Love and Music

Love and Music

This month, we celebrate love and relationships, so I thought I’d share a story I haven’t touched on much in this newsletter: how my wife Erin and I first got together. Believe it or not, our relationship has lasted 22 wonderful years — the majority of our lives. Not...
Talk to Your Teacher

Talk to Your Teacher

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day and the meaningful connections in our lives, we wanted to touch on a key part of any good relationship: communication. From significant others to business partners, having an open dialogue is crucial to any … CONTINUE...
Create Your Own Odyssey

Create Your Own Odyssey

One of the oldest stories in Western literature is Homer’s “The Odyssey.” This epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his long journey home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus’ travels were fraught with mythical monsters and magic, many of the places he visited...
Define What You’re About

Define What You’re About

I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions. They have such a bad rap for being unfulfilled or outright abandoned that I don’t feel like I’m missing much. But I do see some value in revisiting priorities and goals at the top of the year. After all, if my...
Calling All Rock Stars

Calling All Rock Stars

For years, our concert series has given students a chance to shine. The red-carpet photo shoots and sweeping stage of the Sundin Music Hall will continue to provide our aspiring musicians a true classical experience. But not all music performances are about...
Escape to a Winter Wonderland

Escape to a Winter Wonderland

Snow is magical and gorgeous — unless you have to commute in it. If you want to enjoy all the wonder that winter has to offer without the hassle, why not turn it into a vacation? Here are a few breathtaking, snow-covered destinations that any … CONTINUE...
Here’s To You!

Here’s To You!

Sometimes in life, I like to look out for little signs – messages for how life is going or things I should be watching for. A while back when our school was first established, I was definitely on the lookout for an omen one way or another. Believe it or not...
Yurt Sweet Yurt

Yurt Sweet Yurt

The allure of the great outdoors calls to many, but pitching a tent and cooking over a fire isn’t for everyone. If that describes you, consider the yurt: a small, permanent structure often outfitted with electricity, plumbing, and … CONTINUE READING
A Moving Wake

A Moving Wake

In fall of 2012, I received a distressing phone call from a friend, Josh. He’d just moved up to Alaska, and I hadn’t expected to hear from him so soon, but, from the sound of his voice, he was a wreck. Josh explained that the wife of a good friend had...