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A Noteworthy Co-Curricular

For many, afternoon practices at Deerfield have involved fields, rinks and courts; but for a group of dedicated musicians, it now calls for instruments, scales and arpeggios. It can be difficult for musicians to find the time to practice their instruments while keeping up with the many demands of ...

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Meet The Mellow-D’s

Describe A Typical Rehearsal Tarek: We start, we do warm-ups, and then 15 minutes later, Tomas shows up. After that, Will gives a little lecture about not being late. Then we start singing, but everyone is singing whatever they want. Juan starts busting out Beyoncé, and we have to calm Juan down. ...

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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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Roihl Seeks Change of Direction

At the end of this year, the Deerfield community will say goodbye to Music Director Daniel Roihl. After spending the past four years here, Mr. Roihl and his wife, Corinna, have decided to leave Deerfield and start a new chapter in their lives. “It comes down to feeling a little isolated here, for ...

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In Tune With Ju Hwan

Ju Hwan Park ’14, one of Deerfield’s most prominent singers and guitarists, has contributed greatly to the music program over the years. “Music is everything to me, so if I don’t do it, I will die!” he has said. At the age of five, Park started playing the violin in Korea, but after ...

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Chamber Singers Shift Key

This winter the music-co- curricular run by Music Director Daniel Roihl has expanded its repertoire and has many more students involved. The group now includes 14 students: 10 girls and 4 boys, with representation from every grade level. “Last year it was all seniors, so that gave the group a ...

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Chris Lin Leaves Lasting Musical Legacy

In his four years at Deerfield, Chris Lin ’13 has become revered for his incredible musical abilities. Lin began taking classical piano lessons at the age of five. Once a week, a teacher would spend an hour with Chris at his home in Springfield, training him to read music and perform. “It ...

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Cunningham’s Empire Strikes Back

With over 400 “Likes” on Facebook and as many daily views, senior Matt Cunningham’s music blog We Once Had an Empire (WOHAE) is quickly making an impact.

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Key-In on Lejla Custo

Lejla Custo ’14, a new junior from Bosnia, is continuing her passion for the piano at Deerfield. She has already started a music appreciation club, in which she aims to strengthen students’ awareness towards music. She is also taking lessons with Dr. Warsaw and is a part of his chamber music class.

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