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.)
Staff Sargent Douglas O’Connor, from Potomac, to participate in Presidential Inauguration
(The Connection 01/03/2017)
O’Connor attended Winston Churchill High School, and continued his education at University of Maryland and the Eastman School of Music.
Concert to honor William Warfield’s legacy
(Democrat & Chronicle 01/06/2017)
William Warfield was one of the Eastman School of Music’s most gifted graduates and inspirational performers who with his bass-baritone voice gave African-Americans a greater presence in concert halls and film. On Sunday, William Warfield: A Legacy in Music — an annual concert to commemorate his legacy and raise money for a scholarship fund in his name — will be held in the Eastman School’s Kilbourn Hall, beginning at 4 p.m.
“He was one of the great voices of our time,” said MacClurg Vivian, president of the board of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund.
The concert will include performances by this year’s scholarship recipient, Alicia Rosser, a 21-year-old Eastman School senior who has appeared in opera productions and placed first in competitions. She has been the recipient of this award for the past two school years as well. (Also reported by WROC TV )
Northern Neck Orchestra adds board members
(Rappahannock Record 01/04/2017)
The Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) recently elected Robert Hood of Merry Point, Cary Schneider of Irvington and Joseph Warren of White Stone to its board of directors.
After a 22-year absence, the Warrens returned to their home state where they now live … The youngest of their four children, George, lives with them on an occasional basis as he completes his senior year at the Eastman School of Music.
Tian Xu hits sweet notes with her blossoming violin career
In this week’s Job Spotlight with Tian Xu, the China native and Columbus resident discusses her love for the violin and her jobs as a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and private violin teacher.
And the fact is, Xu, 29, who has been playing the violin for 23 years, ever since she was a tiny 6-year-old in her native country, is just getting started, in a sense. She graduated from … and added a master’s degree from the University of Rochester’s well-known Eastman School of Music in 2015.
The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 6-12
(Jazz Police 01/06/2017)
With subzero temps and windchills to start the weekend, hot music is a sure antidote, … The Master’s show presents Weather Report alum … They’re followed in the young lions’ late night slot by a stellar quartet led by trombonist Jack Courtright–now in his second year at Eastman School of Music.
American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17
(Broadway World 1/06/2017)
THOMAS CRAWFORD, Conductor
Mr. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Music in composition and organ performance from Eastman School of Music, where he studied choral and orchestral conducting under Samuel Adler. After graduation, he went on to train with Hugo Fiorato, Conductor of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and to earn an MA in composition from Columbia University.
Mr. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Music in composition and organ performance from Eastman School of Music, where he studied choral and orchestral …
Tribute to honor longtime Eastman faculty member
(Rochester Business Journal 01/05/2017)
Longtime Eastman School of Music faculty member Frederick Sturm is slated to be honored in a tribute concert organized by two local high school band directors.
Sturm, an Eastman alumnus who served on the faculty from 1991 to 2002, headed the school’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department, directed the Jazz Ensemble and the Studio Orchestra. He died in August 2014 following a long battle with cancer.
Flash Mob Spreads Holiday Cheer
(Hartford Courant 01/03/2017)
A young man began playing holiday music in the central hallway of the busy East Brook Mall … In total, shoppers were treated to approximately half an hour of holiday music, in a flash mob-style Christmas concert, organized by current and former participants in the AHM Summer Youth Theater Program.
Hebron resident Chris Ambrose has served as the mall Santa for several years now. Ambrose said that he felt the area could use some extra holiday joy after a contentious presidential election. He contacted Kelly Whitesell, a RHAM graduate who is currently studying music education and voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada …
(Broadway World 01/03/2017)
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio.
Jason Robert Brown (Music/Lyrics) is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an … Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. …
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