Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 5-12. Devoted since its inception to fundamental Quaker values, Oakwood Friends School puts this belief into practice by focusing on the individual learner, and cultivating a vibrantly diverse community.
As a small child I had siblings who played flute and saxophone. Klipsch speakers that seemed bigger than a refrigerator woke us up each Saturday morning at 6:00 AM with their subtle 100+ dBA delivery of Pavarotti. I played piano for a short time in 2nd grade, but never managed to progress past Hot Cross Buns and thus my musical talents migrated more towards the listening than the creating. Flash forward multiple decades to the start of the 2015-2016 academic year at Oakwood Friends School and the newly renovated home of our music program in the Lane Theater music spaces.Read More