Grammy Award Winning Alumnus Reylon Yount Speaks with 8th Graders

February 17, 2017

Reylon Yount ’08 Presenting at Ms. Kennedy's World Music ClassToday alumnus Reylon Yount (CAIS class of 2008, Harvard 2016) visited our World Music classes to speak about his experiences performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on the album Sing Me Home, which just received a Grammy award for World Music. 

Reylon credits his study of the Yangqin, which he began at CAIS, as well as his experience playing in CAIS Music Ensembles as preparing him for success in a group such as the Silk Road Ensemble. Reylon just returned from teaching in China with Yo Yo Ma, and is excited to share his perspectives on the potential power of music in creating international community. 

Enjoy a clip of Reylon performing “Thunder After the Drought,” which he first learned at CAIS years ago.

Reylon Yount ’08 with Silk Road Ensemble