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Faculty Profiles

Ole Akahoshi Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Cello. Professor Akahoshi, from Germany, has appeared on four continents in recitals and as soloist with orchestras, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Czechoslovakian Radio Orchestra. He is the winner of numerous competitions, including the Concertino Praga and Jugend Musiziert, and the recipient of a fellowship from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi. He has played on CNN, NPR, WQXR, and radio in Germany and Korea, and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall and Tsuda Hall in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Wigmore Hall in London, and Berliner Philharmonie. He has made recordings for the Albany, New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., Calliope, Bridge, and Naxos labels. At age eleven he was the youngest student to be accepted by Pierre Fournier. He received a bachelor’s degree from Juilliard; a Master of Music degree from Yale, where he studied with Aldo Parisot; and the Artist Diploma from Indiana University, where he studied with János Starker. He was a teaching assistant for both Aldo Parisot and János Starker. Professor Akahoshi is the principal cellist of Sejong in New York and has been a member of Seiji Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Orchestra since 1998 and Tokyo Opera Nomori. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Music since 1997.

Syoko Aki Professor in the Practice of Violin and Coordinator of the String Department.

Professor Aki studied in Japan at the Toho Academy of Music and in the United States at Hartt College and the Yale School of Music. She has taught at the Eastman School of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. As concertmaster and soloist with the New York Chamber Symphony, Professor Aki has recorded extensively on several major labels, including Delos and Pro Arte. She has appeared as soloist with such leading conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Gerard Schwarz, and Kenneth Schermerhorn. Her most recent appearance at Carnegie Hall was with composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki and the Yale Philharmonia. She has been concertmaster and soloist with the New York Chamber Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Waterloo Festival Orchestra, and the New Haven and Syracuse symphony orchestras. She has appeared in concerto and chamber music performances with Szymon Goldberg, Henryk Szeryng, Broadus Erle, Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, and many others. Professor Aki has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1968.

Mario Aschauer Visiting Lecturer in Music History. Austrian scholar-performer Mario Aschauer has concertized extensively as a harpsichordist throughout Europe. He earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Vienna. His dissertation on German keyboard treatises in the second half of the eighteenth century was published by Bärenreiter, Kassel, in 2011 under the title Handbuch Clavier-Schulen. He also holds an M.A. in harpsichord performance from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He is a member of the editorial board of the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe. His current research and publications focus primarily on creative processes, in particular those of Schubert and Bruckner, and the history and performance practice of keyboard music in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. For recent new editions of works by Schubert and Beethoven, he developed fingerings and provided notes on performance practice.

Janna Baty Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Voice. Mezzo-soprano Janna Baty’s recent engagements include appearances with the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Boston Lyric Opera. She has performed at festivals worldwide, including the Aldeburgh and Britten festivals in England, the Varna Festival in Bulgaria, the Semanas Musicales de Frutillar Festival in Chile, and the Tanglewood, Norfolk, and Coastal Carolina festivals in the United States. With Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ms. Baty has recorded the critically lauded Vali: Flute Concert/Deylaman/Folk Songs (sung in Persian), Lukas Foss’s opera Griffelkin, and the world-premiere recording of Eric Sawyer’s Civil War-era opera Our American Cousin.

Astrid Baumgardner Lecturer (Adjunct) in Music. Astrid Baumgardner brings her experience as a lawyer, nonprofit executive and consultant, orchestra board chair, and career and life coach to her work at the Yale School of Music, where she teaches career entrepreneurship and serves as coordinator of career strategies. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Rutgers Newark School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, Ms. Baumgardner practiced law in New York City for twenty-five years. She then combined her professional skills with her love of the arts and served as the deputy executive director of the French Institute Alliance Française of New York. She subsequently became an independent consultant to nonprofit arts boards before starting her coaching business. A lifelong amateur pianist and champion of new music, she is cochair and past chair of the board of the American Composers Orchestra. As president of Astrid Baumgardner Coaching + Training, she coaches musicians, lawyers, and creative professionals on professional and personal development. She also guest lectures at conservatories including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; has provided professional development workshops for music faculty at Stetson University; and conducts leadership training workshops at Opera America and major New York City law firms.

Boris Berman Professor in the Practice of Piano. Well known to the audiences of more than forty countries on six continents, Professor Berman regularly appears with leading orchestras, on major recital series, and in important festivals. He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin. An active recording artist and a Grammy nominee, he was the first pianist to record the complete solo works of Prokofiev. Other acclaimed releases include all piano sonatas by Alexander Scriabin and a recital of Shostakovich piano works, which received the Edison Classic Award (the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy). He also recorded three Prokofiev concertos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Neeme Jarvi conducting, as well as works by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Debussy, Stravinsky, Janácˇek, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Joplin, and Cage. In 1984 Professor Berman joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he is coordinator of the piano department and music director of the Horowitz Piano Series. He was the founding director of the Yale Summer Piano Institute and of the International Summer Piano Institute in Hong Kong. He also gives master classes throughout the world and is a frequent juror of international competitions. In 2005 he was given the title of Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2000 Yale University Press published Professor Berman’s Notes from the Pianist’s Bench, which has been translated into several languages. In 2008 the same publisher released his book Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer. He is the editor of the new critical edition of Piano Sonatas by Prokofiev (Shanghai Music Publishing House).

Paul Berry Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Music History. A historian of chamber music and song in nineteenth-century Germany and Austria, Professor Berry received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Musicology, Music and Letters, The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories, and the Journal of the American Liszt Society (in press). He is the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship in Humanities, the American Musicological Society’s Paul A. Pisk Prize, the American Brahms Society’s Karl Geiringer Scholarship, and, most recently, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, Brahms’s Rhetorics of Allusion: The Making of Music and the Claims of Friendship, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Mr. Berry is also active as a tenor specializing in early music, German lieder, and twentieth-century compositions. From 2007 until 2010, he served on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music.

Robert Blocker Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music. Robert Blocker is acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading arts administrators. He holds appointments of Professor of Piano and a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor with the Yale School of Management. Before assuming his current position in July of 1995, he was the founding dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, where he held a joint appointment in the Anderson School of Management, teaching arts administration. Following baccalaureate studies at Furman University (B.A., 1968), Dean Blocker earned graduate degrees (M.M., 1970; D.M.A., 1972) at the University of North Texas. He was a fellow at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard in 1986 and is the recipient of three honorary degrees. In 2006 he was named honorary professor of piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and in 2010 he gave the keynote address at the conservatory’s celebration of its seventieth anniversary. He also spoke at the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Shanghai Conservatory. Dean Blocker’s many contributions to the music community include service on the advisory boards for the Avery Fisher Artist program and the Stoeger Prize at Lincoln Center, the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Gilmore Artist Advisory Board, and the Curatorium of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He was featured in the Steinway & Sons 2000 film commemorating the tercentennial year of the piano. He appears regularly on national radio and television as an artist and commentator and is active as a consultant to major educational institutions and government agencies. Under his leadership, the Yale School of Music endowment has grown more than tenfold, including a transformative gift of $100 million. During his tenure as dean there have been unprecedented renovations on the School of Music’s campus, including the enhancement of Leigh Hall and historic Sprague Memorial Hall, and the planning process is complete for the renovation of Hendrie Hall. Dean Blocker is highly regarded internationally for his artistry as a concert pianist. Recent orchestral engagements include the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, Monterey Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and the Prague and Moscow Chamber Orchestras. His recordings appear on the Naxos and Credia labels.

Martin Bresnick Charles T. Wilson Professor in the Practice of Composition. Professor Bresnick’s music has been performed in festivals and concerts throughout the world. He has been acclaimed for compositions in virtually every medium from chamber and symphonic music to film and computer music. He has won numerous honors including the Rome Prize, the Stoeger Prize for Chamber Music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the first Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Aaron Copland Award for teaching from ASCAP, a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2006 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has had commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm foundations, Chamber Music America, Meet-the-Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as individual ensembles and performers. Martin Bresnick’s compositions are published by Carl Fischer Music Publishers, New York; Bote & Bock, Berlin; and CommonMuse Music Publishers, New Haven, and have been recorded by Cantaloupe, New World, Albany, Bridge, CRI, Centaur, and Artifact Music. He joined the Yale faculty in 1981 and is currently the coordinator of the Composition department.

