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Eastman Names New Faculty Members

August 24, 2011

The Eastman School of Music has announced the appointment of six distinguished performers and scholars to its faculty for the 2011-2012 year: Enrico Elisi, Associate Professor of Piano. Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim with major orchestras and in major venues throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Among his awards are top prizes in the […]


Eastman School’s Concert Halls Filled with Events for Every Musical Taste

August 4, 2011

From the first Kilbourn Hall appearance by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to world-class music making by students, faculty, and guest artists, the Eastman School of Music boasts an exciting line-up of concerts as it nears its 90th birthday. The first classes at Eastman were held Sept. 19, 1921, though the School’s formal […]


What Happens When Music Meets the Mind?

August 1, 2011

What happens to your body when you sing a note or play an instrument? How do babies learn to differentiate sounds and then words? What muscle movements and mental processes do speaking and singing have in common? What happens when the Beatles or Beethoven meet the brain? The answers to all these questions and many […]

Eastman Theatre Panoramic View

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July 28, 2011

Robert Ward Receives Nation’s Highest Honor in Opera

July 19, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Robert Ward, who received his bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1939, has been named a recipient of a 2011 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Opera Honor, the nation’s highest award in opera. The award recognizes significant lifetime contributions to opera in the United States. Honors recipients are […]


Eastman School Professor Emeritus of Horn Verne Reynolds Dies

July 6, 2011

Verne Reynolds, Professor Emeritus of Horn at the Eastman School of Music, died on June 28. A distinguished performer, composer, and teacher, Professor Reynolds was 84. Professor Reynolds was a member of several orchestras and ensembles, served on the faculty of several top music schools, and published more than 60 musical works. Many of his […]


Former Eastman School Professor Stanley Hasty Dies

June 27, 2011

Stanley Hasty, Professor Emeritus of Clarinet at the Eastman School of Music, died Wednesday, June 22. He was 91 years old. One of the most highly regarded and successful clarinetists and teachers of his time, Professor Hasty held the position of principal clarinet in six major orchestras and served on the faculty of several of […]

Summer Conducting Institute

Selected Institute Participants Lead Rochester Philharmonic on Thursday

June 24, 2011

Local audiences will have the opportunity to see the next James Levine or Sarah Caldwell when several up-and-coming conductors take the baton in front of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra next month. The rising orchestral leaders will be participants in Eastman School of Music’s Summer Conducting Institute, an intensive five-day program with sessions on topics like […]

Eastman Summer Sing

‘Eastman Summer Sing’ Explores Choral Masterpieces

June 21, 2011

Singers of all ages and abilities are again invited to take part in “Eastman Summer Sing,” a popular series of choral music reading sessions held Tuesday evenings in July at 7:30 p.m. in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. Beginning July 5, participants can enjoy performing choral masterworks with others; scores are provided at the […]


Oboist Richard Killmer Honored by International Double Reed Society

June 20, 2011

Richard Killmer, a concert oboist and professor of oboe at the Eastman School of Music, was named an Honorary Member of the International Double Reed Society. The honor is awarded to individuals who have made distinguished contributions within the double reed world. In a letter notifying Killmer of the honor, the Society’s Executive Secretary Norma […]