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Don Youngberg - Yale University's sacred music maestro.

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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Welcome Don

Introducing Don Youngberg, one of the longest-standing and most supportive full members of the Arts and Culture Network, flying the flag in the United States for our growing global community.

Don's musical journey to date has been a tapestry woven with passion, dedication, and a commitment to the promotion of the musical arts.

Currently serving as the Concert Production Coordinator at Yale University, Don Youngberg has been a driving force in orchestrating performance events.

In his short tenure at Yale to date, he has facilitated the production of several concerts and recitals and also taken on the role of project manager at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, overseeing special projects including alumni recordings and performances.

During his time as interim program manager and concert producer, Don exhibited exceptional leadership at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, overseeing the production of ISM Graduate rehearsals, concerts, and recitals. His remarkable achievements include the meticulous planning and execution of a two-week, six-concert tour of Germany for the renowned Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard415.

Beyond Yale, Don serves as an implementation coordinator at the Workhouse Arts Foundation Inc. in Lofton, VA, where he contributes by transitioning the organisation to a new software platform for ticketing. This role underscores their versatility and adaptability in working with diverse teams and platforms.

Don Youngberg has has a profound impact, shaping collaborative initiatives and facilitating cultural exchanges. He is a valued founder member of the Arts and Culture network and a dedicated advocate for the transformative power of shared knowledge within the realm of arts and culture.

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Yale University Institute of Sacred Music (AIM)

Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) stands as a venerable institution, seamlessly blending the realms of music, worship, and academia with unparalleled finesse.

Established in 1973 through a collaborative effort between the Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Music, the ISM has become a unique nexus where the sacred and the artistic converge. Nestled within the vibrant campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, the ISM is devoted to delving into the profound intersections of faith, music, and the broader realms of the humanities.

Central to the Institute's mission is a steadfast commitment to cultivating a deep understanding of sacred music and its role in diverse cultural and religious contexts. The ISM cultivates an environment where scholars, musicians, theologians, and practitioners come together, weaving a rich tapestry of interdisciplinary dialogue and exploration. This dynamic exchange not only enhances the academic discourse surrounding sacred music but also ignites the creation and performance of transformative musical expressions.

The Institute's unwavering commitment to inclusivity and diversity is palpable in its approach, fostering a community that embraces a wide spectrum of religious traditions, musical genres, and cultural backgrounds. Through a plethora of concerts, lectures, and collaborative projects, the ISM not only enriches the Yale community but also extends its influence globally, contributing to the dialogue on the transformative power of sacred music in the world.

As the Institute of Sacred Music commemorates its rich history and the culmination of a year's worth of intellectual and artistic endeavours, it stands as a beacon for those seeking to explore, understand, and contribute to the profound connections between music, spirituality, and humanity.


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