Jeffrey Brillhart Visiting Lecturer in Organ Improvisation. Jeffrey Brillhart has performed throughout the United States, South America, South Africa, and Europe as conductor and organist and is known for his musical versatility. He was awarded first place at the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation in 1994. Mr. Brillhart is director of music and fine arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, where he oversees music, education, and arts programs that involve more than 500 children, youth, and adults each week. He is also music director of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Singing City Choir, one of the first integrated community choirs in the United States. At Singing City he follows a distinguished line of conductors that includes Elaine Brown and Joseph Flummerfelt. Under his direction, his choral ensembles have performed with the Kronos Quartet, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Bobbie McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, Helmuth Rilling, and Rossen Milanov, and on tours to Cuba, Northern Ireland, and Brazil. Mr. Brillhart maintains an active schedule as conductor, organist, and clinician, most recently at the Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, Furman University, Walla Walla College, and Baylor University. His improvisation textbook, Breaking Free: Organ Improvisation in the Modern French Style, was published by Wayne Leopold Editions in 2011. Mr. Brillhart holds a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music.

Marguerite L. Brooks Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting. Professor Brooks holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Temple University. She has served on the faculties of Smith and Amherst colleges and was also director of choral music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The conductor of the Yale Camerata and Yale Pro Musica, Professor Brooks joined the Yale faculty in 1985 as the director of the choral conducting program at the School of Music and the director of choral music at the Institute of Sacred Music. She is active as a guest conductor and gives master classes sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Guild of Organists, and is director of music at the Church of the Redeemer in New Haven.

Ettore Causa Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Viola. Ettore Causa studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland with Alberto Lysy, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and Johannes Eskar, as well as with Michael Tree at the Manhattan School of Music. He was appointed first solo viola of the Carl Nielsen Philharmonic in Odense (Denmark) and also became the leader of the Copenhagen Chamber Soloists. In 2000 he was awarded both the Peter Schidlof Prize and the John Barbirolli Prize at the prestigious Lionel Tertis International Viola competition in England. He has since made solo and recital appearances in major venues in Europe, Japan, and the United States and has played at major festivals including the Menuhin Festival (Gstaad), Festival de Estoril (Portugal), Salzburg Festival, Tivoli Festival (Copenhagen), Festival of Perth (Australia), Prussia Cove (England), Savonlinna, (Finland), and Lanaudiere (Canada). He is frequently invited to prestigious chamber music festivals where he has performed with renowned colleagues such as Pascal Rogé, Thomas Adès, Natalie Clein, Alberto and Antonio Lysy, Jeremy Menuhin, Anthony Marwood, Ani Kavafian, and many others. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Aria Quartet, which performs regularly in Switzerland and other countries. In 2001 he was appointed professor of viola and chamber music at the International Menuhin Music Academy. He regularly presents master classes in Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina. His first recording for Claves, a collection of transcriptions of romantic music for viola and piano, was released in 2006 and was awarded the 5 Diapason. A second recording, also on Claves, features Brahms’s viola sonatas.

Hung-Kuan Chen Visiting Professor of Piano. Hung-Kuan Chen is a pianist of uncompromising individuality and a remarkably inspiring pedagogue. Born in Taipei and raised in Germany, Professor Chen balances strong roots in Germanic Classicism with the sensibility of Chinese philosophy. The result is a dynamic and imaginative artistry. Professor Chen won top prizes in the Arthur Rubinstein, Busoni, and Geza Anda International Piano Competitions and is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has collaborated with major orchestras including Houston, Baltimore, Israel, Montréal, the Tonhalle, San Francisco, and Shanghai. He has performed with such esteemed conductors as Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, and Andrew Parrett, and with colleagues including Yo-Yo Ma, Cho-Liang Lin, and David Shifrin. Professor Chen has served as chair of the piano department of the Shanghai Conservatory and is the director of the International Piano Academy in Shanghai. He is a member of the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory. In 1992 Hung-Kuan Chen suffered an injury to his hand, but through meditation and his own research, he was able to heal and return to his life as a concert artist. He performed his first post-accident solo recital in 1998 and received rave reviews.

Melvin Chen Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Piano. A native of Tennessee, pianist Melvin Chen has received acclaim for performances throughout the United States and abroad. As a soloist and chamber musician, Professor Chen has performed at major venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Boston’s Jordan Hall, in addition to appearances throughout Canada and Asia. His performances have been featured on radio and television stations around the globe, including KBS television and radio in Korea, NHK television in Japan, and NPR in the United States. Solo recordings include Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations on the Bridge label, praised as “a classic” by the American Record Guide, and a recording of Joan Tower’s piano music on the Naxos label. Recordings of the Shostakovich piano sonatas and Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice were released in 2007. An enthusiastic chamber musician, Professor Chen has collaborated with such artists as Ida Kavafian, David Shifrin, Pamela Frank, and Peter Wiley, and with the Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, Penderecki, and Miró quartets. A performer in numerous music festivals, he has performed at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Bard Music Festival, and Music from Angel Fire, among others. Professor Chen earned a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University and also holds a double master’s degree from the Juilliard School in piano and violin. He attended Yale University, earning a B.S. in chemistry and physics, and also studied with Boris Berman, Paul Kantor, and Ida Kavafian. Professor Chen was previously on the piano faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he was also associate director. He is the artistic director of the chamber music program at the Hotchkiss Summer Portals.

Kendall Crilly Lecturer in Musicology and Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research in the Yale University Library. Kendall Crilly formerly served as director of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale. He holds degrees in music history and performance from Yale and Drake universities, and he has published articles and given presentations on a variety of topics in the fields of music history and bibliography. A practicing musician as well as a scholar, from 1998 to 2011 he served as codirector of music at the First Church of Christ in New Haven, the historic Center Church on the Green.

Richard Cross Lecturer in Voice. Richard Cross is an American bass-baritone who had an active international opera career from the late 1950s through the 1990s. His broad repertoire encompassed works from a wide variety of musical periods and styles. A member of the Yale School of Music faculty since 1997, he has also taught at the Juilliard School, SUNY Stony Brook, and Mannes College of Music. Mr. Cross made both his European and his New York debuts in 1958. He has appeared with numerous opera companies, including those of San Francisco, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Madrid, Cologne, Hamburg, Budapest, and Washington, as well as with the New York City Opera. Mr. Cross has appeared at the Cologne Festival, the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, and the Schwetzingen Festival, and has recorded for London Records, RCA, and Columbia. In addition to his work in opera, he has worked as a recitalist and a concert soloist, notably appearing in concerts with several major symphony orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Allan Dean Professor (Adjunct) of Trumpet. Professor Dean plays trumpet with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass, and the Yale Brass Trio. In the field of early music, he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble. A member of the New York Brass Quintet for eighteen years, he was a freelance concert and recording artist in New York City for more than twenty years. He has served on the faculties of Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music, the Hartt School, and the Eastman School. In 1988 Professor Dean joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he coaches brass chamber music and directs the Yale Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble in addition to teaching trumpet. He performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut. He is a frequent soloist with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. He has also appeared at the Spoleto and Casals festivals, the Banff Centre (Canada), the Orford Arts Centre (Canada), Musiki Blekinge (Sweden), the Curitiba Music Festival (Brazil), and the Morella Festival (Spain). He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on more than eighty recordings on most major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch, and Summit. On early instruments he has recorded with Calliope, the New York Cornets and Sacbuts, the Waverly Consort, the Ensemble for Early Music, and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Douglas Dickson Lecturer in Voice and Opera. Pianist Douglas Dickson received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.M.A. from the Yale School of Music. He has performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. His performances have been heard on NPR stations in many states, Colombian National Radio, and ABC-T. As a vocal accompanist he has played for the master classes and studios of Sherrill Milnes, Renata Scotto, Régine Crespin, Carlo Bergonzi, and Licia Albanese. Mr. Dickson has been accompanist or music director for productions at Quinnipiac University, the Yale School of Drama, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Connecticut Experimental Theater, and Shubert Opera. He was music director and conductor for Yale Opera’s spring 2000 production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. In 1997 and 1998 he performed and taught at the Itu Festival of Arts in Brazil. Since 1993 he has served on the faculty of Quinnipiac University, where he founded the Young Voices Competition. Mr. Dickson joined the Yale faculty in 1998.

Jeffrey Douma Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting and Director of the Yale Glee Club and Yale Choral Artists. Professor Douma has appeared as guest conductor throughout the world with ensembles including the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic Choir, Symphony Choir of Johannesburg, Tekfen Philharmonic, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and the orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; and he has prepared choruses for such renowned conductors as Valery Gergiev, William Christie, Sir David Willcocks, Sir Neville Marriner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Nicholas McGegan, and Helmuth Rilling. He currently serves as artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. Before assuming his present positions at the School of Music in the fall of 2003, Professor Douma was director of choral activities at Carroll College and held faculty positions at Smith College, St. Cloud State University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. An advocate of new music, he has established the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition and Fenno Heath Award; has premiered new works by such composers as Bright Sheng, Ned Rorem, Dominick Argento, Lewis Spratlan, and James MacMillan; and serves as editor of the Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series, published by Boosey & Hawkes. His original compositions are published by G. Schirmer. Professor Douma has appeared as an ensemble member and tenor soloist with many professional choirs, including the Dale Warland Singers, Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers under Robert Shaw. In 2003 he was one of only two American conductors invited to compete for the first Eric Ericson Award. He earned a B.M. degree from Concordia College and holds both M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan.

