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.)
Frank Underwood’s Unfinished Symphony Reaches Jerusalem
The Israel Camerata Jerusalem and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will perform ‘House of Cards in Concert’ this week. Composer-conductor Jeff Beal hopes it will introduce a new audience to classical music
Both are graduates of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Jeff Beal started off as a trumpeter, and then gradually moved into …
The American Wild Ensemble is comprised of stellar young artists who met playing music together at Eastman School of Music. Flutist Emlyn Johnson, clarinetist Ellen Breakfield-Glick, hornist Lauren Becker, violinist Jeremy Potts, violist Emily Sheil, cellist Daniel Ketter, percussionist Colleen Bernstein, and conductor Kevin Holzman will be featured in this brand new studio recording of eleven colorful and distinctive works, all inspired by the variety of the geography, history, and meaning of our national parks. Our production team, Paul Coleman on audio and Jorge Arzac on video, is assembling a beautiful testament to the value of our national parks, and we are excited to share this celebration of these treasured places with you! (Also reported by The Post, SBO Magazine)
Eastman at East Liberty @ East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC)
(Pittsburgh – San Jose 08/31/2017)
Featuring three rising stars from the organ department at the Eastman School of Music: Ivan Bosnar, Amanda Renée Mole, Caroline Robinson
The trio will be displaying their talents on the four-manual 120-rank Goulding & Wood organ at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
Brooks attends summer at Wisconsin music academy
(Daily Chronicle 09/01/2017)
Birch Creek celebrates its 42nd concert season in 2017 and continues to support a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 2:1.
Jeff Campbell is the program director of the Jazz I & II program. Campbell is professor and chairman of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. …
With a van and a piano, traveling musician Miki Sawada is popping up all across Alaska
(Daily News-Miner 08/31/2017)
A woman, a van, a piano and a plan. That’s the basis for Gather Hear Alaska, a three-week traveling piano tour of Alaska by New York-based artists Miki Sawada
Touring Alaska is far from the most prestigious or prominent exposure for Sawada, whose resume includes schooling at Yale, Eastman School of Music and …
VC WEB BLOG | Violist Victoria Chiang – ‘From College Graduate to Teaching Professor’
(The Violin Channel 08/31/2017)
During my transformation from an eager viola student and teaching assistant at the Eastman School of Music to a professional, teaching and performing steadily throughout my career, there are two objectives to which I have aspired every day. In my playing – I am always striving to be a better musician and violist; and in my teaching – I want to enjoy and understand better every day the process of developing a student’s talent and helping them realize their potential.
(City Newspaper 08/30/2017)
Eastman School of Music doesn’t just attract some of the most gifted student musicians from all over the world, it also brings professors who are supremely talented performers to Rochester. Russian-born pianist Alexander Kobrin — who joined the Eastman faculty earlier this year — is one such musician. A 2005 Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner, Kobrin will perform solo as part of Eastman’s Faculty Artist Series this Friday at Kilbourn Hall. The program includes two Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the complete “Symphonic Etudes” by Robert Schumann. Concertgoers will get a hearty helping of chamber music from two of the 19th century’s greatest compositional minds for the piano.
All Originals: The Joan Hutton Jazz Project at Studio Z on September 1
(Jazz Police 08/29/2017)
Joan Hutton is an educator, performer, and composer originally from Toronto, Canada. … Her Joan Hutton Jazz Project was formed early in 2017 to feature her original compositions. … Joan received her degrees from the Eastman School of Music (M.M.) and Ithaca College (B.M.). …
David Milne … A native of Rochester, NY, he holds BA and MM degrees in music from Indiana University and a DMA from the Eastman School of Music.
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