Here are some select recent clippings showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.)
Eastman School of Music alumni Maria Schneider and Bob Ludwig were among the winners in Monday night’s Grammy awards, along with Assistant Professor of Organ Nathan Laube, who was a performer on an album awarded the Best Classical Compendium.
Alum, Charles Halloran, trombone, was also featured in a recording that won for best regional roots music. (Also reported by Democrat & Chronicle, RBJ, WROC-TV, Gates-Chili Post, Fairport-E. Rochester Post, Penfield Post)
(Broadway World 2/18/2016)
Make Music New York is pleased to announce Jenny Undercofler as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective immediately.
She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance from The Juilliard School and a D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music.
Wilson in premiere concert
Visiting composer Dana Wilson will perform in his premiere concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, 221 Columbia Ave.
Wilson holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music and is currently Charles A. Dana Professor of Music in the School of Music at Ithaca …
(WROC TV CBS 8 Rochester 02/18/2016)
One month after he started teaching at Eastman School of Music, Nathan Laube went to Nashville to record a piece with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and it was this recording that won him the Grammy.
He was in the middle of teaching his organ class on Monday evening when he got the news on his phone and winning makes Nathan only the second organist in history to be associated with a Grammy. (Related story reported by Gates-Chili Post)
(City Newspaper 02/17/2016)
An early music all-star team is getting together for the next Publick Musick concert, this time as part of the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Third Thursday” concert series. The star is probably the gallery’s splendiferous Italian Baroque organ, which will be played by Eastman School of Music faculty member Edoardo Bellotti and student Naomi Gregory, but there is splendiferous baroque music by “Adventurous Italians” on hand as well: sonatas and concertos for strings by two of the great violin virtuosos of the time, Biagio Marini and Giovanni Battista Fontana, and a couple of other musically adventurous composers, Dario Castello and Giovanni Paolo Cima. Organists Bellotti and Gregory are joined by violinists Boel Gidholm, Mary Riccardi, and Molly McDonald; cellist Christopher Haritatos; and, on theorbo, Deborah Fox.
(WXXI PBS News 02/12/2016)
What is it like to navigate the egos and creative differences among members of a band? Why are many composers leaning toward jobs in film and gaming? How does the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences select Grammy winners? Our guests give us an inside look at this changing industry. In studio:
Stephen Roessner, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, musician, and producer, and instructor of audio and music engineering at the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dave Rivello, assistant professor of jazz studies and contemporary media, and director of the New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman School of Music
(Irondequoit Post 02/16/2016)
Soprano Kearstin Piper Brown will be the featured artist at the Crimson Note Heritage Concert, a special Black History Month celebration, at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester.
Pianist Leonard Hayes, the 2015 recipient of the scholarship awarded annually by the Rochester chapter of the Links Incorporated to an Eastman School of Music student, will also perform. A recent graduate of the Eastman School with a Master of Music degree, Hayes is a member of the music faculty at Schenectady Community College. (Also reported by Brighton-Pittsford Post)
(Deseret Morning News 02/13/2016)
It is said that music brings people together, and the saying holds true for several couples who play together as members of the Utah Symphony.
Some of the couples met after being hired by the Utah Symphony, but for those who fell in love before, landing a spot in the same orchestra was a difficult task that required risk and sacrifice.
“We both studied at the Eastman School of Music … we both played in the San Antonio Symphony,” Margulies said. “So we had been in all the same places.”
(The Observer 02/17/2016)
San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious operatic training programs in North America, enrolls only 23 singers, five apprentice coaches and one technical director – out of nearly 800 applicants – in its summer program.
Boris Van Druff, ’10, Music Performance, tenor, of Olean. Van Druff studied under Dr. Gray at Fredonia, as well as at Eastman School of Music, University of Tennessee and Knoxville Opera Studio.
(Daily Herald 02/17/2016)
Acclaimed organist Jonathan Ryan will perform Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Wesley M. Vos Memorial Organ Recital series featuring the church’s Buzard Pipe Organ.
During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Henry Fusner Prize for outstanding achievement in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s organ department. As a student of David Higgs, Ryan received a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he also studied improvisation with William Porter and conducting with William Weinert.
(Misericordia University 02/26/2016)
The fourth session from 2:15-3:15 p.m. will address disabilities in music and literature with the lecture, “Writing Identity Through Musical Practice: Shell Shock, Feminism, and Disability in Dorothy L. Sayers’s Detective Fiction,” presented by Stephen Armstrong, a Ph.D. student at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.
Music students in Door County are getting a chance this week to get in tune with one of the nation’s finest instructors. Birch Creek Music Performance Center is sponsoring clinics at Door County’s four school districts with its Jazz Program Director and Eastman School of Music professor Jeff Campbell to celebrate Artists in the Schools Week. Campbell says he likes what he sees from Door County music students.
(The Violin Channel 02/15/2016)
He served on faculty at Cornell University, Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School and served residences at a number of leading international conservatories – including the Beijing Central Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatoire, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute and Rice University. (Also reported by Interlochen IPR Public Radio)
Louis Lane, who led Dallas Symphony Orchestra after 1970s financial collapse, dies
(The Dallas Morning News 2/16/2016)
Louis Lane, the Texas-born conductor who revived the Dallas Symphony Orchestra after a catastrophic 1974 shutdown, died Monday in Bratenahl, Ohio. He was 92. … Lane studied composition with Kent Kennan at the University of Texas in Austin, with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music,