Thomas C. Duffy Professor (Adjunct) of Music and Director of University Bands. Thomas Duffy’s interests and research include nontonal analysis, jazz, wind band history, and creativity and the brain. Under his direction, Yale Bands have performed at national and regional conferences and for club audiences in New York, London, France, and Bermuda, and have produced sixteen international concert tours to nineteen countries. Professor Duffy produced a two-year lecture/performance series, Music and the Brain, with the Yale School of Medicine; developed a musical intervention with the Yale School of Nursing to improve nursing students’ auscultatory skills; and created a genre of music for the bilateral conductor. He was awarded the Yale Tercentennial Medal for Composition, the Elm/Ivy Award, the Yale School of Music’s Cultural Leadership Citation, and certificates of appreciation by the Office of the United States Attorneys for the social impact of Yale Band programs. He served as the School of Music’s associate, deputy, and acting dean and coordinated music education in Yale’s Teacher Preparation Program. He was a member of the Fulbright National Selection Committee and Tanglewood II Symposium and completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education program at Harvard University. Professor Duffy has served as president of New England College Band Directors Association, Connecticut Composers Incorporated, and College Band Directors National Association; editor of the CBDNA Journal; publicity chair for World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles; and chair of the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s Professional Affairs and Government Relations committees. He is a member of American Bandmasters Association, American Composers Alliance, Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Connecticut Composers Incorporated, and BMI. He has a D.M.A. in composition from Cornell University and has completed commissions and conducted ensembles all over the world. He joined the Yale faculty in 1982.

Peter Frankl Visiting Professor (Adjunct) of Piano. Pianist Peter Frankl made his London debut in 1962 and his New York debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell in 1967. Since that time he has performed with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, all the London orchestras, and the major American orchestras. He has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Abbado, Boulez, Davis, Haitink, Maazel, Masur, Muti, Salonen, and Solti. His world tours have taken him to Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and he also frequently appears at European and American festivals. His many chamber music partners have included Kyung Wha Chung, Peter Csaba, Ralph Kirshbaum, and the Tokyo, Takacs, Guarneri, Bartók, Fine Arts, and Lindsay quartets. Among his recordings are the complete works for piano by Schumann and Debussy, Bartók and Chopin solo albums, a Hungarian anthology, concertos and four-hand works by Mozart, the two Brahms piano concertos, the Brahms violin and clarinet sonatas, the Brahms trios, Bartók pieces for violin and piano, and the piano quintets by Brahms, Schumann, Dvorák, Martinu˚, and both Dohnányis. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Professor Frankl was awarded the Officer’s Cross by the Hungarian Republic, and on his seventieth birthday he was given one of the highest civilian awards in Hungary for his lifetime artistic achievement in the world of music. He joined the Yale faculty in 1987.

Michael Friedmann Professor (Adjunct) of Music. Professor Friedmann’s career has encompassed activities as a theorist, pianist, pedagogue, and composer. His specialties involve analytical articles about the music of Schoenberg and performances of that composer’s complete piano music. He has evolved a method in teaching ear training especially focused on twentieth-century music, and wrote a book (Ear Training for Twentieth-Century Music, published by Yale University Press) that received special recognition from the Society of Music Theory. In addition to Schoenberg, his piano performances have focused on late Beethoven and Schubert. He specializes in classes relating the analysis of Brahms’s and Schumann’s chamber music to their performance. In addition to teaching at Yale, Professor Friedmann taught at Beijing University and at that city’s Central Conservatory of Music, and lectured and performed at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. He has devoted considerable energy to audience education in the form of public lectures at venues such as New York City’s 92nd Street Y.

Richard Gard Lecturer in Hearing. Richard Gard enjoys a successful career as a conductor, composer, teacher, and producer with more than thirty years of performance experience. A lifelong church musician, Mr. Gard is director of music for Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale and conducts the Chapel Choirs and the Bruckner Choir. He is concurrently professor of music and chair of the Department of the Arts at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he oversees Connecticut’s most comprehensive two-year arts program, with degrees in music, theater, dance, visual art, and digital art. Mr. Gard received his D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Institute of Sacred Music and was honored with two named scholarships and four academic prizes. He is known as an outstanding teacher, with two Connecticut State Merit Awards and a national teaching award. In addition, Mr. Gard is chief academic officer for Music Prodigy, Inc., designing and tracking automated teaching systems using patented interactive algorithms.

Arthur Haas Lecturer in Harpsichord. The American harpsichordist and organist Arthur Haas is internationally renowned as a gifted pedagogue and performer of Baroque and contemporary music. After receiving top prize in the 1975 Paris harpsichord competition, he performed at most major French early music festivals, including the Festival Estival de Paris, Mai Musical de Bordeaux, and the Festival de Saintes. He has also appeared as a soloist in the Festival de Saintes, Spectaculum (Vienna), Festwochen der alten Musik (Innsbruck), Festival di Ascona, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Mostly Mozart (New York), and the Berkeley Music Festival. His partners for duo recitals and concerts with early music specialists include Marius van Altena, Julianne Baird, James Bowman, Phoebe Carrai, William Christie, Alan Curtis, Bruce Dickey, Jan DeGaetani, Laurence Dreyfus, Paul Leenhouts, Judith Nelson, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Preston, and Marion Verbruggen. He played the premiere performance of William Albright’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra in 1994. Currently he is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, Musical Assembly, and Collegium Atlantis. Praised by Le Monde for his interpretation of French keyboard music, he has recorded duo harpsichord music of Gaspard Le Roux with William Christie and solo CDs of music by Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Forqueray, and harpsichord music of the English Restoration. Mr. Haas is a faculty member of summer early music institutes at Berkeley, Amherst, and the Longy School of Music.

Shinik Hahm Professor in the Practice of Conducting and Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale. Professor Hahm enjoys a career as an active conductor and pedagogue. Under his leadership, the Yale Philharmonia has performed in Boston, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul. Professor Hahm’s conducting students have won top prizes at the Besançon, Pedrotti, Toscanini, and China National conducting competitions and are active at the helm of orchestras around the world. As a guest conductor, Professor Hahm has appeared in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has led orchestras in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Symphony Hall in Boston, Rudolfinum in Prague, the Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City Hall, and the National Theater of China. Most recently, as music director and chief conductor of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, he led the orchestra on tour with concerts at the General Assembly of the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. He served in the same capacity with Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra from 2001 to 2006, during which time the orchestra earned international acclaim through concert tours in the United States and Japan. Professor Hahm has won the Gregor Fitelberg Competition for Conductors, the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize from the Eastman School of Music, and the Shepherd Society Award from Rice University. In 1995 he was decorated by the Korean government with the Arts and Culture Medal.

June Han Lecturer in Harp. Born to diplomat parents, June Han lived in Belgium, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, the Netherlands, and France prior to her arrival in the United States in 1994. She is a member of Sequitur Ensemble, Ensemble 21, and Manhattan Sinfonietta and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, Music from Japan, the Group for Contemporary Music, Jupiter Chamber Players, and Bronx Art Ensemble. An active orchestral player, she has collaborated with Orchestre de Paris, Kirov Opera Orchestra, Mariinsky Opera Orchestra, and New York City Opera, to name a few, and frequently appears with the New York Philharmonic. Her summer music festivals as a student include Aspen and Tanglewood in the United States and Villecroze, Gargilesse, and Nice in France. In recent summers, she was a guest artist at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and OK Mozart Festival. She was a featured soloist with the Young Artists Orchestra in Aspen, Colonial Symphony Orchestra in Morristown, N.J., Durham-Oshawa Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and OK Mozart Festival. Ms. Han has recorded for various labels and, as an avid proponent of the music of living and modern composers, has premiered works by numerous composers including Charles Wuorinen, Samuel Adler, Lei Liang, and her mother, Young-Ja Lee. In 2009 she and Bridget Kibbey gave the U.S. premiere performance of Stockhausen’s Freude, the second hour of Klang, for two harps at the Guggenheim Museum. She holds a Premier Prix for harp and for chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, an M.M. degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, and a D.M.A. degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Han also serves on the faculties of Columbia University, Pre-College Division at the Juilliard School, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Scott Hartman Lecturer in Trombone. Mr. Hartman, who joined the Yale faculty in 2001, received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Eastman School of Music and began his career by joining the Empire Brass Quintet and the Boston University faculty in 1984. As a trombone soloist and with his various chamber groups, Mr. Hartman has taught and played concerts throughout the world and in all fifty states. He regularly performs and records with the Yale Brass Trio, Proteus 7, the Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the trombone quartet Four of a Kind. Mr. Hartman spends several weeks each summer in residence at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Paul Hawkshaw Professor in the Practice of Musicology and Director of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Paul Hawkshaw has been a member of the faculty since 1984 and director of Norfolk since 2003. Recognized throughout the world as an authority on the music of Anton Bruckner, in May 2011 he received the Bruckner Society of America’s Kilenyi Medal of Honor for “furthering the understanding and appreciation of the life and work of Anton Bruckner.” That same year he was appointed coeditor of the New Bruckner Edition, published under the auspices of the Austrian National Library with the patronage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2004 he has also been coeditor of Wiener Bruckner-Studien for the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His numerous publications include the Bruckner biography for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Since coming to Yale, Professor Hawkshaw has taken an active interest in community affairs and public education in New Haven. He worked with the New Haven School Board, Yale faculty and students, and the Yale College Class of 1957 to establish a music and literacy program in the city’s public schools. Professor Hawkshaw has been publicly recognized for his contribution to the New Haven Schools by an official proclamation of Mayor John DeStefano and, in the spring of 2000, he was awarded the Yale School of Music’s highest honor, the Samuel Simons Sanford Medal, for his scholarship and community service. Born in Toronto, Canada, Professor Hawkshaw received his Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University in 1984.

