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.)
Young Composer Tonia Ko Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
She is a three-time winner of the Eastman School of Music‘s Louis Lane Prize, and won the Rapee Sagarik Prize at the 2014 Thailand International Composers Competition. Her music has been praised by The New York Times for its “captivating” details and “vivid orchestral palette.” Her fascination with …
Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway revival of Carousel pursued their college studies.
Renée Fleming (Nettie Fowler): SUNY Potsdam, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School Lindsay Mendez … Amy Justman (Ensemble): Yale University & Manhattan School of Music … Kelly McCormick (Swing): Michigan State University & College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Opera professor joins Eastman School of Music faculty
(Monroe County Post 04/11/2018)
Timothy Long was appointed to the faculty of the
He comes to Eastman from the faculty at Stony Brook University and as music director of Stony Brook Opera. Long earned a Master of Music degree from Eastman in 1992.
“Tim Long’s wealth of professional and pedagogic experience will be of great value to the students in the Eastman Opera Theatre program,” said Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger dean at Eastman. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the Eastman faculty.“ …
“I am so excited and honored to be returning to Eastman as music director of opera,” Long said. “This wonderful school has long been a leader in its training of young musicians, and I hope to further that great tradition of excellence. To this day, I have close friends from my time at Eastman and it now feels like I’m coming home. Time to buy warm clothes!”
“We are thrilled to have Timothy Long join our faculty,” said Steven Daigle, chairman of Voice and Opera at Eastman. …
(Naples Daily News 04/11/2018)
Joan Haff and John Stansell are the ones providing that a. bucket list work or b. visual and audial delight Sunday during the “Many Moorings Organists” concert at … “Everything is choreographed,” declared Haff, a volunteer organist at the church who holds her doctorate in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music.
(Green Bay Press Gazette 04/09/2018)
Birch Creek is a residential summer music academy for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally known performers and educators during the day and perform alongside them in concerts at night in the …
The June 29 concert will feature guest performer Michael Burritt, one the world’s leading percussion soloists as well as professor of percussion and chair of the Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department at the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
(Troy Record 04/15/2018)
The Empire State Youth Orchestra will pay tribute to two American composers, Samuel Adler and Leonard Bernstein, as Adler’s 90th year of birth and Bernstein’s 100th are celebrated. …
“Samuel Adler is my mentor from the Eastman School of Music where he was a professor of composition for many decades,” Cha-Pyo said in a news release. “I learned so much from him in and out of the classroom and I consider him one of the most important mentors who shaped my mission as a musician.” …
Eastman School of Music to celebrate former faculty member
(Monroe County Post 04/10/2018)
Eastman School of Music, will celebrate American composer Samuel Adler in a CD release event for “One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration” at 4 p.m. on May 1 in Hatch Recital Hall, followed by a CD and book signing reception in Wolk Atrium.
Adler was a faculty composer at Eastman in 1966-95, where he served as department chairman of the composition department from 1974 until his retirement. The release event will include remarks and performances by Eastman faculty members, several of whom were featured on the CD and worked with Adler during his tenure at Eastman.
“A composer could not ask for a more meaningful birthday present than these three CDs that span so much of my musical output for so many years,” Adler said. “I am especially grateful for the participation of the Eastman school in this project, since I was associated with the school for 30 years and it has …
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