Eastman News Highlights November 13, 2017

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.)

The Top 25 Music Schools for Film and TV

(The Hollywood Reporter 11/06/2017) 

For students hoping for a career in music for film and television, L.A. still holds a big advantage on THR’s annual list of the world’s best music schools. As Mark Watters, currently running the Beal Institute at upstate New York’s Eastman School of Music, puts it, “Having a film scoring program outside Los Angeles is like having an oceanography department in Kansas.” But with college tuitions varying wildly — Cleveland’s Music Institute costs almost $50K a year while Paris’ Conservatory is free — knowing what you’re getting for your money is key. So whether you’re hoping to stand behind a conductor’s podium or actually earn a living playing music, this list will help you find the program with the best culture, curriculum and, yeah, cost. 

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Announces Grant Recipients

(School Band and Orchestra 11/10/2017) 

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has announced eight grant recipients for its fall 2017 cycle. 

The projects were selected out of 90 proposals received from throughout North America. … 

“We are thrilled with the quality of the applications received this fall, as well as the breadth and depth of projects and ideas represented,” said Jim Doser, director of the Institute for Music Leadership. “The eight proposals that were selected for funding represent truly innovative projects and important research initiatives that align with the mission of the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research.” 

Why you should learn a musical instrument as an adult

(Easy Branches World News 11/11/2017) 

There used to be a “widespread belief that if you did not begin learning a musical instrument in your childhood or school years, you had missed your chance,” says Roy Ernst, professor emeritus at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. “The field of music education didn’t offer many opportunities” for adults to learn, he says. 

Now such attitudes have changed with gusto. “People of any age can learn to play and [gain] a level of satisfaction,” says Ernst, who founded New Horizons, a program that encourages adults to play musical instruments or sing, and to join bands, orchestras or choral groups. 

Four singers from UK honored in Metropolitan Opera auditions

(Lexington Herald Leader (blog) 11/11/2017) 

Joining Comstock and Farley at the regionals will be Cincinnati native Megan Moore, who most recently studied at the Eastman School of Music in …

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