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Levi Saelua and Karl Stabnau

Eastman Students Levi Saelua, Karl Stabnau Win DownBeat Awards

May 15, 2012

Two Eastman School of Music students, Levi Saelua and Karl Stabnau, have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 35th annual student music awards. Saelua, a senior jazz writing major from Sacramento, Calif., was recognized in the Jazz Arrangement/Undergraduate College category for “Allegretto from Symphony No. 7,” his arrangement of the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony […]

Commencement May 19-20, 2012

Eastman Alumnus George Walker to Receive Honorary Degree

May 14, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker ʼ56 (DMA) will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Music during the Eastman School of Music’s commencement ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, for students receiving their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This year’s commencement ceremonies at the University of Rochester also feature award […]

Recorded Sound Conference

Eastman Hosts Annual Conference on Recorded Sound History

May 14, 2012

One hundred and thirty years of recorded sound history—from the earliest extant recordings to today’s “born digital” formats—will be explored when collectors, archivists, audio engineers, and recording historians convene for the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in Rochester from Wednesday, May 16, through Saturday, May 19. Hosted by the Eastman […]

Kodak Hall

Eastman Renovation Project Honored for Historic Preservation

May 9, 2012

The Eastman School of Music’s Theatre Renovation and Expansion Project has received the prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State. The statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting, and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. “This historic theatre has been beautifully transformed into a 2,250 […]

Professor Zvi Zeitlin Dies

Internationally Renowned Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Dies

May 3, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Internationally renowned violinist Zvi Zeitlin, who performed with and cemented friendships with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and who was a beloved teacher and Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 2, of complications due to pneumonia.  […]


Musicians unite to benefit Rochester’s Foodlink

April 30, 2012

The benefit concert series “If Music Be the Food…” will conclude its third season with an exciting program of chamber music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road (at East Avenue) in Rochester, on Friday evening, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM. “If Music Be the Food…” was created and launched in 2009 by […]


Eastman School Presents ‘Celebration of John Maloy’s Life’

April 30, 2012

The late John Maloy was a professor of voice at the Eastman School of Music from 1966 to 2005. Before his death in January 2012, he taught many singers who have gone on to national and international fame. Many are planning to return to Eastman to pay tribute to their beloved teacher when the Voice […]

Percussion Rochester Festival

Eastman School Hosts Percussion Rochester

April 25, 2012

The Eastman School of Music is hosting the first Percussion Rochester festival, with world-renowned artists performing alongside local ensembles, on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.  The event features the premieres of four works, master classes, and more than 15 free community events that celebrate the art of percussion across music genres. Percussion Rochester […]


Eastman Student Matthew Grills Wins Lotte Lenya Competition

April 22, 2012

Eastman School of Music master’s degree student Matthew Grills, who was a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions last month, was awarded First Prize in the finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition on Saturday, April 21. The top prize in the competition, which is sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music in New York City, […]

Kevin Puts Wins Pulitzer Prize

Eastman School of Music Alumnus Kevin Puts Awarded Pulitzer Prize in Music

April 16, 2012

Composer Kevin Puts, who received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music, has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts. The work, which was commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera on Nov. 12, 2011, was described by the Pulitzer committee as “a stirring […]