Good Music in Person and on Record: Eastman’s Charles Pillow on XRIJF and Miles Davis

June 22, 2018

Saxophonist Charles Pillow performing at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival By Dan Gross Charles Pillow, Eastman Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone, comes from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduating from Loyola University, he pursued his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music, where he is now an Assistant Professor of […]

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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC/XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL GERRY NIEWOOD JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

June 20, 2018

Grant Le has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (XRIJF/ESM) Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarship. The scholarship program is sponsored by XRIJF producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona and is funded by proceeds from the annual festival. XRIJF has donated almost half a million dollars to the […]

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Eastman News Highlights June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018

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.)  Jazz may be the least popular music genre, but the Rochester jazz festival rocks (Democrat and Chronicle 06/17/2018)  So how do we explain it? First, […]

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Eastman Musicians Shine Throughout 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 15, 2018

Eastman School of Music musicians — current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as students and faculty from the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) — will be appearing throughout the 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF). This year’s festival runs June 22 through 30 at 17 venues, including the school’s Hatch, Kilbourn, and […]

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Eastman News Highlights June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

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.)  Welcome, Maestra: Loudoun Symphony Orchestra hires third conductor in group’s history (Loudoun Times-Mirror 06/11/2018)  The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra has hired Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte as its […]

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Eastman News Highlights June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

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.)  10 artsy summer camps for kids in Rochester (Democrat and Chronicle 05/31/2018)  Summer at Eastman 26 Gibbs St., Rochester. Throughout the summer, The Eastman School […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

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.)  Renovations make Eastman Community Music School more music-friendly (Rochester Business Journal 05/24/2018)  ECMS is the part of Eastman School of Music that caters to community […]

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Finding Her Voice: Links Scholarship recipient Veena Akama-Makia

May 24, 2018

Mezzo-soprano Veena Akama-Makia, this year’s Links Scholarship recipient The Links Scholarship, a cooperative effort between the Rochester, New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Eastman School of Music, recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician. Eastman’s 2018 recipient, announced this spring, is a Master’s student in […]

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Eastman School of Music Announces New Organ Scholarship Fund

May 23, 2018

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music recently announced a new scholarship: The Nathan J. Laube Organ Scholarship will support undergraduate and graduate organ majors in the Department of Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards at the Eastman School of Music. The scholarship, named after Eastman Assistant Professor Nathan J. Laube, has been established […]

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Eastman Community Music School Celebrates First “Open House” Together with Annual “Springfest”

May 23, 2018

Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will host an “Open House” on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eastman School of Music. Students of all ages are invited to a hands-on experience of ECMS. Learn more about the school, explore musical possibilities, and even sign up for lessons, classes, and ensembles. The […]

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