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“A game I played with the guitar”: Juan Trigos Composes for an Eastman Alumnus

July 28, 2017

“An overall inspiring presence”: composer-conductor Juan Trigos By Dan Gross Mexican composer and conductor Juan Trigos was in residence as Eastman’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor from April 2 to April 8. His music, including the world premiere of his String Quartet No. 2 with Italian soprano Danilla D’Ingulfo, was featured in two recitals, and Trigos […]

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‘The Eastman Case Studies’ Expands with Volume III

July 25, 2017

More Information: Jim Doser (585-274-1470, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu)   What should you do if your arts institution receives a large endowment, but the fund restrictions conflict with your organization’s mission? How do you determine where to sell and how to advertise your digitized recordings? How do you maintain your chamber group’s brand and sound when it has […]

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Very high standards: on the record with bassist David Finck ‘80E

July 24, 2017

By Dan Gross Rochester-born David Finck grew up in Philadelphia, but returned in the 1970s to study at Eastman, where he graduated in 1980. Since then he’s become one of the jazz world’s premiere free-lance bassists, making recordings with musicians from André Previn to George Michael. In the most recent, Low Standards on the SoundStream […]

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Eastman News Highlights July 24, 2017

July 24, 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.) LEIMAY Unveil World Premiere of FRANTIC BEAUTY at BAM (Broadway World 07/18/2018)  The piece features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff […]

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Organist and DMA Candidate Thomas Gaynor Wins First Prize in St. Albans International Organ Festival Competition

July 23, 2017

Organist and DMA Candidate Thomas Gaynor Wins First Prize in St. Albans International Organ Festival Competition Eastman School of Music DMA and Artist Certificate candidate Thomas Gaynor has won First Prize Interpretation and Audience Prize in the 2017 St. Albans International Organ Festival Competition, one of the leading competitions in the world. The competition was […]

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Eastman Masterclass to Give Aspiring Conductors an Opportunity to Enhance Their Skills

July 20, 2017

Eastman Masterclass to Give Aspiring Conductors an Opportunity to Enhance Their Skills Up-and-coming orchestral conductors will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music during a conducting masterclass on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21. Professor of Conducting and Ensembles Neil Varon will lead the program, […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival 7: Karl Stabnau

July 19, 2017

Karl Stabnau performing at the Rochester Public Library during Jazz Festival 2016 By Dan Gross Karl Stabnau graduated from Eastman (BM ’11); MM in Music Education with jazz emphasis in December 2013. Among many other things, he is currently the Jazz Director at SUNY Brockport and the college’s music business coordinator. Instead of playing as […]

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Eastman at the Jazz Festival 6: Alexa Tarantino

July 19, 2017

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) ran from June 23 through July 1. Along with musicians from all over the world, Eastman jazz players and composers – faculty members, students, and alumni – contributed the festival. Freelancer Dan Gross has interviewed some of them for Eastman Journal during the the festival. He continues his […]

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Eastman News Highlights July 17, 2017

July 17, 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 kid’s got brass (The Messenger 07/15/2017) When Tyler Simms picked up his first trombone at the age of 11, he had no idea how […]

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Eastman News Highlights July 10, 2017

July 10, 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 organists compete in St. Albans, UK (WXXI News 07/10/2017)  Just 16 organists were selected to travel to England for the Festival, […]

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