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four photos, two men and two women on a black background Grum Project Brings Slate of Artists to Campus

By Kate Lawless We’re looking forward to welcoming four artists this year as part of the Grum Project, our artist-in-residence series. Read more about the program here. Composer Geoff Hudson will be composing a choral piece written by Williston students. He recently completed a piece called “Passion for the Planet,” addressing climate change through music. Choreographer, director, and...

man standing at podium in black robe at graduation Williston Senior Academic Awards Announced

During its remote 179th Commencement ceremony, broadcast on May 23, 2020, Williston Northampton School announced the names of its senior academic award winners. Please note, award winners in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be announced during the 2020-21 school year. The senior awards are as follows: History and Global Studies The A. L. HEPWORTH...

Nicki-Miller-aerial-display Aerial Display

Poetic storyteller, aerial theater artist, and educator Nicki Miller ’03 talks about the inspiration behind her work   The shipwreck scene in Shakespeare’s Pericles was in full swing. Actors and actresses pulled on ropes and large fabric sails, when— snap! —the troupe was suddenly suspended high above the audience, contorting and gesturing, acting in mid-air....

shamsia-hassani-grum-project-graffiti Grum Artists Bring Big Ideas to Williston

Launched in the fall of 2016, the Grum Project is Williston’s five-year visiting artist program, which has featured artists in a variety of genres. Guests have included a Grammy-Award-winning multi-instrumentalist/ethnomusicologist, a poetry-slam champion, a photographer whose work explores social media, and a dancer-filmmaker transfixed on athleticism of baseball. Funded by a generous alumna from the...

weather-balloon-williston-scholars-trevor-corsello Williston Scholars Examine Their World

A recent exposition of Williston Scholars projects revealed not only a wide range of topics, but an impressive depth of investigation. From a special type of polynomial, to the French New Wave movement in cinema, to the launch of a weather balloon that rose to 95,000 feet and swelled to four times its original girth...

Grum Artist Links Dance and Athleticism

Dancer and filmmaker Ben Needham-Wood was on the Williston Northampton School campus January 7 to 11 as part of the Grum Project. The series, funded by a generous alumna, brings artists across disciplines to work with the entire Williston Northampton School community. Needham-Wood worked with dancers preparing a number for the spring concert; screened his...

Working Artists Go Above and Beyond

Each trimester, Williston Northampton School confersWorking Artist Awards upon its most dedicated student creators. At Assembly on November 7, Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Natania Hume announced the awardees for the first trimester. Amanda Shen ’19 combines her keen visual and conceptual intellect with advanced art making skills. She consistently produces outstanding works of...

Mark Gugleilmo Brings Multidisciplinary Exploration to Williston

Cuban music pulls in influences from divergent places: Spanish immigrants brought guitar and horns, African enslaved people brought and invented multiple varieties of percussion instruments, Chinese immigrants contributed a reed instrument still played in parts of Cuba today. The braiding of these strands creates a musical experience for the ears that has been described as...

Grum Project Artists Bring Vision to Williston

Williston’s Grum Project, a five-year artist-in-residence program funded by a generous alumna, enters its third year with a slate of artists involved in a variety of disciplines. Mark Guglielmo, a visual artist who creates photomosaics paired with audio recordings, begins the series. His most recent work depicts the lives of Cuban people before and after...

Passion And Dedication Earn Six Students Working Artist Awards

What makes Williston’s arts program vibrant? The students who are passionate about their work! These students were honored at a recent assembly with a Williston Working Artist Award for their dedication to dance, theater, sculpture, and chorus. Ainsley Holman ’18, being new to the dance program this year as a senior, has made tremendous contributions...

Working Artist Awards Recognize Devotion To Craft

  To recognize the many Williston students who put exceptional effort into their artistic pursuits, we bestow Williston Working Artist Awards. The following six students (and one faculty member) were given awards in singing, visual arts, theater, and dance during an assembly on November 1. Tori Zingarelli ’18, who sings in the Widdigers, Teller Chorus,...

Williston Working Artists Receive Awards

Williston conferred the Williston Working Artist Award on two students at an assembly on April 5. Triniti Slaughter ’18 and Yana Pyryalina ’18 received the awards, which recognize exemplary effort and mastery of an art form. Emily Ditkovski, visual and performing arts teacher and director of the Williston Theatre, spoke about Triniti’s devotion to dance...