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Eastman Jazz Heard from New York to Rotterdam this Summer

June 14, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Musicians from the Eastman School of Music are on the bill of the upcoming JVC Jazz Festival in New York City and will be participating in the North Sea Jazz Festival next month in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Reflecting the prize-winning caliber of Eastman’s jazz ensembles, a special Eastman Jazz Performance Workshop Honors Unit […]

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Wanted: Singers to Perform the Classics this Summer

June 13, 2007

Like to sing in the shower? Then share your talents this summer at the “Eastman Summer Sings” series. Presented by the Eastman School of Music, the popular annual series of choral music reading sessions opens Tuesday, July 3, in the school’s Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., with participants performing J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor. […]

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Rochester International Jazz Festival Sessions Feature Numerous Eastman Performers

June 6, 2007

Eastman School of Music faculty, alumni, and students play prominently in the line-up for the upcoming Rochester International Jazz Festival. From the opening session on Friday, June 8, with the Dave Rivello Ensemble, through Bob Sneider’s nightly jam sessions, Eastman musicians will be performing on various stages throughout the nine-day event. In addition to Rivello, […]

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Chuck Mangione Will Receive the Eastman School of Music Alumni Achievement Award

May 23, 2007

The Eastman School of Music will present noted jazz musician Chuck Mangione (BM ’63) with its Alumni Achievement Award. The award will be presented on Sunday evening, May 27 by Eastman’s Interim Dean, Jamal Rossi, in the Eastman Theatre just before the second half of the recreation of Mangione’s famous Friends and Love concert of […]

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Eastman Community Music School Names Honors Seniors; Celebrates Spring with Festival Weeks, Now – June 18

May 22, 2007

Throughout the months of May and June, students of all ages who attend Eastman’s Community Music School show off their accomplishments in a series of free recitals and ensemble concerts offered to Rochester music lovers. The series began last weekend and continues through Monday, June 18. “This is the culminating time of year for our […]

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Conductor, Composer Douglas Lowry Named Dean of Eastman School of Music

May 21, 2007

Rochester, N.Y. — Douglas Lowry, currently dean of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, on August 1 will become the new dean of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, President Joel Seligman announced today. “Doug Lowry has been an extraordinarily successful academic leader as well as a composer […]

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Summer Concerts at Eastman

May 17, 2007

ROCHESTER, NY —The Eastman School of Music will present a variety of concerts and performances this summer. Featured performers include members of Eastman’s collegiate faculty, special guest artists, and summer program participants. The schedule includes the annual concert of World Music with Mitzie Collins and Friends on Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn […]

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Vim and Vigor in the Nation's Capital

May 15, 2007

“Robust energy and enthusiasm” is how the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “vim” – which is also the name of an Eastman School of Music student saxophone quartet that has won awards and acclaim for its outstanding musicianship. The ViM Saxophone Quartet will represent Eastman in the prestigious Conservatory Project of the John F. Kennedy […]

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Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert This Sunday

May 14, 2007

Hear the sounds of the only full-size Italian Baroque organ in North America, as performed by two outstanding 2007 Eastman School graduates, Sunday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Earlier that day, Michael Unger and Annie Laver will receive Master of Music degrees in Eastman’s 2007 Commencement ceremony in the Eastman Theatre. New Eastman graduates are […]

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Bon Voyage!

May 14, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jennifer Ronyak of Akron. Ohio, a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has been awarded a 10-month research grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for dissertation research in Berlin during the 2007-2008 school year. Jennifer’s dissertation, Performing the Lied, Performing the Self: Enacting […]

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