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YSM alumni Hyeyeon Park and Dmitri Atapine at an admissions event in summer 2013

YSM is coming to you! We encourage you to visit with us and learn more about YSM at an admissions event this fall.

Juilliard Pre-College: College Forum
Saturday, October 11, 2014
5:00pm
New York, NY

 

Published September 30, 2013
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Free Lunchtime Chamber Music concert Oct. 23

Lunchtime Chamber Music Series, Bob Handelman, April, 2008.The Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the Joseph Slifka Center (80 Wall St., New Haven).

This free event features a colorful variety of ensembles composed of graduate musicians who have come from around the world to study at the Yale School of Music. Violinist Wendy Sharp is director of the chamber music program.  MORE

Published September 30, 2013
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Fresh Sound presents Ian David Rosenbaum Oct. 1

By Robert Bush
San Diego Reader

rosenbaumAdventurous music promoter Bonnie Wright continues her dynamic concert series Fresh Sound with an evening of solo percussion by Ian David Rosenbaum on Oct. 1 at Bread & Salt, located at 1955 Julian Ave, at 8 pm.

This is the San Diego debut for Rosenbaum, 25, who will join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program as only the second percussionist ever selected. He has already recorded for the Bridge, Cantaloupe, Innova and Naxos recording labels.

His Fresh Sound performance will concentrate on percussion music (with and without electronics), featuring works by Andy Akiho, Frederic Rzewski, Alejandro Vinao and Chris Cerrone.

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Published September 29, 2013
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Composer Missy Mazzoli ’06MM joins Mannes faculty

missy mazzoli composer alumniComposer Missy Mazzoli, recently dubbed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” by the New York Times, has joined the faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music. Mazzoli was among ten musicians appointed to the faculty last spring.

Dean Richard Kessler commented, “These are faculty who offer not only superlative musical instruction, but who are passionate about teaching students to work and create in our evolving field.”

Mazzoli’s music has been performed internationally by groups including eighth blackbird, Kronos, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra. She is currently composer-in-residence with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Mazzoli studied at Yale, The Royal Conservatory of the Hague, and Boston University, and is also active as a pianist and keyboardist, frequently performing with Victoire, a band that is dedicated to performing her own compositions.

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Published September 27, 2013
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Faculty appointments for alumni Edward Turgeon and Ken Cowan

Yale School of Music alumni Edward Turgeon ’00DMA and Kenneth Cowan ’99MM, ’00AD have both received faculty appointments. Turgeon joins the faculty of Algoma University in Ontario, Canada, and Cowan is now on the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. MORE

Published September 27, 2013
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Yale Opera announces Fall Opera Scenes

Opera Scenes, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, October 2011, Yale Opera, Yale School of Music

Yale Opera will present two performances of opera scenes on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm. Each performance features a different selection of scenes from popular operas by composers as diverse as Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, and more. The opera scenes will be performed in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

A favorite of local audiences, the annual Fall Opera Scenes production will showcase the voice students of the renowned Yale Opera program, which is directed by Doris Yarick-Cross. This autumn’s production will also feature the work of stage director Marc Verzatt, musical directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin, costume designer John Carver Sullivan, and lighting designer William Warfel. MORE

Published September 27, 2013
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Yale Presidential Inauguration: Departmental Receptions/Drop Ins

As part of the Yale Presidential Inauguration, all Yale faculty and staff are invited to campus receptions hosted by various individual Yale communities. President Salovey and Marta Elisa Moret will visit these receptions held in their honor.

The receptions take place Monday, October 7, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013. The following may be most convenient for School of Music and Institute of Music faculty and staff:

Monday, October 7
3:30 pm  Yale Divinity School, Old Refectory, 409 Prospect Street

Tuesday, October 8
4:10 pm  Woolsey Hall, President’s Room, 500 College Street

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Published September 26, 2013
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Andrew Norman ’09AD becomes composer in residence at Opera Philadelphia

norman_andrewAndrew Norman ’09AD has been selected to join Opera Philadelphia’s renowned Composer in Residence program. The program, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is adding a third young composer to its ranks.

Norman, a composer of chamber and orchestral music, was chosen from over 100 applicants for the position, which offers the opportunity to follow a personalized development track focused on advancing his career as an operatic composer. MORE

Published September 26, 2013
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Aaron Apaza ’08MM appointed principal bassoon of Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Acting Second Principal Basoon Aaron Apaza Aaron Apaza ’08MM was recently appointed principal bassoon of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He was among four musicians added to the orchestra’s roster for the 2013–14 season.

As an orchestral musician, Aaron Apaza served most recently as acting assistant principal bassoon with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (2011–12 season). Aaron spent two years at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan studying with Barrick Stees, assistant principal bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2001, Aaron was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and as part of that honor, performed a movement from Gordon Jacob’s Concerto for Bassoon at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

After Interlochen, Aaron studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Bernard Garfield, retired Principal Bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Apaza then continued his studies at the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Frank Morelli. Upon completion of his studies at Yale, Aaron was invited to join the New World Symphony in Miami, where he performed under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. In 2010, Mr. Apaza joined the Colorado Symphony as acting assistant principal bassoon for the 2010–2011 season. In addition, Aaron has played with, among others, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Published September 25, 2013
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Violinist Wendy Sharp performs recital with pianist Joel Wizansky Oct. 20

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The Yale School of Music presents a recital by violinist Wendy Sharp with pianist Joel Wizansky on Sunday, October 20th at 4 pm. The event is part of the Faculty Artist Series, which features the School’s prestigious faculty in concerts that are free and open to the public. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

Wendy Sharp, the winner of numerous competitions, is the coordinator of chamber music at YSM. Joel Wizansky has been praised by the Washington Post for his “emotional and rich performance, sparkling runs, beautiful phrasing, and dramatic interpretation.” MORE

Published September 25, 2013
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