What happens when you house seven musical Yalies into one single suite?
You get “Suite Spot”! An ensemble made up of freshman from one single suite in Morse College!
The ensemble features everyone in my suite: Ethan on piano, Cameron on keyboard, Mark on trombone, Aaron on trumpet, Will on guitar, Brendan on shakers, and myself on electronic drums and synthesizer. It’s actually pretty rare for a group of seven randomly assigned suitemates to share a common passion for music, so this composition we helped to write together was something special indeed!
In one of my previous blogs, I promised a recording of the suite playing together. Here it is: the official debut of “Suite Spot!”
(The song starts at 1:20 after a short introduction by one of our Freshman Counselors)
The performance was filmed in Morse College’s dining hall during our weekly “Family Night”. Yalies have the freedom to eat in any one of the twelve residential college dining halls, Commons dining hall, the Slifka Center, or any one of our “on-the-go” cafes throughout the week. But every Sunday night, each residential college opens the dining hall just for members of their college. “Family night,” as we like to call it, is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and upperclassmen after an activity-and-work-packed week. In the video, you might notice the laid-back atmosphere and sense of camaraderie of a typical Morse College mealtime.
If you are eager to learn more about music at Yale, stay tuned for further information about my personal experiences with music over the past semester!