Stand Out Students in Arts

Several of SFC’s visual and performing art students are making headlines. SFC art students will be honored at an exhibit, actors win awards, and band members showcase their talent at several venues including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.

Art Students at YAM Exhibit

Congratulations are in order for three of SFC’s senior art students: Shae Galli (AP), Lucy Marx (AP), and India Ruckle (Studio). These artists had works accepted into the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Youth Art Month (YAM) 2018 Exhibition.

Are you interested in attending the YAM 2018 exhibition? The art will be on display from January 17th through February 2, 2018, at the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery, The Arts District, Liberty Station, Building #202. An awards reception will be held at the closing of the exhibition on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery.

On campus, for the first-ever,  SFC will host the AP and Studio Art Senior Exhibition where each senior will exhibit their artwork and discuss their concentrations. The exhibit will be on Saturday, March 10 from 12 pm – 3 pm at SFC’s Upper School. 

Actors Accolades

National Youth Arts (NYA) Awards honors outstanding work by youth in the arts. More than 550 productions were considered for the awards in 2017. In NYA’s Junior Division, SFC’s own Kylie Kennard won best lead actress in a musical and Emme Roberts won best supporting actress in a musical. John Young was awarded best supporting actor in a play, and Grace Trotta won best lead actress in a play.

Band Members Showcase Talent

Many SFC musicians have recently been recognized and honored for outstanding musicianship both in the region and throughout the United States.

Recognized as one of the top tenor sax players in the country, Daniel John is also a member of the Carnegie Hall High School Honors Band. His brother, David John, is a part of SCSBOA’s Elementary School Honor Band. David is noted as one of the top sixth-grade trumpet players in Southern California.

There are many opportunities for talented musicians to perform in the local area.  Michelle Chan, Jonathan Chan, Drew Schmidt and Daniel John have been selected to perform in either the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra or Concert Band. Ann Li is a flutist with the San Diego Youth Symphony Concert while Nils Roede plays percussion in CYT’s productions of Peter Pan, School House Rock and High School Musical.

This summer, SFC’s Eagle Band will travel to perform at the Sydney Opera House. Phenomenal composer, pianist, synthesist, and clarinetist Kevin Charoensri is recognized on Youtube for his amazing compositions and arrangements.This exceptional sophomore is composing a piece for the band to perform titled “Return,” referencing the band’s first trip to Sydney in 1999.

Congratulations to each one of these talented artists, thespians, and musicians!