Yale Welcomes Community Music Students

The Yale School of Music has opened its doors to students from the Cooperative High School for the Arts and Humanities for three days of intensive music-making, Feb. 15-17.

The program, called “Winter Musical Immersion eXperience,” or Winter MIX, for short, includes 28 high school musicians (11 singers and 17 instrumentalists) who have swapped the delights of winter vacation for the challenges of Yale.

Participating students attend classes and rehearsals as well as take musical tours of campus – visiting the Musical Instrument Collection, radio station WYBC, and climbing up to to top of the Yale carillon, for example. They join the Yale Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Glee Club, Band and Freshman Chorus for practice sessions, and have a seminar on concert etiquette.

The program culminates in a joint concert with graduate students that will be held Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St.

Instruction is provided primarily by Yale graduate music students, with several presentations by faculty. The coordinators are graduate student Amari Barash, oboist; Associate Dean Paul Hawkshaw; and Vincent Oneppo, director of the Yale School of Music Concert and Press Office.

Photographers and reporters are welcome to cover any of the events. For a detailed schedule and more information, call 432-4158.

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