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Faculty Artist Series features violinist Kyung Yu Mar 5

Kyung YuThe Faculty Artist Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by violinist Kyung Yu on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Pianist Melissa Rose will join Yu for the evening to perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel.

The concert will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Sonata in G major, K. 301/293a, followed by Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Written for the famous violinist Joseph Joachim, Brahms’ dramatic sonata is written in four movements, an expansion of the traditional three-movement sonata form.

Closing the program are two works written by Maurice Ravel in the 1920s. The Violin Sonata No. 2 shows Ravel’s love of American jazz and blues; the virtuosic Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert pour violon et piano has a Gypsy-influenced flair. MORE

Published February 24, 2016
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Martin Bresnick to present session at Chamber Music America

Martin Bresnick, composer

Martin Bresnick, composer

YSM composition faculty member Martin Bresnick will offer a free session at Chamber Music America on Tuesday, March 1. The session will focus on the composer-ensemble-commissioner relationship, including how to keep fee negotiations fair and amicable, along with advice on responding to commissioning requests, setting pay scales, negotiating creative control, and getting one’s work performed more often.

The session will be held at 3pm on March 1 at Chamber Music America’s offices, located at 12 W 32nd St. in New York City. It will also be available for viewing via CMA’s live stream.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Published February 24, 2016
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Pamela Frank, Jonathan Mills, and Charles Neidich visit YSM

Jonathan Mills | Photo by Seamus McGarvey

Jonathan Mills | Photo by Seamus McGarvey

The Yale School of Music’s revised Artist Diploma program is designed for a highly select number of young instrumentalists and singers who have demonstrable potential for a major concert career. No more than three students will be admitted to the AD each year. Admission to this program requires two campus auditions. The first round of auditions is heard by YSM artist faculty; the final round will be adjudicated by an external committee.

The final round of auditions will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Morse Recital Hall. This year, the three guest judges are Pamela Frank, Jonathan Mills, and Charles Neidich. MORE

Published February 24, 2016
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Vivian Perlis to be honored by Society of American Music

perlis_tapes-300x202Vivan Perlis, founder of Yale’s Oral History of American Music (OHAM), will be honored at a special concert held during the Society of American Music’s 42nd Annual Conference in Boston, Mass.

The concert, performed by pianist Alison D’Amato and soprano Tony Arnold, will notably feature songs by Charles Ives (the subject of Perlis’s first interviews), and early interviewee Virgil Thomson. The rest of the event will include American song repertoire by composers featured within the OHAM archives.

Since its founding by Perlis in 1969, OHAM has amassed a collection of over 2600 audio and video recordings of interviews with major musical figures, including Aaron Copland, John Cage, Steve Reich, Duke Ellington, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. It has grown to become one of the most predominant collections of such interviews in the United States. MORE

Published February 24, 2016
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YaleNews: School of Music launches ‘Music and Social Action’ Coursera course

ruth_sebastian-h-webYaleNews | By Bess Connolly Martell

The Yale School of Music launched its first massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Music and Social Action,” on Yale’s Coursera platform Feb. 22. Taught by Sebastian Ruth, the Yale College Class of 1957 Visiting Professor of Community Engagement, the course explores questions about musicians’ responses to the condition of the world.

The course, which took 13 months to develop, is being offered in an “on demand” format, and as such does not have to be viewed sequentially. “This process has deepened my own understanding of this material and has presented an interesting challenge to think through what makes compelling learning online,” says Ruth. “We hope we have crafted a learning experience that is rich and three dimensional.”

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Published February 24, 2016
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