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NURTURING PROMISING YOUNG MUSICIANS

May 4, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Many of the students in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) with the potential, interest and motivation to pursue advanced musical studies have limited financial means for private music lessons. Since 1997, Eastman Pathways—a collaborative partnership between the RCSD and the Eastman School of Music—has helped to fill this community need by offering quality […]

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DONNA BRINK FOX NAMED EASTMAN'S INTERIM SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

May 2, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Dr. Donna Brink Fox, Eisenhart Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music, has been named interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. An acclaimed music educator, as well as a highly respected musician, scholar, and administrator, Fox will work closely with the School’s faculty and administration in areas such as curriculum, […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

April 28, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Two select Eastman School of Music students will represent the School in the prestigious Conservatory Project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The talents of pianist Xi Zhang and violinist Bin Huang will be showcased on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre as part […]

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JAMAL ROSSI NAMED INTERIM DEAN AT EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

April 20, 2006

Jamal J. Rossi, academic dean at the Eastman School of Music and an Eastman alumnus, today was named interim dean of the famed music school by Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester. “In my view, Eastman is the preeminent music school in the country,” said Seligman. “I am confident that Jamal Rossi’s academic, […]

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A LEGEND REMEMBERED

April 14, 2006

Rochester, NY- The life and music of former Professor of Composition Warren Benson (1924-2005) will be celebrated with a special concert in Kilbourn Hall on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature Professor of Flute Bonita Boyd, Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Bill Dobbins, doctoral student and mezzo-soprano Yvonne Douthat, […]

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THE ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY

April 10, 2006

The Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership today unveiled Polyphonic.org, a comprehensive website for professional orchestral musicians. The website is the first project of the Orchestra Musician Forum, created last year by the School thanks to the generous gift of philanthropist and Symphony Orchestra Institute founder Paul R. Judy. Designed with the help […]

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SOUNDS FROM WEST AFRICA AND INDONESIA COME TO EASTMAN THIS MONTH

April 3, 2006

The Eastman School of Music will showcase two concerts this month in its popular World Music Series. Mamadou Diabate will perform music from the West African country of Mali on Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. and the School’s own Gamelan Lila Muni will take the stage on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Both […]

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KRYSTIAN ZIMERMAN CONCLUDES GRAND PIANISTS SERIES

March 31, 2006

The Eastman School of Music concludes its Grand Pianists series next month with a solo appearance by the acclaimed Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. Zimerman, who has been described as “a formidable pianist with a prodigious technique and a powerful intellect” (The New York Times) […]

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ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM AT KILBOURN HALL

March 29, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Known as much for its commitment to performing and expanding the works of living composers as for its performances of traditional quartet repertoire, the St. Lawrence String Quartet—Geoff Nuttall, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello—will perform at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music Sunday, April 2 […]

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MAYHEM, OR JUST AN APRIL FOOLS' PRANK?

March 24, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Some believe April Fools’ Day originated in 1582 when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar and New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. Whatever its true origins, several faculty artists at the Eastman School of Music believe it’s a day for tomfoolery—The program they’ve planned for an upcoming April […]

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