NHPS Musicans Complete Yale School of Music Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
 

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NHPS STUDENT MUSICIANS FINISH INTENSIVE FOUR-WEEK YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC PROGRAM WITH RECITAL
 

 
The Morse Summer Music Academy, a collaboration of the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) and Yale School of Music, concluded today with a recital featuring all 51 NHPS student musicians who participated in the intensive four-week program.
 
 
 
This is the second year of the academy, which is paid for through an endowed gift from Enid and Lester Morse.
 

 
The students, who are from 16 New Haven public high and K-8 schools, attended the academy three days a week for four hours a day and all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The budding musicians received one-on-one instruction from NHPS and Yale music teachers, as well as group lessons in their instruments. They also performed in recitals.
 
 
 
“I want to thank Yale School of Music and the Morse family for providing this wonderful opportunity to New Haven students,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo said. “This academy packs months of instruction into a few weeks, giving student musicians the chance to greatly improve their skills. It teaches not only musicianship, but also focus, discipline and persistence.”
 

 
The academy seeks to not only train musicians, but also create musical leaders who will strengthen programs at their schools.
 
 
 
This year’s musicians are  from: Barnard School, Betsy Ross Arts Schools, Coop High School, Wilbur Cross High School, John C. Daniels School, Davis School, Edgewood School, Hillhouse High School, High School in the Community, Jepson School, John S. Martinez School, Mauro-Sheridan School, New Haven Academy, Augusta Lewis Troup School and Worthington Hooker School.