David Hill Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum. Professor Hill has a long and distinguished career as one of the leading conductors in Europe, with appointments as chief conductor of the BBC Singers, musical director of the Bach Choir, chief conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, music director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society, and associate guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton in recognition of his services to music. In 2007 he was named an honorary member of the Royal School of Church Music and in 2010 an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. With more than seventy recordings to his credit, Professor Hill has performed virtually every style and period in the choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony, from baroque oratorios to modern masterpieces for chorus and orchestra. He has commissioned dozens of works from leading composers, including Judith Bingham, Francis Pott, Patrick Gowers, Sir John Tavener, and Philip Wilby. Previously, he was master of music at Winchester and Westminster Cathedrals, music director of the Waynflete Singers, artistic director of the Philharmonia Chorus, and director of music at St John’s College, Cambridge. He earned an M.A. from the University of Cambridge.

Robert Holzer Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Music History. A specialist in the music of the Italian Baroque and the Second Viennese School, Professor Holzer received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has served on the faculties of Rutgers University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. He taught in the Yale University Department of Music from 1997 until he joined the School of Music faculty in 2005. His work has been published in Cambridge Opera Journal, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Music & Letters, Il saggiatore musicale, and Studi musicali. He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Musicology and Journal of the American Musicological Society and is a musical commentator for Radiotelevisione Italiana.

Kikuei Ikeda Lecturer in Chamber Music. A violinist with the Tokyo String Quartet from 1974 to 2013, Mr. Ikeda studied violin at the Toho Academy of Music with Saburo Sumi and Josef Gingold and chamber music with Hideo Saito. While still living in Japan, he performed as soloist with the Yomiuri Symphony and the Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Symphony orchestras and toured Europe as concertmaster of the Toho String Orchestra. Mr. Ikeda came to the United States in 1971. He studied with Dorothy DeLay and members of the Juilliard String Quartet at the Juilliard School of Music, where he was a scholarship student. He was a prizewinner in the Mainichi, NHK, and Haken competitions in Japan; the Washington International Competition for Strings in Washington, D.C.; and the Vienna da Motta in Portugal. He has played the Mozart Violin Concerto with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, given many recitals in Italy, New York, and Tokyo, and performed chamber music with numerous ensembles.

Kazuhide Isomura Lecturer in Chamber Music. Kazuhide Isomura, viola, is a graduate of the Toho Academy in Tokyo. His love for chamber music and the violin led him to the Juilliard School, where he studied violin with Ivan Galamian, chamber music with Robert Mann, and viola with Walter Trampler. Mr. Isomura is a founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet, which won first prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions soon after its formation in the fall of 1969. The Tokyo Quartet released more than forty landmark recordings, which earned numerous awards and seven Grammy nominations. As the violist of the Tokyo, Mr. Isomura performed more than 4,000 concerts throughout the world. He also records solo viola repertoire for MusicMasters/Musical Heritage Society. Mr. Isomura teaches chamber music and viola at the Manhattan School of Music. He has been a member of the Yale School of Music faculty since 1977.

Carol Jantsch Lecturer in Tuba. Tubist Carol Jantsch has been Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won the position while still a senior at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. Ms. Jantsch began piano lessons at age six and began studying euphonium at Interlochen Arts Camp at age nine. After switching to tuba, she attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, graduating as salutatorian of her class. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Fritz Kaenzig, graduating summa cum laude with a B.M. degree. During this time she won first place in four international solo tuba competitions and received laureates at several others. Ms. Jantsch has appeared as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the United States Marine Band, among others. She has performed in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with the Musical Olympus Festival, has appeared on NPR’s radio series From The Top, and has been a featured artist at brass festivals in Finland, Germany, Canada, and the United States. In 2009 she was honored with a Best of Philly award from Philadelphia Magazine. Ms. Jantsch has given master classes in Europe, Asia, and North America and is also on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance, and Manhattan School of Music. In 2009 she released her first solo recording, Cascades.

Martin D. Jean Professor of Organ and Director of the Institute of Sacred Music. Professor Jean has performed widely throughout the United States and Europe and is known for his wide repertorial interests. He was awarded first place at the international Grand Prix de Chartres in 1986, and in 1992 at the National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance. A student of Robert Glasgow, in the fall of 1999 he spent a sabbatical with Harald Vogel in North Germany. He has performed on four continents and in nearly all fifty states. In 2001 he presented a cycle of the complete organ works of Bach at Yale, and his compact discs of The Seven Last Words of Christ by Charles Tournemire and the complete Six Symphonies of Louis Vierne, both recorded in Woolsey Hall, have been released by Loft Recordings. Recordings of the organ symphonies and Stations of the Cross of Marcel Dupré are forthcoming on the Delos label. Professor Jean is on the board of directors of Lutheran Music Program. He earned the A.Mus.D. from the University of Michigan.

Hyo Kang Professor (Adjunct) of Violin. Professor Kang has led a flourishing and versatile career as performer, teacher, and artistic director for the past three decades. He makes regular concert tours in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Central America. As a member of the highly acclaimed Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for more than twenty years, he has given many works their American premieres. He has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1978 and was on the faculty of the Aspen Music School in Colorado from 1978 to 2005. He was born in Seoul, Korea, and graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay. In 1995 Professor Kang founded Sejong, which has performed more than 300 concerts on major stages around the world. In March 2003 Professor Kang was appointed Honorary Ambassador by the Governor of Gangwon Province, Korea and was asked to bring the first international music festival to PyeongChang. He launched the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in August 2004 and serves as its artistic director. He has been the subject of four television documentaries including KBS-TV’s Teaching Genius: Juilliard Professor Hyo Kang. In 2004 the Korean government awarded him the National Arts Medal. Professor Kang joined the Yale faculty in 2006.

Ani Kavafian Professor in the Practice of Violin. Professor Kavafian has enjoyed a career as soloist with major orchestras, chamber musician, and recitalist. She is also in great demand as a teacher, having taught at the Mannes and Manhattan schools of music, Queens College, and McGill and Stony Brook universities. She joined the Yale faculty in 2006. Professor Kavafian has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, and the Los Angeles and St. Paul chamber orchestras. She and her sister, Ida, have appeared around the country in recital and as soloists with orchestras. As an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1979, Professor Kavafian continues to tour the United States, Canada, and the Asia. She is also a member of Trio da Salo with violist Barbara Westphal and cellist Gustav Rivinius and the Triton Horn Trio with William Purvis and pianist Mihae Lee. Professor Kavafian performs frequently with clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist André-Michel Schub. Along with cellist Carter Brey, she is the artistic director of the New Jersey chamber music series Mostly Music. A 1979 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, she has appeared at the White House on three separate occasions and has been featured on many network and PBS television music specials. Ani Kavafian and Kenneth Cooper released a live recording of Bach’s Six Sonatas on the Kleos Classics label in 2005. In 2007 a recording of Mozart sonatas for piano and violin with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio was released by Artek. Professor Kavafian is concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, with which she performs frequently as a soloist.

