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Music in Schools program featured on Channel 3 WFSB “Cool Schools” segment

June 9, 2009

music and film programMusic and Film program featuring Yale composers and performers working with students at John C. Daniels School and Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School

The Music and Film program, part of Yale’s Music in Schools initiative sponsored by the Yale School of Music and the Yale Class of ’57 Outreach Program, was featured recently on New Haven’s Channel 3 WFSB. The news station’s “Cool Schools” segment visited New Haven’s Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School (CAHHS). In a feature called “CAHHS—’Cool’ for Making Movies,” reporter Mike Hydeck highlights the Music and Film program at the high school, where students developed a screenplay from a mystery story written by students at John C. Daniels Elementary School.  The Music and Film program connected all these talented students with musicians from the Yale School of Music, who composed a score for the film and recorded it with the Fred Plaut Recording Studio at YSM. Read more about the Music and Film program here.

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School (CAHHS) in New Haven was named the “Cool School” for the week of May 29, with segments featuring the arts magnet school’s dance, art, film, jazz, and music programs.

Click here to watch the video of the CAHHS ” ‘Cool’ for Making Movies” segment from wfsb.com.

dsc_3317The Music and Film program for high school students integrates closely with the Music and Book Writing Program undertaken by younger children. After the completion of the Music and Book Writing Program, high school students direct and produce a film or animation based on a book written by fellow students. Yale School of Music composition students compose music to the film and work with the students to integrate the music into the film.

Through a gift of the Yale Class of ’57, the Music in Schools initiative brings together graduate students from the Yale School of Music with students in the New Haven public schools to learn about music and integrate music into the general classroom.

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