Alumni Relations

Meliora Weekend at Eastman – 2018

SAVE THE DATE

October 5 & 6, 2018

Meliora Weekend registration will begin at noon on Wednesday, July 25.

Reunion Celebrations

Schedule of Events

NOTE: All events are on or near Eastman’s campus.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Start Time End Time Event
5:00 PM 8:00 PM Registration and Welcome Center
Friday, October 5, 2018
Start Time End Time Event
11:00 AM 8:00 PM Registration & Welcome Center
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Food Truck Rally
1:30 PM 2:45 PM Eastman Chorale Open Rehearsal
1:45 PM 3:30 PM Eastman School Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
1:45 PM 3:30 PM Eastman Wind Orchestra Open Rehearsal
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Tour of Eastman
3:45 PM 5:30 PM Eastman Philharmonia Open Rehearsal
3:45 PM 5:30 PM Eastman Wind Ensemble Open Rehearsal
3:45 PM 4:45 PM Sibley Music Library Tour
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Class of 1968 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony AND Music in the Main Hall
6:00 PM 7:15 PM Eastman School of Music Welcome Reception
7:00 PM 8:30 PM 1978 Eastman Wind Ensemble Tour Dinner
8:00 PM 10:00 PM Eastman Presents: Pink Martini
10:00 PM 12:00 AM Late-night Jazz @ Eastman
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Start Time End Time Event
8:00 AM 3:00 PM Registration & Welcome Center
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Freshman Woodwind Quintet Recital
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Eastman Beginnings: the hopes and aspirations of the early years with Vincent Lenti ’60E, ’62E (MA)
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Parents Brunch with the Deans
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Class of 1968 and 1978 Reunion Luncheon
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Brass Cavalcade Concert
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Cultural Awareness & Diversity on our Campuses with Director Jessica Guzman-Rea ’10W (EdD)
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Eastman Young Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Eastman School of Music Celebration Dinner
8:00 PM 9:30 PM Eastman Wind Ensemble and 1978 EWE Tour Alumni

Congratulations on your 50th reunion! We are looking forward to celebrating with you during Meliora Weekend @ Eastman.

To help you plan your travel, below are some of the planned events that will be taking place. More to come as we confirm our schedule.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Plan to join us for the Class of 1968 50th Medallion Ceremony in Lowry Main Hall @ 5pm. We encourage you to bring your loved ones to share in this momentous occasion. The ceremony will include performances by Eastman ensembles à la Holiday Sing style. Immediately following the ceremony is Eastman’s Welcome Reception in the new Miller Center across the street from Eastman.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

We will be hosting a Reunion Luncheon for you at noon. Reminisce on your time at Eastman sharing stories from when you were a student and what life after Eastman has been like for you.

In the evening, there is a Celebration Dinner for all Meliora Weekend @ Eastman attendees where you will be recognized as a class. Following the dinner, join us in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre to enjoy an Eastman Wind Ensemble performance with alumni from the 1978 EWE tour ensemble!

Congratulations on your 40th reunion! We are looking forward to celebrating with you during Meliora Weekend @ Eastman.

To help you plan your travel, below are some of the planned events that will be taking place. More to come as we confirm our schedule.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Plan to join us for the Music in the Main Hall Celebration @ 5pm. We encourage you to bring your loved ones to share in these festivities. The celebration will include performances by Eastman ensembles à la Holiday Sing style. Immediately following the ceremony is Eastman’s Welcome Reception in the new Miller Center across the street from Eastman.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

We will be hosting a Reunion Luncheon for you at noon. Reminisce on your time at Eastman sharing stories from when you were a student and what life after Eastman has been like for you.

In the evening, there is a Celebration Dinner for all Meliora Weekend @ Eastman attendees where you will be recognized as a class. Following the dinner, join us in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre to enjoy an Eastman Wind Ensemble performance with alumni from the 1978 EWE tour ensemble!

Congratulations on your 40th EWE tour reunion! We are looking forward to celebrating with you during Meliora Weekend @ Eastman. 

To help you plan your travel, below are some of the planned events that will be taking place. More details to come regarding rehearsals, masterclasses and other opportunities to interact with current Eastman students.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Plan to join us for the Music in the Main Hall Celebration @ 5pm. We encourage you to bring your loved ones to share in these festivities. The celebration will include performances by Eastman ensembles à la Holiday Sing style. Immediately following the ceremony is Eastman’s Welcome Reception in the new Miller Center across the street from Eastman.

Then at 7pm, for tour alumni and their families only, will be a reunion dinner for you to catch up with former classmates and share stories from your time together. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

We will be hosting a Reunion Luncheon for 40th, 50th, and tour alumni at noon. Reminisce on your time at Eastman sharing stories from when you were a student and what life after Eastman has been like for you.

In the evening, there is a Celebration Dinner for all Meliora Weekend @ Eastman attendees where you will be recognized as an ensemble. Following the dinner, in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre there will be an Eastman Wind Ensemble performance with special guest alumni from your 1978 EWE tour ensemble under the direction of conductor Mark Scatterday and conductor emeritus Donald Hunsberger!

Eastman Young Alumni (2008-2017)

We are looking forward to celebrating with you during Meliora Weekend @ Eastman! To help you plan your travel, below are some of the planned events that will be taking place. More to come as we confirm our schedule.

Friday, October 5, 2018

If you can get back to Eastman Friday night, please join us for Music in the Main Hall @ 5pm! The celebration will include performances by Eastman ensembles à la Holiday Sing style. Immediately following the ceremony is Eastman’s Welcome Reception in the new Miller Center across the street from Eastman. Can’t get back until later? Join us for Late-night Jazz @ Eastman starting at 10pm in Sproull Atrium of the Miller Center.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

We will be hosting an Eastman Young Alumni Happy Hour for you at 4pm. Reminisce on your time at Eastman sharing stories from when you were a student and what life after Eastman has been like for you. Following the happy hour, there is a Celebration Dinner for all Meliora Weekend @ Eastman attendees where we recognize all alumni reunion groups. Following the dinner, in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre there will be an Eastman Wind Ensemble performance with special guest alumni from your 1978 EWE tour ensemble under the direction of conductor Mark Scatterday and conductor emeritus Donald Hunsberger!

For your convenience, Rochester-area hotels have been reserved for alumni, parents, and friends at a negotiated rate for the duration of Meliora Weekend 2018. Please remember to identify yourself as a UR Meliora Weekend participant to ensure that you receive advertised rates. This individual hotel listing includes exclusive rates and online reservation links. Most discounted rates expire one month prior to Meliora Weekend (September 4, 2018), so secure your travel plans today!

Plan Your Travel Today!

Questions?

Please contact Laura Souza @ 585.274.1058 or lsouza@esm.rochester.edu

Click on the following link to view photos from Meliora Weekend @ Eastman 2017: uralumnirelations.smugmug.com/