Eastman Journal: Page 34

Songfest Serenade: Insight into a voice student’s summer, part 1

September 24, 2015

Junior voice performance major Aaron Bigeleisen, this summer at the Colburn School’s Songfest, with pianist Nathan Harris. Eastman prepares us to do great things. It says so right there in the admissions packet. So, in addition to the education we receive, we are encouraged to go out and explore performance opportunities during the summer. As […]

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A BroadBand Clarinetist in Europe

September 21, 2015

For many student musicians, the opportunity to travel with an ensemble abroad and perform in new countries and venues is a memorable one. The Eastman BroadBand Ensemble held residencies at contemporary music festivals in Europe this past July: the SoundScape Festival in Maccagno, Italy and the Valencia International Performance Academy (VIPA) Festival in Valencia, Spain. […]

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Eastman Students Performing Bach Cantatas 70 and 75

September 18, 2015

This Sunday, September 20, Eastman students and conductors will be performing two church cantatas by J.S. Bach at 3 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church: BWV 70: Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! (Watch! Pray!) and BWV 75: Die Elenden sollen essen (The miserable shall eat). This weekend’s performance is part of an ongoing series of Bach Cantata […]

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Musical Solidarity In a War-torn Iraq

September 18, 2015

We all know how dire the situation is in Iraq. Every day new reports surface conveying the conditions there, and we—American citizens—wonder constantly: will it ever end? If Zuhan Sultan ever has her way, it will. Pianist Zuhan Sultan, pictured above, who at age 17 founded the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, is currently using […]

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Eastman Students Share their Summer Experiences from the Tanglewood Music Center

September 15, 2015

Trumpeter David Puchkoff with his brass quintet, performing in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. The Tanglewood Music Center has become a summer home for young musicians from around the world for nearly eight decades. Located in Lenox, Massachusetts, Tanglewood has served as the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937. I had the privilege […]

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Summer@Eastman Welcomes New Summer Program Coordinator

September 15, 2015

Summer@Eastman Director Sylvie Beaudette is pleased to announce the hiring of Eastman alumna Andrea Schuler as the new Summer program coordinator. Andrea holds undergraduate and graduate viola performance degrees (’91 and ’93) from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of George Taylor and James Dunham. She returns to Rochester after more […]

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Bringing Bach to Malaysia: Eastman student David Chin

September 4, 2015

Eastman DMA conducting student David Chin leads Bach’s St. John Passion at Malaysia’s Good Shepherd Church. For over 90 years Eastman has inspired people at home and abroad. It has led to exceptional performances of some of the greatest works ever written via tours of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Baroque Ensembles and […]

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A New Competition Honors an Eastman Flutist

June 16, 2015

John Hunter and Zach Sheets after the first Tal Perkes Competition in April 2015. This spring, one Eastman alumnus remembered another by supporting a current student. A flute competition, open to all Eastman graduate and undergraduate flute students, was held to honor the memory of Eastman flutist Tallon Perkes (BM ’84). Tal’s friends and family […]

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The End of the Chapter

June 4, 2015

When you’re an incoming freshman, Commencement seems a million miles away. It wasn’t on my radar. I believed my road would contain too many twists and turns for me to even think of a time when I would have to say goodbye to my friends. But like a hunter stalking its prey, time eventually catches […]

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James VanDemark Featured at ISB 2015

May 22, 2015

Photograph of James VanDemark by Kurt Brownell, 2013 Eastman’s longtime professor of double bass, James VanDemark, will be the featured recitalist at ISB 2015 – this year’s convention of the International Society of Bassists, to be held at Colorado State University from June 1-6, 2015. His ISB Convention recital will be held Friday, June 5. […]

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