Eastman News Highlights October 16, 2017

October 16, 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.) ESM Alumni Steve Gadd and Chick Corea perform at Meliora Weekend – receive honorary doctorate (The Rival 10/16/2017) Steve Gadd is one of Eastman‘s most […]

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Internationally acclaimed pianist Marina Lomazov appointed to Eastman School of Music faculty

October 16, 2017

Marina Lomazov, an internationally renowned concert pianist whose New York debut performance was called “dazzling” by the New York Times chief music critic, Anthony Tommasini, will join the Eastman School of Music as Professor of Piano in the fall of 2018.  Subsequent to winning prizes in numerous competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, […]

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Eastman School of Music announces Snooky Young Endowed Scholarship

October 16, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY — The Eastman School of Music is proud to announce the creation of the Snooky Young Endowed Scholarship, in honor of one of the foremost influences for lead trumpet in jazz orchestras. Clay and Betty Jenkins established this scholarship to support jazz majors from historically underrepresented populations who have aspirations to attend The […]

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Bringing Music Back to the Brain: Part I

October 13, 2017

By Dan Gross For a brief moment, the video took over the Internet. A young man on his side with sax in hand, his brain exposed, played a beautiful melody, and the operating room cheered. But there’s more to the story. The musician, Dan Fabbio, had a tumor in his superior temporal gyrus, the area […]

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Bringing Music Back to the Brain: Part 2

October 13, 2017

This is Part Two of an interview with Eastman School of Music Professor of Theory Betsy Marvin. For a brief moment, the video took over the Internet. A young man on his side with sax in hand, his brain exposed. He played a beautiful melody, and the operating room cheered. But there’s more to the […]

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Bringing Music Back to the Brain: Part I

October 13, 2017

Doctors Brad Mahon and Web Pilcher look at post-surgery photographs with patient Dan Fabbio By Dan Gross For a brief moment, the video took over the Internet. A young man on his side with sax in hand, his brain exposed, played a beautiful melody, and the operating room cheered. But there’s more to the story. […]

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Honorary Doctorates to be Awarded to Chick Corea and Steve Gadd by the Eastman School of Music

October 12, 2017

October 11, 2017 ROCHESTER, NY –- The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will award Honorary Doctor of Music degrees to renowned drummer Steve Gadd (BM ’68) and to legendary jazz keyboardist and composer Chick Corea. The awards will be made to the duo, who have been on a world tour together during the […]

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Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts Conference at Eastman School of Music on October 26

October 11, 2017

An upcoming conference will open a window into the state of research in medieval manuscript studies in the digital age. Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts will bring together scholars for a half-day symposium that in part focuses on a thirteenth-century manuscript, currently on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. This symposium will take […]

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Diverse Lineup of Lunchtime Concerts at Washington Square Announced by Eastman Community Music School

October 6, 2017

Eastman at Washington Square has announced its Fall 2017 series of free performances that will take place at the First Universalist Church on the corner of South Clinton and Court Streets. The series is presented by Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) in cooperation with the First Universalist Church of Rochester. The performances will feature a […]

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Student-run OSSIA ensemble to perform eclectic mix of masterpieces and new compositions

October 5, 2017

OSSIA has become something of a household name in new music circles, with alumni serving as members of such hallowed ensembles as the JACK Quartet and Alarm Will Sound.  The Eastman student-run organization has, going into its 21st season, retained its “DIY” ethos, never shying away from new horizons.  Their first performance will take place tonight […]

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