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OLD FRIENDS, NEW COLLABORATION: Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo Introduce the Eastman International Guitar Masterclass

May 1, 2017

Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo, faculty for the 2017 Eastman International Guitar Masterclass by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Guitarists Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo have known each other for decades: they met in New York City in 1987, at the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Competition finals (Goluses was the guitar judge; Cobo won […]

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Composer/Saxophonist Owen Broder Selected as Inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare® New Artist

May 1, 2017

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OWEN BRODER’S PROJECT: Heritage: American Roots For the Eastman School of Music: Jim Doser, 585-274-1470, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu For ArtistShare®: Prawit Siriwat, publicity@artistshare.com UPDATED May 1, 2017 The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare® have announced that Eastman alumnus, saxophonist/composer Owen Broder, has been selected as the first Eastman/ArtistShare New […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 1, 2017

May 1, 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.) The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life (Wall Street Journal 04/23/2017) There used to be a “widespread belief that if you […]

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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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