Eastman News Highlights November 27, 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.)

Columbus Symphony Names Stuart Chafetz as Principal Pops Conductor

(Broadway World 11/27/2017) 

“I look forward to working with Rossen, the musicians, board, and staff to … Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. … (Also reported by Richland Source) 

Julia Bullock Gets to the Heart of Things

(San Francisco Classical Voice, 11/15/17) 

Never in a million years will people viewing Julia Bullock as she strides the War Memorial Opera House floorboards as Dame Shirley suspect there is vulnerability undergirding every step. … After all, Bullock arrives for her San Francisco Opera debut with pedigree: a bachelor’s degree (Eastman School of Music); master’s degree … 

‘Mingle & Jingle in Celebration of the Holidays’ with the Opera at Florham

(TAPinto.net 11/22/2017) 

The chorus of Fairleigh Dickinson University this year will join Opera at Florham tenor Theron Cromer and soprano Daniela Di Pasquale, accompanied by Mary Pinto, noted vocal coach for the opera’s holiday performance 

Di Pasquale studied at the Eastman School of Music and received a Bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in vocal performance at Montclair State University. Cromer is a recent graduate of the voice performance program at Montclair and has performed in various operas there, including the … 

Kettle Moraine Symphony Salutes Veterans

(Shepherd Express 11/22/2017) 

Things took a rough turn in Howard Hanson’s lovely Romantic Symphony (No. 2) of 1930. Hanson is my favorite American composer, and this is my favorite work of this acclaimed director (for 40 years) of the Eastman School of Music. I’d never heard the work in concert before and was looking forward to … 

Honeoye musician gets a proud sendoff

(MPNnow.com 11/21/2017) 

Trevor Healy, a senior at Honeoye Middle-High School, poses with his …. Healy also studies horn at the Eastman Community Music School with Maura McCune Corvington. …  

While Healy may be the only Honeoye student ever accepted to the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles, he will be joined by four friends who also study at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester: Max Robbins, his best friend, a trumpet player from Brighton; Joyce Luo, cello, from Pittsford; Kyle Mueller, euphonium, from Webster; and Matthew Piato, trumpet, from Hilton. 

Film: “Peter Pan”

(Culpeper Times, 11/14/2017) 

“Peter Pan” (Paramount, 1924) The first film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s enormously successful 1902 stage play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up,” remains one of the silent era’s most successful fantasies, … Thought to be lost for decades, James Card, film restorer and curator of George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, discovered a well-preserved copy in a vault at the Eastman School of Music in the 1950s, and made a preservation of that source. … 

Biz Buzz for Nov. 13, 2017

(Duluth News Tribune 11/12/2017) 


Hamlin Music Academy welcomes trumpet instructor Stacy Carolan. Carolan has been a professional musician for more than 25 years. He received … his master’s degree in trumpet performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He enjoys performing a variety of music and teaching students of all ages and skill levels. 

Why you should learn a musical instrument as an adult

(MarketWatch © 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. 

The mighty McNary: The museum’s stately organ

(Santa Fe New Mexican 11/24/2017) 

… Italian-born organist Pietro Yon (remembered for his perennial Christmas song “Gesù bambino”), soon to be titular organist of the Vatican and then organist of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and the Frenchman Joseph Bonnet, who founded the organ department at the Eastman School of Music. 

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