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Teaching Artist of the Week: Isabel Lepanto Gleicher ’14 MM

Not all teaching artists can say that they have experienced both sides of the student/teaching artist relationship. But Isabel Lepanto Gleicher ’14 MM says it’s the reason she plays flute today: “My very first private teacher was a teaching artist. That’s how I started the flute. She played flute professionally, and I wanted to play the flute. So my parents approached her, and she became my private teacher.”

TA_Izzy GleicherIsabel now teaches over a dozen students in private and group lessons at Mauro-Sheridan School and Co-Op High School throughout the week, as well as leading flute instruction for the All-City Honors Band on Saturdays. This past summer, she had her first experience teaching young students in the Morse Summer Music Academy: “Before, I’d only ever really taught private lessons to high school students or older. But at Morse, from the very first day I was surrounded by almost a hundred kids, and many of them were my responsibility in different ways. So it was challenging in the sense that my learning curve had to be really steep. By week two I was completely comfortable in doing everything that I needed to do, and I felt like I had a really good relationship with the kids.”

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Published April 4, 2014
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Yale Philharmonia performs with guest conductor Peter Oundjian April 25

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The Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, led by guest conductor Peter Oundjian, on Friday, April 25, 2014. The concert, which also features the award-winning harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier, takes place at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven).

The evening will open with the Overture from Rossini’s one-act opera La Scala di Seta. Next, Malette-Chénier will join the Philharmonia to perform the virtuosic Harp Concerto by R. Murray Schafer. One of Canada’s foremost composers, Schafer is also an educator, environmentalist, scholar, and visual artist; he composed this concerto in 1987. Harp soloist Malette-Chénier is a winner of the 2013 Woolsey Concerto Competition.

The Philharmonia will conclude the concert with Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suites No. 1 and 2. Ravel described the music as a “symphonie choréographique,” or a choreographic symphony. The piece, full of lush harmonies and elegant orchestration, is considered one of Ravel’s most significant compositions. MORE

Published April 4, 2014
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