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Album Review: Whiskey Collection – “Letters from an Old Trunk”

April 24, 2013 – 1:19 pm |

By HAJNAL PIVNICK
The Whiskey Collection’s first album (released yesterday) “Letters from an Old Trunk” brings beautiful, soulful bluegrass tunes by way of five Juilliard alums. Their shared Southern heritage brings an authentic feel, without becoming …

An Interview with Nico Muhly

April 7, 2013 – 5:26 pm | One Comment

Third-year composer Molly Joyce sits down with the composer and Juilliard alum to discuss his training, composition, and how to make it in the music industry.

YWV 4: “Love Triangle for the Left Hand” by Peng-Peng Gong

April 7, 2013 – 5:07 pm |

Each month we will publish a new piece composed specifically for the The Yard, gradually compiling a Yard-Werke-Verzeichnis (YWV), “Catalogue of Yard Works.”
March’s piece was “Love Triangle for the Left Hand” by third-year composer Peng-Peng …

Dispatches from Musicological Rehab: Academics Anonymous and the Power of the Twelve [Half] Steps

March 31, 2013 – 5:39 pm |

By ALANA MURPHY
Hi, I’m Alana and I’m a musicologist.
Wow. It  feels  weird  to finally say that out loud—it makes it real, you know? And I was in denial for so long. But, like, the first step …

Juilliard ‘Warmly Welcomed’ in China

March 21, 2013 – 11:20 am |

By BENJAMIN LAUDE
In late February, the Juilliard Student Council hosted an open discussion on the school’s global initiatives around the world. The Yard first reported on Juilliard’s global developments in September after it was announced that …

Classical Music, the Prodigy Obsession, and Ageism

January 31, 2013 – 10:00 pm | 6 Comments
Classical Music, the Prodigy Obsession, and Ageism

By CATHERINE MANOUKIAN
Every couple of weeks or so, one or another of my dear Facebook friends posts a link to some YouTube video of a toddler tinkling away at a piano or scraping away at a …

VIDEOS: “Glow” (YWV 2) for electric chord organ, by Molly Joyce

January 14, 2013 – 12:45 pm |
VIDEOS: “Glow” (YWV 2) for electric chord organ, by Molly Joyce

Check out this video of Molly Joyce performing her piece “Glow” for electric chord organ, The Yard’s second release in its new music catalogue “YWV.” The performance took place on December 2nd, 2012, at DROM …

YWV 3: “M.M. Suite Part IV” by Sam Budish

December 31, 2012 – 1:26 am |

Each month we will publish a new piece composed specifically for the The Yard, gradually compiling a Yard-Werke-Verzeichnis (YWV), “Catalogue of Yard Works.”
This month’s piece is “M.M. Suite Part IV” for Pandeiro by second-year master’s percussionist …

YWV 2: “Glow” by Molly Joyce

December 31, 2012 – 1:03 am | One Comment

Each month we will publish a new piece composed specifically for the The Yard, gradually compiling a Yard-Werke-Verzeichnis (YWV), “Catalogue of Yard Works.”
November’s piece was “Glow” for electric chord organ by third-year composer Molly Joyce.

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The Pearl Factory

December 31, 2012 – 12:12 am | 2 Comments

By DANIELLE KUHLMANN
The natural pearl is uncommon and special, a universal representation of beauty. To find a flawless pearl in nature is rare, and takes great effort to procure. One must dive into dark waters, …