as a stage manager and props designer, having worked with Theatre in the Square in Marietta, and with Atlanta Lyric, Synchronicity, Horizon Theatre, and 7 Stages.

Brian Patterson was born in Orlando, FL, but moved to the North Georgia mountains as an elementary student. He grew up in Hiawassee, GA and is the youngest of two children. After graduation from high school, he attended West Georgia College prior to transferring and graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Technical Theater. He is the proud father of Piedmont College freshman Haley, who is currently following in the arts education field. Brian comes to Lovett after many years in theater around the Atlanta area. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he moved to the Atlanta area and began freelancing as well as working full-time as technical director and production coordinator for Theater in the Square in Marietta for 14 years. Following that, he was director of technical services for North Metro Church prior to joining Lovett as Technical Director. He enjoys showing young minds the joy he’s found in a career in theater as well as using those talents in everything from furniture and interior design to building campers. A native of Columbus, GA, Wesley Forlines became involved with the Springer Opera House’s Theatre Academy program at a young age. After earning a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he took a project management internship with Electronic Theatre Controls in Madison, WI. Since returning to Georgia in 2015, Wesley has worked and designed for theatres around the Atlanta area and joined the Lovett faculty in 2016. In addition to co-teaching Theatre Design and Production classes, he designs lighting and scenery for the dozens of performances Lovett produces each year. 70 • Lovett

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Upper School Theater Arts The Upper School Theater Arts Program offers four levels of Theater Arts classes, as well as two levels of instruction in Screenwriting and Motion Picture Production. Acting students explore a rich variety of techniques and skills through exercises, improvisation, scene study, and performance. Each semester, students will study under several guest theater professionals, enriching their overall experience. The Upper School produces several main productions a year, as well as a one-act play and numerous video productions. Screenwriting students learn to construct solid story outlines, bold characters and believable dialogue in their study of the craft of storytelling.

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Seth Decker is a Lovett alumnus and a graduate of Boston University’s Theatre Conservatory with a BFA in classical stage acting. He has been acting professionally since age 8, and has performed all over the country, from Charlotte to San Francisco to Boston. He has appeared in various television shows, commercials, and industrial films in Atlanta. In 2003, he founded Red Door Playhouse, where he teaches acting, playwriting, and improvisation to kids, teens, and adults year round. He hosts the weekly Red Door Improv Show and offers in-school improv programs and corporate teambuilding workshops across the state. He’s very excited to bring the spontaneous fun of improv to all the theater students at Lovett this year and be part of the theater team. Rhoda Griffis is a professional working actress for over 35 years in Film, Television, Commercials, Voice-Overs, and Print. Holding a BFA from the from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she was a member of the Acting Company for 7 seasons at the NC Shakespeare Festival and toured the East Coast teaching Shakespeare in schools. Theatrical credits include Charlotte Rep, St. Louis Rep, The Alliance Theatre, Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, NH, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Griffis has been in numerous feature films including: The Blind Side, Walk The Line, Mom’s Night Out, 42, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Road Trip, Parental Guidance, Runaway Jury, Miracles from Heaven, and the upcoming feature films Just Mercy, The Best of Enemies, and the Netflix-series Mindhunter. This holiday, catch her in Christmas at Graceland on the Hallmark Channel. With more than 60 television credits, Rhoda has been seen on Fear the Walking Dead, Army Wives, and Drop Dead Diva, in which she enjoyed recurring roles. Ms. Griffis is focusing her instruction on “Acting for the Camera” and Voice-Overs to give students a view into our ever-growing professional Southeast Market!

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Middle School Theater Arts Middle School Theater Arts classes are offered for seventh and eighth grade students, and as part of the Lovett Life Lessons rotation for sixth grade students as public speaking. In seventh grade, students are taught the fundamentals of nonverbal storytelling through sensory exploration and improvisation. They then move on to voice/diction work, as well as introductory scene study. Eighth graders are taught audition technique, stage combat, theater history, scene work from classic plays, and ultimately production rehearsal and performance through the Middle School spring play. Students are encouraged to be creative and disciplined at the same time and are given an opportunity to grow in poise and self confidence. Two Middle School theater productions are presented annually in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.

