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Tapestry of Talent: (top to bottom) sophomore Peter Loughran plays xylophone at Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra (GSO) rehearsal, and sophomore Madeline Preston and junior Mia Hermann pose next to the mirrors backstage of the fall play.

Expression, Connection

Emily Browne and Ava Meder
November 17, 2023

At South, the Fine Arts Department is a home for many students, including junior Mia Hermann, sophomore Peter Loghran, and sophomore Madeline Preston. The sense of community in the Fine Arts Department...

Fine Arts Experts : Outside hires Marla Lampert (bottom right), Mike Vilches (left), and Dave Levit (top right) bring new ideas to South’s Fine Arts Department. The three direct V-Show, lead percussion groups, and work on sound design, repsectively, and all have additional jobs outside of working at South. Photos courtesy of Marla Lampert, Mike Vilches, and Dave Levit

Priceless perspectives

Sloane Shabelman, co-a&e editor
March 18, 2022

From killer kicklines to phenomenal percussionists, students are led to excellence by numerous staff in the Fine Arts Department who only use their talents at South part-time, but also work  in professional...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

An ode to the Fine Arts Department

Esther Lim, co-a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Among the many water fountains peppered throughout South, I’ve always had a go-to: the Fine Arts Department fountain. It’s a different model than the others in the building. It has a boxy, awkward...

Fine Arts finds ways to connect music virtually

Sofia Oyarzun, staff writer
November 20, 2020

As the school battles through the year with hybrid learning, music teachers in the Fine Arts Department shared their plans to find a system that works for their respective programs. These programs are...

Enlightened by Ermel: Daniel Ermel, new co-choir director, teaches Glee choir class. His goal for students is for them to grow as musicians by looking further into the music they perform.

New co-choir joins Titans, brings new ideas

Karina Benson, staff reporter
October 27, 2016

Despite his former Spartan spirit, Glenbrook North graduate Daniel Ermel has joined South’s Titans as the new co-choir director. Ermel says that while he had played piano for several years when he...

Mirroring Maranto:  Leading members in the Freshman and Sophomore Play rehearsal, Mark Maranto, Fine Arts instructional supervisor, provides his insight for the direction of the opening scene. One of Maranto’s goals in this new position is to integrate the added classes with existing traditions.

Fine Arts Department welcomes Maranto

Emma Morris, staff reporter
September 30, 2016

Throughout his 12 years at South, Mark Maranto has had several roles in the school including English teacher, instructional coach and now instructional supervisor of the Fine Arts Department. Before Marty...

SMILING SUQI: Posing in one of the newly constructed photography rooms, sophomore Jena Suqi grins for sophomore Yoon Kim. Expanded space for the elective is one of a number of changes made as a result of the merge.

Fine Arts Department expands, undergoes renovations

Anushka Kalra and Samantha Rylicki
September 30, 2016

South’s fine arts program underwent major renovations this summer. The Broadcasting and Drama classes have joined the Fine Arts Department and the photography studio has expanded. The combination...

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