Rescheduled: Midterm Performance by New Haven Students at Yale Summer Music Academy

The performance at Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, by New Haven public school students enrolled in the Morse Summer Music Academy has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 17, 3:30–4:30 pm. Students in a Masterclass with Yale School of Music professor of trumpet, Allan Dean, will play at 3:30 p.m. Following the performance, audience members are invited to meet with the students, their teachers and their parents.

As it gets unbearably hot outside, 40 New Haven public school students are learning that making music is really cool, thanks to the newly launched Morse Summer Music Academy.

The Yale School of Music program offers talented youngsters in grades six through ten five weeks of free music immersion, from daily ensemble rehearsals, individual lessons, and classes in musicianship, to regularly scheduled recitals and concerts.

Now at midterm in its premiere season, the Academy is extending an invitation to the news media to attend a Brass Master Class with Morse Academy students and Yale School of Music professor of trumpet Allan Dean on August 17. The performance will take place on the stage of Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, 3:30 p.m.

Members of the media who are interested in attending, should contact John Miller at 203-623-8691 or john.miller@yale.edu.

Created by the Yale School of Music to ensure that inner city students have access to the same high quality musical support enjoyed by many suburban youngsters, the Morse Summer Academy draws on many Yale resources—from its dedicated faculty to its collections of rare manuscripts and musical instruments. The program complements the New Haven Public School music curriculum and the wide array of outreach programs the School of Music offers in the public schools throughout the academic year. Through these efforts, the School has taken a leadership role in getting music education reinstated in the nation’s public schools.

Following the Master class, the media will have a chance to meet the students, their parents and their teachers and to learn more about this exciting venture.

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Dorie Baker: dorie.baker@yale.edu, 203-432-1345