Chris Ekholm, Lovett’s Middle School theater arts teacher, has been a professional actor for over 30 years, performing in theater, film, television, TV commercials, radio voice-overs, training films, and live industrials. He has directed productions for adults and children and has adjudicated auditions for the Georgia Theatre Conference. He is a winner of two Suzi Bass Awards, in 2005 for Most Outstanding Actor and 2007 for Most Outstanding Ensemble in a Play, which recognize excellence in Atlanta theater. Mr. Ekholm has appeared on many of Atlanta’s stages, including Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, and Theatre in the Square, where he won four Jennie Awards. Over the course of his career, Chris has worked with such people as Steve Martin, John Lithgow, Tyler Perry, Jonathan Demme, and Ruth Buzzi, among others. Mr. Ekholm is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actor’s Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Finally, Ekholm is a very proud recipient of the 2013 Woodward Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2015 Beth and Ray Chenault Fine Arts Teaching Award at The Lovett School.

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Eighth Grade Theater Arts

Seventh Grade Theater Arts

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Visual Arts

Events November 6 5:30 pm Opening Reception, Lovett Art Show & Sale, Lovett Galleria November 7–9 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lovett Art Show & Sale and 12–15 Lovett Galleria December 2 2:00–4:00 pm Lovett Student Art Show Reception The High Museum of Art April 5 6:30 pm Lovett Film Festival Hendrix-Chenault Theater

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Upper School Film Studies Lovett Film Studies is comprised of four classes, Lovett’s own mini film school. Students in History of Film explore the rich evolution of the popular art form, from Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope to today’s RED cameras and Sony 4K projectors. In Critical Approaches to Film, Lovett Film Studies students learn to better analyze, appreciate, and critically evaluate films, crafting articulate written critiques. For those who wish to learn the craft of movie writing, we offer Screenwriting I and II, in which students learn the structure, format, and technique required to pen a feature film script. Additionally, students in Motion Picture Production are taught the entire production work flow, from pre-production planning through the film shoot itself and into the editing suite for post-production.

David Silverman’s career as an actor and filmmaker spans over 25 years—this is David’s 13th year at Lovett. As a filmmaker, David’s award-winning films have traveled across the US at prestigious film festivals including Palm Springs, Dances with Films in Los Angeles, INDIE Memphis and the Oscar-nominating Atlanta Film Festival. A member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association, David’s recent TV credits include Netflix’s Stranger Things and House of Cards, FX’s Atlanta and AMC’s The Walking Dead. David’s film credits include working opposite Michael Keaton in The Founder, opposite Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland in The Leisure Seeker, opposite Harrison Ford in Anchorman 2 and Tom Cruise in American Made. David teaches six film classes here at Lovett and is the director of The Lovett School High School Film Fest, our annual celebration of films by teen filmmakers from around the globe. Last year, young filmmakers from over 65 countries entered the festival. A graduate of The University of Miami, David is married to author/screenwriter Kelly Young-Silverman and is the proud father of Evelyn May.

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The educators in the Visual Arts Department are practicing artists who specialize in a variety of art mediums. Each member concentrates in one or more areas, including architectural design, art foundations, art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, film, painting, photography, sculpture, and videography. Jordan Clark is in his ninth year of teaching AP Art History at Lovett. He is a graduate of Davidson College and has earned a Master’s in Art History from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He is the father of three Lovett graduates. Katy McDougal is currently teaching Middle School Visual Arts. She has been with The Lovett School in a variety of roles since 2000. Her teaching experience in secondary and community education spans a combined time of over 20 years. She holds a B.F.A. from Tennessee Technological University with a concentration in ceramics, and she has participated in post-degree art residencies locally, nationally, and internationally. Joy C. Patty is the Kindergarten–Grade 2 art teacher and the exhibition coordinator for the Lovett Galleria. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. Her career positions include head of adult education at the High Museum of Art; curator of education at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; education coordinator at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas; and community education art instructor at Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas, and at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. Her art is influenced by natural surroundings, contemporary art and architecture, and interior and fashion design. Ashley L. Schick is a practicing artist and art educator. She completed her MFA in Printmaking from SCAD-Atlanta, where she also worked as the lead printer and constructor for Kiki Smith’s artist book Color Noise. Ms. Schick has taught many art workshops for students of all ages from children to adults in collaboration with the High Museum of Art, Georgia Tech, SCAD, and as the Studio Program Director for the non-profit One Love Generation. In 2014, she was selected to be a part of the Georgia Center for Nonprofit’s High Potential Diverse Leaders program. Ms. Schick was an artist’s assistant to sculptor Brian Dettmer and a resident in the Creatives Project’s two-year Studio Residency Program. Her works on paper and artist books have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in multiple private and university collections including Vanderbilt, University of Florida, and Baylor. You can see her artwork at www. ashleylschick.com and at Kai Lin Art Gallery in Atlanta.

