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Four New Faculty Members at the Eastman School of Music This Fall

August 19, 2009

The Eastman School of Music has announced the following faculty appointments for the 2009-2010 academic year: Frank Huang, Associate Professor of Violin; Associate Professor of Chamber Music. Frank Huang is the new first violinist for the Ying Quartet, Eastman School’s string quartet-in-residence. First prize winner of the 2003 Naumburg Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover […]


Opening of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Highlights Eastman School of Music Fall Concerts, Events

August 10, 2009

What better way to celebrate Eastman Theatre’s reopening than with a schedule of great concerts? The newly renovated performance hall in the theatre will reopen as Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with a new sound and ambience come October and the Eastman School of Music has an exciting line-up of fall concerts by guest artists, […]


Selected Coverage August 2009

August 1, 2009

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Eastman Musicologist Roger Freitas Examines 17th-Century Music through the Life of a Castrato

July 10, 2009

Roger Freitas, associate professor of musicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, provides a rare glimpse into the social and political contexts of 17th-century music in his book, Portrait of a Castrato: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani. Born in 1626 into a bourgeois family in Pistoia, Italy, […]


Selected Coverage July 2009

July 1, 2009

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Three Students Awarded Jazz Scholarships to Eastman

July 1, 2009

Current and new jazz festival scholarship recipients at Eastman posed with festival producers and Eastman School faculty following the annual scholarship concert; from left, Mark Iacona, Chris Ziemba, Nick Finzer, Tim Craig, Harold Danko, Bob Sneider, Gabe Condon, Matthew Krol, Howard Potter, Jeffrey Krol, and John Nugent. (Photo by Don Ver Ploeg, provided by Xerox […]


'Mitzie Collins and Friends Concert' of World Music Returns to Kilbourn Hall

June 30, 2009

Renowned musician Mitzie Collins and a host of popular folk musicians present the 16th annual “Mitzie Collins and Friends Concert” of world music, a blockbuster favorite among Eastman audiences, presented as part of the Eastman School of Music summer concerts. At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, in Kilbourn Hall, the audience will be treated […]


Eastman Musicologist Ralph P. Locke Explores 'Exotic' Stereotypes in Music

June 19, 2009

Why do so many beloved musical works—by Mozart, Puccini, Leonard Bernstein, and other composers—evoke cultures and peoples that are distant and somehow “different”? In his new book, Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections, Ralph P. Locke, professor of musicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, argues that Western attitudes about foreign cultures and stereotypes […]


Numerous Eastman Musicians Are Performing During Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 10, 2009

Eastman School of Music faculty, alumni, and students will play prominently in the line-up for the upcoming Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. From faculty gigs and performances by Eastman Community Music School ensembles to a special jam session for aspiring jazz players, Eastman musicians will be appearing on various stages during the event June 12 […]


'Eastman Summer Sings' Returns to Kilbourn Hall

June 9, 2009

Again this summer, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in Eastman School of Music’s “Eastman Summer Sings,” a popular series of choral music reading sessions. Held Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall beginning July 7, each program features one choral masterwork. Scores are provided at the door. Since […]