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.)
Charles Valenza’s Horn Collection to be shown at Eastman School of Music
(SBO Magazine 09/28/2017)
On October 15, musician, hornist, and collector Charles Valenza (BM ’50, MM ’53) will have several of his renowned collection of twenty-eight horns, which date back to the late 18th century and the mid-20th century, featured in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.
The horns are a part of a free performance at 7p.m. that day for the Eastman/University of Rochester’s Meliora Weekend. The performance, titled “Cornucopia: A concert featuring historic horns from the Charles
(Broadway World 09/28/2017)
A native of Taiwan, Ling-Ju Lai has garnered critical acclaim for her creative interpretations of Baroque keyboard music, particularly the music of J. S. Bach. … Ling-Ju Lai received graduate degrees in Piano and Harpsichord Performance from the University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music.
(Broadway World 09/25/2017)
Jennifer Aylmer, soprano, is accomplished in opera, oratorio, concert, recital and chamber music. … She particularly noted for her work in newly composed American music, including her 2005 Metropolitan Opera debut as Bella in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. … Ms. Aylmer holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Westminster Choir College,
Tony Caramia is a world-class pianist and educator currently teaching at the Eastman School of Music, where he is director of Piano Pedagogy Studies and coordinator of the Class Piano program. Caramia is skilled in both classical and jazz, but has an affinity for ragtime, with a particular interest in British composer and pianist Billy Mayerl. Marian McPartland got her start in the music business when she joined Mayerl’s piano quartet in England in the late 1930s. On this 2003 episode of Piano Jazz, Caramia plays a famous Mayerl melody, “Marigold.”
Trevor Healy, a French horn player in Honeoye Central School Music Department recently was accepted to the National Association for Music Education All-national Symphonic Orchestra.
Healy performs with Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and studies horn at Eastman Community Music School with Maura McCune-Corvington. …
(The Recorder 09/30/2017)
Pianist to perform at Brick Church
The Brick Church Music Series features pianist Edith Widayani … Hailed as one of the most promising young pianists in her own country of Indonesia, she is now at Eastman School of Music pursuing her doctorate in performance.
(The Duquesne Duke 09/28/2017)
The Duke’s Music, as the group is known, offers a chance to “get into [baroque] music through the guy that we named the school after,” according to founder and music theorist Paul Miller, who plays baroque violin for the group. … Paul Miller is a Mary Pappert School professor of music theory and a performer specializing in 17th and 18th century music. He earned his Ph.D. at Eastman School of Music.
Michael Kokus, the music director at Cambria Heights High School in Patton, chose to audition for a spot in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra 12 years ago for two reasons, he says. …
Buoyed by the encouragement of his teachers, Kokus chose to pursue a career in music, obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a …
(Press Herald 09/17/2017)
A 29-year-old player from Rochester, New York, where he is on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, Laube proved to be one of the most …
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