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Katherine Schneider teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade art classes at Lovett. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in ceramics and received a Master’s of Art in art education from the University of New Mexico. Katherine has studied at Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy, and is a veteran of advanced workshops in ceramics at the Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina. She has researched indigenous artwork of the Southwest and participated in the excavation of Roman pottery in northeast England. Her personal mixed media and ceramic artwork have been influenced by her travels. Vernon Smith, studio artist, teaches Ceramics and Foundations of Art at Lovett. He received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of West Georgia and studied at the Arts Students League of New York. He has been a resident artist at Tom Coleman’s Studio in Las Vegas and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Vernon has shown in and curated national ceramics exhibits and conducts workshops and classes around the Southeast. He has been a visiting artist and teacher at numerous art centers in the greater Atlanta area and currently leads semi-annual wood firings at Hambidge Center for the Arts. In addition to teaching, Vernon creates functional pottery as well as sculptural installations at his home studio. Amy Lee Story is the Visual Arts Chair and Cross-Curricular Coordinator for Fine Arts. She also instructs foundations, painting, and Fine Arts Makers Studio. Amy grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and later went to Tulane University to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Art. She also taught elementary art at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans while getting her master’s from Loyola University. In addition to teaching, Amy also illustrates children’s books. She works in all media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and photography. Her work is narrative in nature, allowing each piece to tell a story through the different layers of media. Her portfolio may be viewed at her website www.amyleestory.com. Karey Walter is a recognized fine art, black and white photographer and educator. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she holds a MFA degree from the University of Utah. Walter currently directs the photography program at Lovett, where she has taught for the past 17 years. Walter’s prior work varied from black and white documentary to landscapes from across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Her current body of work is based on mixed media concepts. Walter uses photography, resins, oil pastels, acrylic paint, various gel mediums, and varnishes in her abstract works on canvas. She also explores historic processes from the 1800s, such as cyanotype, tintype, daguerreotype, liquid light, and pinhole cameras to understand the function of historic processes, chemistry usage, and the photographic art as a creative form. She has worked with a variety of professional artists on assignment and workshops with advanced education teaching photography and mixed media arts, including Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana, and Spoleto Summer Abroad in Umbria and Tuscany, Italy, and Provence, France. Her works have been displayed throughout the Southeast and are included in numerous private collections.

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Fine Arts Awards & Accolades 2017–18 Honors

Shuler Hensley Awards 2018

Upper School Musical, Peter Pan Nomination: Best Supporting Actress Honorable Mentions: Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Music Direction, Best Choreography, Best Overall Production

Star Music Festival 2018

Sixth Grade Orchestra: Gold Award Seventh & Eighth Grade Orchestra: Gold Award Grand Champion & Sweepstakes Winner

Disney Musical Festival 2017

Singers and Women’s Chorus: Superior Rating and Two Outstanding Vocal Soloist Awards Men’s Chorus: Excellent Rating Ellington Jazz Ensemble: Gold Award, Outstanding Saxophone and Vocal Soloist Awards Concert Band: Superior Rating Bach Ensemble: Excellent Rating Chamber Orchestra: Excellent Rating/Best in Class

All-State, Honor Chorus, & Youth Symphony Orchestra Participation Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

Visual Arts

Numerous local and in-school art projects, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, High Museum Student Art Show, and school-wide classroom integration projects including: LS classes visited MS & US classes during Spring Arts Festival “Week of the Arts” to learn about a medium of art they have yet to experience. Signature magazine

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Kate F. Edwards Art Award The Kate Flournoy Edwards Art Award was established by her family with great affection on the occasion of Miss Edwards’s 100th birthday­—July 29, 1977. Miss Edwards was a well-known portrait painter and citizen of Atlanta, and the younger sister of school founder Eva Edwards Lovett. This award is given each year to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated excellence as an art student. 1978: Nancy Goldstucker 1999: Katie Armstrong 1979: Tinsley Turner 2000: Shara Hughes 1980: Edward Daugherty 2001: Leslie Clements 1981: E. Blair Harper 2002: Danielle Bernstein 1982: Julia C. Schoen 2003: Jamie Steele 1983: Robert E. Dornbush 2004: Kelly Voyles 1984: Richard S. Sanders 2005: Katie Madden 1985: J. Walter Wright III 2006: Jessica Barrie 1986: Nancy Carol Fox 2007: Elliott Beazley 1987: William Bryant Green 2008: Taryn O’Meara 1988: Honor Ganelle Woodard 2009: Brooks Buffington 1989: Laurel Elizabeth Crafts 2010: Maddie Park 1990: Lesley Anne Stanfield 2011: Tayler Cyprien 1991: Richard Davis Batson 2012: Mary Lowe Bailey 1992: Mandy Blandford 2013: Margaret Millians 1993: William Howell Colson 2014: Kaitlin Kahrs 1994: Susan Carson Maier 2015: Cleo Chang 1995: Laureen Mendez 2016: Virginia Mathews 1996: Kyu Song 2017: Lauren Rausaw 1997: Ivey Doyal 2018: Joanna Lummus 1998: Allen Spetnagel

