Photo by Takehiko Tak Tokiwa
“I am so honored to announce this great news,” Yoko wrote this week. “I’ve been teaching at Berklee College of Music in the Piano Department since 2011. Recently Berklee did an international search for two full-time positions in the Piano Department. Including me, 181 people applied. I was selected as one of five finalists and had to teach a lesson, which was video recorded. I also had to give an hour-long presentation to the search committee. It took more than a month for them to reach a decision … but I GOT THE JOB!”
Also this week, Jazz At Lincoln Center (JALC) asked Yoko to play in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on July 30 for their annual Jazz and Leadership Workshop for The National Urban League’s Youth Summit. It’s a 100-minute workshop during which a JALC band performs some music and uses that performance to teach teens about leadership and trust.
A great week for Yoko!