Fass, '67, '68, '69
I was at
Indian Hill, studying filmmaking under Robert Edelstein. As much
as I loved it at the time, in subsequent years I have become even
more amazed at the sheer raw talent and dedication of everyone
I met. What an enchanted place... understandable only to those
who experienced it.
A few random
1. Empire State Harry and His Grand Canyon Philharmonic Jug Band
2. "Iceless Glen"
3. One-upsmanship of some IH singers who decided to compete with
the strolling Elizabethan singers at Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
4. Movies shown at least 2 dozen times: Rear Window, Stagecoach,
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuze, Rappaccini.
5. Bruce Bombardier, one of the bus drivers who took us to concerts.
(Where ARE these memories coming from?!)
6. Arlo performing and asking if we thought it was worthwhile
to record Alice's Restaurant.
7. "You'll have to ask Aggie" - Bill
8.....and, of course, the beloved Elm, under which everyone met.
I studied psychology as an undergraduate and a grad student at
Goddard College. Then I lost my interest in the field and, with
no particular career path in mind, started to earn my living as
a writer. (Even when I got jobs without admitting to any writing
skill, I soon found myself writing.) So that, and developing Web
sites, is what I'm still doing. Living in Vermont, married, 2
adult kids with kids of their own, and 2 great dogs. I would attend
and help organize a reunion in a heartbeat!
Feldman, '60, '61, '62 and Staff, '67
I am living
in New Jersey (although I still consider myself as being from
New York) where I continue to use my background in dance and movement
in my work in fitness education and personal training. My sons
are both in college- Sean is a senior at Tufts where he is studying
International Arts and Letters and Multi -media Arts. He hopes
to live and work in Japan next year and eventually work in film.
Ryan is a freshman at American University where he is studying
print journalism and musical theater- which is his first love.
I am still dancing and loving it.
Feldman, '69, '70
in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She is a television
director and screenwriter. “I have extraordinary memories
of my two IH summers.”
Foxmyn, '67, '68, '69, '70
is the Director of The Meditation and Training Collaborative in
Greenfield, Massachusetts. She was trained as a mediator in 1993
by the UMass Mediation Project, and joined TMTC in April 1996.
Before that she had twenty years' experience in local government
administration and has consulted to municipalities, non-profits
and small businesses in resource development, public participation,
mediation and facilitation. She is an active violinist in orchestras
and chamber music groups in Western Mass.
(Berdann) Friedman, '64
Indian Hill in 1964. I remember fondly dancing with Marjorie Mazia,
singing madrigals with ?Marlin (who taught me a great deal about
performance: he used to say, “Breathe with your eyes," or "Smile
with your eyes," or maybe both) and participating in the Children’s
Choir at Tanglewood for the premiere of Menotti's Death of the
Bishop of Brindisi. Besides listening, singing is the only part
of my musical background that I have continued: these days I use
it to daven parts of the Shabbat morning service and to chant
Haftorahs, with great personal satisfaction. It seems strange
to yoke together Indian Hill and Judaism, because at the time
I was there, participating in Judaism was possibly the last thing
on earth I would have considered doing.
I am a psychotherapist,
living in northern Virginia with my husband. We have 2 adult children
and a dog who works as my co-therapist. Our son is preparing to
be a high-school English teacher and wrestling and football coach,
and our daughter, long a techie in an award-winning high-school
drama department, is a sophomore, trying to decide between theatre
and English lit as a major, and hence double-majoring.
my free time is devoted to being Publications Chair at my synagogue.
In that capacity, I desktop-publish a 28-page monthly newsletter
with loads of photos. This is a great outlet for both my writing
and psychotherapy talents. I am proud that I have gotten many
congregants to write about and photograph aspects of their synagogue
life, so that the Contemporary has twice won regional awards and
is eagerly awaited and read.
Ganz, '53, '54
Isabelle Ganz, Affiliate Artist in Voice at the Moores School
of Music, University of Houston, was the recipient of a Senior
Teaching/Research Fulbright grant to teach at the Jerusalem Rubin
Academy of Music and Dance and to conduct research in Sephardic
Music at Hebrew University in 1997. In 1992 she received a National
Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist grant to perform concerts
of contemporary music at universities and conservatories throughout
the U. S. She has premiered many works, including "Ryoanji for
Voice and Percussion" composed for her by John Cage and recorded
by her for Mode Records. Recent appearances as vocal soloist have
been in Amsterdam (Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire") with members
of the Concertgebouw Orchestra), the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
the Houston Ballet, Tel Aviv and Israel Museums (George Crumb's
"Ancient Voices of Children"), the Centro de Bellas Artes in Puerto
Rico, the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, as well as the 92nd
St. Y, Merkin Hall and the Frick Collection in New York. Her New
York-based Sephardic Music ensemble, Alhambra, has recorded three
CDs and performs internationally. She has recorded for Opus One,
Mode, Aulos, Leonarda, Global Village, Spectrum, Master Musicians'
Collective, Prestige/ International and L. R. P. Records. Isabelle
lives in Houston, New York City and Amsterdam.
