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Peter Hedrick ’61MM publishes An Early Hautboy Solo Matrix: Solos for the Hautboy before 1710

an-early-hautboy-solo-matrix_300Peter Hedrick ’61MM has published a new book, An Early Hautboy Solo Matrix: Solos for the Hautboy before 1710 based on a Symphonia/Sonate by Johann Christoph Pez that Demonstrates a Performance Practice of Adaptation (Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, UK, 2015).

The book deals with a significant yet hitherto unexamined topic, filling an important gap in the area of historical performance practice. MORE

Published March 19, 2015
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Tim Gocklin, as part of Akropolis Quintet, wins Fischoff Competition

akropolis_quintet_webThe Akropolis Reed Quintet, whose oboist is Timothy Gocklin ’14MM, ’15AD, won the gold medal in the Senior Wind Division at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

In addition to prize money, Akropolis will participate in Fischoff’s Double Gold Tour of the Midwestern United States this fall, alongside the Telegraph Quartet. MORE

Published June 11, 2014
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Faculty appointments for YSM alumni

Michael Mizrahi ’08DMA, ’04MMA was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mizrahi has presented lecture-recitals and masterclasses at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was a fellow of The Academy and a member of Ensemble ACJW. An avid proponent of contemporary music, Mr. Mizrahi is a founding member of NOW Ensemble. He is also a founding member of the Moët Trio, which recently completed a two-year residency at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Noted for his ability to connect with audiences of all ages, Mr. Mizrahi has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and others in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, and the Kennedy Center. He has performed chamber music in Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum, and at festivals including Music@Menlo, the Ravinia Festival, and Yellow Barn.

Michael Mizrahi captured both First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Ima Hogg Competition, as well as first prizes in the Berkeley Piano Club Competition, the International Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition, and the Iowa International Piano Competition. He is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2005 National Auditions. At Yale, he studied with Claude Frank.

Oboist Andrew Parker ’03MM has been appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music and Master’s degree at Yale University, he finished doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, where he was the Graduate Student Instructor. In his time at the University of Michigan, Andrew was a finalist in the concerto competition and was asked to represent the university by performing in the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center. MORE

Published December 5, 2011
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Keri McCarthy ’00MM Receives Fulbright

Keri McCarthy headshotKeri E. McCarthy ’00MM, Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music History at Washington State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand during the 2011-2012 academic year. The grant was announced by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

McCarthy will study relationships between Thai traditional and art musics. Her project includes commissioning three new pieces for oboe duo from Thai composers Weerachat Premananda, AnoThai Nitibhon, and Siraseth Pantura-Umporn. Keri will perform the works in concert this summer with oboists from Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She will also teach oboe and American music history at Chulalongkorn University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Thailand.

This Fulbright continues McCarthy’s research into musics of Southeast Asia. In 2008 she received a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant, which funded commissions for new works from four prominent Southeast-Asian composers, and performances of those works and masterclasses in Bangkok (Thailand), Hanoi (Vietnam), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Singapore.

Published June 1, 2011
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Winners of the 2010 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition Announced

Carl Oswald, oboe

Winners will perform with the Yale Philharmonia next season

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition. The competition took place on Saturday, April 10, and featured instrumentalists and vocalists selected by the faculty through departmental preliminaries. The three guest judges for this year’s competition were Julia Lichten, professor of cello at  the Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase, and a member of Orpheus; Paul Rutman, professor of piano at The Hartt School; and Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at the Juilliard School and SUNY Stony Brook.

The three winners will appear as soloists with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale next season.

The 2010 winners, in alphabetical order, are:

Nathaniel Chase
Koussevitsky: Double Bass Concerto

Carl Oswald
Strauss: Oboe Concerto

Tyler Simpson
Strauss: Notturno

Published April 16, 2010
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New biography of oboist Robert Bloom

bloom_webRobert Bloom (1908-1994), one of the foremost oboists of his time and a former member of the Yale School of Music faculty, is the subject of a new biography. Robert Bloom: The Story of a Working Musician brings together essays, correspondence, reviews, anecdotes and more. It also incorporates Bloom’s book on pedagogy dictated in 1975-1976: The Oboe, A Musical Instrument, as well as a disc of two chapters, one on reed-making and one a discography. MORE

Published September 11, 2009
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