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YSM to host UN Secretary-General April 12

Ban Ki-moon

On Tuesday, April 12, YSM will host the speech of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. The Secretary-General’s speech is the central event of the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents hosted by Yale University.

Performances of current YSM student Jessica Pray ’17 MM and Yale College student Katherine Barnes will open this event. Joined by the YSM faculty pianist Douglas Dickson ’89 MMA, Pray will sing a set of songs by Charles Ives, a prominent Yale graduate and American composer, and Barnes will sing a song from the James Weldon Johnson Collection from Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

This event will stream live on Yale YouTube channel.

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Published April 9, 2016
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Career Strategies presents a conversation with Tony Woodcock March 30

Tony Woodcock | Photo by Erik Jacobs

Tony Woodcock | Photo by Erik Jacobs

Tony Woodcock, former president of the New England Conservatory, will give a talk on Wednesday, March 30 on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Music Field.

In addition to his past post at NEC, Woodcock has led major performing arts organizations in the United States and Europe. Astrid Baumgardner, head of the Office of Career Strategies, will moderate the discussion, and there will be ample opportunity for students to ask their questions. MORE

Published March 4, 2016
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Career Strategies offers workshop on Financial Life After Yale for Musicians Feb. 1

Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Astrid Baumgardner, Director of Career Strategies, announces that Steve Blum will present a workshop on Financial Life After Yale for Musicians on Monday, February 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

In addition, Baumgardner will present a unit on how to generate revenues as a musician and create a financial plan. Attendees will receive relevant handouts, and a pizza dinner will be served.

This workshop will teach YSM students how to plan for the future; save and invest; improve their credit scores; and manage their taxes. Blum will discuss helpful rules of thumb and will illuminate terms such as ETFs, IRAs, HSAs, and Roth 401k plans. MORE

Published January 26, 2016
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Music Talks at the Whitney presents Bartók with Argus Quartet Dec. 10

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet

The next event in the Music Talks at the Whitney series will take place Thursday, Dec. 10 at 4 pm. Presented by the Yale School of Music and Whitney Humanities Center, the event will feature a performance of Bela Bartók‘s String Quartet No. 4 and a post-performance discussion.

The work will be performed by YSM’s fellowship quartet-in-residence, the Argus Quartet: Jason Issokson, Clara Kim, violins; Diana Wade, viola; and Joann Whang, cello. Michael Friedmann, a member of the faculty of both the School of Music and the Department of Music, will introduce the piece. MORE

Published December 7, 2015
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Yale School of Music to be featured in 2016 NY Phil Biennial

Martin Bresnick, composer

The Yale School of Music and its New Music New Haven series will be highlighted in the 2016 NY Phil Biennial, a wide-ranging exploration of today’s music by an array of contemporary and modern composers. YSM’s performance will take place on May 25, 2016 at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR, the performance will be streamed live via webcast on WQXR’s new-music channel, Q2 Music, and Q2 Music’s Helga Davis will host the performance.

The program represents the past, present, and future of the composition program of the Yale School of Music, established in 1894, whose composition faculty has included Paul Hindemith, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Jacob Druckman. The program opens with songs by Yale alumnus Charles Ives — “our historically most distinguished student,” according to Yale composition chair Martin Bresnick — and concludes with a song by “one of our very promising current students (and fellow New Englander)” Hilary Purrington. MORE

Published October 27, 2015
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Piano Master Class Series 2015-16

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Yoheved Kaplinsky

The Piano Master Class Series at YSM is under way for the 2015–16 season. The series gives piano students at Yale valuable opportunities to perform in piano master classes given by our internationally renowned faculty and visiting artists.

The 2015–16 Series began with two members of the YSM Faculty: on September 24 with Wei-Yi Yang and October 1 with Boris Berman. Upcoming for the fall semester are master classes with faculty members Peter Frankl, Melvin Chen, and Hung-Kuan Chen, as well as visiting artists Yves Henry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Amy Lin.

Most master classes take place Thursdays in Morse Recital Hall at 10:30 am. Arrangements can be made for audience members who wish to attend these classes; there is no charge. Interested audience members should send an email in advance.

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Published October 14, 2015
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Admissions Visits to Ohio and New York, October 2015

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

Cleveland Institute of Music

Graduate Music Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
12:30–2:30 pm
Cleveland, OH

Oberlin Conservatory

Performing Arts College Fair
Monday, October 12, 2015
4:30–6:30 pm
Oberlin, OH
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Published October 9, 2015
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Yale School of Music presents prima ballerina in performance and conversation

Uliana Lopatkina, the highly celebrated prima ballerina at the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, will visit the Yale School of Music for a residency Oct. 13–15. There will be three events highlighting Lopatkina’s distinguished career, and all are free and open to the public.

All events will also stream live on the School of Music’s website and will take place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall, 470 College St.

The residency will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 with a lecture-demonstration. Lopatkina will discuss and demonstrate topics and technical issues that surround a ballet dancer’s career. This event will also include a question-and-answer session.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Lopatkina will participate in a conversation with Emily Coates, director of the Dance Studies curriculum at Yale, and Christopher Theofanidis, a member of the Yale School of Music composition faculty. MORE

Published October 6, 2015
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Acclaimed conductor Yu Long visits Yale for residency Sep. 28

yu-longInternationally acclaimed conductor Yu Long will visit Yale for a residency on Monday, September 28. The residency includes two events that are free and open to the public.

The New York Times has dubbed Yu “China’s Herbert von Karajan” and called him “the most powerful figure in China’s Western classical music scene.”

At noon, Maestro Yu will take part in an open conversation with Dean Robert Blocker. Maestro Yu — who is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra — will talk about the state of classical music in China. MORE

Published September 22, 2015
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Career Strategies presents a conversation with the Brentano Quartet Sep. 30

brentano_vOn Wednesday, September 30, Astrid Baumgardner will interview the members of the Brentano Quartet on the topic of artistic careers and collaboration in the 21st century. The interview takes place at 4:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street).

The Brentano String Quartet is ensemble-in-residence at the Yale School of Music, where they perform in concert each semester and work closely with students in chamber music contexts. The members of the quartet are Mark Steinberg, violin; Serena Canin, violin; Misha Amory, viola; and Nina Lee, cello. Read more about the quartet here.

Students will have the opportunity to ask questions. The event will be streamed live on the School of Music’s website.

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Published September 22, 2015
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