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Renowned Hornist William VerMeulen Will be In-Residence at Eastman School of Music

October 15, 2015

William VerMeulen, Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony and Professor of Horn at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, will conduct three residencies at the Eastman School of Music during the 2015-2016 academic year. Called “one of today’s superstars of the international brass scene,” Professor VerMeulen has forged a career as soloist, chamber musician, master […]

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Ensembles Receive Project Support from Paul R. Judy Center at Eastman School of Music

October 14, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–A multidisciplinary Romeo & Juliet production that will be simultaneously broadcast to an outdoor audience, a program that engages the community in the creation and production of new music, and research on how alternative ensembles have shaped music-making to reach new audiences are among the projects awarded grants by the Paul R. Judy Center […]

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“You’re automatically awesome!” : An Eastman Music Education Student Shares his Student Teaching Experiences

October 14, 2015

For Eastman students studying Music Education, the student teaching semester is more trying than any other. A new schedule, daily travel, hours of lesson planning and many more practicing piano, conducting, and secondary instruments, are only some of the typical challenges student teachers face every day. But most agree that it is also the most […]

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EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE WELCOMES BACK THE MIDIC WINDS

October 14, 2015 The members of Midic: Quinn Delaney, Rebecca Tobin, June Kim, Johanna Gruskin, Russell Rybicki The Eastman Wind Ensemble is gearing up for an exciting second concert of the year, this Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. As part of an effort by conductor Mark Davis Scatterday to bring young [...]Read More...

Eastman School Hosts Music College Fair

October 13, 2015

The Eastman School of Music, in collaboration with Ithaca College and The Juilliard School, is presenting the 10th annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York at the Eastman School on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.    High school and college students who are interested in studying music will have the opportunity to […]

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Eric Ewazen’s Visit to Eastman is an Exciting and Inspiring One

October 12, 2015

The renowned composer Dr. Eric Ewazen (BM ’76) was celebrated as an honored alumnus during Meliora Weekend at Eastman. Ewazen’s visit included a master class of his music performed by Eastman students on Friday, October 9, and receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award during Saturday afternoon’s Brass Cavalcade (October 10). As a brass player and performer […]

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Eastman News Highlights October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

Here are some select recent clippings 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.) A Concertmaster Sounds Out the City (Wall Street Journal 10/09/2015) During a Friday morning rehearsal, the New York Philharmonic’s newly installed concertmaster Frank Huang lingered onstage […]

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The ESM Alum-Founded Music Kitchen in NYC Celebrates its Tenth Season

October 9, 2015

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, ESM BM ’93 and founder of Music Kitchen: Food for the Soul. The Eastman School of Music boasts prominent alumni in virtually every field of music: performers, teachers, composers, theorists, conductors, and so on. What better time of the year to celebrate the career paths of our distinguished alumni than the days leading […]

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Allen Ginsberg’s Beat Poetry, Philip Glass’s Hypnotic Music Create a Portrait of Social Revolution

October 8, 2015

The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.  Setting the counterculture poems of Allen Ginsberg to the repetitive structures of Philip […]

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A Summer of Discovery: An Interview with Braden Maxwell

October 7, 2015

We often hear about great performances given by Eastman students, but we hardly ever hear about the “academic side” of music. My good friend and colleague Braden Maxwell has had experiences in both. As an accomplished undergraduate piano player, brain and cognitive scientist, and music theorist, Braden has worked to transcend the boundaries of music […]

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