Eastman School of Music Faculty, Students Mark International Day of Collaborative Music

December 31, 2010

A day-long series of concerts at the Eastman School of Music will highlight the opportunities and advantages for musicians of all ages and skill levels to perform or play together. The recitals, which start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, mark the International Day of Collaborative Music, part of a year-long project by the […]


Music and Dance Organizations Collaborate On Production of Opera Masterpiece

December 28, 2010

The Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Opera Theatre, Madrigalia, and Geomantics Dance Theater are collaborating to offer local audiences an exciting production of an 18th-century opera based on the Greek legend of Orpheus. From January 27 to 30, the three arts organizations will present Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice), a work […]


Eastman School of Music Hosts Graham Johnson

December 23, 2010

Graham Johnson, one of world’s leading vocal accompanists, will be in-residence at the Eastman School of Music on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan.12, 2011, for several events in the School’s new Hatch Recital Hall. The events include a lecture on accompaniment, and master classes in French and German art songs. Johnson’s residency is sponsored […]


Scholarship Benefit Concert Helps Continue the Legacy of William Warfield

December 23, 2010

An annual concert that supports the William Warfield Scholarship Fund and continues the legacy of one of the great vocal artists of the 20th century will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The concert will feature this year’s scholarship recipient, bass-baritone Jamal Moore, a […]


Two Eastman School of Music Students in Running for 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra

December 13, 2010

Two Eastman School of Music undergraduate students have been chosen as finalists for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the chance to play at the Sydney Opera House in Australia next March. Junior Patrick Shelc and freshman Jennifer Zhou are among 336 finalists from 46 countries who submitted audition videos for the collaborative orchestra. The […]


Eastman Community Music School’s Annual Homecoming: A Celebration of Music, the Community, and the Holidays

December 10, 2010

Students and ensembles of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School will be showcased during the School’s 13th annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. A daylong music extravaganza, Homecoming features concurrent performances taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus. “These concerts are a wonderful […]


Ying Quartet, Eastman Alumnus Bill Cunliffe Again Nominated for Grammys

December 2, 2010

The Ying Quartet, quartet in residence at the Eastman School of Music, has received a Grammy nomination for Autumn: In Moving Pictures, a chamber jazz album from the Billy Childs Ensemble on which the Quartet is featured. Also, Eastman School alumnus Bill Cunliffe, who received a Grammy Award last year for Best Instrumental Arrangement, is […]


Festival Week for Opening of New Eastman East Wing Features Dedication Concert, Chamber Music Marathon

November 30, 2010

Showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and faculty, a Grand Opening Dedication Concert and a chamber music marathon — both free and open to the public — will highlight the Festival Week events opening the School’s new Eastman East Wing. Three outstanding ensembles — the Eastman Wind Ensemble with conductor Mark Davis […]


New Recital Hall Opens Virtual Music Classes to Public

November 29, 2010

New, cutting-edge technology at the Eastman School of Music will allow the Rochester community to observe virtual classes at the world’s top conservatories without leaving town or spending a dime. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, for the first time, the local community will be invited to sit in on an afternoon of live music instruction, performance, […]


Friends of Eastman Opera Announce Winners of Annual Voice Competition

November 23, 2010

Eastman School of Music students Thomas Lehman, Erin Gonzalez, and Alyssa Mae Doggett were named the winners of this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held November 20 in the School’s Kilbourn Hall. Lehman, a baritone, was awarded first place in this year’s event. He received the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize in the amount […]