Acclaimed composer and pianist Bruce Wolosoff will commence his Music Residency at the Hayground School, working with students as part of the school’s Artists in Residence program.
Wolosoff, whose work has been recognized for the way it integrates modern, classical, jazz, and blues together into "an authentic American voice," is an accomplished pianist and frequent collaborator in the field of dance. In recent years, Wolosoff has been composing music in response to visual art, and during his music residency at Hayground, Wolosoff plans to work with paintings by a few local artists, including Eric Fischl, April Gornik, and Margaret Garrett, all of whom have agreed to attend working rehearsals with the students.
This will be Bruce Wolosoff’s second residency at Hayground. A parent to Hayground graduates Juliet Garrett ’05 and Katya Wolosoff ’11, Wolosoff notes, “The Hayground Creative Orchestra emerged from my first residency at the school, when my daughters were both students there, and the program ran for seven seasons. My involvement ended when my youngest daughter graduated, so this is my first time back to the school as visiting artist after being away for many years. Last year, I had the great pleasure of attending a night of student films, in which several of the student film makers had used some of my music in their films (after securing the necessary permissions, of course!). I was so impressed with the creativity of these young people, their seriousness and their playfulness. There is a sense of fun at Hayground, school is fun, learning is fun. I look forward to being a part of that fun in the coming weeks.”
A pillar of the Hayground curriculum, the Artists in Residence program invites professional artists, writers, and musicians to share their craft in immersion workshops that challenge the students to think, create and perform as authentic working artists. Past artists in residence include Music History with Tiye Giraud, the annual month-long Shakespeare Performance with Shakespeare & Co., and Flute Making with Hawk Henries.