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Yale Daily News: Panel discusses careers in music

Yale Daily News
By David Kurkovskiy

At a Tuesday morning panel discussion, alumni of the School of Music advised current students to take risks and pursue innovative projects.

Roughly 20 students attended the panel, which was held as part of a School of Music course on sustainable careers in the field of music but was open to the entire Yale community. The discussion was moderated by Astrid Baumgardner, the class instructor, who said she organized the panel to show students the different ways one can succeed in the music field.

The speakers, Missy Mazzoli MUS ’06, Mellissa Hughes MUS ’06, James Moore MUS ’06, and Owen Dalby ’06 MUS ’07, discussed their experiences as performers trained in classical music who are now pursuing projects involving contemporary music. The speakers highlighted the way their Yale education has influenced their growth as musicians, providing them with a network of performers with whom they could cooperate after graduation. MORE

Published November 20, 2013
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Office of Career Strategies presents panel discussion Nov. 19



The Office of Career Strategies announces its next career event: a panel discussion among YSM alumni that will take place Tuesday, November 19 at 10:30am.

The four YSM alumni on the panel will speak about entrepreneurship and how they created successful careers after studying at Yale. There will be opportunities for audience questions, as well as time to meet the panelists after the event.

Space is limited, so interested students should RSVP early.

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Published November 13, 2013
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Music by Jacob Cooper featured in Nov. 7 recital

cooper_jacob3The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring music by Jacob Cooper on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8 pm. Lauded by The New Yorker as “a maverick electronic song composer,” Mr. Cooper’s bold compositions and multimedia works have garnered attention at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s and Wild Up’s Brooklyn Festival. MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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Timberbrit, opera by Jacob Cooper ’10MMA, at Incubator Arts Project

Timberbrit, the opera by composer Jacob Cooper (a recent Yale School of Music graduate) and librettist Yka Igarashi, will be presented at the Incubator Arts Project in New York November 18 through 20.

The performance will be directed by Jaime Castañeda and features video design by Sherng-Lee Huang and Phelps Harmon and lighting design by Eric Southern.

The cast features Mellissa Hughes (a graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music) as Britney Spears and Ted Hearne (another School of Music composition alumnus) as Justin Timberlake. Rounding out the list of performers are James Moore, guitar; Joe Magar (a YSM grad), bass; Ron Wiltrout, drums; and Jacob Cooper, keyboard and laptop.

Tickets, directions, and more information is available here.

Published November 8, 2010
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