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XRIJF 2013

Eastman Musicians Can be Seen and Heard throughout Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 17, 2013

From renowned drummer and alumnus Steve Gadd to current Eastman School of Music and Eastman Community Music School students, Eastman musicians will be appearing on various stages throughout the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival from Friday, June 21, to Saturday, June 29. Eastman has been involved in the festival since it was founded in […]

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Eastman Community Music School Seniors Receive Jazz Festival Scholarships to Continue Studies at Eastman

June 13, 2013

Double bassist Ryder Eaton and saxophonist C.J. Ziarniak have been named the recipients of this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarships.  They will both start their college studies at Eastman this fall as freshman in the Department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media. The two musicians, who are graduates of the […]

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Eastman School of Music to Inaugurate Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research

June 6, 2013

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester is pleased to announce the next stage in the evolution of its Institute for Music Leadership (IML): noted philanthropist Paul Judy—chairman of the Chicago Philharmonic Society, life trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), former president of the CSO board, and founder of Eastman School […]

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Double Bass

Eastman Hosts International Bass Convention; Public Concerts Feature Ron Carter, Joel Quarrington, Other Stellar Guest Artists

May 20, 2013

Hundreds of double bassists from some 30 countries will descend on Rochester in June, and audiences will be able to hear some of the greatest names in classical and jazz bass perform in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The Eastman School of Music is hosting the International Society of Bassists from Sunday, June 2, through […]

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Eastman School of Music Names New Faculty Members

May 15, 2013

The Eastman School of Music has announced the appointment of six distinguished performers and scholars who will join its faculty beginning in the 2013-2014 year: Edoardo Bellotti ,Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation. Bellotti has been Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation in several musical institutions and universities including the Conservatory of Trossingen and […]

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Eastman School of Music Students Take Top Prizes in National Fischoff Competition

May 14, 2013

Two ensembles of Eastman School of Music students were winners at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition: in the Senior Wind Division, Project Fusion captured the Gold Medal and $3,500 prize, while The Midic Winds were awarded the Bronze Medal and $2,000. The Gold Medal prize added to the list of national honors this […]

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Three Eastman Graduate Students Win DownBeat Awards

May 9, 2013

Jennifer Bellor, Paulo Perfeito, and Marc Schwartz of the Eastman School of Music have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 36th annual Student Awards competition. Schwartz was recognized in the Jazz Soloist/Graduate College category for a recording that included an alto saxophone performance on “Stella By Starlight,” and in the Jazz Arrangement/Graduate College category for […]

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Street Closures on Thursday, May 9

May 8, 2013

To the Eastman Community: Filming of the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is returning to the Eastman area Thursday May 9th, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., and both Main Street and East Avenue will be closed to traffic west of Scio Street. I have attached a PDF of the closure areas for your information. Street Closings Main Street will […]

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Alumnus, Teacher, Historian Vincent Lenti will Deliver the Commencement Address at Eastman School of Music

May 6, 2013

This year’s graduates of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will receive parting advice from alumnus, faculty member, and School historian Vincent Lenti, who will offer his perspective on Eastman’s past 60 years and its future. Lenti, who was recently feted for five decades of service to the School, will speak at the […]

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Eastman Community Music School Guitar Program Anniversary Concert

May 6, 2013

The Eastman Community Music School’s Guitar Program will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert featuring current students and teachers as well as alumni and former faculty at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in Hatch Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Approximately 150 area students have studied in the […]

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