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Program Feature | Mar 20, 2023
Jem Pickard and Lani Fu from Superhero Clubhouse are among Usdan's newest Artists in Residence. They will be creating art with students this summer in an exciting new Major: Climate Adventure Ensemble. Learn about the class, their residency, and their work in eco-theater below.
"Our goal is to use the tools of theater-making to blueprint a better world, so that we can practice in the rehearsal room the skills we need in society to bring about a just, thriving future."
News | Mar 20, 2023
Earlier this month, Lauren Brandt Schloss (Executive Director) and Joe Levy (COO) attended SXSW EDU. They were inspired by meeting with educators, administrators, and artists from all over the country.
Alumni/Staff Spotlight | Mar 20, 2023
Jessica Azenberg is a performer and passionate dance educator. She recently published her father’s memoir entitled, Stories Dad Told Me ~ Manny Azenberg’s Adventures in Life and the Theatre, which made Amazon’s #1 New Release in Broadway and Musicals.
"In order to succeed, you must work hard, but you must also have the freedom to take up space and shine!"
Program Feature | Feb 23, 2023
"Writing is a place where you can come as you are." This month, we are highlighting a class that promotes storytelling with empathy, curiosity, and joy: Creative Writing. Young writers are welcome to sign up for the Major and Minor class in our 4-week A or B sessions.
Alumni/Staff Spotlight | Feb 23, 2023
Matthew Jihoon Pellegrino is an award-winning composer, Fulbright researcher, and devoted music educator. He has enjoyed an eclectic musical upbringing; one which combines Western classical, traditional Korean music, and a brief stint in a metal band. Uncompromising in his work, Pellegrino...
News | Jan 24, 2023
At Usdan, we believe a varied experience that includes performing in a large ensemble and a chamber music setting as well as receiving instrument-specific instruction makes for a transformative music education experience. We are delighted to provide this experience to our music students once again this summer.