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.)
Yamaha Sponsors 5 Graduate Fellows to Attend Eastman School of Music’s Leadership Conference
Yamaha Corporation of America has partnered with Eastman School of Music to sponsor five outstanding graduate students, selected from an international pool of applicants, to participate as fellows in the Institute for Music Leadership’s 2017 Eastman Leadership Conference. (Also reported by Erie News Now, SBO Magazine)
(Dallas News 06/16/2017)
Not yet 30, Nathan Laube is universally acclaimed as one of the most brilliant organists on the concert circuit, with an encyclopedic knowledge of different organ-building traditions and performance practices. On the faculty of the Eastman School of Music since 2013, he’s also one of the nicest guys in the organ world. Everybody likes him.
(Democrat and Chronicle 06/16/2017)
Last fall, R-CHIVE was formed by Messinger along with RIT imaging science professor Roger L. Easton Jr., who has worked on numerous projects to decipher historic texts, and Gregory Heyworth, who has collaborated with Easton and had just joined the UR faculty as an associate professor of English.
Students in Heyworth’s visual media studies class worked on the project along with a graduate student and three alumni from the Eastman School of Music.
Arts and Education Council Announces 27th Annual St. Louis Arts Awards Honorees
(Vital VOICE 06/16/2017)
Excellence in the Arts – Gene Dobbs Bradford, Jazz St. Louis. … He holds a bachelor’s degree in double bass performance from the Eastman School of Music and an MBA from Washington University. …
(City Newspaper 06/14/2017)
Charles Pillow’s Large Ensemble Featuring Tim Hagans and Clay Jenkins (Straight-ahead jazz) Eastman School of Music faculty member Charles Pillow plays so many instruments he’s practically an ensemble unto himself. But when his Large Ensemble takes the stage it will showcase his new project, “Electric Miles,” featuring two great trumpeters, Tim Hagans and fellow Eastman faculty member Clay Jenkins, exploring the music of Miles Davis. (RN) charlespillow.com
Christian Crawford (Straight-ahead jazz) Christian Crawford is an up-and-coming trumpet player who recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music. Originally from Long Island, Crawford has been known to play in the bands for musicals and in church groups. At the XRIJF, he’ll be showcasing his love of jazz standards. (RN) facebook.com/christiancrawfordmusic
LSAT (Straight-ahead jazz) This is not a test. LSAT stands for two emerging stars on the saxophone: Lauren Sevian and Alexa Tarantino. XRIJF attendees may remember Tarantino as the Eastman School of Music student who, in 2014, stepped on the stage and blew everyone away playing with Earth, Wind & Fire. Sevian, a veteran of the Mingus Big Band, is a natural force on the baritone sax. (RN) laurensevian.com; alexatarantino.com
(Belleville News-Democrat 06/17/2017)
Faculty from Eastman School of Music at church service
Mark Kellogg and Christopher Azzara, both of the Eastman School of Music of Rochester, New York, will perform at a jazz and gospel service at … Kellogg is the trombone and euphonium faculty member and Azzara is a jazz pianist and music education chairman. “Amazing Grace,” “Song for My Father,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In,” will be among the selections performed.
(River Cities Reader 06/15/2017)
And that knowledge increased, says Conrad, when the musician began to compose works of his own in high school, and later at the University of Northern Iowa (where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in jazz education and music composition) and Rochester, New York’s Eastman School of Music (where he earned his master’s in jazz composition and arranging).
Milne tickles the ivories during gym sessions
(Columbia Daily Tribune 06/16/2017)
When Ol’ Clark is in the building, you’ll train to the sounds of Louie Armstrong, Martin Gunnar Larsen and Bob Milne — Bob Milne in particular.
The CD library in the gym contains 10 discs of Milne’s music from the sacred to barrelhouse boogie woogie and plenty of New Orleans and golden oldies between the extremes. … After graduating from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in horn performance, …
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