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Alum Daniel Wohl signs with G. Schirmer

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Daniel Wohl

G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishers has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with composer Daniel Wohl ’12MMA.

In a statement, Wohl commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to work with the talented people at G. Schirmer. Their dedication to helping composers create new work and their understanding of the creative process makes this an ideal partnership for me.” MORE

Published July 10, 2014
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YSM faculty among New Music USA grant recipients

New Music USA has just awarded $311,000 to 57 projects in its second round of project grants. The recipients are “an eclectic mix of creative, provocative, and immensely talented artists [that] captures just a glimpse of the impressive efforts of artists working across the country today.

As in the first round of grants, the recipients include numerous alumni and faculty of the Yale School of Music, such as cellist Ashley Bathgate, composers Timo Andres and Andrew Norman. MORE

Published July 9, 2014
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Feng Bian ’15 MM wins bronze in World Piano Competition

Feng-BianFeng Bian ’15 MM was awarded a bronze medal in the 2014 World Piano Competition. The competition was held June 23–28, 2014 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

This year the competition awarded one gold and two bronze medals. Feng Bian studies with Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music.

The mission of the World Piano Competition is to promote and celebrate the art of classical piano music, inspiring artists and audiences. The competition is presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM.

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Published July 8, 2014
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Alumni Wenbin Jin, Kendra James take prizes in competitions

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Wenbin Jin

Pianist Wenbin Jin ’09 MM won third prize in the China International Concerto Competition. Twenty-eight Chinese pianists and seventeen overseas participants took part in the competition, which was held in Shenzhen, China. The competition is held every three years; the first was held in 2006.

Violist Kendra James ’12 MM won the Primrose Prize in the Primrose International Viola Competition, held in Los Angeles in June. The prize is for the best performance of a virtuoso transcription by the late William Primrose.

Kendra James was also a finalist and scholarship winner in the CMC (Canadian Music Competition/Concours de musique du Canada) / Canadian Music Competition “Stepping Stone,” held in Toronto in May.

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Kendra James

Published July 3, 2014
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Matthew Barnson ’13 DMA joins faculty of Stony Brook University

barnson_matthew_webComposer Matthew Barnson ’07 MM, ’08 MMA, ’13 DMA has been appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The tenure-track appointment begins this fall.

Most recently, Barnson served as assistant professor of composition at Trinity College Dublin. He has also chaired the composition and theory department at New York’s Third Street Music School Settlement. MORE

Published June 23, 2014
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Alumnus Ravi Rajan named to TONY Awards Nominating Committee

Rajan_RaviRavi Rajan ’00 MM was recently named to the Nominating Committee of the TONY Awards. Along with 49 other theatre professionals that comprise the committee, Rajan will serve a three-year term. The committee for the 2014–2015 Broadway season was announced June 11.

The members of the Nominating Committee attend all productions during the Broadway season. The Nominating Committee then meets to determine, by vote, the Tony Award nominees for that season. Last season there were about 50 productions. “While being on the committee is a major commitment of one’s time and energy, the effort is worth it, as the TONY awards bring great public value to the theatre by the broad attention the awards attract,” he said.
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Published June 18, 2014
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Chris Rogerson ’12 MM selected for NJSO’s inaugural composition institute

Chris-Rogerson_2014-webChris Rogerson ’12 MM is one of four composers selected to take part in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, in which they will receive coaching and career guidance, take part in master classes, and have world premieres of their work performed in concert.

The four composers will be the first artists showcased through the program. They were chosen from an international pool of 28 student and early career applicants. Composer Steven Mackey, chair of the Princeton University department of music,  will direct the institute. MORE

Published June 12, 2014
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Tim Gocklin, as part of Akropolis Quintet, wins Fischoff Competition

akropolis_quintet_webThe Akropolis Reed Quintet, whose oboist is Timothy Gocklin ’14MM, ’15AD, won the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

In addition to prize money, Akropolis will participate in Fischoff’s Double Gold Tour of the Midwestern United States this fall, alongside the Telegraph Quartet. MORE

Published June 11, 2014
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