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A New Rhythm: Maaja Roos

This coming fall, the Deerfield community will welcome a new music director: Ms. Maaja Roos. While interviewing candidates for the position of music director, Dean of Faculty Mr. Taylor said, “We were looking for somebody who is primarily a choral director, and someone who can connect well with ...

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The Amish Project Comes to DA

This week, the Deerfield Academy Theater Program will present The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, a play widely regarded by reviewers as “shocking,” “sublime,” and “unexpected.” The play, inspired by the killing of five girls at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ...

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Ukulele and Drum Ensemble

The Deerfield Ukulele and Drum Ensemble is a new club that allows students, with any range of musical talent, to pick up a bongo drum or a ukulele and jam with other Deerfield students. This student-run club highlights the belief that anyone can be a musician: no previous experience required. ...

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Artist Of The Issue: Thomas Yum

Three-year senior Thomas Yum is enrolling in the demanding Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University this August, but he will continue to pursue his hobby of playing music. Yum began playing both violin and piano in third grade, after witnessing a close friend miss a day of ...

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It’s Raining Men

There was no shortage of boys in this year’s Spring Dance Concert. With two student choreographed pieces and one professionally choreographed piece, there was ample opportunity to showcase this rare number of male dancers. While some of the boys who participated were enrolled in Dance I, others ...

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The Scroll’s River / Summer Playlist

1. “West Coast” – Lana del Ray 2. “Goodness Gracious” – Ellie Goulding (The Chainsmokers Remix) 3. “Its on Again” – Alicia Keys ft. Kendrick Lamar 4. “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles 5. “Summer” – Calvin ...

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Memorial Building: Not Just a Memory

The Memorial Building renovation is progressing as scheduled and should be completed by mid-summer, in time for the 2014-15 school year. The opening of the renovated Memorial Building marks a new chapter for the arts at Deerfield. Indeed, “the Visual and Performing Arts Department is on the verge ...

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Co-curricular OpporTUNEity

For students who want to pursue independent projects, exemptions provide freedom and time. Art and music exemptions are popular among students who crave co-curricular time to further develop their artistic skills “Exemptions afford passionate musicians or artists time to practice and work on a ...

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Deerfield Chamber Singers Take New York City

Chamber singers standing in front of Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. The Deerfield Chamber Singers, a group of 13 students, left for New York City on March 28 to participate in the Heritage Performance Music Festival, a festival focused on enriching the lives of students through music and ...

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Artists Of The Issue: Daisy Fornengo and Elena Jones

This winter, Elena Jones ’14 and Daisy Fornengo ’14 received a co-curricular exemption in order to pursue their love of photography. Having taken both photography classes that Deerfield offers, the pair used their time this past term to work closely with visual arts teacher Tim Trelease to ...

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