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.)
Ron Carter, the most-recorded jazz bassist of all time, never planned to play jazz music. …graduated from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, in June 1959, his dream of becoming a classical cellist had been dashed. …Carter traded the cello for the double bass, and Beethoven and Haydn for Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker. He had been gigging around town on weekends to pay for school, but Rochester was no place for a 22-year-old jazz musician with any ambition. New York was the only city that mattered. “Was then, is now,” he says.
(Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3 05/6/2017)
Organist Nathan Laube was featured in the first billing of the program and played a very nice rendition of Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra.” Then he came back for an encore, a movement from Charles-Marie Widor’s Sixth Symphony.
In real life, Laube is assistant professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music. He manages to do things with an organ …
(Democrat and Chronicle 05/05/2017)
Thumbs up: For the 40th anniversary of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, which recently held its annual luncheon. The fund provides financial aid to students of voice at the Eastman School of Music. This year’s recipient of the fund, started in 1977 is soprano Alicia Rosser, a student at the Eastman School of Music. 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. This fund helps his powerful legacy live on.
(Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 05/07/201)
Growing up in Visitacion Valley — a working-class neighborhood in San Francisco — Dr. Tiffany Ng developed an early interest in music, though she had never actually planned to be a musical performer. …
She also earned a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. Prior to landing her current position at Michigan in 2015, Ng was a visiting …
(Shanghai Daily (subscription) 05/06/2017)
IT was like a journey back home for Chinese composer Ye Xiaogang, whose works were played at the Shanghai Symphony Hall last Friday as the opening of this year’s Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.
Like many young talents at the time, Ye chose to go abroad to fine tune his skills. He enrolled himself at the Eastman School of Music in the US with full scholarship in 1987. There, he expanded his repertoire to include compositions for dance, chamber music, symphony and film scores.
(Malibu Surfside News (press release) (registration) (blog) 05/4/2017)
World-renowned classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses wowed the audience at Eastman in Malibu, Malibu Friends of Music’s Kairøs Musical Soirées Concerts & Conversations …
Goluses’ repertoire and performance experience amazes. He is professor of guitar, and founder and director of the guitar programs at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. He has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and was the recipient of the Pablo Casals Award and the Faculty Award of Distinguished Merit. Goluses is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and is on the Guitar Foundation of America’s board of directors. He was also Mu Phi Epsilon’s 2016 Musician of the Year.
(Brainerd Dispatch 05/04/2017)
The Lakes Area Music Festival will bring its winter series to a close with a concert titled “Very Viennese.”
Violist Samantha Rodriguez, a native of Mastic Beach, NY, received her bachelor’s and master’s of music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, under the tutelage of George Taylor. …
Scott Lykins’ career blends artistic performance as a cellist and pianist with administrative creativity as founding artistic and executive director of the LAMF. … He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music.
(Finger Lakes Times 05/1/2017)
Bassist Danny Ziemann also is a composer and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. He tours regularly, sharing the stage with musicians including Bill Dobbins, Josh Groban, Delfeayo Marsalis, Don Menza, Militello, Jumaane Smith, Bob Sneider and Gordon Webster
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