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Music Library’s exhibit on Cole Porter opens Oct. 19

ColeporterIn celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cole Porter‘s graduation from Yale in 1913, the Music Library presents “From Peru to Paree: A Cole Porter Jubilee,” an exhibit on his life and work.

Among Yale’s most notable musical alumni, Porter (1891–1964) is recognized as one of the greatest Broadway and Hollywood composers of the golden years. Only two such American icons—Porter and Irving Berlin—wrote their own lyrics. Enduring standards such as “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Begin the Beguine,” and “You’re the Top!” have become a part of the American songbook vernacular, performed by jazz musicians and Broadway stars alike.

Drawing on the Gilmore Music Library’s extensive Cole Porter Collection, the exhibit presents photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and music manuscripts to illustrate both the work and the life of this remarkable man.  MORE

Published October 10, 2013
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[ admissions ]

Informational meeting about DMA program Oct. 18, 2013

YSM students interested in applying to the DMA program are invited to an informational meeting on Friday, October 18 at 4:00 pm in Leigh 402 (Parker Hall).

The meeting will be hosted by Wei-Yi Yang and Michael Friedmann. Lily Sutton, the director of admissions, will be there as well to answer questions about the application.

Professors Yang and Friedmann will give an overview of the newly reconfigured DMA program and answer students’ questions about the program, application process, and entrance exams. YSM will no longer be accepting applications to the MMA program. All DMA applicants will apply directly to the DMA for entry in the fall; there is no separate internal process for YSM students.

The application deadline for fall 2014 is December 1, 2013. For your reference, application instructions can be found here. More information about the DMA can be found here.

Please email Lily Sutton to RSVP for the meeting on October 18.


This post was updated 10/18/2013 to reflect a change in venue.

Published October 10, 2013
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[ alumni ]

Brian Hsu ’08AD appointed to piano faculty at Loyola University

BrianBrian Hsu ’08AD joins the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans this fall as Assistant Professor of Piano Performance.

Hsu has performed throughout the world, and won awards in numerous competitions such as the Juilliard Concerto Competition and the Philadelphia Orchestra Concerto Competition. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, his Artist Diploma from Yale University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Published October 10, 2013
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Faculty Artists Kyung Yu, violin, & Elizabeth Parisot, piano, perform at Yale Nov. 6


The Yale School of Music presents a recital by Kyung Yu, violin, and Elizabeth Parisot, piano, on Wednesday, November 6 at 8 pm. The event is part of the Faculty Artist Series, which features the School’s prestigious faculty in concerts that are free and open to the public. The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street.

Yu and Parisot perform together extensively, having given numerous recitals throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania and in concert tours of Korea and Italy. They have recorded the Strauss and Prokofiev sonatas and appeared on Albany Records in The Music of Ezra Laderman. With cellist Ole Akahoshi, they performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm.

Their concert on November 6 opens with two sontas for violin and piano: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in G major, and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G major. After intermission, they will play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade Melancolique  and Bartok’s virtuosic Rhapsody No. 1 (1928). MORE

Published October 10, 2013
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[ career strategies ]

Jeff Conner speaks about The Entrepreneurial Musician Oct. 21

conner-jeffThe Brass Studios and the Office of Career Strategies will present a talk with Jeff Conner, the founder of Boston Brass Ensemble, on Monday, October 21 at 4:15 pm.

Meet Jeff Conner, founder of the successful 20-year old Boston Brass Ensemble, who will speak about The Entrepreneurial Musician: Tools to Catapult Your Success in the Music World. Students will learn how to start an ensemble, launch a music career, derive multiple income streams, manage your finances, and build and maintain a network.

This workshop is a must for students who want to know how to start and run a successful ensemble, as well as anyone who is wondering how to launch a successful and financially sustainable career as a musician.   MORE

Published October 10, 2013
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