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This 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
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Yale 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.
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