Eastman Journal: Page 11

Summer into Fall with Summer at Eastman: The Power of Connections

December 19, 2017

By Brianna J. Robinson Soprano Brianna Robinson is a second-year Eastman master’s degree student in Vocal Performance, in Robert Swensen’s studio. She is also completing an Arts Leadership Certificate from Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership. Brianna recently performed the role of Ottavia in Eastman Opera Theatre’s fall production of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and sang […]


The Basics on PASIC, from Percussion Student Oliver Xu

November 17, 2017

Last weekend, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, directed by professor Michael Burritt, performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) in Indianapolis. One of the percussion Ensemble members, Oliver Xu, kept a diary of the exciting weekend. By Oliver Xu Photographs by Emma Jane Geisler and Matt Curlee Thursday 11/9/17: Packing for PASIC After our […]

Credit: Gerry Szymanski

Eastman Community Connections: With Mark Scatterday

November 14, 2017

Joint Concert with The Eastman Wind Orchestra and Fairport High School Concert Band Showcases Community Connections By Jessica Kaufman, Assistant Director of Content and Public Relations Mark Scatterday, professor of conducting and chair of the Conducting and Ensembles Department at Eastman School of Music, has a long history of active involvement in the Rochester community […]


“Tuesday Pipes” will cure your winter woes

November 13, 2017

by Myles Boothroyd It’s early November, and Rochesterians are already digging out their snow brushes, hearing Christmas tunes in coffee shops, and seeing Black Friday Sale signs around every corner. If you’re like me, you may be looking for a few minutes to escape the humdrum and stay warm this winter. For that, I turn […]


Eastman student Zoe Wang debuts her Violin Concerto tonight

November 8, 2017

By Dan Gross Eastman School of Music student, composer, and collaborative pianist Yucong “Zoe” Wang is debuting her newest composition, a Violin Concerto, with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra tonight at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Wang, 24, is no stranger to having her work played. In 2013, she entered the Eastman […]


An Eastman Musician’s Hackathon Adventure

November 6, 2017

By Hattie Bestul This fall, Eastman student Hattie Bestul had the opportunity to take part in Hack Music LA, a gathering of techies with a strong interest in music (and musicians and other artists with a strong interest in tech). Here is her report on her experiences. Running Into — and At — Opportunities Opportunities […]


Preparing “Poppea,” Part II: Opening Night!

November 2, 2017

This weekend, Eastman Opera Theatre presents a true masterpiece of baroque opera: Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). The production features stage direction by Stephen Carr and musical direction by Paul O’Dette. This is the second blog post by Master’s student in voice Kameron Ghanavati, one of the students playing Nerone in […]


Flutist Zachary Osinski is 2017 Tallon Perkes Flute Competition Winner

October 31, 2017

Pictured left to right; Perkes Competition adjudicator Marianne Gedigian, Bonita Boyd, Zachary Osinski, and adjudicators John Hunter ‘84E, Mark Kellogg ‘86E, and Jan Angus ‘72E (MM). By Matthew Burg On May 6, 2017, Eastman hosted the Third Annual Tallon Perkes Flute Competition, held in memory of Eastman alumnus Tallon Perkes (BM ’84) to inspire the […]


Tony Caramia Celebrates Jazz Centennials

October 27, 2017

By Dan Gross Tony Caramia, Professor of Piano, Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies, and Affiliate Faculty of Jazz Studies, is throwing a concert with a handful of musicians with Rochester ties: “1917: Celebrating the Hundredth Birthdays of Jazz Icons.” Joining him are Rachelle Fleming on vocals, Mike Kaupa on trumpet, Bob Sneider on guitar, Keiran […]


Treasures of the Choral Repertoire – Eastman’s Bach Cantata Series Resumes this Sunday, October 29

October 26, 2017

Eastman’s 2017-18 Bach Cantata Series starts this coming Sunday. A chamber ensemble of instrumental and vocal soloists from the Eastman School of Music will present two sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut St. The concert will feature BWV 150, […]