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.)
(Chicago Tribune 09/29/2016)
(Katie Ernst Music)… Ernst, who was born in Naperville, graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., as a jazz double bass major in 2011 and gravitated to Chicago’s ever-expanding jazz scene. …
(Wahoo Newspaper 09/29/2016)
Howard Hanson Day was celebrated this past Sunday in Wahoo, with an emphasis put on the Famous Son’s potential election into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for one of his symphonies and was the director of the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
(WROC TV 10/01/2016)
Students of Eastman’s School of Music wanted to put a smile on everyone’s face Saturday. A quartet of saxophonists played a melody in celebration of the University of Rochester’s 100th Anniversary of Dentistry. The university’s new SMILEmobile was out offering free cancer screenings. It’s a great collaboration between the Eastman’s first two schools, oral health & music.
(Democrat and Chronicle 10/2/2016)
Fernando Laires, who reached the summit of piano virtuosity as a teenager before dedicating his career to performance, promotion and teaching, including at the Eastman School of Music, died last month in Rochester at age 91.
Residents over 40 gather to perform in BYU orchestra
(Daily Herald 09/30/2016)
The BYU New Horizons Orchestra was started in 2003 by Andrew Dabczynski as an extension of a bands and orchestras for older residents, which he had started at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York with Roy Ernst.
(The Commercial Appeal 09/29/2016)
Moody attended Furman University in Greenville (where he majored in voice and cello) and earned a graduate degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (where he majored in conducting)…
(The Chattanoogan 09/29/2016)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera opens the Luken Holdings Pops Series with the Mambo Kings on …
The Mambo Kings is headed by musical director and pianist Richard DeLaney. Born and raised in Lima, Peru he moved to the U.S. and earned a Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music and is currently a faculty member of the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He has written and performed music for film, television, the stage and the concert hall. He produced three recordings for the Mambo Kings on their own label, Mambokingdom Music.
Percussionist Freddy Colon has performed with Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Soneros Del Barrio, Johnny Rivera, El Cano and Paquito. He also teaches at the Eastman School of Music.
Jubilant celebration of Baroque music for brass and organ will feature Dr. Robert Stibler, Mark Zielinski, Adam Gallant and Margaret Harper.
Margaret holds a DMA and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She was a finalist and stipendiate at the 2012 Arp Schnitger …
Rochester musicians present concerts benefiting Foodlink
(Henrietta Post 09/27/2016)
“If Music Be the Food…” will launch its eighth season … “If Music Be the Food…” is a volunteer community project with a mission to increase awareness and support for the hungry through the sharing of music. …
Carol Rodland, professor of viola at the Eastman School of Music, was inspired to create the concert series in 2009 by Rochester’s high poverty rate and the problem of food insecurity (Also reported by WebsterPost.com)
(Amherst Bee 09/27/2016)
The BPO has recently hired a principal oboe, a second oboe and a section French horn. Each was chosen through an international audition process… Sheryl Lynn Hadeka will become the orchestra’s newest member of the French horn section, and the sole woman in the Buffalo Philharmonic’s brass section. Hadeka is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and earned her master’s in music from Southern Methodist University. Since 2014, she has been the associate principal horn at the Omaha Symphony.
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