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“I Can’t Express How Happy I Felt!”: freshman saxophonist Grace Frarey on Eastman and on jazz

August 29, 2016

Grace Frarey is the recipient of this year’s Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Jazz Scholarship. The 18-year-old Canandaigua resident just began a double major in jazz studies and music education at Eastman. Grace, who has appeared in the jazz festival since 2013 as lead saxophonist for the Canandaigua Academy Jazz Band, was […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 29, 2016

August 29, 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.)  9 Musical Events Celebrating the National Park Centennial (WQXR Blog 08/24/2016)  On Aug. 25, 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed an act that created the National Park […]

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Eastman Philharmonia to Perform World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-Winner Kevin Puts’ Letters from Georgia, with Soprano Renée Fleming

August 23, 2016

For Media Only: Rick Kessel (585)274-1052, rkessel@esm.rochester.edu The Philharmonia performance, conducted by Neil Varon, will also feature Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in Rochester on November 12th and at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on November 14th NEW YORK, NY – August 11, 2016 – On Saturday, November 12, in Rochester, NY, […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 22, 2016

August 22, 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.) 5 must-see upcoming classic concerts The Courier-Journal 08/18/2016 Continuing its practice of welcoming a composer each year its New Music Festival, this year U of […]

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Eastman School of Music to Host Conducting Masterclass

August 16, 2016

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music is holding an orchestral conducting masterclass led by conductor and Professor Neil Varon on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19. The two-day session will give six experienced pre-professional young conductors the opportunity to enhance their conducting skills and musicianship.   “The masterclass fulfills a need among young […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 15, 2016

August 15, 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.)  Seven classical pianists, traveling in a pack (SFGate 08/09/2016)  Like other members of the animal kingdom, performing musicians vary in their inclination to join herds. […]

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Information for New Student Move-In and Orientation

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Interaction between Organ and Voice is Topic of 2016 EROI Festival

August 9, 2016

Leading organists and musicologists from around the world will come to the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music this fall for the 2016 EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) Festival, “Breath for Singing: The Organ and the Human Voice.” Taking place from Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 28, the event explores historical, conceptual, and […]

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Eastman Faculty Recitals Give Audience Chance to Hear Renowned Artists on Local Stages

August 9, 2016

The new season of Eastman School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series, supported by Patricia Ward-Baker, starts Wednesday, Aug. 31, with solo and chamber recitals of classical and jazz performances ranging from flute to trumpet and cello. The recitals give local music lovers the chance to hear the talented artists perform on their home turf during […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 8, 2016

August 8, 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.) Musicians harmonize with nature for outdoor audiences — including snakes (The Seattle Times 08/05/2016) SAN JUAN ISLAND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — A snake came to […]

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