In Memoriam: Dr. Regina Warner

Photo by Harold Shapiro.

Dr. Regina Lilly-Warner, a long-time advocate for music in the public schools of New Haven and beyond, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles E. Warner, who served over three decades in the New Haven Public Schools before his retirement in 2010, and their three children.

Regina Warner earned degrees from Fisk University and Columbia University, among others. She worked as an educator in Connecticut for 38 years, 32 of those in the New Haven Public Schools. Most recently, she was the Supervisor of Music, Library Media and Advanced Placement Programs. She studied piano, organ, viola, and voice, and at Fisk was a member of the renowned Jubilee Singers.

Her tireless work in the New Haven Public Schools included ongoing collaborations with the Music in Schools Initiative at the Yale School of Music. She was a guest at both the 2007 and 2009 Symposia on Music in Schools. In 2001, the Yale School of Music honored her with the Cultural Leadership Citation in recognition of her achievements in music education. Warner has received many other awards over the years for her work in the community.

A funeral service will be held at Battell Chapel (corner of Elm and College Streets, New Haven) on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Visiting hours will be from 9–11 am, organizational tributes from 11–1 pm, and the service will begin at 1 pm. Donations can be made to the Dr. Regina M. Lilly-Warner Scholarship Fund.

Published January 26, 2011
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Lunchtime Chamber Music concerts continue Feb. 16

The Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College 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.

Admission to the recital is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website or call 203 432-4158.

About Student Chamber Music at YSM

The Yale School of Music is unique in that all performance faculty coach chamber music, and all students are involved in chamber music for their entire tenure at the School. Ensembles come together each semester and receive weekly coachings from distinguished faculty and guest artists. Chamber groups often perform in the Lunchtime Chamber Music concerts, which take place at both Morse Recital Hall and the Center for British Art, and in the Vista series, in which performances are enhanced by spoken commentary on the music. Students also take part in the annual chamber music competition, whose winners are featured in an annual Chamber Music Society concert.

Published January 26, 2011
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