We regret having to announce that Alan Poland, a dear friend and former colleague, passed away on Sunday. To those of us who knew him, he was the very heart of the music department and an integral part in the development of the program of which we are now so proud.
While we recognize the fact that his loss touches a great many of you deeply and that you wish to express your sympathy, we ask you to understand that the school does not speak for his family and at the moment the primary concern is that they are able to deal with their grief in privacy and peace.
The school will be planning a memorial service, giving you the opportunity to share memories of Alan and to say good-bye to him in the company of those who cherish the time they had with him. Specific information will follow when we know more.
For now, we are already missing the joy and warmth he brought to everything he did.
Reinhard Roth, Managing Principal