28 Nov 2005
Is a Free Tuition in Music Worthwhile? An Argument For
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
The news that anonymous donors had promised the Yale School of Music $100 million came too late for Stephanie Teply, a violinist who graduated from the school with a master of music degree in 2003. The gift, announced this month, will enable the school to offer free tuition to all students starting next year.