Each year since 1998, the Eastman Community Music School showcases the talent and musicianship of its students during an annual celebration of the winter season, typically held the last Saturday before the December recess.

An extravaganza of concurrent performances in venues across the Eastman School of Music campus, Winterfest features ensembles and students ranging in age from elementary school to adults. The day-long celebration features a wide array of music styles and ensemble types, and includes holiday favorites on each program.   
All performances are free and open to the public. Please enjoy the gallery below from Winterfest 2019!


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Complete Schedule for ECMS Winterfest on December 14, 2019

Lowry Hall

10am – New Horizons Antique Brass

10:15am – Gamelan Ensemble

10:30am – New Horizons Clarinet Choir

10:45am –Trumpet Ensemble

11:00am – New Horizons Green Strings

11:15am – ECMS Junior Flute Choir

11:30am – ECMS Clarinet Choir

11:45am – New Horizons Brasso Profundo

12:00pm – New Horizons Sax Ensemble

12:15pm – New Horizons Flute Choir

12:30pm – Krusenstjerna Flute Choir

12:45pm – High School Jazz Performance Workshop

1:00pm – ECMS Cello Choir

1:15pm – ECMS Sax Ensemble

1:30pm – Eastman Community Chamber Singers

1:45pm – ECMS Percussion Ensemble

2:00pm – New Horizons Chorus

2:30pm – Ringholz Singers

2:45pm – ECMS Honors Wind Quintet

3:00pm – Zimbabwean Marimba Ensemble

Kilbourn Hall Schedule

Kilbourn Hall Events are Live Streamed. Visit here during the performance to watch!

9:30am – New Horizons Advanced Strings & Full Orchestra

12:00pm – New Horizons Green Band

2:00pm – New Horizons Jazz Ensemble (formerly Vintage Jazz) & Music Educator’s Jazz Ensemble

6:00pm – 8:00pm – ECMS Children’s Choruses & Youth Chamber Singers Concert


Hatch Recital Hall

Hatch Recital Hall Events are Live Streamed. Visit here to watch!

10:00am Young Eastman Strings (YES) Concert

12:15pm – Camerata & Virtuosi Bowed Strings Recital

2:00pm – Chamber Music Recital

3:30pm – ECMS Student Showcase Recital

6:00pm – Guitar Ensemble Concert


Howard Hanson Hall

12:00pm – Diane Abrahamian’s Voice Studio Recital

3:00pm – General Student Recital

4:30pm – General Student Recital


Karen Rettner Community Music Center (MSH1)

10:30am – Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra

2:15pm – Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble


Want to get a sense of the Magic of Winterfest? Check out the galleries below and see for yourself this year!

Winterfest 2018 Photos

Winterfest 2017 Photos

Winterfest 2016 Photos