Fifth Annual Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competitions May 23, 29, 30

A student competing in the 2011 Competition. Photo by Alvin Wong

The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to announce the fifth annual Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competitions. This year’s competitions will take place on three nights: Wednesday, May 23 for 4th–6th grade students; Tuesday, May 29 for 7th–8th grade; and Wednesday, May 30 for 9th–12th grade.

All competitions will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, and will begin at 5pm. Competitions are open to the public.

A collaboration between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, the Solo Competitions offer NHPS students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and compete against their peers. Students are nominated by their school music teachers. Each school may nominate up to 3 instrumental students at the 4th–6th and 7th–8th grade levels. The 9th–12th grade level also includes vocalists, and there is no limit on the number of nominees per school.

The top three performers in each age group will be awarded prizes, including tickets to any fall semester School of Music performance and gift cards to the Yale Bookstore.

Judges for the 2012 Solo Competitions include representatives from the Yale School of Music faculty, Music Haven, Neighborhood Music School, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Published May 22, 2012
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All-City Honors Chorus completes third season

The Yale/New Haven All-City Honors Chorus performed their 2012 season finale concert on Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. Music for the concert ranged from a South African folk song to pieces by Duke Ellington and Elton John. Veteran All-City Chorus conductor Jonathan Q. Berryman was joined in his leadership of the group this season by fellow New Haven Public School music teacher Meaghan Sheehan.

Watch highlights from the concert in this video:

Founded in 2010, the All-City Honors Chorus is a collaboration between the Yale School of Music, the Yale Glee Club, and the New Haven Public Schools. The Chorus gives talented 5th-10th grade NHPS students the opportunity to participate in an honors-level ensemble. Students also maintain membership in their school choruses. MORE

Published May 22, 2012
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