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Workshop discusses financial management for musicians and artists March 4

The office of career strategies will present another workshop on financial management for musicians and artists this Tuesday, March 4. The workshop, which takes place at 4:30 pm in Hendrie 205, is open to all YSM students and staff members. It is sponsored by the Yale Undergraduate Career Services Office.

The workshop will address the following questions:

  • Wondering how to earn money as a musician or artist once you leave Yale?
  • Wish you knew how to create a budget?
  • Need some tips on how to rein in your spending, avoid debt and start saving for your future? MORE
Published February 28, 2014
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Guitar Extravaganza celebrates tradition and innovation Feb. 22

David Tanenbaum

David Tanenbaum

Guitar Extravaganza 2014: Tradition and Innovation will take place Saturday, February 22, 2014. This is the eighth Yale Guitar Extravaganza, an event presented every 2–3 years that offers a daylong immersion in all things guitar. This season’s events features concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and more.

Concert artists include David Tanenbaum, René Izquierdo, Elina Chekan, and Van Stiefel, all of whom are alumni of the Yale School of Music. Panel discussions and workshops cover topics from education to composition, from early guitars to the electric guitar. Benjamin Verdery, the head of guitar at YSM, is the director of the Guitar Extravaganza.

René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan

René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan

David Tanenbaum will perform a concert of American music at 8 pm. He will be joined by four YSM string players in 100 Greatest Dance Hits by faculty composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The duo of René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan will give a joint concert at 5:30 pm. Van Stiefel will play music for electric guitar at 2 pm. MORE

Published December 23, 2013
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Jazz pianist Bill Charlap to give workshop this Saturday, Dec. 7

bill-charlap_webAcclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap will work with New Haven-area piano students in an open workshop on Saturday, December 7. Known for his rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility, Bill Charlap is regarded as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. He is a two-time Grammy nominee.

The workshop will take place at 10:30am in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Ellington Jazz Fellowship at Yale. MORE

Published December 5, 2013
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November career workshops for YSM students

Astrid BaumgardnerThe Office of Career Strategies will offer a selection of hands-on career workshops in November. Astrid Baumgardner will conduct interactive workshops on resumes and cover letters. In order to take advantage of the opportunity to work from templates to create career materials, students should be sure to bring their laptops. All workshops take place in Parker Hall (Leigh 408). Please RSVP to Astrid Baumgardner as soon as possible. MORE

Published October 31, 2013
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Jeff Conner speaks about The Entrepreneurial Musician Oct. 21

conner-jeffThe Brass Studios and the Office of Career Strategies will present a talk with Jeff Conner, the founder of Boston Brass Ensemble, on Monday, October 21 at 4:15 pm.

Meet Jeff Conner, founder of the successful 20-year old Boston Brass Ensemble, who will speak about The Entrepreneurial Musician: Tools to Catapult Your Success in the Music World. Students will learn how to start an ensemble, launch a music career, derive multiple income streams, manage your finances, and build and maintain a network.

This workshop is a must for students who want to know how to start and run a successful ensemble, as well as anyone who is wondering how to launch a successful and financially sustainable career as a musician.   MORE

Published October 10, 2013
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Concerts & master classes with clarinetist Charles Neidich, pianist Robert Levin

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents clarinetist Charles Neidich and pianist Robert Levin in a series of performances, master classes, and workshops next week.

The duo will perform a program featuring works by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Clara Schumann (1819–1896), and Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). Those performances take place Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm and Monday, December 3 at 8 pm. The program features Robert Schumann’s Soiréestücke, Op. 73 (the original version of the Fantasiestücke); Brahms’s Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, no. 1; Clara Schumann’s Romances, Op. 21; and the Brahms Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, no. 2

Mr. Levin will be bringing a historic piano made in 1869 by Johann Baptist Streicher. This is the same type known to have been owned and used by Johannes Brahms himself during the last twenty-four years of his life. For tickets, please visit music.yale.edu/concerts or call the Collection at 203 432-0822.

Master Classes & Lectures

All master classes and lectures are free and open to the public.

Robert Levin: “Improvising Mozart”

A lecture-demonstration on the style and techniques of Classical-era improvisation, given on the Collection’s Könnicke piano, ca.1795.
When: Sunday, December 3, following the concert (approx. 5:30 pm)
Where: Collection of Musical Instruments, upstairs keyboard gallery

Charles Neidich: “Old is New, New is Old” MORE

Published November 29, 2012
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