Eastman Journal

Double Treat: Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Eastman Philharmonia take on a Cosmopolitan Program led by Maestro Neil Varon

September 21, 2018

Neil Varon conducting the Eastman Philharmonia By Sarah Forestieri On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia will be presenting an eclectic program taking the audience on a journey to Italy, France, and Austria, all led by Maestro Neil Varon. No matter where your tastes lie, […]


Facing Challenges and Dreaming Dreams: Q&A with Five New Eastman Faculty Members

September 11, 2018

By Jessica Kaufman Five new full-time faculty members joined Eastman this semester, and we are introducing them by asking each of them three questions: Where do you see music moving in the future, and what are the current challenges of the classical music world? What is your top priority in educating the next generation of […]


Unsung Heroes: Celebrating Eastman’s Collaborative Pianists

September 7, 2018

From left to right: Chiao-Wen Cheng, Irina Lupines, Pi Lin Ni, and Priscilla Yuen, featured pianists performing in “Celebrating Eastman’s Collaborative Pianists” on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. By Sarah Forestieri It’s the day of your graduating voice recital, and you’ve woken up feeling just a bit under the weather. […]


Summer by the Numbers: Summer at Eastman 2018

August 8, 2018

Student conductors from the Summer Wind Conducting Institute with Mark Scatterday, Donald Hunsberger, and the RPO Harmonie ensemble. Photo by Kevin Holzman. by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator It’s time once again for our annual “summery summary”! We definitely put the 40 days of Summer@Eastman 2018 to good use. Here are some numerical […]


The Adventure Music Camp: Experiencing music through performance, education, and creation

August 2, 2018

By Nicole Peter The Adventure Music Camp is a new experience for young musicians in the Rochester area who love to engage with music in all capacities, whether it’s through playing, learning, or creating. With the inaugural week coming to a close, campers had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops to enhance and build […]


Sharing the passion: Bill Tiberio prepares two wind ensembles for upcoming concerts

July 31, 2018

Bill Tiberio playing sax with his band By Nicole Peter The Music Educators Wind Ensemble and the High School Wind Ensemble are two performance groups sponsored by the Eastman Community Music School that engage music educators and high school students in the Rochester area in high-level performance groups throughout the year. Bill Tiberio, a teacher […]


Harpists Rosanna Moore and Kristina Finch Travel “Around the World in 94 Strings”

July 20, 2018

Left to right: Rosanna Moore and Kristina Finch By Nicole Peter Rosanna Moore and Kristina Finch aim to take audience members on a journey across the globe in their upcoming performance, “Around the World in 94 Strings,” which will take place Tuesday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Hall. From London, to Wales, to […]


Powerful Pipes and Rising Stars: Eastman Organists at AGO 2018

July 20, 2018

The Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, one of several venues for AGO 2018. Photograph courtesy of Tim Hursley The annual convention of the American Guild of Organists was held from July 2 through 6 in Kansas City, Missouri. Eastman’s Organ Department always makes a sterling showing at […]


So Much to Talk About: Eastman alumnus Nabaté Isles on his Eclectic Career(s)

July 19, 2018

Nabaté Isles By Jessica Kaufman Assistant Director, Public Relations, Eastman School of Music Nabaté Isles’ varied career has taken him from the halls of the Eastman School of Music to the sports arena and back. As a trumpet soloist with Christian McBride, Nabaté is coming off a recent Grammy win – the band’s second win. […]


Tantalus Quartet: Pushing the Boundaries of Classical Guitar

July 18, 2018

The Tantalus Guitar Quartet. From left: Stephen Mattingly, Sungmin Shin, Kristian Anderson, Lynn McGrath By Nicole Peter The Tantalus Quartet is an ensemble of four classical guitarists that currently features Kristian Anderson, Stephen Mattingly, Lynn McGrath, and Sungmin Shin. Founding members, Anderson and Mattingly, formed the group back in 2004 and started to perform professionally […]