Eastman Journal

Mastering Music for the Media: An Interview with Beal Institute Director Mark Watters

May 22, 2017

Composer, arranger, and Eastman’s new Beal Institute director Mark Watters By Dan Gross Mark Watters is joining Eastman to lead the new Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media. Watters is a six-time Emmy Award winning composer, conductor and arranger. Mark served as the music director of the Centennial Olympics in 1996, and the […]

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“All Things Must Pass”: The Eastman Chorale, Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and Philharmonia Present Brahms and the Requiem by Duruflé

May 3, 2017

By Erik Elmgren The Eastman Chorale, Eastman-Rochester Chorus, and Eastman Philharmonia present a joint concert this Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The concert will feature two pieces for chorus and orchestra by Brahms, conducted by Professor William Weinert, and the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, conducted by Eastman […]

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OLD FRIENDS, NEW COLLABORATION: Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo Introduce the Eastman International Guitar Masterclass

May 1, 2017

Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo, faculty for the 2017 Eastman International Guitar Masterclass by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Guitarists Nicholas Goluses and Ricardo Cobo have known each other for decades: they met in New York City in 1987, at the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Competition finals (Goluses was the guitar judge; Cobo won […]

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“THE PHYSICAL REALITY OF BEING HUMAN”: Monica Dale discusses music and Dalcroze Eurhythmics

April 24, 2017

by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator “Pity the musicians; they never get to dance.” One of the central paradoxes of being a performing musician is the fact that so often, while playing, we experience our performance almost abstractly, as a collection of mechanical processes in our brains, hands, and vocal cords. We make music for […]

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Eastman E-Book Details Five Steps to A Great Audition Experience

April 24, 2017

Thinking about applying to music schools? Getting ready for your college music audition? Applying and auditioning for a music college is challenging, but necessary to open the doors to the music school of your choice, so having the right mindset and preparation is key! The first step to a great audition is getting there. You […]

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Eastman Community Remembers the Holocaust Through Annual Concert

April 21, 2017

By Erik Elmgren Each year, Eastman hosts a Holocaust Remembrance Concert in the last few weeks of the semester. This concert, started by Eastman violin professor Renée Jolles, celebrates the music of composers imprisoned and in some cases murdered in the concentration camps during World War II. This year, the Holocaust Remembrance Concert will be […]

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Eastman Student Nicki Roman to Perform Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

April 18, 2017

Composer Jacques Ibert By Erik Elmgren On Wednesday, April 18, 2017, at 8 p.m., the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the spring semester. The program features works by Dvorak and Hovhaness, as well as Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for saxophone and chamber orchestra performed by Eastman student Nicki Roman. I […]

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EASTMAN AMERICANA TO FEATURE NICHOLAS WALKER, TENZIN CHOPAK AND ROSIE NEWTON

April 7, 2017

            Student organization Eastman Americana, led by students Tahlia Cott and Caroline Samuels, is hosting a free event in ESM 902 on April 8th, 12pm-2pm. Ithaca College Associate Professor Nicholas Walker headlines the event on double bass, and his collaborators on a project called “Rockwood Ferry,” vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Chopak, and violinist and vocalist […]

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Nicholas Goluses and Samuel Adler Join Forces for a New Guitar Concerto

April 3, 2017

Composer and Eastman Professor Emeritus Samuel Adler By Dan Gross On Wednesday, April 5, guitarist Nicholas Goluses, the Co-Chair of Eastman’s Department of Strings, Harp, and Guitar, will perform Samuel Adler’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with the Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra directed by Neil Varon. Adler is Professor Emeritus at Eastman, having taught here […]

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From Kameron to Courtier: How an Eastman Opera Student Develops His Role in Massenet’s “Cendrillon”

March 30, 2017

By Kameron Ghanavati Massenet’s Cendrillon is coming together quickly here at Eastman. Stage assistants, costume designers, lighting designers, singers, the orchestra, and opera staff are hard at work preparing for the upcoming two-week marathon of technical rehearsals. The process, however, has been ongoing since rehearsals began in December. At that point, the creative process was […]

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