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Category: Arts

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Lausanne Hosts Annual Spring Concert

The Lausanne community filled the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) Wednesday night for the annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. As the night began, all attention shifted to the stage as the lights dimmed and Tara West, Lausanne’s Lower School Music teacher and Music Coordinator, took the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the talents of the evening. The... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lausanne Artists Showcase Talents In Mystery Model Workshop

For Lausanne students in the art program, being exposed to a wide variety of cultural art styles helps them discover how to express themselves as individuals. Every year in the Michelangelo Project-Atelier, the artists engage in a three-week portrait workshop. This is a unique opportunity at the high school and middle-school level, as the workshop is similar to those more typically presented to adult-aged professional artists.  The first two weeks include lectures, presentations and dr... Read More
at Thursday, April 25, 2019

Art from "Emerging and Expanding Visions"

We celebrated artwork by US and MS students in IB Visual Arts 2 and the Michelangelo Project-Atelier with a reception, where the artists explained their artwork to an adoring public. If you'd like to see some of the amazing pieces, their work is currently on view in Blackmon Gallery through April 24. This is a culminating event for many of these students, with 150 pieces of art on display from over 60 different artists. This highly decorated group was awarded 36 Scholastic Art ... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lausanne Middle School Band Hits All The Right Notes At Competition

The Lausanne Collegiate School Middle School Band took a trip to Atlanta over the weekend for competition and came back with top place awards and a trophy. The band participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Adjudication Festival in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 23. The ensemble returned with three top placed awards. The received a silver award for their score rank as well as scoring first place within the middle school division. They also won the First Place Outstanding Award wit... Read More
at Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Two Lausanne Artists Win National Scholastic Art Gold Medals

Lausanne Upper School Visual Art Students were recognized by the Scholastic Art Awards at the national level by receiving two national Gold Medals.   Hannah Siegler won a national gold medal in the ceramics and glass category for "Chime In The Wind" and Chad Partee won a national gold medal in digital art for  "Nature Fox’ - De’aaron Fox." National Scholastic Art Award winners will be formally recognized in New York City on June 5-7, 2019, with rece... Read More
at Saturday, March 23, 2019

Second Grade Takes To Lausanne Stage For Lesson In Self-Expression

As part of their unit entitled self-expression, Lausanne second graders took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for some time of acting and dancing.  Their unit spirals around the idea that self-expression reflects beliefs, cultures and values. As part of the unit, they are focusing on being better communicators, more open-minded and being risk takers.  As part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), guest speakers make up a significant component.  "I... Read More
at Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Upper School Students Host Dance Convention

In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Stallings’ Upper School Dance 1 class spent February learning about black dance in America. Students utilized class periods to dig deep into where the dances originated, who created the dances and why it matters. “We began by studying traditional West African dance and its early, extremely complicated history in this country. For example, how Africans taken from their country were forced to perform their native dances for their captors on slav... Read More
at Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Lausanne Theatre Presents Once Upon A Mattress

You may have heard the classic tale of “The Princess and the Pea," but you have never heard it told this way before.  Once Upon a Mattress tells the tale of an overbearing Queen, a mute king, a less-than- gallant prince and a moat-swimming princess. The musical adaptation begins in a faraway kingdom long ago. Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus,( played by Matthew Russell ’19) is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravain ( Mackenzie Barbour &... Read More
at Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lausanne Students Honored By Frist Museum and Magazine

The current winter issue of the Frist Art Museum Magazine devoted a two-page spread to an interview featuring Marie-Pia Bonnot ‘19. In it, she talks about her art, her education in the States and France and her Lausanne experience. Marie-Pia, along with three other IB Visual Arts 2 seniors- Natalie Eslami ‘19, Jenny Rogers ‘19 and Solbok Yi ‘19, have artworks included in the current 2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs exhibit now... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019

Lausanne Arts Wins 21 Gold Keys at Scholastic Art Awards

Out of thousands of entries, and almost 800 awards given to approximately 50 tri-state (TN, MS, and AR) area schools participating in this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, Lausanne students were recognized with 66 total awards, including 21 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys, 24 Honorable Mentions, and 3 Regional Sponsored Awards this year!    This year once again, Lausanne was one of the top 4 recognized schools in the region, competing against sc... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lausanne Expands Strings Offerings In Musical Department

The sound of violins can once again be heard echoing through the halls of Lausanne.  In an effort to spark interest to learn string instruments, Lausanne purchased 12 violins and have begun expanding string musical offerings.  With the help of Mrs. Roxanne Daws, Suzuki certified conservatory teacher and professional musician, Lausanne began teaching introductory violin skills to all Junior Kindergarten (JK) children.  Every JK student participates in two group lessons each m... Read More
at Sunday, December 9, 2018

Lausanne Goes Under The Sea For Middle School Musical

If you want to be where the people are, the Elder Performing Arts Center is where you can see them dancing. Walking around on those...what do you call them again? Oh, feet. The Lausanne Middle School is presenting The Little Mermaid, Jr. this weekend. Shows will be on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Elder Performing Arts Center. The show features over 30 middle school students involved. Another 15 worked on set design. "The middle school musical is really a... Read More
at Friday, December 7, 2018

Blue Heron Coffeehouse Makes Return To Lausanne Campus

What used to be a once a semester tradition made its return to the Lausanne campus on Saturday night as the upper school thespian society transformed Blackmon Gallery into the Blue Heron Coffeehouse.  Coffee, tea and light snacks complimented the living room environment that welcomed students as they walked in.  Students took turns presenting stand-up comedy, songs, monologues and spoken word poetry.  "It’s fabulous to see the coffeehouse return. Students and... Read More
at Monday, December 3, 2018

Upper School Counselor Creates Art With Junior Kindergartners

Curious Junior Kindergartner’s sat in a circle as Mrs. Douglas set a blank canvas, paint and brushes on the floor in front of them. Junior kindergartners are currently trying to connect with local artists. Because of this effort, JK teachers Ms. Roberson, Ms. Miller and Ms. Morrison decided to reach out to Upper School Counselor Samantha Douglas, who enjoys creating art in her spare time, to do an interactive art project with the students. “We were so excited when we learne... Read More
at Saturday, December 1, 2018

Artists at Play

Lausanne Senior Kindergarten students celebrated West Africa during Artists at Play, our annual event that showcases food, art and music from around the world. Teaching students about life around the globe and the similarities that our cultures have is an important part of the Primary Years Programme here at Lausanne, and this festive event is always a big hit! Visit our facebook page to see more pics of the fun event! Read More
at Friday, October 19, 2018

Curtain Opens For Fall Production Of Incognito

A German espionage agent in search of a British spy is murdered on a ship in South American waters. Will the killer escape?  Incognito, the fall production from the Lausanne Upper School thespians, is a perfect title for a show that has the audience figuring out who is who and how all the innocuous women presented are related.  "Working on Incognito has been an incredible experience. Everyone in the cast and crew has shown so much dedication in turning this production into a ... Read More
at Thursday, October 18, 2018