Dantes Rameau ’07MM receives $25,000 AOL grant

Rameau and classmate Robert Gupta, violin, upon their graduation from the Yale School of Music

AOL Inc., as part of its 25th anniversary “Project on Creativity,” announced 25 grants of $25,000 each for creative work. The winners, including Dantes Rameau ’07MM, were chosen from over 9,000 applicants. The judges included Adam Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art; entrepreneur Andy Spade; and Tim Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of AOL.

Born in Ottawa, Canada to Cameroonian and Haitian parents, bassoonist Dantes Rameau is the co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project. Rameau’s grant money will help him to further develop the Atlanta Music Project’s recently launched pilot program.

Following performance studies in bassoon at McGill University, Yale University, and Carnegie Mellon University, Rameau was an inaugural member of the Abreu Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied El Sistema, the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra System. Modeled on El Sistema, the Atlanta Music Project is a five-day-a-week, after-school, youth orchestra program targeting Atlanta’s underserved communities. The Atlanta Music Project believes the pursuance of excellence in music studies leads to positive social change for its participants and the communities it serves.

Read about the grants in Bloomberg HERE.

Read Rameau’s blog HERE.

Published December 9, 2010
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Morse Summer Music Academy in full swing


The Morse Summer Music Academy has been in full swing for just over a week and there have already been numerous events: two concerts; a talk to the students and their parents by the distinguished educator James Comer; a special presentation on theory and musicianship by professor Joan Panetti; a clarinet master class with professor David Shifrin; a field trip to the Norfolk Summer School and Chamber Music Festival in northwestern Connecticut; a visit by the donors, Lester and Enid Morse; and an informal meeting with parents by Dean Robert Blocker.

All this in addition to daily ensemble rehearsals, individual practice and lessons, and classes in musicianship.

Published August 4, 2010
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Yale announces 2009 Symposium on Music in Schools

Teachers register for the 2007 Symposium on Music in Schools

Teachers gather in the lobby of Sprague Hall for the 2007 Symposium on Music in Schools

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the second biannual Symposium on Music in Schools for June 10-11, 2009.  Sponsored by the Yale College Class of 1957 and the Yale School of Music, the Symposium is part of the Music in Schools project, initiated by the Class of ’57 in honor of their 50th reunion in 2007.

Once again, the Symposium will bring together approximately fifty teachers from around the country who are selected for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching music in public schools.  This year’s Distinguished Music Educators will convene in New Haven to discuss vital issues in music education and participate in skill-building workshops. MORE

Published January 21, 2009
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