Eastman Journal: Page 37

Audition Day Reflections

January 29, 2015

Tomorrow is Eastman’s first audition day of the New Year for the BM class of 2019. As a member of the class of 2015 it is high time that I reflect on my own audition day, in February 2011. Audition time is stressful, awash with emotions. To name a few: hope that you’ll be accepted […]

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Raise the Roof!

January 26, 2015

Come out this Wednesday, January 28, at 8 p.m. for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s first concert of the new semester. The program features Michael Daugherty’s Raise the Roof, a powerful timpani concerto that crosses many styles and idioms. It is replete with standing trombone players, lead trumpet solos, and unrelenting timpani, played by Eastman student […]

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What’s “Haydn” in the Sibley Music Library?

January 19, 2015

Librarian David Peter Coppen truly amazes me every time I meet with him to do research in Sibley’s Rare Books collection. Not only does he bring forth interesting documents, but he also points out other findings that set those items in context. I call him a musical detective and his passion for looking at clues […]

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ESM Blog: Broadway All-Star Edition

January 16, 2015

Congratulations to composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown (x ’91), whose musical Honeymoon in Vegas opened last night on Broadway and is receiving very good reviews, including one in the New York Times. Jason has won two Tony Awards for his scores for Parade and The Bridges of Madison County, and may have a third on the […]

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Eastman Alumnus Receives Canada’s Highest Civilian Honor

January 15, 2015

Charles “Chuck” Daellenbach (BM ’66, MM ’68, PhD ’71) is shown at a 2007 recording session with the Canadian Brass and Eastman Wind Ensemble (top), and receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Rochester in the 2005 Commencement (bottom). Canadian Brass co-founder and tuba master Dr. Charles “Chuck” Daellenbach was recently appointed to the […]

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Eastman Summer Academy for High School Organists

January 13, 2015

Caroline Robinson, a South Carolina native, is a first-year master’s degree student at Eastman. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Curtis Institute of Music, she traveled to Toulouse, France, where she studied organ performance on a Fulbright scholarship. We discussed her decision to study in Rochester, the exciting developments of organ music in the city, and […]

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Summer@Eastman 2015: The Organ Institute

January 12, 2015

  The Craighead-Saunders Organ at Christ Church, Rochester, New York. Caroline Robinson, a South Carolina native, is a first-year master’s student at Eastman. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Curtis Institute of Music, she traveled to Toulouse, France, where she studied organ performance on a Fulbright scholarship. We discussed her decision to study in Rochester, the […]

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Eastman Alums, Rising Stars

January 9, 2015

Erin Morley as Sophie in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (above) at the Met, and Kathryn Lewek as Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute at the English National Opera. Every day at Eastman, we students hope that all our hard work will pay off in the future. We attend classes, practice our instruments, and receive […]

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Happy birthday, Francis Poulenc!

January 7, 2015

We wish a Bonne annee et bonne anniversaire to the French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) – shown above in a drawing by his friend Jean Cocteau. The combination of seriousness, lightheartedness, rich harmonies, and appealing melodies in Poulenc’s music has made it increasingly popular since his death. Here at Eastman we have seen recent performances […]

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MEET THE SUMMER@EASTMAN TEAM

December 16, 2014

“Here they are, in all their glory”: the Summer@Eastman team, left to right: Donna Mero, GerryAnn Westcott, Howard Potter, Jennifer Watson, Sylvie Beaudette, Jose Pedro Zenteno. Photograph by Gerry Szymanski It’s always summer at Eastman! Indeed, it takes an entire year to plan and market our summer programs, hire the best team of directors, instructors, […]

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