Goldberg, '73, '74
What a thrill
to find this site. Just seeing the pictures of the Main House
and the teepees brought such wonderful memories to the fore. My
years at Indian Hill were some of the best of my life. I studied
guitar with Richard Romano (I still recall getting the charts
to Pat Metheny's first album before it was released and trying
to struggle though those impossible scores!). But one of great
things at IH was being involved in all of the arts, taking part
in theater and dance performances as well as visual arts. More
importantly, IH was a coming of age for me, with so many exceptional
people to meet. I studied music and business and worked for some
time at the New York Station Foundation for the Arts/ Now I work
for the Surdna Foundation, a mid-sized ($610 million at present)
foundation making grants in the areas of environment, community
revitalization, youth action/leadership, arts-in-education, and
the nonprofit sector.
Greenberg, '67, '68, '69
I am still
a musician, though my instrument is piano, rather than bassoon
as it was then. During my senior year of high school I had an
injury to the mouth that resulted in 3 surgeries, and effectively
ended my woodwind career. I attended New York University and later
Berklee College of Music.
live in Las Vegas where I am musical director for The Rat Pack
Show - a recreation of the shows at the Sands Hotel in 1960 by
Frank, Sammy, Dean, etc. I play piano and conduct the orchestra,
as well as contribute arrangements to the show.
for the first time in my 40s to my loving wife Lee Ann. We were
born just across the Delaware River from each other, and met in
(of all places) Biloxi, Mississippi.
Grundfest (Mandelbaum), '63
a Bachelors degree in Performance from the Mannes College of Music,
and a Masters in Music Theory from Queens College. I am now a
candidate for a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center in Music Theory.
My thesis is a study of the keyboard Rondos of CPE Bach. I remember
playing the first movement of the Bach F minor Piano Concerto
with the IH Orchestra, and singing in the IH production of Bernstein's
"Trouble in Tahiti!" My younger son is entering Duke in the fall.
He is a wonderful cellist; we [performed] the Brahms E Minor Cello
the recent recipient of the Charles Ives Living, a grant awarded
by the American Academy of Arts and Letters that will permit him
to take a three-year leave from his teaching duties at the University
of Southern California to devote himself exclusively to composition.
His symphony No. 3, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic,
was premiered at Avery Fisher Hall in September 2003.
Hecker, '62 and Rick Schwartz, '65
and Rick Schwartz were sitting around talking one day after having
been married for several years, when one of us started talking
about this wonderful summer experience. We then started screaming
when we discovered we both went to Indian Hill. Wonderful memories!
Van Cliburn dropping in; playing improv with your son's group,
etc. We talk about IH days a lot. Some of my best days ever. Thanks
(I think I was too young to say that back in '60 something!)
Molly Holland, '72
One night, "surfing the net" I discovered with elation, the Indian Hill website! & amazingly, there was the yearbook in 1972, that I was honored to illustrate the bookcover for. It is not exaggerating to say being at Indian Hill pivoted my life.
OH HOW I ADORED THIS ENVIRONMENT
WHAT A PROFOUND IMPRINT IT MADE
Imagine a somewhat precocious, artistic teen from an ignorant environs in Alabama.
She intuited a ways out/
Her instincts, still intact enough to know a way OUT
OH HOW I LOVE INDIAN HILL & THANKS, & PROFOUND APPRECIATION...
Jaffin, '53, '54, '55
in Munich, Germany for many years. He earned his PhD in the History
of Historical Writing at NYU; he was Phi Beta Kappa and won the
Founders' Day Award twice. He is retired as a Lutheran Minister,
but still lecturing all over Europe so that he is rarely home.
He is an author of many books on subjects as diverse as the Bible,
Art and Faith, Poetry, Children's Books, Short Stories, Autobiographical
works. His poetry has been published in both English and German.
His new book of 440 poems in English will be published this year
in Germany. David reports that he is no longer playing baseball.
was born in the 1953 in the one time French colony of Oran, Algeria
and moved to Philadelphia at the age of 3. While attending Northeast
High School, he decided to pursue a career in music as a Double
Bassist and in 1969, a certain classmate by the name of Scott
Martin Kosofsky, spoke to him about the Indian Hill summer arts
camp. "This was my very first time experience on my own,-
performing Schuberts Unfinished Symphony,, getting a small
role in a play by T.S. Elliot, watching a ballet performance by
James Waring, or going to Tanglewood to hear Leonard Bernstein
conduct the Boston Symphony, all of which I still remember 35
years later! How can I also forget that very special moment where
I played my first recital in front of an Indian Hill audience?"
a Bachelors degree from Temple University in Philadelphia
in 1974, and then went on to earn a Masters degree in performance
at Yale University in 1976. His first in a Symphonic Orchestra
was with the New Haven Symphony. Being of French origin, he decided
to move on and return to Europe to look for a permanent job.
Chamber Orchestra gave him this chance back in 1976 and he stayed
with them for 6 years. He was the only bassist in this 11 string
player ensemble, a size that presented him with a golden opportunity
to become a soloist.
to return to the symphonic world. In 1979 I toured to China, South
Korea and Japan with the lOrchestre Symphonique de Lyon
and then in 1985 auditioned for the Strasbourg Philharmonic, a
group with which I have been ever since. This year the 2004-2005
season marks the Orchestras 150th anniversary.
"The Double bass has been my passport to 28 countries and
thats something I never would have imagined back at Indian
For the past
six years, Jean-Yves has developed an interest in Photoshop and
digital photography and 2 years ago became a member of an English
internet Photo Forum. Some of his work has been published in Digital
Photo Magazine. He also builds and fixes computers. He lives in
Strasbourg with his wife Anna and their 13 year old son David.
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