The Music in Schools Initiative proudly announces the 2015 Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Showcase, taking place May 19–21 from 6-8pm in Morse Recital Hall. The showcase, a collaboration between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, offers top-performing young students the chance to perform on the YSM stage in front of their peers and community members, as representatives of their schools. The students are selected by their school music teachers and perform with accompaniment from a Yale School of Music pianist.
Each of the three age groups performs on a different night — 9th–12th grades on Tue, May 19; 7th–8th grades on Wednesday, May 20; and 4th–6th grades on Thursday, May 21. The two younger age groups include students who play percussion, string, brass, and woodwind instruments. The high school level of the Showcase includes voice students as well as instrumentalists.
In addition to representing their schools, the 9th-12th grade students will be adjudicated by a panel of local music professionals, and the top performers will be awarded prizes, including tickets for their family to attend a Yale School of Music performance.
Admission to the Solo Showcase is free and open to the public.