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New Video: Violin@YSM

Watch this new video about YSM’s violin program. The video features interviews with faculty members Syoko Aki, Hyo Kang, and Ani Kavafian, along with several of their students. Learn more about what it’s like to study violin at the Yale School of Music.

YSM Violin Studio from yalemusic on Vimeo.

Published November 4, 2013
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Christopher Shepard ’92MM wins Herford Prize

ShepardThis fall, choral conductor Dr. Christopher Shepard ‘92MM was awarded the 2012 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, “Evolution and Revolution: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV232 in New York City, 1900–1980.” The prize is given on behalf of the National Research and Publications Committee of the American Choral Directors Association.

Each year, the Julius Herford Prize Subcommittee reviews “outstanding” doctoral terminal research projects in choral music. Eligible recipients’ degrees were conferred during the calendar year prior to the year of nomination whose projects comprise the principal research component of their degree requirement. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative plaque. Dr. Shepard’s prize will be presented at the upcoming ACDA Eastern Division Conference. MORE

Published November 4, 2013
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Grace Guo ’13MM appointed principal harp of China Philharmonic

GuoYale School of Music alumna Grace Guo ’13MM has recently been appointed the principal harp of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. The music director of the China Philharmonic is Yu Long.

While studying at Yale, Grace won the Anne Adams Awards from the American Harp Society. She was also the first prize winner in the senior division of the harp competition in the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition in 2011, and she was awarded a fellowship to Tanglewood in the summer of 2013.

Published November 4, 2013
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Free Lunchtime Chamber Music concert Nov. 6

chamber_music3New Haven, CT | The Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm at Morse Recital 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.

The concert will begin with movements two and three of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Op. 12 No. 1 on period instruments. Next will follow Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro, for harp with flute, clarinet and string quartet; then Mozart’s Violin Sonata K.526, movement 1.

The second half of the concert will begin with Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata in F minor, movements 1 and 2; followed by Poulenc’s Sextet for wind quintet and piano, and  Mozart’s Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526: Molto Allegro (6’).

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu. MORE

Published November 4, 2013
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