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All-City Honors Ensembles to perform final concert of season

Music in Schools-156The 2014–15 season of the All-City Honors Ensembles — a major program of the Music in Schools Initiative — will come to a close with a final concert in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 30. The concert begins at 6:00 pm and is open to the public. Admission is free, no tickets required.

The All-City Honors Ensembles are comprised of band, orchestra, and chorus programs. Nearly every Saturday afternoon throughout the school year, a total of over 200 New Haven Public School students have been attending rehearsals at Wilbur Cross HS, led by a combination of NHPS music teachers, YSM graduate student Teaching Artists, and special guests. Students range from 4th-12th grade, and are admitted by audition in October. Participants are expected to maintain membership in their schools’ music ensembles as well, if available. MORE

Published May 27, 2015
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All-City Honors Ensembles perform first ever Winter Concert

IMG_9895This past Saturday, the auditorium of Wilbur Cross HS was filled with holiday cheer, as well as audience cheers, as the All-City Honors Ensembles took the stage for their first ever Winter Concert.

Following the opening performance of “We Need A Little Christmas” by the Children’s Choir, Lead Teacher Rubén Rodríguez ’07MM welcomed the families in the audience, proclaiming that, “Today, your kids are not asking you for toys or presents, but rather, they are giving you the gift of music.”

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Published December 17, 2014
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Applications open for 2014-15 All-City Honors Ensembles

The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to invite applications for the 2014–2015 All-City Honors Ensembles. The All-City Honors Band, Chorus, and Orchestra are open for application to New Haven Public School students in 5th–12th grades. These groups meet weekly during the school year, and are taught by a combination of NHPS music teachers, Yale Teaching Artists, and special guests.

Applications are now open. All students must apply online by Sunday, October 12 using the appropriate form linked below.

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Published September 25, 2014
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All-City Honors Ensembles to play spring concert May 9

ACHB_YCBThe 2013–14 season of the All-City Honors Ensembles — a major project of the Music in Schools Initiative — will come to a close with a final concert in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall on Friday, May 9. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and is open to the public. Admission is free, no tickets required.

The All-City Honors Ensembles are comprised of a Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. Nearly every Saturday afternoon throughout the school year, a total of 160 New Haven Public School students have been attending rehearsals on Yale campus, led by a combination of NHPS music teachers, YSM graduate student Teaching Artists, and special guests. Students range from 4th-12th grade, and are admitted by audition in October. Participants are expected to maintain membership in their schools’ music ensembles as well, if available. MORE

Published May 5, 2014
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All-City Honors Ensembles conclude first fall session

Music in Schools - All City Honors Ensemble - 1The All-City Honors Ensembles are a program of the Music in Schools Initiative, a partnership between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools. With weekly rehearsals led by a combination of NHPS music teachers, Yale Teaching Artists, and special guests, the Ensembles provide the best young musicians in New Haven with high level ensemble experience in Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.

This year’s All-City Honors Ensembles are more prolific than ever.

Before this year, the All-City Honors Ensembles all rehearsed once every Saturday throughout the spring semester, starting in the third week of January and ending with a final concert in May. This year, the program expanded to last the entire school year, starting in October. This Saturday will be the sixth and final rehearsal of their first fall semester.

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Published December 13, 2013
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All-City Honors Ensembles applications open

The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to invite applications for the 2013–2014 All-City Honors Ensembles. The All-City Honors Band, Chorus, and Orchestra are open for application to New Haven Public School students in 5th–12th grades. These groups meet weekly during the school year, and are taught by a combination of Yale Teaching Artists, NHPS music teachers, and special guests.

Applications are now open. All students must apply online by Sunday, October 13 using the appropriate form linked below.

BAND APPLICATION

CHORUS APPLICATIONS

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Published October 9, 2013
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Music in Schools hosts Honors Ensemble auditions Jan. 9-12

All-City Honors Orchestra marks debut season, joining band and chorus programs

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The Music in Schools Initiative is pleased to announce auditions for the 2013 All-City Honors Ensembles, which will take place January 9–12. The ensembles are open for audition to all New Haven Public School students in 5th through 12th grades.

This year will mark the debut season of the All-City Honors Orchestra. This program grows out of a collaboration between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, in partnership with Music Haven, the Neighborhood Music School, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will be led by Netta Hadari ’99MM, ’00AD of Music Haven.

Dr. Thomas C. Duffy returns to lead the All-City Honors Band for its third season. He will be joined by NHPS teachers Olivia Malin ’07MM, Daniel Kinsman, and Mindy Hartfiel.

For its fourth season, the All-City Honors Chorus will be led by NHPS teachers Jonathan Berryman and Meaghan Sheehan. Lead Teacher Ruben Rodriguez ’11MM supervises all Ensembles.

Students chosen for the All-City Honors Ensembles are expected to maintain membership in their school music ensembles, if available. Full details and audition requirements for all groups can be found here. The Honors Ensembles will join to perform a final concert together on Saturday, May 11, at 4 pm in Sprague Hall. Additional concerts for each group will be announced.

Published December 13, 2012
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All-City Honors Chorus completes third season

The Yale/New Haven All-City Honors Chorus performed their 2012 season finale concert on Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. Music for the concert ranged from a South African folk song to pieces by Duke Ellington and Elton John. Veteran All-City Chorus conductor Jonathan Q. Berryman was joined in his leadership of the group this season by fellow New Haven Public School music teacher Meaghan Sheehan.

Watch highlights from the concert in this video:

Founded in 2010, the All-City Honors Chorus is a collaboration between the Yale School of Music, the Yale Glee Club, and the New Haven Public Schools. The Chorus gives talented 5th-10th grade NHPS students the opportunity to participate in an honors-level ensemble. Students also maintain membership in their school choruses. MORE

Published May 22, 2012
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