Eastman Journal: Page 4

All the things she was: Eastman Celebrates Jazz Giant Marian McPartland

March 22, 2018

Marian McPartland at Eastman in 2006 By Dan Gross An accomplished jazz pianist, Marian McPartland (1918-2013) was a much-beloved presence on National Public Radio as host of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for more than three decades. Piano Jazz offered listeners an intimate, insider’s perspective on the elusive world of jazz improvisation. On her weekly broadcast, […]

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Introducing the Eastman Organ Experience: Summer at Eastman’s High School Organ Academy

March 16, 2018

Eastman Associate Professor Edoardo Bellotti introduces Summer Organ Academy students to Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery By Caroline Robinson, Coordinator, Eastman High School Organ Academy In the summer of 2015, the Eastman Organ Department held its first official Summer Academy for High School Organists, having hosted a Pipe Organ Encounter via […]

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Students Love the Challenge: Serious Jams at Eastman Summer Jazz Studies

March 1, 2018

By Hattie Bestul Clarinetist Hattie Bestul is currently completing her Master’s degree in Performance and Literature at Eastman and working as an Arts Leadership Program intern at the Eastman Community Music School. At Eastman’s Summer Jazz Studies, students play in jam sessions, learn jazz theory, try their hand with improvisation and composing, and perform in […]

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From Summer Study to a Dream Realized: Reflections on Music Horizons 2015

February 9, 2018

By Katja Pennypacker Soprano Katja Pennypacker attended the Eastman Community Music School’s Music Horizons summer program in 2015. She is now a freshman vocal performance major at Eastman, studying with Kathryn Cowdrick. Participating in the Music Horizons voice program was a life-changing experience for me and the reason why Eastman was my first-choice school for […]

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A Tale of Two Siblings: Preserving Youth through Imagination and the “Game”

February 1, 2018

Dynamic, creepy, and committed: the cast of Eastman Opera Theatre’s Les Enfants Terribles By Kameron Ghanavati Photographs by Nic Minetor Les Enfants Terribles officially opens this weekend at Eastman to a sold-out audience. And rightfully so, given the intricate staging juxtaposed with transcendent music and intimate performances by the cast. I was able to attend […]

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“A composer, period”: Empire Film Music Ensemble Explores the Scores of Bernard Herrmann

January 26, 2018

Bernard Herrmann, shown in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much This Monday, January 29, Eastman offers the opportunity to go to a concert and to the movies, when the Empire Film Music Ensemble, collaborating with the Eastman School of Music’s Beal Institute of Film Music and Contemporary Media, presents an evening of music by […]

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SINGERS (AND STUDENTS) ONSTAGE: LINDSAY BAKER’S NEW SUMMER ACTING INSTITUTES

January 25, 2018

Lindsay Baker by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Lindsay Baker began working with Eastman’s Voice and Opera Department in 2001. She was the Production Stage Manager for Eastman Opera Theatre until 2011; she also taught acting seminars and offered dramatic coaching to voice majors. Lindsay has been an adjunct Instructor of Opera since 2016; she […]

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SUMMER HARMONIE AT EASTMAN: INTRODUCING THE SUMMER WIND CONDUCTING INSTITUTE

January 10, 2018

by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Professor Mark Scatterday conducting the Eastman Wind Ensemble in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman professors Mark Scatterday and Donald Hunsberger know a thing or two about wind conducting: collectively, they have directed the Eastman Wind Ensemble for over 50 years! This summer, Scatterday and Hunsberger will embark on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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