Aaron Jay Kernis Professor (Adjunct) of Composition. A winner of the coveted 2012 Nemmers Prize and 2002 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, and one of the youngest composers ever awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Professor Kernis has taught composition at the Yale School of Music since 2003. His music is featured prominently on orchestral, chamber, and recital programs worldwide, and he has been commissioned by many of America’s foremost performing artists, including sopranos Renée Fleming and Dawn Upshaw, violinists Joshua Bell and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and guitarist Sharon Isbin, and by institutions including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Minnesota Orchestra, the Los Angeles and Saint Paul chamber orchestras, Walt Disney Company, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Museum of Natural History in New York. He was awarded the Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Rome Prize, and he received Grammy nominations for “Air” and his Second Symphony. His music is widely available on CDs, including the labels Naxos, Decca, Koch, Dorian, Phoenix, Virgin Classics, New Albion, Cedille, Nonesuch, Arabesque, and Innova. He served as new music adviser to the Minnesota Orchestra for ten years and is chairman and director of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. In 2011 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Eugene Kimball Lecturer in Sound Recording. Mr. Kimball has served as recording engineer at the Yale School of Music since 1972. He regularly records Yale concerts for broadcast on National Public Radio and has engineered more than 250 commercial recordings. His recording of the Yale Cello Ensemble was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1988. He became a lecturer at the School of Music in 1981.

Ezra Laderman Professor of Composition. A distinguished and widely performed composer, Professor Laderman has composed works commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony; the orchestras of Minnesota, Dallas, Louisville, Houston, Detroit, Albany, Denver, New Jersey, Indianapolis, Syracuse, and New Haven; and the New York City, Turnau, and Tri-Cities operas. He has also written works for such chamber ensembles as the Tokyo, Juilliard, Concord, Colorado, Lenox, Vermeer, Audubon, and Composers quartets and for soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Judith Raskin, Elmar Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Samuel Baron, Sherrill Milnes, Emanuel Ax, Eugene List, Ronald Roseman, Bernard Garfield, and Ilana Vered, among others. In 2003 the Pittsburgh Symphony with Gunter Herbig conducting and Richard Page as soloist premiered Ezra Laderman’s Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra. He is the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships, the Prix de Rome, and Rockefeller and Ford Foundation grants. He has served as president of the National Music Council, chair of the American Composers Orchestra, director of the NEA Music Program, and president of the American Music Center. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1989 and served as president from 2006 to 2008. From 1989 to 1995 he served as dean of the Yale School of Music.

David Lang Professor (Adjunct) of Composition. The music of David Lang has been performed by major musical, dance, and theatrical organizations throughout the world, including the Santa Fe Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet, the Nederlands Dans Theater, and the Royal Ballet, and has been performed in the most renowned concert halls and festivals in the United States and Europe. He is well known as cofounder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music festival Bang on a Can. Professor Lang received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music for the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the vocal ensemble Theater of Voices, directed by Paul Hillier. His recent works include love fail for the early music vocal ensemble Anonymous 4, with libretto and staging by Lang, at the Kennedy Center, U.C.L.A., and the Next Wave Festival at BAM; reason to believe, for Trio Mediaeval and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra; death speaks, for Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Owen Pallett, at Carnegie Hall; writing on water for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by English filmmaker Peter Greenaway; and the difficulty of crossing a field, a fully staged opera with the Kronos Quartet. The CD of the little match girl passion, on Harmonia Mundi, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Lang is Musical America’s Composer of the Year for 2013 and will hold Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for the 2013–2014 season. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Iowa and received the D.M.A. from the Yale School of Music in 1989. He has studied with Jacob Druckman, Hans Werner Henze, and Martin Bresnick. His music is published by Red Poppy (ASCAP) and is distributed worldwide by G. Schirmer, Inc. Professor Lang joined the Yale faculty in 2008.

Hannah Lash Assistant Professor of Composition. Prize-winning composer Hannah Lash has emerged as a leading voice of her generation. In addition to numerous academic awards, she has received the ASCAP-Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Naumburg Prize, the Bernard Rogers Prize, and the Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize. She has received commissions from the Fromm Foundation, the Naumburg Foundation, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, the Orpheus Duo, the Howard Hanson Foundation, Case Western Reserve’s University Circle Wind Ensemble, MAYA, Great Noise Ensemble, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Her orchestral music has been singled out by the American Composers Orchestra, which selected Furthermore for the 2010 Underwood New Music Readings, and by the Minnesota Orchestra, which selected her work God Music Bug Music for performance in January 2012 as part of the Minnesota Composers Institute. Her chamber opera Blood Rose was presented by NYC Opera’s VOX in the spring of 2011. Professor Lash’s music has also been performed at Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, the Chelsea Art Museum, Harvard University, Tanglewood Music Center, the Times Center, and the Chicago Art Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music, a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers include Martin Bresnick, Bernard Rands, Julian Anderson, and Robert Morris. Her music is published by Schott.

Judith Malafronte Lecturer in Voice. Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano, has an active career as a soloist in opera, oratorio, and recital. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Mark Morris Dance Group. She has sung at the Tanglewood Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and the Göttingen Handel Festival. Winner of several top awards in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the United States, including the Grand Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Hertogenbosch, Holland, Ms. Malafronte holds degrees with honors from Vassar College and Stanford University, and studied at the Eastman School of Music, in Paris and Fontainebleau with Mlle. Nadia Boulanger, and with Giulietta Simionato in Milan as a Fulbright scholar. She has recorded for major labels in a broad range of repertoire, from medieval chant to contemporary music, and her writings have appeared in Opera News, Stagebill, Islands, Early Music America Magazine, Schwann Inside, and Opus.

Robert Mealy Professor (Adjunct) of Early Music. One of America’s leading historical string players, Robert Mealy has performed on more than fifty recordings on most major labels, in works ranging from Hildegard of Bingen with Sequentia and Renaissance consorts with the Boston Camerata to Rameau operas with Les Arts Florissants. In New York he is a frequent leader and soloist with the New York Collegium, ARTEK, Early Music New York, and the Clarion Society. He also leads the distinguished Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and has appeared as guest concertmaster and director with the Phoenix Symphony. A devoted chamber musician, he is a member of the medieval ensemble Fortune’s Wheel, the Renaissance violin band The King’s Noyse, and the seventeenth-century ensemble Quicksilver. Since 2002 he has performed frequently at Yale as director of the Yale Collegium Musicum players, and he received Early Music America’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching at Yale and Harvard in 2004. He joined the School of Music faculty in 2008.

Frank Morelli Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Music. A former student of Stephen Maxym at the Manhattan and Juilliard schools of music, Professor Morelli was the first bassoonist to be awarded a doctorate by the Juilliard School. He has appeared as a soloist in Carnegie Hall on nine occasions. Active internationally as a soloist and with chamber and orchestral ensembles, he has made more than one hundred fifty recordings for major record labels. His performances and recording of the Mozart bassoon concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on the DG label met with international critical acclaim, and his recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Orpheus for Nonesuch Records was named Recording of Special Merit by Stereo Review. Professor Morelli’s recording with Orpheus of music by Stravinsky, Shadow Dances, won a Grammy in 2001. In addition to two solo CDs on MSR Classics, he released Romance and Caprice with pianist Gilbert Kalish in 2006. Professor Morelli has appeared often with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is principal bassoonist of the New York City Opera Orchestra, Orpheus, and the American Composers Orchestra, and is a member of the woodwind quintet Windscape. He is the editor of Stravinsky: Difficult Passages, a collection of excerpts published by Boosey & Hawkes, and has written several transcriptions for bassoon and for woodwind quintet, published by TrevCo. He also serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School, SUNY Stony Brook, and the Manhattan School of Music. Professor Morelli joined the Yale faculty in 1994.

Thomas Murray Professor in the Practice of Organ and University Organist. A graduate of Occidental College, Professor Murray has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1981, was appointed University organist in 1990, and is chair of the program in organ. Successor to Charles Krigbaum and Robert Baker as the senior professor of organ, he teaches the Organ Literature Seminar and gives instruction to graduate organ majors. His performing career has taken him to all parts of Europe and to Japan, Australia, and Argentina. He has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and New Haven symphony orchestras, the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra during their tour of Finland in 1996. The American Guild of Organists named him International Performer of the Year in 1986; as a recipient of this distinction he joined such luminaries as Marie-Claire Alain, Jean Guillou, and Dame Gillian Weir. The Royal College of Organists in England awarded him an FRCO diploma honoris causa in 2003, and in 2007 the Yale School of Music awarded him the Gustave Stoeckel Award for excellence in teaching.

Peter Oundjian Professor (Adjunct) of Music. Violinist Peter Oundjian studied at the Royal College of Music in London, England. After winning the Gold Medal there, he went on to the Juilliard School in 1975 to study with Ivan Galamian. He also worked with Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. In 1980 Professor Oundjian won first prize in the International Violin Competition in Vina del Mar, Chile. He performed as recitalist throughout North America under the sponsorship of the Pro Musicis Foundation, making his New York recital debut in 1981. He has soloed with the Boston Pops and the Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg symphony orchestras, the National Arts Center Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic. He was first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet from 1981 to 1995. His formal conducting debut was in 1995 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Since then he has conducted the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, and Berlin symphony orchestras, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Conservatory. He has been on the School of Music faculty since 1981 and is principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale.

