Two of the Arts Council's most recent Artists of the Week can be found in this year's Focus Festival of the Arts.
This week, Andrew Ding, a talented multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, shares a few of his pieces and reveals how aspiring musicians in both the Upper and Middle Schools can prepare for their future auditions. Andrew's latest rendition of a popular Chopin etude is in this year's festival along with other Academy of Music student performances.
Focus continues today and tomorrow (May 6 and 7), then is over for another year. You can watch it here
Last week's featured artist was Fynn McNolty, one of the actors taking centre stage in the virtual festival of drama, music, and art. Take a deep dive into the work that went into preparing for the lead role in the play, Dear Evan Hansen
. Fynn is in Grade 11 and brands himself as a musician, an artist, and an actor. You can check out both his and Andrew's segment on SAC's Instagram page here
While you're there, click on the IGTV icon to see previous Artists of the Week:
Henry Paluch, Grade 11, has been passionate about the bagpipes since Grade 5 year and he performs regularly, inspiring the young pipers.
Liam Hadcock, Grade 12, brings his passion for cars to the Art classroom, creating some of his favourite vehicles using Photoshop.
Braeden Donnelly, Grade 12, has many artistic interests but may have found his calling in front of the camera as an active member of the Broadcast Journalism class.
Noah Green, Grade 11, is completing his Grade 10 piano certificate, and his interest lies in the jazz genre.
Teagh Tremain, Grade 10, has a keen eye and a steady hand, making h8s a stand-out art student.
Joshua Shi, Grade 6, is a bonafide multi-instrumentalist with high aspirations.
Evan Car, Grade 7, has an eye for the sky. He Zoomed in with Mr. McMillan to talk about his passion for aviation photography. Check out his fantastic photos of planes from around the world!
Troy Tsai and David Buckley, both in Grade 11, recount the unique experience of filming a dance number for the Andrean Christmas
Carter Hadcock, Grade 10, is a valued member of the music program and Wind Ensemble. He has performed in multiple Andrean Christmas
concerts, coffee houses, and sporting events.
Alex Fan, Grade 12, is the Wind Ensemble captain. Not only has Alex's dedication to his craft earned him the top seat, but his willingness to explore many styles of music is an inspiration to his peers and teachers.
Eddie Jia, Grade 12, is a talented artist who incorporates many styles into his portfolio. In addition, he is known for his incredible life drawing abilities.
Ethan Tavares, Grade 7, has a knack for acting, having starred in several TV programs, advertisements, and movies.
Noah Jeppesen, Grade 12, is St. Andrew's Pipes & Drums Lead Tip, and he enlightens us on his evolution as a drummer and shares some stick tricks.
Tom Hu, Grade 12, is an artist and musician with ambitions to pursue industrial design for his post-secondary field of study.
Sydney Wambua, Grade 10, is a content creator that has a fanbase of over 18k followers, with his most popular videos reaching some 83k sets of eyes.
Carter Leung, Grade 10, allows us to glimpse his work and his most recent art project.
Andrew Kam, Grade 11, gives a preview of his EP, along with a look at how he recorded the song, November Rain