College Band Directors Honor Donald Hunsberger for Lifetime Achievement

April 28, 2017

Donald Hunsberger, Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, has received the College Band Directors National Association’s (CBDNA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, having served as its music director from 1965 to 2002. Under Hunsberger’s leadership, the ensemble continued its development as […]

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Composer/Conductor Mark Watters to Lead Beal Institute at Eastman School of Music

April 26, 2017

Emmy winner will direct new programs in contemporary media and film music Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor Mark Watters, whose vast resume includes music for motion pictures, television, DVD, video games, and special events such as the Olympics, has been named the inaugural director of the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at […]

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Eastman School of Music Announces Four More Concert Series’ Lineups

April 26, 2017

Following last week’s Eastman Presents announcement, the Eastman School of Music has revealed the lineups for its Kilbourn Concert Series and Eastman-Ranlet Series, along with the newly renamed Fernando Laires Piano Series and Barbara B. Smith World Music Series. The upcoming 2017-2018 season of these four concert series includes 17 concerts ranging from solo and […]

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Eastman Grant Programs Help Students, Alumni Realize Their Dreams

April 25, 2017

Media Contact: Jim Doser, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu, (585) 274-1470   Providing support for innovative musical projects, opportunities for professional development, and entrepreneurial ideas has taken a leap forward at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. Two new grant programs join two existing programs to expand career enhancing opportunities for Eastman’s students and alumni. The Institute […]

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“THE PHYSICAL REALITY OF BEING HUMAN”: Monica Dale discusses music and Dalcroze Eurhythmics

April 24, 2017

by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator “Pity the musicians; they never get to dance.” One of the central paradoxes of being a performing musician is the fact that so often, while playing, we experience our performance almost abstractly, as a collection of mechanical processes in our brains, hands, and vocal cords. We make music for […]

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Eastman E-Book Details Five Steps to A Great Audition Experience

April 24, 2017

Thinking about applying to music schools? Getting ready for your college music audition? Applying and auditioning for a music college is challenging, but necessary to open the doors to the music school of your choice, so having the right mindset and preparation is key! The first step to a great audition is getting there. You […]

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Eastman News Highlights April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

Ron Carter on the Power of the Bass, and the Onstage Moment He’s Been Waiting For (Strings 04/14/2017) When did you transition to jazz? Before I went away to Eastman, my friend who lived down the street put together a little quartet for the summer, playing for fraternity and sorority parties at the University of […]

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Eastman Community Remembers the Holocaust Through Annual Concert

April 21, 2017

By Erik Elmgren Each year, Eastman hosts a Holocaust Remembrance Concert in the last few weeks of the semester. This concert, started by Eastman violin professor Renée Jolles, celebrates the music of composers imprisoned and in some cases murdered in the concentration camps during World War II. This year, the Holocaust Remembrance Concert will be […]

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2017-2018 Eastman Presents Season Lineup Announced

April 21, 2017

The Eastman School of Music has announced the lineup for the fourth annual Eastman Presents Concert Series. The 2017-2018 season features seven internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, who will bring their unique performances to Rochester. “The Eastman Presents Series saw more than 10,000 attendees last year,” said Keith C. Elder, Artistic Director of Concerts at the […]

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Eastman Opera Theatre Announces New Season

April 19, 2017

A 17th-century work that helped set the blueprint for future operas, a late 20th-century dance opera, a 21st-century musical that brought classical music elements back to Broadway – three distinct works headline Eastman Opera Theatre’s 2017-2018 season. The Eastman School of Music’s opera program has been praised for its thoughtfully directed, professional-level, and risk-taking productions […]

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