On Wednesday, May 27, composer and musician Eugene Birman '05 visited Rachel Kim’s Performance Classical class
Having professional artists in the classroom invigorates students and teachers alike.
Our Visiting Artists program connects students directly with Bay Area visual artists, guest choreographers, theater specialists, and master musicians. They work alongside students sharing their craft, expertise, and advice. Visual Arts teachers Eric Oldmixon and Allyson Seal presented at the National Art Educators Association (NAEA) annual conference about the value of our Artist in Residence program.
In May, visiting artists and actors Kirsten Giroux and David Kudler joined the Advanced Acting class to teach a unit on Shakespeare. Over the course of six sessions they worked on scenes from Twelfth Night.
Branson alumna and former faculty member Stacey Printz returned to Branson to create an evocative work entitled “Surfacing” for the Dance Performance Ensemble.
Branson alumnus Luke Mobley '16 headlined the visit of Just Add Water (JAW), an improvisational comedy troupe from Yale University, when they visited Branson on Monday, January 6...
Pianist Ian Scarfe presented the third in a series of chamber music master classes in Rachel Kim’s Performance: Classical seminar on Wednesday, November 20. Scarfe is the Founder and Director of Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.
Allegra Chapman ‘05 returned to Branson on Tuesday, November 19 to teach a masterclass to three of our chamber music ensembles in the Performance: Classical seminar.
Composer Chris Lortie presented a master class featuring original compositions by Branson seniors Caleb Liu and Spencer Hao in the Performance: Classical seminar on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Guest teacher Tony Nguyen led a contemporary partnering class for Dance IV and Athletic Dance for Men.