Here are some select clippings from the past week 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.)
UR bassist Tyrone Allen to perform as Rochester Links Scholarship Award winner
(Gates-Chili Post 03/28/2016)
University of Rochester student and bassist Tyrone Allen, recent winner of the 2016-17 Rochester Links Scholarship, …
The award, a cooperative effort between the Rochester chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Eastman School of Music, recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician.
Maestro Denis Mastromonaco has invited celebrated Toronto pianist Jerry Chen to provide some of the fireworks April 16 and 17, by performing the Russian master’s popular First Piano Concerto with the orchestra.
Chen is currently under the tutelage of Douglas Humphreys, chairman of the piano department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New …
(Broadway World 03/28/2016)
The orchestra consists of Nazareth College pianist Anthony Bisbano; Nazareth College Music Department students Nick Sutton (tenor sax), Dylan Niver (drums), and Sean Power (electric bass); as well as Austen Wahl (guitar) and Sean Power (electric bass) from the Eastman School of Music.
(The Boston Musical Intelligencer 03/28/2016)
Originally composed of a trio of Ying bothers and one Ying sister, the eponymous quartet began playing together after graduating from Eastman School of Music about 22 years ago. The most recent arrival, first violinist Robin Scott added flair, excitement, and buttery elegance to the group’s solid yet highly-nuanced presence.
Now serving as quartet-in-residence at Eastman School of Music and ensemble-in-residence at Bowdoin Music Festival, the Yings have enjoyed quite an unusual history.
Reilly Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Along with working toward the completion of her Doctorate, Reilly has received her Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati and Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music.
Community concert, camps coming up at Museum of Aviation
(The Telegraph 03/30/2016)
Edward Eikner and Nadine Cheek will return for an encore performance as the finale of the 2015-16 season for the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. The pianist and mezzo-soprano duo will perform …
Eikner is the recipient of a Van Cliburn scholarship and studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Both Cheek and Eikner have …
(The Intelligencer 03/30/2016)
Second Place Winner: Soprano Yunji Shim is a second year Doctoral student in Voice Performance and Literature at University of Illinois. She granted a Master’s degree of Music in Voice Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music in 2013.
(Democrat and Chronicle 03/31/16)
At least that’s the short version as explained by Steven Daigle, stage director for the Eastman School of Music‘s production of Figaro April 7-10.
(Baylor University 03/31/2016)
… There will be four events: three recitals and a master class with Kenneth Grant, associate professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music in New York and principal clarinet of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in New York.
Nicholas Goluses – 4/1 @ Ciminelli Recital Hall
Nicholas Goluses is one of the greatest classical guitarists in the world. He is currently a professor of Classical Guitar at the Eastman School of Music. Goluses has held the prestigious Andre Segovia chair at The Manhattan School of Music. He is the founder of the school’s guitar department. Nicholas Goluses is one of the only guitarists to transcribe and record all three of Bach’s Violin Sonatas. Classical critic James Jolly has said that “Goluses sets a benchmark for present day guitarists.”
200 years of memorable organ music at St. Paul’s Church
(Chestnut Hill Local 3/31/2016)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will host “Organists of Eastman” Sunday, April 10, 5 p.m. The concert will feature three organ students of the Eastman School of Music Rochester, New York, playing three concerti for organ and orchestra on the church’s world-famous 1956 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. …
The three soloists are Caroline Robinson, Brian Glikes and Adam Detzner. All three study under David Higgs at the Eastman School. …
Metropolitan Wind Symphony to present spring band concert in Lexington
(Wicked Local 03/31/2016)
MWS music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program. …
Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m. Buckley earned his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his master’s …
(The Lincoln Journal Star 03/31/2016)
Composer Christian Ellenwood described himself as soul-sick when he visited the John G. Neihardt State Historical Site in Bancroft in August 2014.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastman School of Music, a master’s from Indiana University Bloomington and a doctorate from the University of …
Students from the Eastman School of Music Organ Department will be featured in the other four performances.
Christ Church, 141 East Ave., Rochester, will host a concert at 5:30 and 8 p.m. April 22. The concerts will showcase Eastman’s romantic and baroque organs, which are housed in the church.
The Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Eastman School of Music and WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 will present “Pipedreams Live!
(Broadway World 04/01/2016)
The concert will include Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger, plus celebrated mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn Bowers will thrill the audience with romantic arias from Samson et Dalila and Carmen.
Ms. Bowers, completed her degree in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music followed by a two year grant as an apprentice with Houston …
(The UCSB Current 04/01/2016)
But if you ask Sherylle Mills Englander, director of UCSB’s Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA) — commonly referred to as “tech transfer” — the degree she received from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, one of the country’s pre-eminent music schools offered the kind of training needed to help negotiate the sometimes tricky contracts and licensing of the various inventions and technologies that are born at UCSB. –
Delaware Symphony set to award 2016 composer’s award
If you think the only classical repertoire worth listening to is by dead Europeans, the music of Christopher Theofanidis just might change your mind. To him, the classical idiom is a living, breathing organism whose future looks as bright as any “golden age” of its past.
He received his bachelor’s in music from the University of Houston , a master’s from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate from Yale.
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