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Eastman and Jazz 90.1 Return to the Essence

May 6, 2021

Thanks to a partnership of the Eastman School of Music, radio station WGMC Jazz90.1 FM, and the Moyle Family, listeners can once again enjoy two Rochester broadcasting legends: announcer and jazz authority Will Moyle, and his interview show Essence of Jazz, which ran during the 1970s and featured a Who’s Who of jazz artists. Starting […]

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Chamber Music Challenges: CMA’s Mimi Hwang

April 28, 2021

In March, Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, announced the appointment of Eastman Assistant Professor Mimi Hwang as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. A member of the Executive Committee and Vice President since 2018, Mimi also served on the CMA Board from 1990 to 1997. As a […]

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Musica Nova Makes Connections on April 28

April 20, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28, Eastman Musica Nova will present a concert of music by four varied contemporary composers. As an introduction, Musica Nova director Brad Lubman offered some thoughts on his programming choices and concert planning during a year of unprecedented challenges. (Photographs of Brad and Musica Nova in rehearsal by Michelle Martorell) For our […]

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World Music Series Continues: Hindustani Cello

April 16, 2021

Eastman brings back its popular Barbara B. Smith World Music Series in a set of free virtual concerts this spring. Sponsored by Eastman’s Ethnomusicology program, part of the department of Musicology, guest artists representing different musical traditions from across the world will be streamed live at 3 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month […]

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New Pedagogical Works for Advancing Young Cellists

April 9, 2021

by Daniel Ketter Dr. Daniel Ketter is an Assistant Professor of Cello at Missouri State University in Springfield, and co-teaches the Virtual Summer Cello Workshop at the Eastman School of Music. He is also Co-Director and co-founder of the American Wild Ensemble, which seeks to celebrate the people and places that define American communities with […]

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World Music Series Returns: Sounds of China

March 19, 2021 Wenzhuo Zhang with the Yangquin, or Chinese hammered dulcimer Eastman brings back its popular Barbara B. Smith World Music Series in a set of free virtual concerts this spring. Sponsored by Eastman’s Ethnomusicology program, part of the department of Musicology, guest artists representing different musical traditions from across the world will be streamed live at [...]Read More...

Summer@Eastman 2021: Analyzing Contemporary Music

March 12, 2021

Robert Hasegawa taught as part of Eastman’s Music Theory faculty from 2009 to 2012, and currently is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montréal. Since 2012, he has offered a study-abroad course in Paris through Summer@Eastman, based on the IRCAM ManiFeste summer festival of […]

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“Why are there no women up there?”

March 4, 2021

By Teresa Ringholz Teresa Ringholz is Voice Department Chair at the Eastman Community Music School. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Vocal Performance from Eastman, as well as the Performer’s Certificate. She sang professionally in Europe for 20 years, has taught privately for over 25 years, and was an Adjunct Professor of Voice at […]

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Summer@Eastman 2021: Vocal Performance Pedagogy

February 19, 2021

by Kathryn Cowdrick Eastman Professor of Voice Kathryn Cowdrick began her career as a speech pathologist, then moved to the vocal performance world and sang opera professionally for 30 years. She joined the faculty at Eastman in 2002. Here, she shares thoughts on vocal pedagogy and previews Vocal Pedagogy for Choral Conductors & Voice Teachers, […]

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2020 at Eastman: A Year in Photographs

January 14, 2021

2020 was a memorable year, but even with much less activity on the Eastman campus after March, it produced some memorable photographs. As you’ll see below, we traveled from the typical bustle of the beginning of the semester, to virtually no activity on the Eastman campus during the spring and summer, to resuming most of […]

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