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"SUMMER SINGS" RETURN TO EASTMAN'S KILBOURN HALL

June 15, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Again this summer, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in five Eastman "Summer Sings," a series of choral music reading sessions presented by the Eastman School of Music. Held on Tuesday evenings in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.) beginning at 7:30 p.m., each program is built around […]

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'DOWN BEAT' HONORS JAZZ AT EASTMAN

June 4, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — In words and by action, Down Beat magazine — one of the country’s most respected jazz publications — is heaping praise on the jazz program at the Eastman School of Music. In what is becoming almost a yearly occurrence, Down Beat once again has named the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Fred […]

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ELIZABETH MARVIN NAMED EASTMAN'S DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

May 15, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Elizabeth West Marvin, a longtime faculty member of the Eastman School of Music and acting dean of academic affairs since July 2000, has been appointed dean of academic affairs for the School effective July 1, 2001. As dean, Dr. Marvin will be responsible for administering all academic aspects of the School, including […]

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EASTMAN'S 'PATHWAYS' PROGRAM RECEIVES GENEROUS SUPPORT

May 15, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – A number of local and national organizations are ensuring that promising middle-school and high-school students from the Rochester City School District are on the path to high-quality music instruction at the Eastman School of Music. Four local organizations – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, Rochester Area Community Foundation (Anne McQuay Arts […]

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VOCALIST WILLIAM WARFIELD TO ADDRESS EASTMAN'S CLASS OF 2001

May 9, 2001

Rochester, NY – Opera legend and former Rochesterian William Warfield will return to his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music, later this month to address the School’s graduating class of 2001. The annual diploma ceremony for undergraduates and master’s students begins at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, May 20, in the Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. […]

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NOTED TENOR ROBERT SWENSEN TO JOIN EASTMAN VOICE FACULTY

May 8, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Grammy Award-winning tenor Robert Swensen will join the voice faculty of the Eastman School of Music as an associate professor of voice in July. Mr. Swensen formerly was chairman of the voice area at his alma mater, the University of Arizona School of Music and Dance, and had also served as assistant […]

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RISING STARS AT EASTMAN

May 4, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – Several young string players from the Eastman School of Music have been quietly stealing center stage in recent months, showcasing their tremendous talent and training. The students, all undergraduates, have received high honors at a variety of international competitions – leading to some exciting performance opportunities. British cellist Guy Johnston, 19, who […]

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MARIAN MCPARTLAND, EASTMAN JAZZ FACULTY PRESENT THE UP-AND-COMING ROBERTA PIKET IN CONCERT

April 24, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY – A young woman from New York City who initially studied to be a software engineer is the talented jazz pianist who’ll be featured in the third annual "Marian McPartland/Eastman Jazz Series" to be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.) at the Eastman School of Music. […]

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EASTMAN PRESENTS FOUR ENSEMBLES IN A NEW MUSIC FINALE

April 23, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — New music will wear a coat of many colors when four Eastman School ensembles together present their final concert of the season at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The performance — which will be webcast live by the American Music center’s NewMusicBox — includes music for […]

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EASTMAN TROMBONE CHOIR NAMED TOP GROUP IN 2001 INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE ASSOCIATION REMINGTON TROMBONE CHOIR COMPETITION

April 17, 2001

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman Trombone Choir, directed by Professor John Marcellus, recently learned that it won first place in the 2001 International Trombone Association Remington Trombone Choir Competition. The competition, held in February, is named for Emory Remington, who taught trombone at Eastman for nearly 50 years and is recognized as one of the […]

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