Westminster Choir College Residency

March 22 to April 14, 2016

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

Trigger Workshop Presentation

Guest Teaching
Au Yong and Jafferis lead eight classes as part of Dr. Eric Hung’s “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.

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

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

Au Yong’s residency workspace

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