Donald Palma Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Double Bass. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Professor Palma studied with Frederick Zimmermann, Robert Brennand, Orin O’Brien, and Homer Mensch. A former member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has also been principal bass of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the American Composers Orchestra. He is currently the bassist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which he has toured the world and recorded more than fifty compact discs for Deutsche Grammophon, including a Grammy Award-winning CD of Stravinsky works. Professor Palma has performed with the Juilliard Quartet, the Nash Ensemble, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Da Camera Society of Houston, the Borromeo String Quartet, and in recital with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Jan DeGaetani. He was music director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and is currently music director of Symphony by the Sea in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Professor Palma’s extensive recordings include diverse offerings from works of Elliott Carter and Charles Wuorinen, to a Wagner Ring cycle with the Metropolitan Opera, to recordings with Kathleen Battle and pop icon Sting. He has given master classes at the Toho School, the Juilliard School, Rice University, the San Francisco Conservatory, Boston University, the Hartt School, and the Manhattan School of Music. Professor Palma joined the Yale faculty in 1992.

Joan Panetti Sylvia and Leonard Marx Professor in the Practice of Hearing and Chamber Music. Joan Panetti, pianist and composer, garnered first prizes at the Peabody Conservatory and the Conservatoire de Musique in Paris, received her B.A. degree from Smith College, and earned her D.M.A. degree from the Yale School of Music. She taught at Swarthmore College, Princeton University, and the Department of Music at Yale University before joining the faculty of the School of Music. Her principal mentors were Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod, Wilhelm Kempff, Alvin Etler, Mel Powell, and Donald Currier. She has toured extensively in the United States and Europe and performs frequently in chamber music ensembles. She has recently recorded a disc of works by Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, and Gershwin with violinist Syoko Aki on the Epson label. Her most recent compositions include a piano quintet, commissioned by Music Accord, which she performed with the Tokyo String Quartet; a piano trio, commissioned by the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble; Fanfare for six trumpets (2007); “Lobgesang for Keith” (2007) for eight clarinetists; “Within the cycles of our lives: Movement for String Quartet,” premiered by the Meritage Quartet in 2007; and “To the flashing water say: I am,” premiered in Norfolk in 2008. A renowned teacher, Professor Panetti has developed a nationally recognized course, Hearing, that emphasizes the interaction between performers and composers. In 2007 she conducted an interactive Hearing workshop at the National Conference of Chamber Music America and taught and coached at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. She is the recipient of the Luise Voschergian Award from Harvard University, the Nadia Boulanger Award from the Longy School of Music, and the Ian Minninberg Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Music. She was named the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Professor at Yale University in 2004.

Aldo Parisot Samuel Sanford Professor in the Practice of Cello. Long acknowledged as one of the world’s master cellists, Aldo Parisot has led the career of a complete artist—as concert soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and teacher. He has been heard with the major orchestras of the world, including those of Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rio, Munich, Warsaw, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, under the batons of such eminent conductors as Stokowski, Barbirolli, Bernstein, Mehta, Monteux, Paray, de Carvalho, Sawallisch, Hindemith, and Villa-Lobos. As an artist seeking to expand his instrument’s repertoire, Professor Parisot has premiered numerous works for cello, written especially for him by such composers as Carmago Guarnieri, Quincy Porter, Alvin Etler, Claudio Santoro, Joan Panetti, Ezra Laderman, Yehudi Wyner, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose Cello Concerto No. 2, written for and dedicated to him, was premiered by Professor Parisot in his New York Philharmonic debut. Since then he has appeared with the Philharmonic on nearly a dozen occasions. He created a sensation when he introduced Donald Martino’s Parisonatina al’Dodecafonia at Tanglewood. Professor Parisot has recorded for RCA Victor, Angel, Westminster, and Phonodisc. His Yale Cello Ensemble recording for Delos, Bach Bachianas, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1988. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from Shenandoah University in 1999, an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Penn State University in 2002, and the Award of Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, in 2001. A Yale faculty member since 1958, he received the Gustave Stoeckel Award in 2002.

Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Piano. Pianist Elizabeth Parisot received her D.M.A. from the Yale School of Music in 1973 and has served on the faculty of the School since 1977. She has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, performing at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Hispanic Institute in Madrid, and the Jerusalem Music Center. With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively, joining him in sonata performances as well as in chamber music with other renowned artists. She served as coordinator and performing artist at the Aldo Parisot International Competitions and Courses in Brazil for several years and has been a guest artist at the International Music Institute (Santander, Spain), the Banff Festival, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She has toured Korea and Italy with violinist Kyung Yu and performed with faculty colleagues Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot in Taiwan. She has also performed with Yo-Yo Ma, János Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. A collaborative artist with cellists for many years, Professor Parisot was awarded the title “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” in 2007 by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University. Her numerous recordings include the two Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Aldo Parisot (Musical Heritage Society); music by Leo Ornstein and Alexei Haieff with cellist Italo Babini (Serenus); Cellists from Yale, issued in Brazil (Phonodisc); the Yale Cellos of Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos Play Favorites (Delos); three CDs with Nai-Yuan Hu; a disc with cellist Carol Ou; music by Ezra Laderman (Albany Records); and works by Strauss and Prokofiev with violinist Kyung Yu.

William Purvis Professor in the Practice of Horn and Director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments. Professor Purvis pursues a multifaceted career both in the United States and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, he has participated in numerous premieres including horn concerti by Peter Lieberson, Bayan Northcott, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Paul Lansky; horn trios by Poul Ruders and Paul Lansky; Steven Stuckey’s Sonate en Forme de Préludes; and Elliott Carter’s Retracing II for solo horn and Nine by Five with the New York Woodwind Quintet. He is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Yale Brass Trio, and the Triton Horn Trio and is an emeritus member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society, he has also collaborated with the Tokyo, Juilliard, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Daedalus, and Fine Arts string quartets. A Grammy Award winner, Professor Purvis has recorded extensively on numerous labels including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, Naxos, Koch, and Bridge. He joined the Yale faculty in 1999.

Markus Rathey Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Music History. Professor Rathey studied musicology, Protestant theology, and German philology in Bethel and Münster and received his Ph.D. from the University of Münster in 1998. He taught at the University of Mainz and the University of Leipzig, and was a research fellow at the Bach-Archiv, Leipzig, before joining the Yale faculty in 2003. His primary research interests are music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; Johann Sebastian Bach; and the relationship among music, religion, and politics during the Enlightenment. Publications include the books Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625–1673): Lebensweg und Schaffen (Eisenach, 1999), an edition of Johann Georg Ahle’s Music Theoretical Writings (Hildesheim, 2007; 2nd edition, 2008), and Kommunikation und Diskurs: Die Bürgerkapitänsmusiken Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs (Hildesheim, 2009). He was the recipient of several grants from the German Science Foundation (DFG), and in 2011 he received the William H. Scheide Research Grant from the American Bach Society. Professor Rathey is vice-president of the American Bach Society and serves on the editorial board of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute and the board of directors of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

Willie Ruff Professor (Adjunct) of Music. Willie Ruff is a musician and scholar of wide-ranging interests and influence. A French horn and bass player, he is also an author, lecturer, and educator. After graduating from Yale, he joined Lionel Hampton’s band and soon collaborated with his friend, pianist Dwike Mitchell, to form the Mitchell-Ruff Duo. The duo performed on the bill with major jazz figures, including Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, in every major nightclub. In 1959 they introduced jazz to the Soviet Union, playing and teaching in Russian conservatories, and in 1981 they did the same in China. On faculty at the Yale School of Music since 1971, Professor Ruff has also been on faculty at UCLA, Dartmouth, and Duke University. He is the founding director of the Duke Ellington Fellowship program at Yale, and his work in bringing jazz artists to Yale and New Haven public schools earned him the Governor’s Arts Award in 2000. In addition to teaching Yale courses in arranging, ethnomusicology, and folklore, Professor Ruff has led many conferences and research projects exploring music’s wide-ranging impact. He has organized an international conference on the Neurophysiology of Rhythmic Perception and created computerized music based on the theories of seventeenth-century astronomer Johannes Kepler. Professor Ruff’s project on congregational line singing involved a 2005 conference at Yale comparing the traditions practiced in Alabama, Kentucky, and the Gaelic-speaking Free Church Presbyterians in the Scottish Highlands. This conference resulted in three television documentaries and a feature story for NPR’s Morning Edition. His line-singing project continued in 2007 with a conference that included the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma. Professor Ruff’s memoir, A Call to Assembly, published in 1991 by Viking Press, received the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in a book on music. He was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of artistic letters from Haverford College in 2003.

