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Eastman School of Music Alumni Receive GRAMMY Nominations

December 6, 2016

UPDATED February 1, 2017 Several graduates of the Eastman School of Music have received nominations in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 59th GRAMMY Awards: In Category 11, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Steve Gadd (BM68) Band for Way Back Home: Live from Rochester NY In Category 48, Best Bluegrass Album, double bassist Geoff […]

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ECMS Winter Festival

Eastman Community Music School Celebrates Holidays with Winterfest

December 5, 2016

Students and ensembles of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will be showcased during the School’s annual celebration of the winter season on Saturday, Dec. 17.  A daylong music extravaganza, Winterfest features concurrent performances in several venues across the Eastman School of Music campus. Performers range in age from elementary school to […]

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Putting Bach Together: Eastman Student Singers on Preparing Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio

December 1, 2016

by Kameron Ghanavati ‘ The upcoming holiday season brings an abundance of music to Eastman. This year, Dr. William Weinert will present a double bill featuring two of J.S. Bach’s highly revered pieces: the “Credo” from the Mass in B minor (1749) and Parts 1, 2, and 3 from the Christmas Oratorio (1734). Both pieces […]

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A Classic Eastman Trio: Bonita Boyd, Steven Doane, and Barry Snyder, in recital and in conversation

December 1, 2016

By Dan Gross Long time friends, Eastman School colleagues, and frequent collaborators Bonita Boyd (Professor of Flute), Barry Synder (Professor of Piano), and Steven Doane (Professor of Cello) perform an unusual program of trios tonight at 8 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall/ Tickets are $10 (free for Eastman/University of Rochester ID holders), available at the […]

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Eastman School of Music Receives $2.5 Million in Leadership Support

November 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE George W. Hamlin, IV, chair of Eastman’s Board of Managers, and his wife, Mary, have made a $2.5 million commitment to the Eastman School of Music. As longtime friends of Eastman, the Hamlins have provided faculty and student support by creating the Hamlin Family Director of the Institute for Music Leadership and […]

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Eastman Chorale Tours Ohio

November 28, 2016

Earlier in November, the Eastman Chorale, under Eastman School of Music Director of Choral Activities William Weinert, traveled to Ohio for two performances in November. The Chorale joined the Oberlin College Choir, directed by Eastman alumnus Gregory Ristow (MA ’04 MM ’04 DMA ’11), for a special joint event on Thursday, November 17, in the […]

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Eastman Pianist, Jenny Chen, to Perform at the Morgan Library in New York City

November 28, 2016

By Erik Elmgren On Tuesday, November 29, Eastman DMA student and pianist Jenny Chen will present a recital of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Debussy, and Stravinsky in Hatch Recital Hall. This performance is a preview of an upcoming concert at the Morgan Library in New York City on Friday, December 2. The repertoire […]

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Pianist Jenny Chen Performs Recital of Works from Noted Lehman Collection of Music Manuscripts

November 23, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Eastman School of Music’s Hatch Recital Hall, pianist Yen-Yu (Jenny) Chen will perform a preview of her upcoming recital at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Chen, who is a Doctor of Musical Arts student, will perform works from Morgan’s extraordinary Robert Owen […]

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Eastman News Highlights November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016

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.) Why It’s More Difficult than Ever to become an Opera Singer (WQXR 11/15/2016) On Nov. 14, the Eastman Philharmonia appeared at Alice Tully Hall. This […]

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The Curious Cellist: A Conversation with David Ying

November 18, 2016

Composer-pianist Billy Childs (left) and the members of the Ying Quartet: Janet Ying, Phillip Ying, Robin Scott, and David Ying David Ying, who is Eastman’s Associate Professor of String Chamber Music, and Associate Professor of Violoncello, and also the cellist for the award-winning Ying Quartet. He recently spoke to Dan Gross about the beginnings of […]

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