Eastman Journal

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Peak Performance Skills – ONLINE

January 19, 2022

By Raffi Wright Continuing our preview posts highlighting new offerings for Summer@Eastman 2022, Summer@Eastman Marketing Assistant Raffi Wright sat down with Gaelen McCormick to discuss one of the two courses Gaelen will be teaching this summer: Peak Performance Skills – ONLINE. In this six-week online course, students will explore the audition process, learn how to […]

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Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Music in Medicine – ONLINE

January 18, 2022

by Raffi Wright In preparation for Summer at Eastman 2022, we have been interviewing some of our course instructors. For this edition, I sat down with Gaelen McCormick to discuss one of the two courses she is teaching this summer: “Music in Medicine – ONLINE.” In this six-week online workshop, students will explore the connection […]

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Summer Music Leadership Programs for Majors and Non-Majors

January 14, 2022

The Institute for Music Leadership supports its students year-round with access to entrepreneurial, business, leadership, and performance classes, the Arts Leadership Certificate Program, several grants, 1:1 career advising, as well as many other tools, materials, and programs to support a modern, 21st century musician’s diverse career. Over the summer, we’re able to offer additional leadership […]

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Wellness at Eastman: “Nutrition for the Performing Artist”

January 6, 2022

Wellness at Eastman is a monthly seminar series from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) featuring artists and clinicians speaking to physical and mental wellness for performing artists. Inspired by the Healthy Conservatoires movement in Europe, presentation topics this year include: the benefits of warming up and cooling down; peak performance on stage, nutrition’s effect on performing; incorporating mindfulness […]

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A Rhapsodic Return to Eastman for Carter Pann ‘94E

December 2, 2021

In the early 1990s, when Carter Pann and Marina Lomazov were both pianists in the studio of Professor Barry Snyder, they probably never suspected that one of them would end up writing a piece that would be premiered by the other. Nearly three decades later, they have remained good friends, and also distinguished themselves in […]

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How to Fund Your Summer Music Camp: A Guide for Students and Parents

December 1, 2021

by Dr. Sylvie Beaudette Director, Summer@Eastman Summer music programs (including camps, institutes, and workshops) are fun, enlightening, and engaging, but they can be expensive: tuition is only part of the total cost. After adding housing and meals, travel, and pocket money, the costs may be prohibitive for many potential participants and their families. Some (but […]

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Trombones Tonight! Trombone Choir Celebrates 80 Years

November 19, 2021

Eastman’s Trombone Choir performs numerous times throughout the school year, and an Eastman Commencement ceremony would not be complete without them. But when its 27 current members, and co-directors Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind, take the Kodak Hall stage tonight at 7:30 p.m., it will be much more than an ordinary concert. This concert is […]

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Wellness at Eastman to Explore “Peak Performance”

November 16, 2021

Wellness at Eastman is a monthly seminar series from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) featuring artists and clinicians speaking to physical and mental wellness for performing artists. Inspired by the Healthy Conservatoires movement in Europe, presentation topics this year include: the benefits of warming up and cooling down; peak performance on stage, nutrition’s effect on performing; incorporating mindfulness […]

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Muffat and Frescobaldi on the Italian Baroque Organ

November 16, 2021

By Isabella Lau In a special collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery, two rare scores from Eastman’s Sibley Music Library will accompany the gallery’s Third Thursday concert on November 18 with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ. Kola Owolabi, Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame, will perform works by Georg Muffat, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Francisco […]

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Bridging Two Centennials: Renée Jolles and Chiao-Wen Cheng Celebrate American Women

November 11, 2021

During this Centennial celebration of Eastman’s 100 years of making music, Professor of Violin Renée Jolles and Assistant Professor of Accompanying Chiao-Wen Cheng take a step towards shaping the next 100 years for Eastman with a program dedicated to celebrating another Centennial—100 years since women’s suffrage had been granted. Although postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions […]

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