Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts, a virtual summer intensive lead by NWSA faculty member Dr. Bryan Hayslett, will be offered online, providing cello students an opportunity to further their musical growth over the summer and meet peers from around the country. The two-week program offers daily technique warm ups, supervised practice time, peak performance workshops, and weekly lessons with Dr. Hayslett.
NWSA Dean of Music, Dr. Daniel Andai, states that he “is very proud of the faculty who are overcoming challenges created by Covid-19 in creative and artistic ways. Dr. Hayslett’s innovative Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts is a prime example of the type of programming that can enthusiastically and responsibly keep music alive in Miami for current students and community members.”
"Without summer festivals, students are missing important networking opportunities and motivation to practice while school is not in session. Cello Lab Miami will provide these vital benefits, while introducing the studio to top teachers and performers around the country. Not only does this program support our students in a time when we are unable to meet in person, it also adds a new program to grow the NWSA community" said Dr. Hayslett.
Enrolled students will learn from guest artists in master classes and presentations and will get to know each other through virtual social events. Guest artists are cellists Jean-Michel Fonteneau (of San Francisco Conservatory) and Nick Photinos (of the Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird). Events take place daily June 15-27.
Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts:
• June 15-27, 2020. Monday- Friday. 10 AM-5 PM
• Eligibility: High school and College students (recent graduates accepted)
• Requirements: Internet connection that supports video chatting. Device with microphone and camera
• Application are accepted online: https://www.bryanhayslett.com/cellolab
• Tuition for the two-week program is $600 per student. Scholarships are available
ABOUT DR. BRYAN HAYSLETT
Cellist Bryan Hayslett continues to distinguish himself as a versatile solo, orchestral, and chamber music player. Dr. Hayslett made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as first prizewinner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and returned the following year as a repeat top prize laureate. He has taught as adjunct artist faculty at NYU Steinhardt and served as the cellist of contemporary performance group Juxtatonal. Dr. Hayslett is a proponent of new music, having founded and participated in the Semiosis Quartet and several new music chamber groups in the New England area. Dr. Hayslett can be heard on an Innova recording, "A Special Light," featuring music of David Macbride. As a scholar, Dr. Hayslett's research focuses on temporality in the music of Lee Hyla, and his PhD dissertation develops an analytical framework based on linguistics to analyze structure in Hyla's music. He has received several research grants and has presented his research at conferences across the United States and in Austria, Norway, and Portugal. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, Hayslett holds degrees from NYU (Ph.D.), The Boston Conservatory (M.M., G.P.D.), and The Hartt School of Music (B.M.), and his principal teachers include Marion Feldman, Rhonda Rider, Terry King, and Yuri Anshelevich. Beyond music, Hayslett competes in triathlons and enjoys practicing yoga.
A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
ABOUT THE NWSA MUSIC PROGRAM
The academic music curriculum at New World School of the Arts fosters creativity and develops knowledge of musical heritage. Course work develops the student’s growth and maturity in comprehensive musicianship. The study of music history and theory is pursued by taking a variety of classes, including foundations of music; surveys of music history in the western world, jazz and pop music in America, and music of the world’s people; and seminars in composition aesthetics, jazz improvisation, chamber music, and general musicianship. Students receive private lessons each term. The Private Lesson program offered by the Music Division is unique. Each student has the privilege of studying on a one-on-one basis with the New World artist faculty.