Shorewood Ripples

Music education isn’t just for the classroom

Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, plays his cello in his living room. His parents are both high school orchestra teachers and make sure he practices daily.

Shannon Carlson and Sophia Wiley

January 9, 2020

In a family of violinists, Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, is the only cellist. His parents, John Emanuelson and Karen Frink, signed him up for cello lessons at the age of five.  His father is the orchestra teacher at Homestead and his mother is the orchestra teacher at Shorewood. Because both of h...

Courtney Barnett’s MTV Unplugged is an undeniable gem

Courntey Barnett during her performance on MTV Unplugged. The live album was released on Dec. 6, 2019.

Ethan McKaig

January 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, Courtney Barnett, the Australian born singer-songwriter and musician, released her “MTV Unplugged” performance. Consisting of 8 acoustic songs (43 minutes), both original and covers, they display Barnett’s raw talent of songwriting and musicianship. On Oct. 22, the album was recorde...

Dreamy new jazz album “Resavoir” soars

The cover of Resavoir's first single off the album, Escalator. The song was released in January 2019.

Ethan McKaig

September 28, 2019

What music plays in your dreams? The dreams where you are flying; where you are floating in the middle of the ocean; where you are sitting on a cloud. What music goes along with those images? I've found it: Resavoir's debut, self-titled album. The Chicago based jazz ensemble, founded by Will Miller (m...

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