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December 17, 2021


Middle and Upper School Instrumental Concerts

The Middle School Instrumental Ensembles, along with the Upper School’s Symphonic and Contemporary Ensemblesserenaded The Schiff Center’s audience in early December with concerts featuring a variety of technically challenging songs. The evening was an impressive culmination of a semester of hard work. To read more about the concerts, go to the Buzz’s art section. Congratulations to our student musicians and instrumental teacher John Rising!


Middle and Upper School Chorus Concerts

The Middle School and Upper School Choruses performed a wide array of songs that incorporated percussion, soloists, and spanned multiple countries during their mid-December winter concerts. To read more about the chorus concerts, go to the Buzz’s art section. Congratulations to our students, to choral Director Tina Kuhlman, co-Director Lynne Miller, and to Technical Director Trey Tatum.


Save the date for Book for Lunch

The 2022 Books for Lunch committee, chaired by Seven Hills parent Amber Hassan, is honored to present this year’s guest author, National Book Award for Fiction finalist author Min Jin Lee. Save the date for the Feb. 4, 2022, luncheon at The Summit Hotel or for the dinner with the author at the home of Reena and Yash Patil on Feb. 3. Guests are able to purchase tickets for lunch, lunch and dinner, and dinner. Lee is the award-winning author of two novels, “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires.” Lee is a recipient of fellowships in fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches fiction and essay writing at Amherst College and lives in New York City. This year, the committee held a special book club facilitated by Head of Upper School Matt Bolton, discussing Lee’s book “Pachinko.” In its 36th year, Books for Lunch invites noted authors to Seven Hills for a morning with students and a luncheon with students, parents, and the greater Cincinnati community. Please visit to purchase tickets and learn more about the events and Lee and her work.



Seventh grader plays at Carnegie Hall

Seventh grader Sebastian Morales opened the American Protege Winners’ Recital at Carnegie Hall with “Little White Donkey” by Ibert on Dec. 4. Morales was an Honorable Mention in the American Protege’s International Piano and Strings Competition in 2020. Due to the pandemic blocking in-person concerts in 2020, Morales, along with his fellow 2020 winners, were able to perform at Carnegie Hall this year. Congratulations!

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