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Mastering Music for the Media: An Interview with Beal Institute Director Mark Watters

May 22, 2017

Composer, arranger, and Eastman’s new Beal Institute director Mark Watters By Dan Gross Mark Watters is joining Eastman to lead the new Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media. Watters is a six-time Emmy Award winning composer, conductor and arranger. Mark served as the music director of the Centennial Olympics in 1996, and the […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 22, 2017

May 22, 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.) An American Outsider, Part I (National Review, 05/22/2017) The composer George Walker George Walker greets me at the door, smiling and dapper. I figured he […]

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Eastman School Students Awarded Gold Medal in National Chamber Music Competition

May 17, 2017

The Fuego Quartet, a saxophone quartet composed of graduate students from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, was awarded a Gold Medal in the 44th annual Fischoff Competition. Sponsored by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, the competition is the largest and one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the nation. […]

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Eastman Students Awarded Vocal, Accompanying Prizes in Annual Lieder Competition

May 16, 2017

  The 36th annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition for Eastman School of Music voice students and for piano and accompanying students was held in Kilbourn Hall on Saturday, May 13, in the school’s Kilbourn Hall. The adjudicator for the competition was Graham Johnson, one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists and song scholars. His career […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 15, 2017

May 15, 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.) Sound Bites: Kathryn Lewek / The rising soprano shows off her sparkling high notes as Salzburg’s Ginevra next month (Opera News May 2017) Kathryn Lewek’s unusually […]

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Eastman School of Music Holds its 92nd Commencement Ceremony

May 11, 2017

LIVE STREAM CLICK HERE: www.esm.rochester.edu/live/kodak The annual commencement for Eastman School of Music bachelor’s and master’s degree students will take place on Sunday, May 21, with composer and pianist Jake Heggie giving the commencement speech and composer and librettist Gene Scheer receiving the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, Associate Professor of Music Theory Seth Monahan […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 8, 2017

May 8, 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.) Remembering Jazz’s Greatest Year With the Living Legends of 1959 (Billboard 05/05/2017) Ron Carter, the most-recorded jazz ­bassist of all time, never planned to play […]

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Concert to Explore Hidden Treasures of Italian Baroque Cello and Organ Repertoire

May 3, 2017

This year’s series of Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery concludes with a program featuring baroque cello and organ, on Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. The program will present works from the earliest stage of the cello’s history, with works by Italian Baroque composers Domenico Gabrielli (1651-1690), […]

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“All Things Must Pass”: The Eastman Chorale, Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and Philharmonia Present Brahms and the Requiem by Duruflé

May 3, 2017

By Erik Elmgren The Eastman Chorale, Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and Eastman Philharmonia present a joint concert this Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The concert will feature two pieces for chorus and orchestra by Brahms, conducted by Professor William Weinert, and the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, conducted by Eastman […]

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Eastman Musicians Win DownBeat Student Awards

May 2, 2017

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble under Dave Rivello and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition. The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was recognized in the Outstanding College Performance Large Jazz Ensemble category for its March 2, 2016, concert […]

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