Academy Chronicle


The San Diego Symphony’s 2016-17 season honoring the legacy of conductor Jahja Ling.

The End of “Classical” Entertainment?

Catherine Park February 14, 2019

          The volatility of the music and entertainment industry, with new genres and new forms of expression emerging every year, might mean that more “classical” forms of entertainment are struggling...

Music and romance have often been intertwined, as proven by this photo

Rhythm and Blues: Love Songs in Our Society

Casey Chan, Editor in Chief February 12, 2019

  You’re sitting in the car, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Suddenly, Ed Sheeran’s voice croons over the radio about how he “found a love, to carry more than just his secrets." You switch the...

Publishers Playlist: Ambient/Study Music

Publishers Playlist: Ambient/Study Music

Brian Cho February 12, 2019

Ambient music, though not typically thought about, is heard everywhere from restaurants and vestibules, to movies and theaters. From luminaries Brian Eno and Harold Budd to more modern artists such as...

Get into the mood of the winter season with some good books!

5 Winter Book Recommendations

Books that will make you forget about the snowstorm outside.
Maeve McFadden, Managing Editor February 12, 2019

As February continues with its cold, bitter days, nothing sounds better than staying inside at home with the heat on. Maybe you’re an outdoors person, or you really love playing soccer outside, but when...

Don’t Trust the Boyz: BCA’s Fall Play

December 3, 2018

The world is in a state of extensive turmoil. War is plaguing society, laws are prohibiting divisive language, and people everywhere are joining a movement to create a homogeneous population of blue people. Sounds...

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor November 2, 2018

Have you ever wanted to support your friends in a BCA production but didn’t have the time to come see a full production? Luckily, BCA’s Studio 216, the student-run theatre club, is hosting an event...

BCA's Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel May 10, 2018

This Friday, May 11th, BCA is bringing a classic Shakespeare play to you! At 7 PM, you can come support student-run theatre outside the checkerboard. Even though Shakespeare wrote one of his most renowned...

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

Ashley Kim April 11, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, marked the last time the eight seniors of the AVPA-M Class of 2018 would perform together at Bergen County Academies. With their senior recital, they treated the  enthusiastic audience...

Edwin Drood's Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Jessie (Juyoung) Lee , Contributor March 16, 2018

Pit orchestra rehearsal with Mr. Isecke, one of the conductors of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood has come and gone, and with it, a lot of after-school rehearsals.   Simultaneously, marvelous...

10 Books to Read as a Busy BCA Student

Maeve McFadden, Assistant Managing Editor January 23, 2018
10 books you can read and enjoy while also balancing all of your schoolwork.
Elektra: BCA's Fall Play

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Casey Beidel November 16, 2017

Some of BCA’s finest performers are preparing for their performance of Elektra this November. The production, directed by Mr. Kaplan, takes the ancient Sophocles’s work but modernizes it and brings...

Hot Mikado - BCA's 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer March 29, 2017

Photo credits: Sabrina Sam “If you want to know who we are...we are gentlemen of Japan!” The opening lines of Hot Mikado kicked off the jazzy musical at 7:30 Friday night (March 7), with two more...

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