Hannah Lash to be Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Composition at YSM

lash_hannahHannah Lash ’12AD has been appointed as Assistant Professor, adjunct, of Composition. In announcing the appointment, Dean Blocker cited Lash’s acclaimed creative work and teaching ability.

Among Hannah Lash’s prizes are the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Naumberg Prize, the Bernard Rogers Prize, and the Sernoffsky Prize. Throughout her formal education at the Eastman School, the Cleveland Institute, Harvard, and Yale, Lash was the recipient of numerous academic awards including the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

Prestigious commissions from the Fromm and Naumberg Foundations, the Aspen Music Festival, MAYA, and others have led to performances of her compositions at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Institute, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Chicago Art Institute. Her orchestral works have been performed recently by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

 

Published June 24, 2013
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Symposium affirms diversity of music education in American public schools

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The 2013 Yale Symposium on Music in Schools concluded on June 8 with an affirmation of the quality and diversity of music education in the public schools of America. Fifty Yale Distinguished Music Educators, selected from over 300 nominations, from 32 states, convened in New Haven to discuss “The Role of Music in School Reform.”  A lively series of presentations culminated with a two-hour discussion amongst the teachers,  seeking their solutions to ensuring the value of music instruction as schools continue to evolve.  This discussion will be posted as an online video by the end of the summer. MORE

Published June 24, 2013
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Sean Chen ’14AD wins third prize in Cliburn Competition

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Sean Chen ’14AD has been awarded Third Prize (Crystal Award) in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

In the final round, he played two concertos with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Emperor,” and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. MORE

Published June 24, 2013
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