Eastman Journal: Page 4

A View into the Eastman Experience

February 19, 2019

  By Petar Kodzas, Eastman Associate Dean and Director of Eastman Community Music School For over 30 years, the Eastman School of Music has housed a premiere residential program for high-school students who aspire to careers in music.  This program was known to generations as a Music Horizons and, as the name suggests, it opened […]



February 15, 2019

The Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP), performing in Kilbourn Hall by Jarod Lau Saxophone ensemble performances have long been a highlight of the Summer@Eastman concert calendar for participants and audience members alike (there’s nothing quite like seeing—or hearing—forty saxophonists play “The Pines of the Appian Way” from Respighi’s Pines of Rome). This year, Professor Chien-Kwan Lin […]


Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman French Horn Institute

January 30, 2019

Eastman Professor and Rochester Philharmonic Principal Horn W. Peter Kurau   by Jarod Lau   This summer, Summer@Eastman is excited to announce the debut of the Eastman French Horn Institute, led by Eastman French Horn Professor and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra principal Peter Kurau. Joining him will be Elizabeth Freimuth (Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony […]


Eastman Philharmonia performs con “BRIO” this Friday

January 30, 2019

Composer August Read Thomas’ BRIO will be performed by the Eastman Philharmonia on Friday. By Andrew Bockman On Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m., the Eastman Philharmonia will present an exuberant program in Kodak Hall. Philharmonia is Eastman’s top orchestra, comprised of upperclassmen and graduate students, and will be led by Associate Professor Brad Lubman. […]


Summer@Eastman Spotlight: APSI Music Theory – Teacher Training

January 9, 2019

by Jarod Lau This summer, Summer@Eastman is excited to offer an Advanced Placement Summer Institute for music educators to become trained and certified to teach AP Music Theory. We spoke with course instructor Dr. Joel Phillips (Westminster Choir College) and Dr. Betsy Marvin (Eastman School of Music), who instigated the course, to learn more about […]


Opening Doors: An Interview with Timothy Long, the New Music Director of Eastman Opera Theatre

January 8, 2019

By Benjamin Willmott    The Eastman School of Music was pleased to welcome the appointment of Mr. Timothy Long to the faculty as associate professor of opera and music director of Eastman Opera Theatre, starting in fall 2018. Mr. Long’s appointment comes following the retirement of Benton Hess, the esteemed music director of the program for […]


The Summer Stepping Stone

December 12, 2018

Jarod Lau. Photograph by Tyler Hayford. By Jarod Lau My experience with Summer@Eastman will forever be the most significant cornerstone in my life. It all began in the summer of 2013, when I attended Summer@Eastman’s Summer Jazz Studies and Summer Trumpet Institute. The experiences I had and the opportunities I gained were invaluable to my […]


Maestro Neil Varon to conduct Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with Eastman’s Premiere Orchestra

November 13, 2018

The Eastman Philharmonia in rehearsal By Sarah Forestieri On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Neil Varon, conductor, and The Eastman Philharmonia present Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall. Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is a fantastical work that is thought to draw on elements of his life. As a result, Mahler may have subtitled […]


Practical Composition: Student Sean Calhoun’s “Constellated Traces” Premieres Tonight

November 9, 2018

Sean Calhoun By Dan Gross Student composer Sean Calhoun is on the bill with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra (ESSO) tonight, Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Sean’s piece Constellated Traces, conducted by Garrett Wellenstein, kicks off the free Kodak Hall concert, which also includes Bartok’s Viola Concerto and Falla’s Suite No. 2 from The […]


Celebrated American Composer Charles Wuorinen Celebrates his 80th Birthday at the Eastman School of Music

November 6, 2018

Charles Wuorinen By Sarah Forestieri Eastman welcomes one of the world’s leading composers, Charles Wuorinen, as this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition. Wuorinen will be in residency at Eastman from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16. His visit will culminate in a concert celebrating Wuorinen’s 80th birthday and featuring his compositions, on […]