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The Eastman School of Music places an emphasis on solid academic work as well as excellence in performance. From special organ-related 590 courses to the intense four-semester Organ Literature course required of all master's degree students, organ students at Eastman gain a solid background in history, construction, performance practice, and technique. Below you will find academic information and samples of student work in addition to Resonance, the biannual department newsletter written by both faculty and students.
Resonance, the biannual department newsletter [pdf]
News from the department and proceedings of the annual EROI Festival.
Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festivals
The department's largest event of the year, each festival celebrates important aspects of this 10-year initiative
to make Rochester a global center for organ performance, research, building, and preservation through the assembly of a collection of new and historic organs unparalleled in North America.
- EROI Festival 2010: Pedaling through Time: New Perspectives on Pedal Technique, November 11 - November 14.
- EROI Festival 2009: Mendelssohn and the Contrapuntal Tradition (October 29 - November 1)
- EROI Festival 2008: Inauguration of the Craighead-Saunders Organ
- EROI Festival 2007: New Dimensions in Organ Documentation and Conservation
- EROI Festival 2006: Aspects of Organ Building in the Twentieth Century - Featuring the work of Ernest M. Skinner and John Brombaugh
- EROI Festival 2005: Inaugural Festival for the Italian Baroque Organ
- EROI Festival 2004: A Global Organ Project for the 21st Century / Westfield Center Pedal Clavichord Symposium
- Westfield Symposium [pdf]: The Organ and the Pedal Clavichord - a case study in performance and pedagogy
- EROI Festival 2003 [pdf]: American Organ Building in the Twentieth Century
Pipe Organs of Greenland
Randall Harlow's research project "Pipe Organs of Greenland" is the culmination of ten weeks of independent research in Greenland sponsored by the Presser Foundation. Kalaallit Nunaat, or Greenland, is the only Inuit culture in the world with a vibrant and living pipe organ tradition. These pages are an expansion of an article from the January, 2010 edition of The American Organist, “The Church of Greenland and the Inuit Organ Tradition.”