Sebastian Ruth Lecturer in Community Engagement. Sebastian Ruth is a professional musician and educator committed to exploring connections between the arts and social change. Mr. Ruth graduated in 1997 from Brown University, where he worked closely with education scholars Theodore Sizer and Reginald Archambault on a thesis project exploring the relationship between the philosophy of moral education and music. Over the past twelve years, he has assembled musicians and community organizers to build Community MusicWorks, a nonprofit organization that provides transformative social and musical experiences to at-risk youth and families in urban communities of Providence, Rhode Island. Community MusicWorks is built around the permanent urban residency of the Providence String Quartet, the only such urban string quartet residency in existence. A founding member of the Providence String Quartet, Mr. Ruth was previously a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, and the Wild Ginger Philharmonic. He has participated in the Audubon String Quartet Seminar, the Yellow Barn and Apple Hill chamber music festivals, and the International Musical Arts Institute. Influential teachers have included Eric Rosenblith, Rolfe Sokol, and Pamela Gearhart. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Musical Arts Institute, the advisory board for the Sphinx Organization, and the board of visitors for the Longy School of Music. Providence Monthly selected him in 2007 as one of ten people most likely to change the face of Providence. In 2010 he was the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Wendy Sharp Lecturer in Violin and Director of Chamber Music. In demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, and chamber music coach, Ms. Sharp has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Music since 1995. She directs both the graduate and undergraduate chamber music programs and serves on the violin faculty. She is program director and a faculty member at California Summer Music, and maintains a private studio. For nearly a decade, Ms. Sharp was the first violinist of the Franciscan String Quartet. As a member of the quartet, she toured the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, and was honored with many awards including first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Press and City of Evian Prizes at the Evian International String Quartet Competition. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, she attended Yale University, graduating summa cum laude with Distinction in Music and received the Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Sharp has served on the faculties of Mannes College, Dartmouth College, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Choate Rosemary Hall, and has participated in the Aspen, Tanglewood, Chamber Music West, Norfolk, Britten-Pears, and Music Academy of the West festivals. She is a fellow of Berkeley College and served as a fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center for the 2010–2011 academic year.

David Shifrin Professor in the Practice of Clarinet and Chamber Music. Winner of the 2000 Avery Fisher Prize, clarinetist David Shifrin has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras and the Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Denver symphonies. He has appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. In addition he has appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestra throughout Europe and Asia. A three-time Grammy nominee, he has been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest since 1980. An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, he served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. A faculty member at Yale since 1987, Professor Shifrin is artistic director of the Oneppo Chamber Music Series at Yale and the Yale in New York concert series.

Toshiyuki Shimada Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Conducting and Music Director of the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Professor Shimada is also music director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, music director laureate of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Vienna Modern Masters (Vienna, Austria). Prior to his post in Portland, he was associate conductor of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and served as music director of the Nassau Symphony Orchestra and the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra at Rice University. Professor Shimada has been a frequent guest conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, and recent engagements include the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, Jiangsu State Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic, Tonkünstler Orchestra in Austria, Orchestre National de Lille, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He has also been guest conductor with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the San Jose Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and many other U.S. and Canadian orchestras. Professor Shimada studied with distinguished conductors Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Herbert Blomstedt, Hans Swarowsky, Sergiu Comissiona, David Whitwell, and Michael Tilson Thomas. He collaborated with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, André Watts, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Janos Starker, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Nadjia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Cho-Liang Lin, James Galway, and Doc Severinsen. He records with the Naxos, Vienna Modern Masters, Capstone, Albany, and Querstand labels. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Maine College of Art.

James Taylor Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Voice. The American lyric tenor James Taylor joined the Yale faculty in 2005 after serving as professor of voice at the Musikhochschule in Augsburg, Germany, since 2001. He is one of the most sought-after oratorio singers of his generation, appearing worldwide with such renowned conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Herbert Blomstedt, René Jacobs, Iván Fischer, Ton Koopman, Michel Corboz, and Franz Welser-Möst, and touring extensively with Helmuth Rilling. Important guest appearances have included concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; the Vienna, Berlin, Israel, and Los Angeles philharmonics; the Cleveland and Minnesota orchestras; the Toronto, Houston, and San Francisco symphonies; Concentus Musicus of Vienna; Tafelmusik; Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. His more than thirty-five professional recordings on CD include Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, and the songs of John Duke. Professor Taylor is one of the founders of Liedertafel, a male vocal quartet, which has appeared in major European music festivals and recorded for the Orfeo label. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. From 1992 to 1994, he continued his studies of opera performance in the Munich Opera Studio.

Stephen Taylor Lecturer in Oboe. Stephen Taylor holds the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III Solo Oboe Chair with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is also solo oboe with the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble (where he is codirector of chamber music), the American Composers Orchestra, the New England Bach Festival Orchestra, and the renowned contemporary music group Speculum Musicae as well as co-principal oboe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He appears regularly as soloist and chamber musician at such major festivals as Spoleto, Caramoor International Music Festival, Aldeburgh, Bravo! Colorado, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein. Stereo Review named his recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for winds (Deutsche Grammophon with Orpheus) the “Best New Classical Recording.” Included among his more than two hundred other recordings are Bach arias with Itzhak Perlman and Kathleen Battle, Bach’s oboe d’amore concerto, as well as premiere recordings of the Wolpe Oboe Quartet, Elliott Carter’s Oboe Quartet, and works of Andre Previn. He received a Grammy nomination for the Carter Oboe Quartet recording and has also received a performer’s grant from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. Mr. Taylor has premiered many of Carter’s works including A Mirror on Which to Dwell, Syringa, Tempo e Tempi, Trilogy for Oboe and Harp, Oboe Quartet, and A 6 Letter Letter. Trained at the Juilliard School with teachers Lois Wann and Robert Bloom, Mr. Taylor is a member of its faculty and is also on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Taylor joined the Yale faculty in 2006.

Ted Taylor Lecturer in Voice. Equally at home in the pit conducting a repertoire of more than fifty operas and musicals, on the stage accompanying some of the world’s preeminent vocalists, or appearing in the country’s top cabaret venues, Ted Taylor enjoys a varied international career. As pianist he has appeared with such luminaries as Sylvia McNair, Ben Heppner, and Christine Schäfer and Kathleen Battle, with whom he has performed thirty-three concerts worldwide; and as maestro he made his debut at New York City Opera in 2003 leading La Traviata. More recently, he conducted the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s opera Picnic for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009. Formerly music director for the New York City Opera National Company and Mobile (Alabama) Opera, he has served on the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera and has led performances for many American opera companies. Mr. Taylor worked closely with composer and Oscar winner Tan Dun on the premiere of his first opera, Marco Polo, preparing the Hong Kong and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras for performances. He appeared as pianist with legendary singer Eileen Farrell for her CBS cable show and has served as accompanist in master classes with such greats as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Carlo Bergonzi. Appearances by Mr. Taylor include the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Festival, and Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series, Newport Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, and Music Mountain. Among his cabaret venues are the Algonquin’s Oak Room and the Royal Room of the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. A native of Texas, Mr. Taylor is in his fourteenth year on the faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City, where he maintains an active studio as coach and teacher. B.M., George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University; M.M., Indiana University

Christopher Theofanidis Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Composition. Christopher Theofanidis has had performances by many leading orchestras around the world, including the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, and the National, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Detroit Symphonies, among many others. He holds degrees from Yale, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Houston, and he has been the recipient of the International Masterprize, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Charles Ives Fellowship. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy for best composition for his chorus and orchestra work The Here and Now, based on the poetry of Rumi. His orchestral concert work Rainbow Body has been one of the most performed new orchestral works of the last ten years, having been played by more than one hundred orchestras internationally. Professor Theofanidis has recently written a ballet for the American Ballet Theatre, a work for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and a violin concerto for Sarah Chang; and he currently has two separate opera commissions for the San Francisco and Houston Grand Opera companies. He has a long-standing relationship with the Atlanta Symphony, which just premiered and recorded his first symphony. He has served as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Foundation’s Leadership Program and has been a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School. He joined the Yale faculty in 2008.

Robert van Sice Lecturer in Percussion. Mr. van Sice has premiered more than one hundred works, including concertos, chamber music, and solos. He has made solo appearances with symphony orchestras and given recitals in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Far East. In 1989 he gave the first full-length marimba recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and has since played in most of Europe’s major concert halls, with many broadcasts by the BBC, Swedish Radio, Norwegian Radio, WDR, and Radio France. He is frequently invited as a soloist with Europe’s leading contemporary music ensembles and festivals, including the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps, and L’Itinéraire and the Archipel, Darmstadt, and North American new music festivals. From 1988 to 1997 he headed Europe’s first diploma program for solo marimbists at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Mr. van Sice has given master classes in more than twenty countries and frequently visits the major conservatories in Europe as a guest lecturer. He joined the Yale faculty in the fall of 1997.

