Warfield Scholarship Concert Features Soprano Joel Dyson

December 30, 2013

“William Warfield: A Legacy in Music,” an annual concert that continues the legacy of late opera singer William Warfield and supports the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, will be held in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.  Soprano Joel Dyson, who was the scholarship recipient both last year […]

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Eastman News Highlights December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Break of Reality returning to Eastman for concert (Batavia Daily News © 12/26/2013) Break of Reality, a cello-rock band formed at Eastman School of […]

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Concert Celebrates Russian-American Friendship

December 26, 2013

A concert of instrumental and vocal music by Russian composers will celebrate connections between Russia and the United States at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. Held on the day after Russians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar, the Russian Friendship Concert is presented by the […]

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Eastman News Highlights December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.) Music and Success[mediatracking.com] (New York Times © 12/21/2013) DOES music make you smarter? Year after year, researchers report associations between children’s participation in music […]

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Break of Reality Returning to Eastman for Kodak Hall Performance

December 20, 2013

Break of Reality, a cello-rock band formed at Eastman School of Music in 2003, will return to its alma mater on Jan. 17, 2014 to present a concert in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m. The group currently consists of percussionist Ivan Trevino and cellists Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf, and new addition Adrian […]

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Eastman School of Music Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations

December 16, 2013

Scott Healy, John Hollenbeck, Bob Ludwig, Maria Schneider, David Slonaker, Martha Cluver, and Eric Dudley—all graduates of the Eastman School of Music—are among the artists who received nominations in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Competition. In addition, alumnus Ken Knappenberger is one of 10 finalists, chosen from more than 30,000 initial nominations, nominated for the […]

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Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

December 16, 2013

  Today, December 16, is an important date in any music school: the birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (his 243rd, to be exact). Beethoven’s music has always occupied a central place at Eastman; to celebrate the great day, here is a video about the 2012 Eastman Rochester Chorus performance of one of Beethoven’s greatest works, […]

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Eastman News Highlights December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

(Note: Some links may have expired.) Loss Reverberates at Music School (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12/15/2013) Its inhabitants consider it a small town. The Eastman School of Music. Population about 1,275. “There’s a deeply tangible sense of community within this school,” Dean Jamal Rossi said Wednesday. “Whenever there is a loss, it reverberates through the […]

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Summer at Eastman 2014

Summer@Eastman 2014

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Heavenly Sounds

December 13, 2013

    World music ensembles have been part of Eastman’s offerings since 1993, when the Balinese gamelan ensemble Lila Muni (Heavenly Sound) was formed. A gamelan (pictured on the top) is a communal percussion orchestra native to Bali, which often accompanies dancing or other performance. In 2004, Eastman started its own Zimbabwean mbira ensemble, Mbira dze […]

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