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Eastman E-Book Details Five Steps to A Great Audition Experience

April 24, 2017

Thinking about applying to music schools? Getting ready for your college music audition? Applying and auditioning for a music college is challenging, but necessary to open the doors to the music school of your choice, so having the right mindset and preparation is key! The first step to a great audition is getting there. You […]


Eastman Community Remembers the Holocaust Through Annual Concert

April 21, 2017

By Erik Elmgren Each year, Eastman hosts a Holocaust Remembrance Concert in the last few weeks of the semester. This concert, started by Eastman violin professor Renée Jolles, celebrates the music of composers imprisoned and in some cases murdered in the concentration camps during World War II. This year, the Holocaust Remembrance Concert will be […]


Eastman Student Nicki Roman to Perform Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

April 18, 2017

Composer Jacques Ibert By Erik Elmgren On Wednesday, April 18, 2017, at 8 p.m., the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the spring semester. The program features works by Dvorak and Hovhaness, as well as Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for saxophone and chamber orchestra performed by Eastman student Nicki Roman. I […]



April 7, 2017

            Student organization Eastman Americana, led by students Tahlia Cott and Caroline Samuels, is hosting a free event in ESM 902 on April 8th, 12pm-2pm. Ithaca College Associate Professor Nicholas Walker headlines the event on double bass, and his collaborators on a project called “Rockwood Ferry,” vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Chopak, and violinist and vocalist […]


Nicholas Goluses and Samuel Adler Join Forces for a New Guitar Concerto

April 3, 2017

Composer and Eastman Professor Emeritus Samuel Adler By Dan Gross On Wednesday, April 5, guitarist Nicholas Goluses, the Co-Chair of Eastman’s Department of Strings, Harp, and Guitar, will perform Samuel Adler’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with the Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra directed by Neil Varon. Adler is Professor Emeritus at Eastman, having taught here […]


From Kameron to Courtier: How an Eastman Opera Student Develops His Role in Massenet’s “Cendrillon”

March 30, 2017

By Kameron Ghanavati Massenet’s Cendrillon is coming together quickly here at Eastman. Stage assistants, costume designers, lighting designers, singers, the orchestra, and opera staff are hard at work preparing for the upcoming two-week marathon of technical rehearsals. The process, however, has been ongoing since rehearsals began in December. At that point, the creative process was […]


The Eastman Audio Research Center Heads to the Memorial Art Gallery with an “Orchestra of Loudspeakers”

March 28, 2017

The Roto-Twist, an “intriguiing object” in the Eastman Moblle Acousmonium. All photographs by Oliver Schneller. By Erik Elmgren The Eastman Audio Research Center, formerly the Eastman Computer Music Center, has been pushing the boundaries of electroacoustic music study since their rebranding earlier this year. Their next project, the “Eastman Mobile Acousmonium” or EMA for short, […]


Sound, Mind and Body: Alan Harris’ New Summer Cello Institute

March 28, 2017

Eastman Cello Institute faculty: Alan Harris, Kathleen Kemp, Cora Swenson Lee by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Distinguished Professor Alan Harris knows a thing or two about longevity at the cello: he has been performing and teaching at celebrated universities and music festivals virtually non-stop since 1959. He first arrived at Eastman in 1965, performing […]


A Finely Crafted Cinderella Story: Eastman Opera’s Benton Hess on the Music of Massenet’s “Cendrillon”

March 27, 2017

Eastman Opera Theatre’s spring production is something of a rarity: Cendrillon, a retelling of the Cinderella story by Jules Massenet. This opera by the popular composer of Manon and Werther was a great success at its 1899 premiere, but gradually fell out of the repertoire. In recent years it has made a comeback; the Metropolitan […]


A Passion for Bach

March 22, 2017

Conductor David Chin and his distinguished composer friend The 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach was earlier this week, but you can celebrate it this weekend with a performance of Bach’s grandest work, the Saint Matthew Passion. The concert, which brings together more than 40 Eastman students and recent graduates, was coordinated by, and will […]