Eastman News Highlights August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

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.)  Local Musician Attends Prestigious Summer Music Academy (Chicago Daily Herald 08/15/2017)  Birch Creek celebrates its 42nd concert season in 2017 and continues to support a […]

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Eastman Jazz Sextet Bound for the Tokyo Jazz Festival

August 18, 2017

For the first time, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Jazz department will have an ensemble travel to Japan to perform at the Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival. The Eastman Jazz Sextet, led by Professor of Jazz, Jeff Campbell, will travel courtesy of sponsorship from the United States embassy in Japan. The Sextet will be […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

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.)  Gateways Music Festival performers discuss representation and the next generation (WXXI News 08/11/2017)  “It is so dynamic,” said Amadi Azikiwe, violist and son of the […]

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Summer by the Numbers: Summer at Eastman 2017

August 9, 2017

Participants in the 2017 Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute. Photo: Sylvie Beaudette by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator The 40 days of Summer at Eastman 2017 were a whirlwind of music, study and fun! Here are some numerical highlights of the season: Summer students came to Eastman from 35 states (plus Washington, DC) and […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

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.)  Gateways Music Festival celebrates black composers, players (Democrat and Chronicle 08/06/2017)  Coming up this week is a Rochester staple festival celebrating a community of people rich with […]

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Embracing Innovation and Honoring Tradition: the 2017 Eastman Music Leadership Conference

August 4, 2017

Music schools and conservatories face constant challenges, from attracting students across the world, to offering relevant curricula, to seeking out funding to support their endeavors. Participants from around the country gathered for the Eastman Leadership Conference on June 21 – 24, 2017. Outstanding presentations, interactive work sessions, conversations, and social events highlighted this conference dedicated […]

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Contemporary Jazz Pianist: An Interview with Bill Dobbins, Part II

August 2, 2017

By Dan Gross Pianist-composer Bill Dobbins has been an esteemed member of Eastman’s jazz faculty twice: from 1973 to 1994, and again from 2002 to the present. (He spent the intervening years as music director of the West German Radio [WDR] Big Band.) He is now Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, as well […]

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Contemporary Jazz Pianist: An Interview with Bill Dobbins, Part I

August 1, 2017

By Dan Gross Pianist-composer Bill Dobbins has been an esteemed member of Eastman’s jazz faculty twice: from 1973 to 1994, and again from 2002 to the present. He is now Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, as well as conductor of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra. His Eastman career has spanned […]

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“A game I played with the guitar”: Juan Trigos Composes for an Eastman Alumnus

July 28, 2017

“An overall inspiring presence”: composer-conductor Juan Trigos By Dan Gross Mexican composer and conductor Juan Trigos was in residence as Eastman’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor from April 2 to April 8. His music, including the world premiere of his String Quartet No. 2 with Italian soprano Danilla D’Ingulfo, was featured in two recitals, and Trigos […]

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‘The Eastman Case Studies’ Expands with Volume III

July 25, 2017

More Information: Jim Doser (585-274-1470, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu)   What should you do if your arts institution receives a large endowment, but the fund restrictions conflict with your organization’s mission? How do you determine where to sell and how to advertise your digitized recordings? How do you maintain your chamber group’s brand and sound when it has […]

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