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UNH Record Label Signs Two Artists

by David Brensilver | Jan 17, 2013 2:48 pm | Comments (0)

Purebred Records, a student-run record label at the University of New Haven that was launched last spring, has signed its first two artists, both of whom are expected to release albums in the fall.

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Institute Of Sacred Music Announces New Faculty

by David Brensilver | Jan 10, 2013 4:32 pm | Comments (0)

David Hill The Yale Institute of Sacred Music has announced that choral conductor David Hill and writer Christian Wiman will join its faculty on July 1. Hill was appointed to a three-year term by the YISM and the Yale School of Music. In addition to his teaching duties, “Hill will serve as principal conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum,” according to a YISM news release.

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Yale Clarinetist Earns Fellowship

by David Brensilver | Jan 3, 2013 12:47 pm | Comments (0)

Yale School of Music Photo Clarinetist Ashley Smith, who is pursuing a master’s degree at the Yale School of Music, has earned the 2012 Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music, an annual prize administered by the Music Council of Australia.

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All-City Honors Ensembles To Hold Auditions

by David Brensilver | Dec 18, 2012 4:58 pm | Comments (0)

Harold Shapiro/YSM Photo Music in Schools, a Yale School of Music program through which graduate students support local public-school music teachers and their students, has added a string orchestra to its roster of All-City Honors Ensembles.

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State Announces Arts Impact Findings

by David Brensilver | Dec 7, 2012 4:35 pm | Comments (0)

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts has announced the results of a national, arts-industry-specific economic-impact study released earlier this year by Americans for the Arts.

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Broken Umbrella’s Alderman Wins Fellowship

by David Brensilver | Dec 5, 2012 12:39 pm | Comments (3)

Rachel Alderman Rachel Alderman, a producer with the New Haven-based A Broken Umbrella Theatre, has been awarded a Denham Fellowship from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, which describes the prize on its website as “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills.”

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New Haveners Win Outdoor Book Award

by David Brensilver | Dec 3, 2012 5:01 pm | Comments (1)

Patrick Lynch, a longtime member of the Yale University administrative staff, and retired Southern Connecticut State University biology professor Noble Proctor have won a National Outdoor Book Award for A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico: Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife.

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Yale Pianist Snags Prize In Shanghai

by David Brensilver | Nov 15, 2012 4:30 pm | Comments (0)

Yale School of Music Photo Henry Kramer, an artist diploma candidate at the Yale School of Music, earned a second-place prize award earlier this month at the China Shanghai International Piano Competition.

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Hall Of Fame Inducts DeGroff

by David Brensilver | Nov 7, 2012 3:32 pm | Comments (0)

Jason DeGroff, who directs the band programs and teaches in the music department at the University of New Haven, has been elected to the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Band Hall of Fame.

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Lang Named Composer Of The Year

by David Brensilver | Nov 6, 2012 3:50 pm | Comments (0)

Peter Serling Photo Musical America, which has been covering and providing information about the performing arts since 1898, has named David Lang its 2013 Composer of the Year. Lang, whose 2008 chamber-choir piece The Little Match Girl Passion won the composer a Pulitzer Prize, is on the faculty and an alumnus of the Yale School of Music.

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