Events and Activities

Watch this space for upcoming events sponsored by Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, and appearances by Eastman faculty members as well as alumni in your area.



Meliora on the Road: Bringing the Best of Rochester to New York
Saturday, April 18
11:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY

Join us for a day of ideas, conversations, and connections with noted faculty from across the University of Rochester including the Ying Quartet who will give a performance and presentations on “Music for Life”.

The afternoon will include a luncheon and University update from President Joel Seligman and keynote address from
former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu ’70, ’98M (HNR).  The cost is $20.00 per person. 

Visit Meliora on the Road for a full description, a list of faculty speakers, and to register.
Please contact the Office of Donor Relations at (800) 281-2055 if you have any questions.


Celebration of the Life of Rita Shane
Sunday, April 19
2:00 pm – Kilbourn Hall
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY

Eastman School of Music will honor the legacy and life of Rita Shane at a memorial event to be held in Kilbourn Hall beginning at 2:00 p.m.  A much beloved faculty member at Eastman since 1989, Rita passed away October 9, 2014, in New York City after a brief illness.  Rita’s natural elegance and vivacity added lustre to everything she did as a singer and teacher.  Her world-class dramatic coloratura voice and devotion to her many successful Eastman students and to Eastman Opera Theatre in particular will always be remembered.  We hope that as many former students, colleagues and friends as possible will join us for this important event in her memory, which will be followed by a reception generously provided by Rita’s second home, the nearby Inn on Broadway located at 26 Broadway. 

If you plan on attending the memorial event and reception, kindly respond by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 866.376.2586 (toll free) or email at  For more information about the memorial event, visit the Eastman Concert Events Calendar webpage.

Matthay Festival
Presented by the American Matthay Association for Piano
Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY

For more information, visit the American Matthay Association website.

Emory Remington Reunion
Thursday, June 11 – Saturday, June 13
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY

For more information and to register, visit the Emory Remington Reunion Weekend website.



Eastman at the Kennedy Center
Thursday, April 23
6:00 pm
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington DC

For more information and to register, go to More information coming soon!


Click here to view the list of events taking place in your area as well as regionally.


Rochester area alumni: You are invited to attend events hosted by the Institute for Music Leadership. Please click here for a list of upcoming events.

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