Westminster Choir College Residency
March 22 to April 14, 2016

Description
Composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis are on a four-week residency at Westminster Choir College to workshop Trigger.

Au Yong's residency workspace

Free Public Events at Westminster Choir College
March 24 · Composer Lecture · Talbott Library
April 9 · Locations and Dislocations Keynote by Au Yong · Bristol Chapel
April 9 · Locations and Dislocations Conference Concert · Bristol Chapel
April 12 · Trigger Workshop Public Presentation · Hamilton House

Byron Au Yong and students at Westminster Choir College
Au Yong and students gather around the piano to learn a song from Trigger

Guest Teaching
Au Yong and Jafferis lead eight classes as part of a Music and Trauma course. They and the students present material from Trigger at the end of the workshop. In addition, Au Yong and Jafferis discuss teaching difficult histories with over 100 students in the Music Education Lab. For composition students, Au Yong gives a Composer Lecture and the following week leads a Composer Masterclass.

Trigger Workshop Presentation

Special Thanks
Elaine Caron, Dr. Eric Hung, Dr. Sharon Mirchandani, Dr. Sharon Morrow, Associate Dean Marshall Onofrio, Dr. Joel Phillips, Anne Sears, Dean Matthew Shaftel, and Westminster Choir College students
Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation, music for a changing world. He teaches in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay
BreathPlay

Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong: Yiju
YIJU 移居