yMusic Residency, day 1
Venues: Music and Music Practice Buildings and the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing.
Residency Day 1: Master classes, discussions and readings
yMusic is a chamber sextet that works in close quarters with contemporary composers and songwriters, developing ideas into vivid, communicative performances. Since the group’s instrumentation was inspired by friendship and musical admiration rather than pragmatism, yMusic only performs works and arrangements created specifically for the ensemble. Collaborating with some of the most visible and creative pop artists of their time yMusic inspires die-hard Classical Music fandom from often uninitiated audiences via their virtuosity in both concert and pop idioms. In the classical concert sphere, yMusic has served as muse to some of the most dynamic thinkers of their generation, including Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Chris Thile, Caroline Shaw, Marcos Balter, and Bill T. Jones.
Thursday, April 5
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
New Frontiers: Career Q & A Lunch with yMusic and Christine Beamer, director of career services and music entrepreneurship
Music Practice Building room 102
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
Career Talk with yMusic’s Rob Moose and Christine Beamer
1:50 – 3:50 p.m.
Viola Master Class with yMusic’s Nadia Sirota and Yuri Gandelsman, MSU professor of viola
Music Building room 206
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Chamber Music Master Class with yMusic and Tasha Warren, MSU assistant professor of chamber music
Music Practice Building, room 103
5:30 – 6:50 p.m.
Trumpet Master Class with yMusic’s CJ Camerieri and Justin Emerich, MSU associate professor of trumpet
Cook Recital Hall of the Music Building
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Composition Readings by yMusic with David Biedenbender, MSU assistant professor of composition
MSU Community Music School Performance Hall, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing
Video Preview: About yMusic’s album, “First”