U.S. Secretary of Education John King today announced the 52nd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 160 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields….[read more]
17 Oct Mildred Landecker Passes Away at 103
Mildred Landecker Passes Away at 103
Former M&A music teacher, Mildred Landecker, 103, passed quietly away in her home on October 8. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering from 2-4 pm on Saturday, Oct. 29 in her home at 3296C San Amadeo, Laguna Woods, CA.
Mildred Landecker, 1913-2016, was a musician, teacher, performer, wife, and mother. As a young girl she attended the Juilliard School of Music and then completed both her BS and MA degrees from New York University by the age of 19. For 35 years she was at the High School of Music & Art, where she served as a judge on the Admissions Board and taught conducting, music theory and harmony, voice, accompanying, orchestration, choral ensemble, music history, and piano, while concurrently giving private lessons in her studio at Carnegie Hall and writing 3 music textbooks.
After her first retirement and a move to California, for 30 years she taught courses in music appreciation, theory of music, and development of opera at Saddleback College, Emeritus Institute. She retired a second time in 2008 at the age of 95 but continued until recently to teach piano and voice privately in Laguna Woods. This 1995 photo commemorates Leisure World’s honoring her as Resident of the Month. Her educator husband of 48 years, Dr. Louis Landecker, died in 1985. She is survived by her son Dr. Peter Landecker, astrophysicist. Read more about Mildred Landecker.
31 May 2016 School Art League Award Recipients
2016 School Art League Award Recipients
A&F congratulates the School Art League Award Recipients:
Diana Branzan, winner of the 2016 School Art League/ Pratt Institute/ Marcia Friedmutter $10,000 scholarship – Teacher: Greg Nachtmann
Marquise Naipaul, winner of the Jane Chermayeff Design $1,000 Award – Teacher: Maggie Chang
Karen Au, winner of the Art Directors Club $1,000 Award – Teacher: April Lombardi…[read more]
31 May ArtsConnection Exhibitions in Midtown
ArtsConnection Exhibitions in Midtown
Congratulations to the LaGuardia art students whose works are on display in various financial firms in midtown Manhattan, through ArtsConnection. Students’ work is professionally framed and displayed for a year
12/2/15 To a Great Mind Nothing is Little II, Lioneye Captial
Evangelos Viglis…[read more]
24 May Dario Natarelli Named Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Dario Natarelli Named Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Congratulations to LaGuardia student Dario Natarelli for being named Presidential Scholar in the Arts! And Congratulations to Semi-Finalist Dyanna Bohorques!
17 May 2016 Reunion
June 10-11, 2016
For classes that graduated in years ending in 1 and 6 and all our Founding Classes from 1940-1949. Friday, June 10, 5-7pm: open tours of the “Castle” (the former Music & Art High School building at 443 W. 135th St.), followed by a special Gospel Chorus Alumni Reunion Concert at 7:30pm. The concert will feature Gospel Chorus members from both Music & Art (M&A) and LaGuardia performing some of their favorite pieces. (The tour and gospel chorus reunion are available to all alumni, not just those with a graduation year of “1” or “6.”). Saturday, June 11 will be a joyful afternoon and evening spent reuniting with classmates and seeing work by current students at LaGuardia High School. There will be a reception with food and live music, school tours, catered buffet dinner, a free photobooth, class pictures with professional photographers, and more! The Semi-Annual Art Exhibit will be on display throughout the day, and the Semi-Annual Orchestra and Chorus Concert will begin at 7:30pm (program includes Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 – Titan, and Maurice Durufle’s Requiem). See more at: https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/