Tam & Young Arts Chair
Thanks to the generosity of Anthony A. and Anna S. U. Tam and their daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Alan Young, the Tam & Young Arts Chair funds dozens of visiting artists to ‘Iolani School each year
The entire ‘Iolani community benefits from these enriching educational experiences as the artists work with ‘Iolani students and faculty to share their knowledge and talents.
‘Iolani School welcomes additional support to fund the arts. For information, call the Advancement Office at 943-2269.
Tam & Young Arts Chair -- 2012-2013
Taylor Sternberg (pictured left), currently in “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, will lead students from October 9-13, 2012 through a week of hands-on workshops, ranging from improvisational games to musical theater choreography to the business of being a Broadway actor. Mr. Sternberg is a graduate of UCLA and has been with the First National Tour of the hit musical and with the Broadway cast for over four years.
Daniel Cavanagh, an accomplished jazz composer and pianist from the University of Texas at Arlington, has been commissioned to compose an original work for the ‘Iolani Stage Bands that will be premiered at a jazz festival in Frankfurt, Germany in December 2012. Mr.Cavanagh was a member of the UT-Arlington Faculty Jazz Quintet that performed with the ‘Iolani Stage Bands in May 2011.
Clarice Assad, described by the SF Chronicle as “a serious triple threat” as a pianist, a vocalist, and a composer, has been commissioned to compose an orchestral piece for ‘Iolani School Orchestra 5 as part of the 150th anniversary celebration. Ms. Assad was responsible for the arrangement of Mussorgsky’s PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION that was performed by the ‘Iolani Orchestra at the 2011 Midwest Clinic in Chicago to high acclaim. She will also be present during April 23-27, 2013 for a week-long residency to work with the orchestra and conduct workshops with students.
Joe McCarthy (pictured right), drummer, producer, bandleader and experienced educator in the field of jazz music, will be clinician and guest artist with the ‘Iolani Stage Bands in May 2013. Mr. McCarthy is founder/leader of Grammy Award-winning Afro Bop Alliance, an Afro Cuban jazz ensemble and an Adjunct Professor of Music at George Mason and Georgetown Universities.