Visual Arts Galleria Exhibits Joy C. Patty, Visual Arts Faculty and Gallery Coordinator September 10–October 19, 2018 Atlanta Artists Explore Materials and Process November 6–15, 2018 Lovett Art Show & Sale

Featuring Visual Arts Faculty and Special Guests

February 8–March 22, 2019 Unity & Heritage: A Celebration of African American Art April 2–29, 2019 From Dogs and Cats to Guineas and Goldfish: Our Life With Pets

An all-division visual art student exhibition

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GO LIONS! The Arts in Education Eva Edwards Lovett made the following remarks in a presentation on the “Progressive Education Movement” to the Fulton County Pediatric Association: “. . . schools where progressive education is practiced believe that every child has in himself or herself some power of selfexpression, some ability to create. It may be with paint or clay, or hammer and saw; with music or the dance; with dramatic work or story or poem. Whatever be the medium, it is in the expression of these powers and frequently unsuspected abilities that there lies the chance for the greatest personal satisfaction.” Progressive education knows that there is yet much to learn but it is eager and open-minded and keeps its eyes always on the child. Its ideal is that the child should be, in relation to the school, ‘Like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which bringeth forth his fruit in his season.’ Lovett

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Presidents Leadership History of Friends of the Arts Fine Arts Guild 1974–75 Mr. John S. Hunsinger (Founder and First President) 1975–77 Dr. and Mrs. M. Carr Payne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin H. Baumer 1978–79 Dr. and Mrs. S. David Kahn 1979–80 Mr. and Mrs. William Temple 1980–81 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ventulett 1981–82 Dr. and Mrs. Howard Brown 1982–83 Dr. and Mrs. Felix Sibley 1983–84 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allison 1984–85 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dick 1985–86 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Woodward 1986–87 Mr. and Mrs. Cono Fusco 1987–89 Mr. and Mrs. Ed Turville 1989–91 Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller 1991–93 Mrs. Carole Chambers 1993–94 Mrs. Karen Rosner 1994–95 Mrs. Carol Arnall 1995–96 Mrs. Melanie Williams

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Name Changed to Friends of the Arts 1996–97 Mrs. Judy Hanna Peschel 1997–98 Mrs. Gaye Flynt 1998–99 Mrs. Debbie Avery 1999–02 Mrs. JoAnn Nicholson 2002–03 Mrs. Ann Braswell 2003–04 Mrs. Mira Small 2004–05 Mrs. Phyllis Wright 2005–06 Mrs. Kathy Lee 2006–07 Mrs. Elise Wilkes 2007–08 Mrs. Linda Gray 2008–09 Mrs. Lawrie Horst 2009–11 Mrs. Jinny Keough 2011–12 Mrs. Lynn Powell 2012–13 Mrs. Anne Marino 2013–14 Mrs. Jane Jackson 2014–15 Mrs. Lisa Wargo 2015–16 Mrs. Vanessa King 2016–17 Mrs. Anne Marino 2017–18 Mrs. Mary Jane Kirkpatrick 2018–19 Mrs. Jamie Massey and Mrs. Paige Vohs


Why the Arts?

An excerpt from Academic Preparation for College, published by the College Board The arts—visual arts, theater, music, and dance—challenge and extend human experience. They provide means of expression that go beyond ordinary speaking and writing. They can express intimate thoughts and feelings. They are a unique record of diverse cultures and how these cultures have developed over time. They provide distinctive ways of understanding human beings and nature. The arts are creative modes by which all people can enrich their lives both by self-expression and response to the expressions of others. Works of art often involve subtle meanings and complex systems of expressions. Fully appreciating such works requires the careful reasoning and sustained study that lead to informed insight. Moreover, just as thorough understanding of science requires laboratory or field work, so fully understanding the arts involves firsthand work in them. Preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their field of study. The actual practice of the arts can engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence. Appreciation of the arts is integral to the understanding of other cultures sought in the study of history, foreign language, and social sciences. Preparation in the arts will also enable college students to engage in and profit from advance study, performance, and studio work in the arts. For some, such college level work will lead to careers in the arts. For many others, it will permanently enhance the quality of their lives, whether they continue artistic activity as an avocation or appreciation of the arts as observers and members of audiences. According to the College Entrance Examination Board: Nationally, students enrolled in fine arts courses score from 6 to 11 percent higher than students not enrolled in any fine arts courses.

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