Let us introduce you to Teren Shaffer, OCSA's Dean of Arts Conservatories and the conductor of OCSA's Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble.  Teren was the OCSA administrator who offered Dragon a place at OCSA.  Teren believed in Dragon and took a chance on Dragon way back...

In celebration today of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Dragon's own words (from 8th grade): Epic He was a great man, and a hero to the nation. He was a father of freedom And helped give everyone their fair ration. He helped African Americans with their freedom and rights. And helped open...

As a freshman at Harvard in 1990, I met Jen and Mina when my high school friend Ryan introduced us.  Jen and Mina already knew each other; they had met years before as 8th graders at a program called Johns Hopkins CTY (Center for Talented...

Last week, it was his favorite taco truck.  Yesterday, it was the soundtrack from Aladdin.  Aladdin, of all things!  We were driving home, and I was looking for music to lighten our mood.  I found an old playlist of Dragon’s on my iPhone — one...

We are continuing our Music Makers Series to introduce you to the people bringing to life our Brass Ensemble program at OCSA, which begins in just a couple weeks.  Please meet advisor Jake Vogel, in his own words: Your name: Jacob Vogel Your title: Advisor Your instrument(s): French Horn What is your...

My dear friend, Esther Kim, passed away 9 days ago, on the night of December 22.  Esther was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer a mere 20 days before.  The cancer was stealthy and fierce.We held Esther’s funeral yesterday at Newsong, our church, and the same...

Jeffrey de Seriere was Dragon's symphonic band instructor.  When OCSA dedicated this year's Fall Concert to Justin and Dragon, Jeffrey opened with a few words about Dragon.  Jeffrey then conducted a combined Symphonic Band / Wind Ensemble playing "As Summer Was Just Beginning."  This song,...