Saturday Seminar Nov. 6: How Does Community Engagement Fit Into Your Career Path?

On Saturday, November 6 the Yale School of Music will host a Saturday Seminar featuring three dynamic musicians and industry leaders: Visiting Professor Brian Lewis, with River Oaks Chamber Orchestra founder Alecia Lawyer and 2006 YSM graduate Paul Murphy, principal trumpet of CityMusic Cleveland. Their workshop will focus on Community Engagement as not only a vital, but a necessary skill for any career in music and the arts.

We call it Community Engagement instead of Community Outreach because of the engagement between and among audiences and performers. Musicians do not just reach out with their music; they engage all audiences, ages, and cultures through their performances. This event will discuss steps the panelists took to be successful in their own performance careers and the innovative choices they made and programs they created to deeply tie their art to their community.

It is not enough to simply play an instrument well.  Community Engagement is THE skill musicians need for every aspect of their future careers.

How Does Community Engagement Fit Into Your Career Path, and What Does it Mean Anyway?

Led by: Brian Lewis with Alecia Lawyer and Paul Murphy

When: Saturday, November 6th, 11 am – 1 pm

Where: on the stage of Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall

Registration HERE

Watch Saturday Seminars live and on demand HERE

If you attend only one Saturday Seminar this year, make it this one – it could change your whole way of thinking about career development. Register for the Saturday Seminar now.

Published November 4, 2010
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Tina Lee Hadari ’04MM to discuss chamber music as public service


Tina Lee Hadari, a graduate of the School of Music and the founder of Music Haven, will be the featured guest speaker at the next Community Engagement Think Tank on Saturday, February 6. Music Haven is a nonprofit organization that anchors a string quartet to the urban neighborhoods of New Haven. Its resident ensemble, the Haven String Quartet, teaches tuition-free after-school string lessons to 48 youth in high-poverty neighborhoods and performs in both traditional and non-traditional venues throughout Connecticut.

This year, the Yale School of Music examines the role of community engagement in the life of professional musicians. To encourage School of Music students to explore the role of community engagement in their careers, and to identify and promote good practices in this field, the School has inaugurated a series of Saturday Seminars. Each session combines a presentation by a visiting expert with a discussion among students on topical issues affecting the field of classical music. MORE

Published January 25, 2010
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YSM launches new Community Engagement Think Tanks

The Yale School of Music is pleased to launch its new Community Engagement Think Tanks, in which visiting lecturers will bring their expertise to small-group conversations with graduate students in music.

The Community Engagement Think Tanks are designed to focus on broad topics led by recognized leaders in the field of classical music. Each Think Tank will pose a series of questions intended to spark discussion among participating students and visiting lecturers.

Topics covered will include vital issues such as audience development, marketing, education programs, technology, and new ways to present concerts. This is an important opportunity for Yale School of Music students to engage with experts in the field and help create solutions to issues relevant to classical music in the twenty-first century. Getting the broader community engaged in this work is part of the School’s goal of shaping the field of classical music and ensuring its success in the coming years. MORE

Published October 7, 2009
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