Eastman Presents Kate Lee and Forrest O’Connor Band with Chris Wilson

May 22, 2019

The Eastman School of Music welcomes Kate Lee and Forrest O’Connor Band with Chris Wilson for a One Night Only special event on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Americana duo Kate Lee and Forrest O’Connor have earned national recognition as co-lead singers and primary songwriters of the O’Connor Band, a bluegrass group they […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

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.)  Eastman School of Music to establish professorship honoring Paul Burgett (WXXI News 05/15/2019)  An anonymous gift will establish a professorship at the Eastman School of […]

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Eastman School of Music Announces Minehan Family Professorship

May 20, 2019

Highly accomplished researcher and music theorist Elizabeth (Betsy) West Marvin, ’81E (MA), ’89E (PhD) has been named the inaugural recipient of the Minehan Family Professorship at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.  Announced at Eastman’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, this endowed professorship, part of a five-million-dollar commitment to Eastman, was created by Cathy E. Minehan […]

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Passion and Pride: Eastman Wind Ensemble performs in Severance Hall

May 18, 2019

Cleveland’s Severance Hall at night. Photograph by Andrew Bockman. By Andrew Bockman On Tuesday, May 7, the Eastman Wind Ensemble held its final performance of the 2018-2019 school year at the historic Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. Conducted by Mark Davis Scatterday, the Wind Ensemble displayed a massive and challenging program including a premiere of […]

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Anonymous Gift Establishes First-Ever Distinguished Professorship

May 16, 2019

A recent gift from two University of Rochester alumni establishes the Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professorship at the Eastman School of Music. This endowed fund honors the legacy of Paul Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), one of the University’s most recognized citizens. It also recognizes his lifelong commitment to music and education and a […]

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Arts In The Loop Symposium

May 16, 2019

Jim Doser, Director, Institute for Music Leadership jdoser@esm.rochester.edu ; (585) 274-1470   How have leaders in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Nashville leveraged their arts and creative assets to revitalize their cities, and how can this be relevant to Rochester? A two-day symposium gives the Rochester community the opportunity to hear five leaders from these […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

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.)  URMC, Eastman School to Study Music as Medicine (Spectrum News 05/06/2019)  Music and medicine are meshing at the Rochester region’s largest hospital and music school. […]

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Eastman Community Music School Hosts New Stage at Fairport Canal Days

May 8, 2019

Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) is pleased to announce that it will, for the first time, host its own stage at the annual Fairport Canal Days (FCD) Festival on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. The Eastman Community Music School has been an integral part of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, […]

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Eastman Wind Ensemble Performs World-Premiere in Last Concert of Year

May 6, 2019

On Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, under its director Mark Davis Scatterday, will present its final concert of the academic year. The concert features two Eastman alumni as soloists: Chien-Kwan Lin, currently Associate Professor of Saxophone at Eastman; and flutist Jessica Sindell, assistant principal flutist of the […]

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Eastman News Highlights May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

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.)  Combining medicine and the performing arts in a new UR collaboration (WXXI News 05/02/2019)  The Eastman School of Music is teaming up with the University […]

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