The Roots and Legacy of Summer Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education at Eastman: 1992-2019 – Part 2

June 25, 2020

Eastman’s Orff Schulwerk “dream team”, Summer 2019. Clockwise from the left, Dr. Donna Brink Fox, Jim Solomon, Dr. Janet Robbins, Mary Helen Solomon, and Karen Medley. Photograph by Hannah Bell.   The summer of 2019 saw the 28th and final year of Orff Schulwerk teacher certification during Eastman’s summer session. A recent two-part article by […]

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The Roots and Legacy of Summer Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education at Eastman: 1992-2019 – Part 1

June 23, 2020

The summer of 2019 saw the 28th and final year of Orff Schulwerk teacher certification during Eastman’s summer session. A recent article by Music Education graduate Stephania Romaniuk E’20 (MA) traces the beginnings of the Orff programs in 1920s Germany to their adoption and flourishing at Eastman. This is Part One; click here to read […]

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AP® Music Theory Offered Online by Eastman

June 18, 2020

For Course Information: community@esm.rochester.edu , (585) 274-1400 Media only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585) 451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will now offer an online AP® Music Theory course. Specifically designed for high school students, the 34-week, College Board- approved AP® Music Theory course provides students with a college level written and […]

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Eastman Action Commission for Racial Justice

June 15, 2020

Dear Members of the Eastman Community, The events of the past few weeks are serving as the impetus for society to engage in systemic and transformational change on behalf of racial justice.  While Eastman has been very committed to issues of diversity, equity and access, as demonstrated by initiatives like the Eastman Pathways Program, the […]

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“Wait, so how many words was that?”: Summer@Eastman 2020 Introduces Spanish Lyric Diction

June 9, 2020

Lost in Dance by Diana Loberant-Kaupa (May 2020)   by Pablo Willey-Bustos Being a native Spanish speaker, and having lived in Chile from birth until I was 10 years old when my family emigrated to Canada, it is fair to assume that I may have sung a large volume of Spanish art song. I, however, […]

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Community Message of Support: June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Dear Members of the Eastman Community, In my weekly messages to the community, I am privileged to share notes of accomplishments, positivity, and joy.  I write today, not to celebrate accomplishments, but to acknowledge that members of our community are hurting—deeply.  The senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is heartbreaking and appalling.  The outrage […]

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Celebrate Class of 2020: Social Media Toolkit!

May 14, 2020

Congratulations, Eastman graduates! Eastman School of Music celebrates the Class of 2020. We hope this virtual toolkit will add to the celebration for you, family, friends, and proud alumni. Celebrate this momentous occasion with us by using the hashtags: #Eastman2020 #UR2020 #eastmanconnects   Go here to download profile filters, covers and more!

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Eastman’s Summers-Only Master’s Degree in Music Education Offers “The Whole Package”

May 5, 2020

Pictured with this story are members of Eastman’s Music Teaching and Learning Faculty during Summer 2019: top: Alden Snell; center, Mara Culp; bottom, Chris Azzara. Photographs by Michelle Martorell.   Alden Snell is the advisor for summers-only master’s students at Eastman. He recently asked two recent graduates of the summers only program to reflect on […]

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Important Information about Advising and Support for All Graduate Students

April 29, 2020

April 8, 2020 Dear students, I know we have been sending out lots of messages lately, and I apologize for filling up your inbox when I know you are all heavily invested in your online coursework and still navigating the challenges of learning remotely.  However, this message contains a lot of very important information about […]

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A Unique Musical Identity: Eastman’s Prizewinning Sequoia Reed Quintet

April 29, 2020

  The Sequoia Reed Quintet, left to right: oboist Gwen Goodman, saxophonist Trevor Chu, bassoonist Harrison Short, bass clarinetist Lucas Slavin, and clarinetist Michael Miller. Photograph by Max Zheng.   Eastman’s Sequoia Reed Quintet (oboist Gwen Goodman, clarinetist Michael Miller, saxophonist Trevor Chu, bass clarinetist Lucas Slavin, and bassoonist Harrison Short, all ’22E) was recently […]

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