Category Archives: Arts

Senior Spotlight: Anya AitSahlia

Oak Hall’s Arts Conservatory Program (ACP) allows students to expand their creativity in their given study (art, music, or theater). In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior ACP students, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy! By Lucas Walters A – Advice you’d give your freshman-self? Trust yourself.B – Best ACP

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Senior Spotlight: Henry Palmer

Oak Hall’s Arts Conservatory Program (ACP) allows students to expand their creativity in their given study (art, music, or theater). In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior ACP students, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy! By Jenna Poppell A – Advice you’d give your freshman-self? Honestly, get into ACP earlier.

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ACP In the Era of COVID

By Emily Malloy In 2010, Oak Hall created a program called the Arts Conservatory Program (ACP).  ACP is an advanced track program that allows students to concentrate in theater, music, or visual arts. The students prepare and preform music, art, or theater pieces for their peers, which is rehearsed until the piece is perfected. Normally on performance days, Upper School students, faculty,

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US Dancer Visits the Wizard

By Madison Gaston On March 14 at 1:30 pm, Oak Hall senior Allison Potapow will be easin’ on down the road at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Danscompany of Gainesville, the resident company of Cameron Dance Center in Gainesville, Fla is putting on its annual Spring Concert and The Wiz. The Spring Concert showcases the many talented

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OHS Art Teachers Keynote Speakers at UF

By Amanda Malnik On Feb. 14, Oak Hall Middle and Upper School teachers, Robert Ponzio and Terrence Ho are the keynote speakers at the University of Florida’s Model United Nations conference, “Florida Crisis Simulation IX”, to present about their involvement in the Gainesville Sister Cities organization.  The Gainesville Sister Cities program began in the 1980s. Steve Kalishman founded the organization

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OHS Junior Thespians Take on Largest Festival in Country

By Jenna Poppell The Florida State Junior Thespian Festival is the largest junior thespian festival in the country and gives middle school theater students all around the United States the opportunity to work together. “In addition to competing, students have the opportunity to collaborate with other middle school students from a variety of backgrounds and share meaningful experiences within workshops,

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OHS Thespians Win Big at Districts

By Cate Cannon After competing at the District 12 Thespian Festival in Lake Minneola this past December, the Oak Hall Thespian Troupe has advanced numerous groups to the state competition in March.  At the district competition, most Oak Hall students received a “superior” or “excellent” overall rating on their events. There are three adjudicators for each event, and those scores are averaged, or they add up to an overall score. “Superior” is recognized as the highest,

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All-State Orchestra and Choir Exceed Expectations

By Amanda Malnik From Jan. 8 to 11, Oak Hall students, juniors Amelia German and Anya AitSahlia, sophomore Asher Dobrin, and eighth graders Elizabeth Offerle and Jamie Robinson Wilmott, attended the All-State Conference in Tampa, Fla., where they performed in either an orchestra or a chorus. Because the aforementioned students placed so high in their designated talents, this is Oak

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