Eastman News Highlights August 28, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week 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.) American Health Names James VanDemark to Education Board (American Health Council 08/23/2017)  Mr. James VanDemark, Professor of Double Bass and Chair of…

Eastman’s Jazz Ambassadors to Japan

By Dan Gross The Eastman Jazz Sextet left today (Thursday, August 24) at 2 p.m. to go around the world. Current students and recent graduates — Christian Crawford, trumpet; C.J. Ziarniak, saxophone; Luke Norris, saxophone; Sterling Cozza, piano; Ryder Eaton, bass; and Chase Ellison, drums — have gathered under the watchful eye of Professor Jeff…

Eastman News Highlights August 21, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week 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…

Eastman News Highlights August 14, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week 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…

Eastman News Highlights August 7, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week 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…

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

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…