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Eastman Musicians Appear in Rochester International Jazz Festival Sessions

June 10, 2008

Eastman School of Music performers, both faculty and students, will again take to the stage for numerous sessions of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and Eastman faculty will give tips to aspiring young musicians during a special jam session geared to 14-to-19-year-olds. The “Jazz Jam for Kids (14-19) @Eastman” will be held from 2 to […]

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Eastman Musicians Help Promote New York State to Canadian Audiences

June 10, 2008

Eastman School of Music performers again provided music for New York State’s “I Love NY” tourism push, this time during an event in Toronto on Tuesday, June 10. A jazz trio composed of drummer Kevin McDonald, bassist Geoffrey Saunders, and pianist Jeff McLeod played for members of the Canadian travel industry and media. The ensemble […]

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Eastman Musicians Earn Grand Prize in Chamber Music Competition

June 5, 2008

In what judges described as an “astounding performance,” Arabesque Winds, a woodwind quintet composed of Eastman School of Music musicians, won the Grand Prize in the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. The quintet consists of 2008 graduates Sophie Goluses, horn, and Deidre Huckabay, flute; rising seniors Isabel Kim, clarinet, and Liz Spector, oboe; and […]

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Summer Season at Eastman School Features Variety of Concerts

June 2, 2008

From faculty and guest artist recitals to choral music reading sessions and the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the summer schedule at the Eastman School of Music is packed with performances offering something for everyone. The schedule of some 50 events features concerts by participants in Eastman’s annual Summer Session, which includes programs in […]

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Selected Coverage June 2008

June 1, 2008

Selected Coverage June 2008: Download PDF here

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Davenport-Hatch Foundation Commits $2.5 Million to Renovation, Expansion of Eastman Theatre

May 22, 2008

The Davenport-Hatch Foundation has made a $2.5 million commitment—the largest gift in its 56-year history—to benefit the University of Rochester and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre. The pledge, when combined with the Foundation’s previous gift of $400,000 for Eastman Theatre stage renovations in 2004, represents a $2.9 million […]

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Kennedy Center Spotlight Shines on Eastman Jazz Musicians

May 13, 2008

A unique ensemble of Eastman School of Music jazz students will represent the School at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts later this month in the Center’s prestigious Conservatory Project. “Triple Threat,” three pianists who alternate in the familiar jazz piano trio setting with bass and drums, will perform tunes by Charlie […]

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Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert Features Eastman Musicians

May 13, 2008

Three organists from the Eastman School of Music will wrap up the 2007-2008 season of Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concerts at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, May 18. Ryan Enright, Erica Johnson, and Robert Kwan will perform music by Frescobaldi, Poglietti, Sweelinck, and J.S. Bach for the monthly recital, which begins at 5:30 p.m. […]

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Jean Barr Awarded Music Teachers’ Highest Honor

May 12, 2008

Jean Barr, professor of piano accompanying and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, has received the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Achievement Award. The award is the organization’s highest honor and recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the music teaching profession. The first keyboard artist in the United States […]

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New Horizons Ensemble Unveils New Work in Tribute to Late Leader, Ed Mizma

May 7, 2008

The New Horizons Band at the Eastman Community Music School will premiere a new work in memory of the group’s former leader, Edward Mizma, during a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in Eastman Theatre. Titled “Moments of Glory,” the work was commissioned by the ensemble and The Commission Project, a nationally recognized program […]

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