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.)
Gateways Music Festival performers discuss representation and the next generation
(WXXI News 08/11/2017)
“It is so dynamic,” said Amadi Azikiwe, violist and son of the festival’s founder, Armenta Adams Hummings Dumisani.
Now in it’s 24th year, the Gateways Music Festival showcases artists of African descent but organizers also hope to encourage local youth to explore classical music. Ultimately, Festival President and Artistic Director Lee Koonce is hoping to create a pipeline that allows young children to get involved early, train for years and then potentially even make a career out of it.
Jamal Rossi, dean at the Eastman School of Music, said the School shares the same goal: “What Lee and I are working on in trying to create an opportunity for young musicians to train to be inspired, to come to Eastman and eventually sit on this stage as part of the Gateways Music Festival.” (Also reported by City Newspaper)
Society for Chamber Music announces 2017-18 season
(Monroe County Post 08/07/2017)
Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr will lead SCMR’s 41st season in their fifth year as artistic directors. Each concert will present combinations of musicians from Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Eastman School of Music.
Helen Cha-Pyo Appointed Artistic Director Designate
The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) has named Helen Cha-Pyo the new Artistic Director of the Wharton Institute, encompassing all 14 ensembles in the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and Conductor of the Youth Symphony effective July 1, 2018. Until that time, she will hold the title of Artistic Director Designate.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in organ performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in conducting and organ performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Charlevoix Circle of Arts to host clarinet-saxophone duo masterclass, concert
(Petoskey News-Review 08/11/2017)
Mark Gallagher, a native Charlevoix, and Brent Weber began playing together in 2013 and …
Clarinetist Mark Gallagher ….also holds a master of music in performance and literature with a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music having studied with D. Stanley Hasty ….
Music That Heals receives grant to perform at Maimonides Hospital
(Brooklyn Daily Eagle 08/14/2017)
With a roster of more than 40 professional musicians Music That Heals (MTH) is proud to be showcasing some of these talented performers at …
MTH’s new additions include …; Adrian DiMatteo, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music who has been working in the field of music and healing for quite some time and joined MTH in July; …
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