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Interview with Andy Akiho ’11MM

When Steel Talks

Quiet but passionate, unassuming but already musically an aficionado, Andy Akiho’s journey with the steelpan instrument began seventeen years ago at the University of South Carolina – and there’s just so much more to come. It is evident that not only his audiences but also the music world globally has sat up and taken note of this young man on his extraordinary evolutionary path. His most recent award (as at the time of this interview) is the Luciano Berio Rome Prize from The American Academy in Rome as one of the thirty-odd winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition – in Akiho’s case, with a focus on Musical Composition – New Works for Orchestra, and interrelated with his work as a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Composition at Princeton. MORE

Published June 4, 2014
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Awards and degrees conferred at 2014 Commencement

School-of-Music-2014-0263Yale’s 313th Commencement took place on Monday, May 19, 2014. The university’s Commencement Exercises began at 10:00 am on Old Campus, and the School of Music ceremony followed at noon in Morse Recital Hall.

Dean Robert Blocker presided over the School of Music’s Commencement Exercises. (The program can be viewed here; it includes the program of speakers as well as a list of all degree recipients.) Rabbi Leah Cohen, executive director of the Slifka Center and Senior Jewish Chaplain, gave the invocation.


Fiona Last receives her award

The School of Music awards three prizes at Commencement. MORE

Published June 4, 2014
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