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.)
Local Musician Attends Prestigious Summer Music Academy
(Chicago Daily Herald 08/15/2017)
Birch Creek celebrates its 42nd concert season in 2017 and continues to support a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 2:1. This provides students with an abundance of personal attention from their faculty mentors, who represent top music educators and performers from around the country. …
Jeff Campbell is the Program Director of the Jazz I & II program. Campbell is Professor and Chair of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. As a jazz bassist, he has performed with Marian McPartland, Gene Bertoncini, Rich Perry, Trio East, Harold Jones, the Eastman Jazz Quartet featuring Harold Danko, and has appeared on McPartland’s Piano Jazz program on National Public Radio. Campbell is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra bass section, and has numerous CDs to his credit.
Tamir Hendelman East Coast Tour
Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition two years later. … Drawn to the impressionistic and jazz harmonies of composers such as Ravel and Bill Evans, he studied at the Tanglewood Institute and received a B.M. in Music Composition from Eastman School of Music in 1993. … (Also reported by HamletHub)
An Enchanting Sound: Jones perfects flute work with practice
(Martinsville Bulletin 09/19/2017)
Jones and pianist Erica Sipes will present a flute recital, “Music of Female Composers,” …
Sipes, who will accompany her on piano, is based in Roanoke. She studied at the Eastman School of Music, has worked as an accompanist in Roanoke and has taught in Radford, Jones said. “I feel really lucky to …
Benefit violin, piano concert Saturday for Saranac Lake Rescue Squad
(The Adirondack Daily Enterprise 08/18/2017)
The Senior Volunteer Fundraising Committee at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 of violin and piano music performed by violinist Timothy Bilodeau and accompanied by Miles Goldberg, staff member of the Boston Conservatory.
Pianist Miles Goldberg, … attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and received a master’s degree in piano accompaniment and chamber music.
Triphammer Arts announces dance showcase overlooking Cayuga Lake
(The Ithaca Voice 08/15/2017)
Baritone Steven Stull and pianist John White will accompany the dancers and will also perform a selection of jazz standards and improvisations. …
Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, and has performed with opera …
Theater events: Marriott snags Broadway team for ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’
(Chicago Daily Herald 08/16/2017)
Elise Cismesia, a 2017 graduate of Downers Grove North High School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Bernie G. Yvon Memorial Fund, established in honor of the beloved Chicago-area actor who passed away in 2014. The scholarship was established to provide assistance to collegiate theater artists like Cismesia, who will attend Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in the fall.
Midlothian jazz musician’s 1977 album still reverberates
(Chesterfield Observer 08/16/2017)
The phone rang. It was his brother. “Congratulations,” said the voice on the other end of the line.
“For what?” asked Midlothian resident Jeff Resnick.
“For selling your album on eBay for $185,” the brother told his shocked sibling. …
One night, after the performance of the student jazz ensemble he directed, Resnick was approached by a woman and asked if he would compose a score for a short film she was making to promote the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The filmmaker asked Resnick to create a jazz tone poem – a piece of orchestral music built around a theme – for each department in RIT’s School for American Craftsmen: Wood, Metal, Weaving, Glass and Clay. With just two weeks to compose, record and deliver a score on a shoestring budget, he accepted the filmmaker’s proposal.
Resnick quickly pulled together the best musicians he could find, including pianist Sonny Kompanek, guitarist Tom Rizzo and faculty members at the Eastman School of Music, including trumpeter Jeff Tyzik, woodwind player Ramon Ricker, drummer Dave Mancini and bassist Aleck Brinkman. …
Lewis & Clark Organ Spectacular VIII to highlight local organists
Dr. Roy Stillwell – Stillwell is an experienced instructor and performer. He has taught music at the college level in North Dakota and Mississippi and holds degrees in music from MacMurray College and the Eastman School of Music. After retiring from full-time teaching, he moved back to the Alton/Godfrey area where he was raised. Stillwell currently teaches organ as an adjunct instructor at L&C.
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