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.)
(World News 03/02/2018)
There are several Eastman connections with this concert: an original piece, “Pseudovector,” composed by Assistant Professor of Music Theory Matthew Curlee included in the program; featured soloist Michael Burritt, professor of percussion at Eastman; four Eastman alumni; two Rochester natives; and guest conductor Mark Scatterday, professor of conducting and ensembles, who will be conducting his piece “La Salsa.” (Also reported by Columbia Daily Tribune, Devil’s Lake Daily Journal, Rochester Business Journal, Monroe County Post)
(Cresco Times Plain Dealer 02/28/18)
Lime Springs native and Crestwood High School graduate James Ripley, who currently serves as Director of Instrumental Music Activities at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., returns to Northeast Iowa …
Ripley earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the Eastman School of Music.
“When I was at Eastman, I took a number of classes in orchestration and arranging with Don Hunsberger,” he said.
Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Ripley served as assistant professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where he was the associate conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, and as conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the River Campus of the University of Rochester. …
(The Newtown Bee 03/03/2018)
Nazareth College Wind Symphony (NCWS), conducted by Dr Jared Chase, will perform the world premiere “Into the Silent Land” by Rochester, N.Y.-based composer Steve Danyew ..
Mr Danyew earned a Bachelor of Music from Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and a master’s in music composition and certificate in arts leadership from the Eastman School of Music. He serves as an instructor in the Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music, where he … (Also reported by WXXI News)
(Santa Fe New Mexican 03/02/2018)
Two of Maria Schneider’s five Grammy Awards are for her work with rocker David Bowie and soprano Dawn Upshaw. But the Grammy she recently won for her latest album, The Thompson Fields, is all about her 18-member jazz orchestra. … Schneider studied with the woman until college and went on to earn a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. She collaborated with composer/arranger Gil Evans and studied with trombonist/arranger Bob Brookmeyer before forming the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. …
(Brainerd Dispatch 03/01/2018)
Scott Lykins, the festival artistic director, told us the story about the LAMF got started. Ten years ago he was attending Eastman School of Music in New York. He came to the Brainerd lakes area that summer to work at Lost Lake Lodge in Nisswa waiting tables. Several of his Eastman school friends accompanied him. On a whim he thought it would be fun to throw together a small concert a one of the local churches.
(The Jewish News 03/01/2018)
In America, a teacher got him more interested in piano, jazz and improvisation, and at 14, he won a Yamaha competition with an original piece, went into a high-school arts program and attended a high-end music camp. Hendelman’s studies were intense at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in musical composition. …
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