Olivia Foschi (’99) has been achieving success and acclaim. As stated below (from her website http://www.olliviafoschi.com) she credits AOSR for her career path!
“OLIVIA was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up dividing her time between Italy and the United States. She started studying guitar and writing her first songs in middle school and later joined the high school choir. Under the guidance of Roy Zimmerman, she took her first theory of music classes in high school and discovered her passion for jazz. While pursuing her undergraduate studies at the University of San Francisco, she sang in two vocal ensembles directed by Rick Roberts: USF Women’s Voices and USF Jazz Voices.Around that same time, she had her first experiences as a recording artist and began collaborating with jazz and folk musicians around the Bay Area.”
Her debut album, Perennial Dreamer, was released last month and has received glowing reviews:
Check out her performance at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkBcvGgZesE.
According to Mr. Zimmerman, another former AOSR student, Gary Salerno, is playing bass with her in this video!
Canada's Justyn Warner, Oluseyi Smith (AOSR Class of 2005), Jared Connaughton and Gavin Smellie (L-R) pose after the men's 4x100m relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 11, 2012. Canada finished third but were disqualified.
An AOSR Falcon student-athlete, and AOSR’s favorite Olympian, Seyi graduated from AOSR in 2005, and went on to study engineering at Loughborough University in the UK, where he also earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering.
Go Seyi. Go Falcons!
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Where: Bottino Restaurant
246 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Times: 18:30-19:30 Cocktail Reception in the Garden
19:30-22:30 Three-course Dinner in the Pool Room
Per person cost is $86 and includes cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, dinner, tax, & gratuity.
NOT included: beverages with dinner.
Payment in full due by May 12.
Please make checks payable to: Joan Garrison and snail mail to 2070 45th Street, Astoria, NY 11105.
- Herschel Garfein ('74) receives Grammy Award!
Composers Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein(right),
winner of the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition
with "Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry", pose in the press room
at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards
at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(February 11, 2012 - Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America)
UPDATED: Sharon states that 19 people attended and that they had a blast. Those attending included:
Sharon Kristjanson ('72), Charles Cunningham ('71), Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta ('76),Mary Dunn ('72), Bob Russell ('67), Lisa Byrne ('73), Paulette Dunn ('70), Dan Keller ('72), Leslie Boies ('76), Sue McGee ('73), Cami Whitman ('71, Kathy Russell ('71), Katrina Galway ('73), Mahlon Morse ('76) and Hiram DeWitt (former faculty).
You can see all of the photos on one of our alumni Facebook pages at: