NHPS Music Students Attend Yale Summer Program

Naicha Learns To Breathe Like A Bassoonist
by Allan Appel | Aug 12, 2011 7:52 am
Twelve-year-old Naicha Aguayo saw a picture of it online and thought “it looked cool.” She dropped the trumpet and clarinet and started playing the bassoon. A little more than half a year later, on Thursday morning, she was playing in a master class with world-famous bassoonist Frank Morelli.
The John C. Daniels student is one of 51 New Haven Public School kids enrolled this summer at the Morse Summer Music Academy on Yale’s campus.
Now in its second year, the academy is a rigorous musical boot camp that runs for four weeks for four hours a day, with full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That includes one master class for players of each instrument group, regular recitals, and one-on-one lessons, far more than Naicha and most of the kids have ever done.
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