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.)
MICHAEL STEFIUK APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF CONCERT ACTIVITIES AT THE EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
(Musical America 06/23/2017)
Michael Stefiuk, an experienced leader in the orchestral field, has been named the Director of Concert Activities at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. … (Also reported by SBO Magazine)
5 students to receive Xerox Rochester Intl. jazz Festival/Eastman Scholarships
The Eastman School of Music has unveiled the recipients of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman Scholarships.
Your can’t miss Jazz Fest picks for Monday, June 26
(Democrat and Chronicle 06/26/2017)
Perhaps it’s because Gene Bertoncini is such a relaxed, cool, elegant guitarist that we’ve nearly overlooked his five decades of marvelous cohorts: Buddy Rich, Clark Terry, Paul Winter, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter. He’s taught at the Eastman School of Music as well.
Harold Danko, … Longtime professor at the Eastman School of Music, we sometimes have to remind ourselves that over the years Danko has played with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz and the Woody Herman and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis big bands.
Your can’t miss shows for jazz fest on Friday, June 23
(Democrat and Chronicle 06/23/2017)
Roberta Picket, 5:45 and 7:45 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. A native of New York City, Picket was a protégé of the late Marian McPartland, appearing on McPartland’s NPR show Piano Jazz three times and performing solo and as duet with McPartland while Picket was teaching Master Classes at the Eastman School of Music. Picket’s most-recent album is One For Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox reimagines today’s pop hits in vintage styles
(Democrat and Chronicle 06/19/2017)
Bradlee rarely tours with Postmodern Jukebox, and he will not be at the jazz fest show. “I still want to be creating new things, and when you’re on the road all of the time, you can’t do that,” he says. “So I miss out on the rock-star stuff.”
But as its creator, he sifts through a roster of 40 or 50 musicians to choose from for any one show. “Pretty much anybody who has been in a video with us is fair game,” he says, but keeps a loose lid on who will perform at each date; there is no sign that Puddles Pity Party will be here, but Bradlee does allow that trumpeter Mike Cottone, a Rochester native and Eastman School of Music grad, and trumpeter Nick Finzer, another Eastman grad, will be at this show.
Macsherry Music Program at the Church of St. Lawrence begins July 2
Aug. 13 Kathryn Ingerson, soprano
Mrs. Ingerson, a Long Island native, began her singing career as a senior in high school. She earned the Bachelor of Music degree in music education and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from SUNY Potsdam. Graduate work included vocal studies at Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music, Rochester.
New Conductor Leads Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra in Summer Performances
Now, introducing Tom Riccobono … Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor! … Riccobono holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Penn State University and a Performer’s Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Music creates belonging at Southminster Presbyterian
(Shawnee Mission Post 06/22/2017)
With his contagious passion for music, Mark Ball encourages people from across generations … Ball completed his undergraduate degree at William Jewell College, then taught school before pursuing his master’s degree, which he began at Westminster Choir College and finished at The Eastman School of Music. …
Mountain Top to present eight-week jazz course
(The Conway Daily Sun 06/22/2017)
Mountain Top Music will be presenting an eight-week summer course on “The Jazz Standard” with Mike Sakash and Jed Wilson starting … Sakash, who will teach the first six Wednesdays of the class, performs locally … holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts in saxophone performance, African-American jazz studies and music education and a master’s degree in jazz studies and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music.
Music from inside the Great Pyramid
(Smoky Mountain News 06/21/2017)
Stephanie Quinn, who is a musician and classical music composer and a former resident of …, has just released a music CD that is unlike anything you’re likely to have heard before. … is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, studied at Julliard, has performed with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Spoleto …
Army Band and chorus to perform in Collingswood
(Cherry Hill Courier Post 06/20/2017)
Staff Sgt. Michaela Shelton, a soprano from Moorestown in the Soldiers’ Chorus, …a 2004 graduate of Moorestown High School who has a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Rutgers New Brunswick and a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
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