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Spring Honors a Reliable Hit

Spring Honors a Reliable Hit

One of the best days of the school year at Miller is the day we hold Spring Honors, a day filled with music, art, literature, poetry, scholarship, and appreciation for the talents of our fellows. This year’s event did not disappoint, we enjoyed many poetry and short story readings, view […]

 
Sweeney Todd Terrorizes Stage

Sweeney Todd Terrorizes Stage

A hollow-eyed barber (played gloriously dark and broodingly by Senior Ali Marofi) and a fresh-faced young sailor (played honest and buoyantly by Junior Kevin Cox) entered the stage to begin the tale of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Miller School this past weekend. The tale is […]

 
World Renown Violinist and Lutenist Perform for MSA Community

World Renown Violinist and Lutenist Perform for MSA Community

Our students and faculty were honored to host violinist Nicola Benedetti and lutenist Ivano Zanenghi and have them play several classical Baroque pieces and answer questions this past Wednesday. Ms. Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate […]

 
Maria Nimmo Places 3rd at Regional Shakespeare Competition!

Maria Nimmo Places 3rd at Regional Shakespeare Competition!

Junior Maria Nimmo has won third place at the regional level of the National Shakespeare Competition! Having honed her Shylock monologue from last week’s school competition, and having added the wry Sonnet 151 to her repertoire, Maria took to the stage at Blackfriars Theatre on Saturday, February 4. She was up against the best […]

 
Bardfest!

Bardfest!

With our school-wide Shakespeare unit in full swing, all students memorized and recited a monologue of their choice during classroom competitions held this and last week. On Friday, January 27, the finalists met on stage in the Chapel for a Battle of The Bard! Congratulations to our winner Maria Nimmo, […]

 
Students Get a View Behind the Television Screen

Students Get a View Behind the Television Screen

The Charlottesville Newsplex hosted a grand tour for several of our students. Students learned the basics of advertising and the technological aspects to a news station. They saw the inner workings of how news is produced, reported, and aired. Students experienced the green screen, reading from a teleprompter, and seeing […]

 
MSA Poetry Out Loud Competition!

MSA Poetry Out Loud Competition!

Senior Deja Canter (right) has won Miller’s school-level Poetry Out Loud competition! On Friday, December 2, she took the stage against eight other grade-level finalists, and with subtle, stealthy recitations of poems by Rita Mae Reese and Chase Twichell, she won over the judges and audience alike. Congratulations also to […]

 
Burke and Celella Advisory Groups Experience Colonial Fun and Games

Burke and Celella Advisory Groups Experience Colonial Fun and Games

Mr. Celella and Mrs. Burke took their advisories on a visit to historic Michie Tavern in Charlottesville.  The students began their day with a tour of the tavern,  where they discovered  that the tavern had been moved piece-by-piece from it’s original location in Earlysville to its current location near Monticello […]

 
Spring Honors 2016

Spring Honors 2016

April  8th saw one of the best days of the academic year, Spring Honors. A day in which we recognize the special academic and artistic endeavors of our students. School-wide all grades are encouraged to enter research papers, poetry, fiction, photography, artistic works, and woodworking projects, as well as perform […]

 
World-Class Violinist Ray Chen Visits MSA

World-Class Violinist Ray Chen Visits MSA

We were honored to have world-class violinist Ray Chen performed at the Miller School of Albemarle on Wednesday and to talk to our student body about music and life. He was enthusiastically received and everyone wanted to have their picture taken with him! Why would teenagers treat a classical violinist […]