—THEACADEMY— FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUNGPROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSCOMBINING PERFORMANCE, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND LEADERSHIPBEGINS ITS 2010–2011 SEASON New Class of Fellows—20 Outstanding Young Performers—To BeginTwo-Year Fellowship with Concerts at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School,and In Local Communities; Plus Work in New York City Public SchoolsThe Academy Performance Group—Ensemble ACJW—Plays ThroughoutNew York City with Concerts Led by Sir Simon Rattle andDavid Robertson, and Premieres of New Music byTimothy Andres and David Bruce(Le) Poisson Rouge Concert Series Continues at Greenwich Village VenueResidencies at New York’s Skidmore College, Spain’s Niemeyer Center,Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Locations inIndia and Mexico Extends the Program to Audiences Outside New York CityAlumni of The Academy, Now Entering Its Fifth Season, Maintain Close Tieswith Program Through Ensemble ACJW Concerts and Academy Residencies
(September 27, 2010, NEW YORK, NY)—The Academy—theacclaimed two-year fellowship program for young professional musicians fromleading music schools and conservatories—welcomes a new class of 20 fellows forits fifth season in 2010–2011. Offering performance opportunities andresidencies in New York City and beyond, intensive professional development,and year-long partnerships working within New York City public schools, TheAcademy seeks to equip musicians with the skills and values necessary forcareers that combine musical excellence with education, community engagement,and advocacy. Established in January 2007, The Academy—a program of CarnegieHall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership withthe New York City Department of Education—reflects the belief that the artistof tomorrow will require both the ability to perform at the highest level andthe capacity to give back to the community, inspiring the next generation ofmusicians and music lovers.The new class of fellows form this season’s Ensemble ACJW—theperformance arm of The Academy—which will come together to perform over 20concerts at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and other venues in New YorkCity and New York State. Highlights of Ensemble ACJW’s 2010–2011 season includeprograms conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and David Robertson andfeaturing such guest artists as sopranos Jessica Rivera and BarbaraHannigan, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and singers from the MetropolitanOpera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and Juilliard’s Ellenand James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. The group also premieres twonew works by composers Timothy Andres and David Bruce, bothcommissioned by Carnegie Hall.Continuing this season, the Ensemble will present a three-concert series atGreenwich Village nightclub and music venue (Le) Poisson Rouge, with programsconceived and developed by the fellows, and will appear in a Family Concert andNeighborhood Concerts presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Also,due to the success of The Academy’s biannual residencies at Skidmore College,the program will continue to partner with Skidmore, bringing the fellow’smusic-making to the Saratoga Springs community. Additionally, alumni of TheAcademy continue to maintain close ties with the program by returning toperform as part of Ensemble ACJW in a variety of concerts presented by CarnegieHall as well as at other venues in New York City and beyond, includingresidencies and concerts in Aviles, Spain in partnership with the new NiemeyerCenter, Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Japan’s Suntory Hall, andin locations in India and Mexico.In addition to the myriad performance opportunities provided as part of theprogram, fellows of The Academy—after initial training and professionaldevelopment—will head into New York City public schools this fall, workingalongside a partner music teacher and bringing mastery of their instruments aswell as a professional performer’s perspective to band, keyboard, and stringprograms in New York City music classrooms. Each fellow will also develop andplay in two interactive ensemble concerts with Academy colleagues in each oftheir schools, bringing high-quality performances to a school audience.The Academy Fellows and SchoolsFellows of The Academy are graduates of leading music schools including TheJuilliard School, New England Conservatory, The Curtis Institute of Music,Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, Columbia University,Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, Indiana University, and the KoreanNational University of Arts.Academy fellows and schools for 2010–2011 are:
Academy Fellows Brian Ellingsen, Double-Bass Richard Harris, Trombone Paul Won Jin Cho, Clarinet Yves Dharamraj, Cello Alexey Gorokholinsky, Clarinet Shelley Monroe Huang, Bassoon David Kaplan, Piano Marina Radiushina, Piano Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet Nathan Schram, Viola Yoobin Son, Flute Moran Katz, Clarinet Keats Dieffenbach, Violin ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe Carl Oswald, Oboe Emily Popham Gillins, Violin Leelanee Sterrett, Horn Michael Zell, Percussion Margaret Dyer, Viola Hamilton Berry, Cello
Bronx PS 157X (757 Cauldwell Avenue) Fordham High School for the Arts (500 East Fordham Road)Brooklyn PS 200K (1940 Benson Avenue) Brooklyn High School of the Arts (345 Dean Street) PS 112K (7115 15 Avenue) PS 135K (684 Linden Boulevard) PS 282K (180 Sixth Avenue) PS 130K (70 Ocean Parkway) MS 51K (350 Fifth Avenue) PS 75K (95 Grove Street) PS 207K (4011 Fillmore Avenue)Manhattan PS 46M (2987 Frederick Douglass Boulevard)Queens PS 63Q (90-15 Sutter Avenue) MS 158Q (46-35 Oceania Street) PS 21Q (147-36 26 Avenue) PS 62Q (97-25 108th Street) PS 13Q (55-01 94 Street) MS 137Q (109-15 98 Street)Staten Island Curtis High School (105 Hamilton Avenue) IS 61 (445 Castleton Avenue)
(Fellows’ biographies available upon request) The Academy, 2010–2011 Season Performances: During the 2010–2011 season, Ensemble ACJW will perform over20 concerts at a number of venues, including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall andWeill Recital Hall; The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall; (Le) Poisson Rouge inGreenwich Village; in New York City community venues as part of the freeNeighborhood Concert Series presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute;and at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd ConcertHall.2010–2011 season highlights include:
