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Morse Summer Music Academy expands concert series

Students perform at Morse Summer Music Academy

The Morse Summer Music Academy, a partnership between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, is currently taking place on the YSM campus and at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. With a total of 142 students from 27 schools, this year's Academy is bigger than ever.

Accordingly, Morse Academy has expanded its concert series to include a total of 38 concerts throughout the program. This includes a series of chamber music pop-up concerts that will take place simultaneously at four different locations on Yale's campus: the Peabody Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and Cross Campus, as well as the New Haven Free Public Library downtown.

These concerts will take place every Thursday and Friday afternoon during the program—July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31—starting at 1:00pm. Each will feature 5-6 student chamber ensembles, with groups rotating between the different venues each day.

In addition, every student will also play in six formal evening concerts in Sprague Hall on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. On Monday evenings—July 13, 20, and 27—the student chamber ensembles will perform a new piece each week. On Wednesday evenings—July 15, 22, and 29—the large ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Camerata, and Chorus) will each perform 2-4 new pieces every week.

All Morse Academy concerts are open to the public and free to attend.

The Morse Summer Music Academy is made possible through a generous endowment established by Enid and Lester Morse (Yale College ’51), and is offered free of charge to New Haven Public School students.