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Dreams Coming True: Michael Burritt is Eastman’s First Paul Burgett Distinguished Professor

November 27, 2019

Michael Burritt in rehearsal. Photograph by Michelle Martorell.   By Andrew Bockman On Friday, September 27, 2019, Eastman’s Michael Burritt was installed as the Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professor. Burritt has served as the Professor of Percussion at Eastman for eleven years, and is only the third person to hold this position in the almost […]


Fall@Eastman: An Internship Experience

November 26, 2019

by Ashley Fong Photo credit: Emma Chang   My internship with Summer@Eastman this past semester has been filled with lots of learning and smiles. From meeting new people in different departments outside the office to building email lists and creating content timelines for social media, the internship provided me with many learning experiences over the […]


Eastman Collaborates! New Initiative Brings Together Students and Professors

November 7, 2019

  By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   This Friday, November 8 at noon in the Miller Center Atrium, Eastman continues its free Lunchtime Concert Series with the inauguration of Eastman Collaborates! This new initiative promotes the collaboration between faculty and students, and offers a new level of experiential learning to both collaborative partners that […]


Bach Cantata Series Begins October 27

October 25, 2019

    By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   Since 2013, the Eastman School of Music has presented a free concert series called the Bach Cantata Series, which was designed to give singers and choral conducting students the opportunity to perform some of the many works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The series was created by […]



October 21, 2019

Meredith Monk     By David Raymond The multi-talented, profoundly creative artist Meredith Monk visits the University of Rochester this week with her vocal ensemble for a multi-day residency titled Dancing Voice/Singing Body. Monk and her vocal ensemble are the inaugural visiting artists for the Institute for the Performing Arts at the University’s School of […]


Clara Schumann Comes to Rochester: Eastman Students Perform Her Music for Foodlink

October 19, 2019

  Clara Wieck in 1840 By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   This Sunday, October 20th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Rochester, the first concert in the “If Music Be The Food” series will be held to help raise funds for the Rochester Food Link organization. This first concert will feature the composer […]


“Music by women, for women”: Composer Rosephanye Powell at Eastman This Week

October 15, 2019

Rosephanye Powell   By Jeremy Lopez ALP Communications Intern   This fall, the Eastman Women’s Chorus has the unique opportunity of singing under the baton of a composer on their main concert of the semester. On October 19th, Rosephanye Powell will be joining the ensemble to conduct a concert featuring her own compositions and arrangements […]


Masters of a Medium: Eastman Honors the Verdehr Trio

September 26, 2019

  The Verdehr Trio: pianist Silvia Roederer, violinist Walter Verdehr, clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr By David Raymond The members of an important American chamber ensemble will be recognized by the Eastman School of Music, and for several of the members it will truly be a homecoming. On Saturday, October 5, during Eastman’s alumni weekend, the members […]


An Eastman Violinist Goes to Miami

September 24, 2019

Miami’s New World Center, with the New World Symphony on the jumbo screen. Below, the interior of New World Center.   By Jacob Buhler   This past week I had the privilege of subbing with the New World Symphony in one of their pre-season concerts. I was really excited to go down to Miami Beach, […]


In memory of Christopher Rouse (1949 – 2019)

September 23, 2019

Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who taught at Eastman from 1981 to 2002, died on Saturday, September 21 in Baltimore of complications from kidney cancer. “Christopher Rouse was one of the world’s foremost composers of the last half-century,” says Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  “With […]