Note: Click here for a current, complete Ensemble ACJWperformance schedule for the 2010-2011 season. School Partnerships: After intensive instruction in music educationmethods, Academy fellows are matched with New York City partner schools, tobring their musicianship, talent, and a unique performer’s perspective into aK-12 classroom. Serving as a musical resource at their partner schools, anddepending on each school’s needs, fellows can provide one-on-one or sectionalcoaching to young instrumental students or coach band or string ensembles. Theschool residency works as a co-teaching model, focusing on musical skill-buildingwith students through interactive performances and creative approaches toskills-based work, and each culminates in a special creative project in thespring. Outside the music classroom, small groups of fellows develop andperform in two interactive performances at their schools, bringing music to thelarger student body. Each fellow is on-site at his or her partner school for 25days of the school year.Academy partner schools receive a number of additional benefits includingmaterials allowances to be used in support of its music program; professionaldevelopment opportunities for teachers and principals; free concert tickets toselect Ensemble ACJW concerts as well as other concerts at Carnegie Hall andJuilliard; and ongoing consultation with Academy staff. Public elementary,middle, and high schools that are within the New York City Department ofEducation and that have already-existing music programs are eligible to applyfor this program. Schools selected for participation in this program will beasked to set aside $1,500 for the partnership school benefits and servicesprovided by The Academy.Residencies & Special Projects:Skidmore College: On October 5–9, 2010 and February 1–5, 2011, Academyfellows head to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, for a fourth year ofextended residencies at the school. Continuing to build upon its existingrelationship with audiences in the Saratoga Springs community, Ensemble ACJWwill perform formal concerts at the Arthur Zankel Music Center and informalperformances in non-traditional settings such as dormitories, will work withSkidmore College music students in master classes and student composers incomposition reading sessions, and undertake community outreach to schools inthe surrounding Saratoga Springs community.(Le) Poisson Rouge Series: Building on the success of Ensemble ACJW’sfirst series at (Le) Poisson Rouge last season, the fellows will program andperform a three-concert series at this Greenwich Village music venue during the2010–2011 season. Details are to be announced.Alumni: As The Academy continues to evolve, a large number of alumni aremaintaining a close relationship with the program and have returned to performas part of Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall and for a variety of national andinternational audiences. During the 2009–2010 season, alumni of the programwere invited to perform at Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tosold-out audiences as well as at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall to much success. Bothvenues have invited Academy fellows back to perform during the 2010–2011season. Also new this season, alumni will travel to Aviles, Spain toparticipate in a residency in partnership with the new Niemeyer Center (moredetails are to be announced). Alumni have also been given the opportunity toco-lead many of the professional development sessions for new fellows,particularly those that focus on in-school work. This season, alumni will alsobe featured in a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on January 16, 2011 and in a freeCarnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert on March 2, 2011 at the Pregones Theater inthe Bronx.The AcademyA program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institutein partnership with the New York City Department of EducationExemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and advocates for music, the fellowsof The Academy are redefining what it means to be a musician today.Created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director CliveGillinson and The Juilliard School’s President Joseph W. Polisi, The Academysupports young professional musicians in developing careers as top-qualityperformers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fullyengaged with the communities in which they live and work.Fellows of the two-year Academy program—chosen for their musicianship, but alsofor their leadership qualities and commitment to music education—come from someof the best music schools in the country, including the Curtis Institute of Music,Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Mannes College The New Schoolfor Music, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.As Ensemble ACJW, the fellows are an inspirational musical collective that hasearned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of itsperformances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a widerange of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in avariety of performance venues. The group performs its own series at CarnegieHall and regularly appears at Paul Hall at The Juilliard School. As part of apartnership with Skidmore College that began in 2007, Ensemble ACJW givesmaster classes to university students and performs for the Saratoga Springscommunity in both concert halls and in informal settings around town.In addition to performance opportunities at the highest level, a robust programof professional development is an essential part of The Academy. Fellowspartner with New York City public schools, to share their artistry with—andbecome central resources for—music classrooms in the five boroughs. In theirsecond year, they also develop innovative, community-based group projects.Among those produced in recent years were a collaboration with residents of aBronx family apartment complex, a pen-pal program that paired young studentswith professional musicians, and a performance of George Crumb’s Voice of theWhale in the American Museum of Natural History’s Millstein Hall of Ocean Life.All of these activities make The Academy a dynamic program that is fosteringmusicians dedicated to making music central to all of our cultural lives. Visitacjw.org to learn more.
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The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the WeillMusic Institute in partnership with the New York City Department ofEducation—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. MellonFoundation.Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-vonFurstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The IrvingHarris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs.Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and ThePeter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. NicolaBulgari, Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald CharitableFoundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John NobleFoundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are madepossible, in part, by Bank of America.The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the NationalEndowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of theUS Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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