Jack Vees Lecturer in Electronic Music and Director, Center for Studies in Music Technology. A composer and electric bassist, he received his M.F.A. in composition from the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with Louis Andriessen, Vinko Globokar, and Morton Subotnik. He is active in the international arena as both a performer and a composer, having works played at sites from CBGB’s of the downtown New York scene to such festivals as the Berlin Biennale and New Music America. Many contemporary music groups like Ensemble Modern, Zeitgeist, and the California Ear Unit have commissioned pieces from him. A collection of his works entitled Surf Music Again is available on the CRI/Emergency Music label. His opera Feynman, for solo voice and percussion, was premiered in June 2005 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and later performed at the Knitting Factory in New York City. He is also the author of The Book on Bass Harmonics, which has become a standard reference for bassists since its publication in 1979. Mr. Vees joined the Yale faculty in 1988.

Benjamin Verdery Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Guitar. Benjamin Verdery enjoys an innovative and eclectic musical career. As a performer, he has given concerts around the world, with repeat appearances at the International Guitar Festival (Singapore), Festival International de Agosto (Caracas), Schubert Festival (Bad Urach, Germany), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera (New York City), and elsewhere. Among the composers who have written works for him are Ingram Marshall, Jack Vees, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Christopher Theofanidis, and Roberto Sierra. Professor Verdery’s own compositions are published by Doberman-Yppan and have been performed by such artists as John Williams, Sergio and Odair Assad, David Russell, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He has received commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts and Pensacola College. Professor Verdery has appeared with such diverse artists as Hermann Prey, John Williams, Paco Peña, Leo Kottke, Andy Summers, and Jessye Norman. He has performed duos with his wife, flutist Rie Schmidt, and with steel guitarist William Coulter. He has released more than fifteen albums; his latest include Happy Here (2011), with William Coulter; First You Build a Cloud (2007), a collaboration with Andy Summers of the Police; and the solo album Branches (2007). His recording Start Now (Mushkatweek) won a 2005 Classical Recording Foundation Award. Benjamin Verdery is artistic director of 92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series and an honorary board member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He has been teaching guitar at the Yale School of Music since 1985 and is artistic director of the Yale Guitar Extravaganza. Each summer he holds his annual international master class on the island of Maui (Hawaii).

Marc Verzatt Lecturer in Voice and Opera. A stage director, Mr. Verzatt maintains an active career directing opera, operetta, and musical theater throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. He began his theatrical career as a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera after studying drama at Rutgers University and ballet with New Jersey’s Garden State Ballet. After several seasons as a soloist with the MET Ballet, he left to continue his education in production as a stage manager with the Cincinnati Opera and Pittsburgh Opera companies. He made his professional directing debut with a production of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann with Opera Columbus. He has since directed productions with the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and the opera companies of Fort Worth, Lake George, Madison, Arizona, Toledo, Atlanta, Kansas City, Baltimore, Idaho, and Mississippi. In Austin, he directed both Puccini’s La Bohème and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Verzatt has taught and directed at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts and Notre Dame University. He has directed several Yale Opera productions, including Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in which he appeared in the role of Puck) for Orchestra Verdi in Milan, as well as five one-act operas in Sprague Hall, and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica at the Shubert Theater. In 2005 he was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera for a speaking role in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. In 2006 he was named Outstanding Stage Director of the Year by Classical Singer magazine. He joined the Yale faculty in 2002.

Ransom Wilson Professor (Adjunct) of Flute. Ransom Wilson is recognized internationally as one of the most prominent flutists of his generation. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1973, he studied privately with Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris. In 1976 he gave his official debut concert in New York City with Rampal as guest artist. An exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI followed soon after. As flute soloist, he has appeared in concert with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and London Symphony, and with Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hilary Hahn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, Barry Douglas, Peter Frankl, Robin Sutherland, and many others. He is an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Professor Wilson was recently named conductor and teacher of conducting at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. In 1981 he founded Solisti New York, with which he appeared as conductor in hundreds of concerts and recordings. He has conducted two productions at the New York City Opera, and since 2006 he has been an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He is the artistic director and conductor of the ensemble Le Train Bleu. He has appeared as guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Hermitage State Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic, KBS Symphony (South Korea), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Denver Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (with Sir James Galway), San Francisco Chamber Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, New Jersey Symphony, Budapest Strings, Hartford Symphony, and Berkeley Symphony. He has conducted numerous productions with the opera companies of Glimmerglass, Minnesota, and Portland. He joined the Yale faculty in 1991.

Michael Yaffe Lecturer in Community Engagement. Associate Dean Michael Yaffe is a national leader in the field of community arts education. Before arriving at Yale, he served as director of the Hartt School Community Division at the University of Hartford. He has led workshops and classes on community engagement throughout the country and has created the Music in Schools Initiative at Yale. He serves on the board of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and has been active in both the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the National Association of Schools of Music. He holds degrees in music from Clark University and the University of Toronto.

Wei-Yi Yang Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Piano. Wei-Yi Yang has earned worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Gold Medalist and Grand Prize winner of the San Antonio International Piano Competition, he has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and across Europe, Australia, and Asia. A dynamic chamber musician with a diverse repertoire, Professor Yang has collaborated with the Pacifica, Cassatt, and Tokyo string quartets, as well as Frederica von Stade, Clive Greensmith, and Richard Stoltzman, among others. He has curated inventive interdisciplinary projects, including a collaboration with actress Miriam Margolyes as part of the “Dickens’ Women” world tour; lecture-recitals on the confluence of Czech music and literature; and multimedia performances of Granados’s Goyescas with projections of Goya’s etchings. Professor Yang has given world premieres of new works by contemporary composers, including Howard Boatwright, Jonathan Cole, Daniel Godfrey, and Ezra Laderman. He studied first in the United Kingdom and then with Arkady Aronov in New York. Under the guidance of Boris Berman, he received his D.M.A. degree from Yale University in 2004. Professor Yang frequently presents master classes and performances in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Korea, and at Princeton University, Ithaca College, and the Hartt School. He has adjudicated the Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition and the San Antonio International Piano Competition. Professor Yang regularly appears at festivals across the United States, from Norfolk to Napa Valley, and abroad, including Germany, Serbia, Montenegro, Mexico, and Scotland. He joined the Yale faculty in 2005.

Doris Yarick-Cross Professor in the Practice of Voice. An internationally celebrated soprano and a distinguished teacher of singing, Doris Yarick-Cross is the head of voice and opera at Yale and the director of the Yale Opera program at the Yale School of Music. Under her leadership, Yale Opera has become one of the premier training programs for young singers. Yale singers perform leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago, San Francisco, Covent Garden, La Scala, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna. Professor Yarick-Cross has appeared with many major American opera companies, including as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at New York City Opera, Musetta in La bohème at Chicago Lyric, Pamina in Zauberflöte in San Francisco, Ann Trulove in The Rake’s Progress in Boston, and Mimi in La bohème in San Antonio. At the Vancouver Opera she sang Marguerite in Faust and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Her debut took place under the baton of Leopold Stokowski at New York City Opera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. At the Santa Fe Opera, she sang the role of Anne Trulove in Rake’s Progress and Parasha in Mavra under Stravinsky’s supervision, as well as many other roles including Pamina, Susanna, Despina, Mimi, and Micaela. She toured Australia with the Sutherland-Williamson Opera Company, singing the roles of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Marguerite in Faust. She was heard frequently at the opera in Frankfurt am Main and on many other European stages. She has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Québec, and Minneapolis symphonies. In Germany, with members of the Hessian Radio Orchestra, she has conducted Messiah, The Creation, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, Verdi’s Requiem, and Brahms’s German Requiem. As a recitalist she appeared in forty-eight of the fifty United States and has recorded lieder and French songs for Hessian Radio.

Kyung Yu Lecturer in Violin. Ms. Yu holds both B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Paul Kantor, and the late Professor Emanuel Zetlin. Ms. Yu was concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999 and has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, and Yale Philharmonia, and has performed numerous recitals in New York City, Seattle, Aspen, and throughout Korea. She gave her New York debut concert in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Yu has taught at the Aspen Music Festival and was an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard pre-college division. She served on the Fulbright Scholarship Screening Committee for Strings from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Yu has taught violin at Lehigh University and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and has served on the faculty at Yale since 1988. Ms. Yu performs extensively with pianist Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot, with whom she recorded the Strauss and Prokofiev sonatas and performed on the CD The Music of Ezra Laderman for Albany Records. She performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Elizabeth Parisot and Ole Akahoshi, cello, with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm. With Elizabeth Parisot, Ms. Yu has played numerous recitals throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has performed to acclaim in concert tours of Korea and Italy.

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