Eastman News Highlights as of November 30, 2020

Here are some select recent clippings 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 Ukrainian violinist wins attention of Eastman School of Music professor, helps pay for tuition

(RochesterFirst 11/23/2020)

Kostia Lukyniuk grew up in Ukraine, in a musical family. “My mom was always aspiring to be a musician .. she wanted …

That professor from Eastman was Professor Oleh Krysa – who instantly saw potential in Kostia. …

From opposite sides of the ocean, family connects with virtual Eastman Community Music School class

(RochesterFirst 11/16/2020)

Through one virtual music class, the sisters and their children found a way to spend time with each other, after going two years without seeing one another in person.

The class is run through the Eastman Community Music School. It is an early development music class for young children. …

HomeStage: Peter DuBois and Benjamin Krug

(WXXI News 11/24/2020)

… Philharmonic Orchestra for 13 seasons. Watch them perform “A Song Without Words” by Craig Phillips, an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music.

HomeStage: Erin Hannigan

(WXXI News 11/17/2020)

Oboist Erin Hannigan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and she played in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Now she’s the principal …

Classical singer offers peace in Christmas concert

(Loop News Trinidad and Tobago 11/19/2020)

This Christmas, the south-based concert producer, along with a production team of new and up-and-coming event producing professionals, will support Michael Hudlin, Trinbagonian musical prodigy, composer, choral conductor, pianist and vocalist, for his Christmas 2020 project. …

Currently, Hudlin is months away from completing a Master of Music in Conducting (Choral) at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Eighth Blackbird Presents: “An Evening with Xuan” Dec. 1

(Patch.com 11/25/2020)

Xuan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has studied Media Spaces at the BTK University of Art and Design in Berlin. “An Evening with …

Missouri-based Ensemble Honors Pioneering Women Aviators In Streaming Concert

(KCUR 11/28/2020)

American Wild Ensemble will honor legendary pilots Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman in “American Aviatrix,” premiering online starting Dec. 10. …

Emlyn Johnson and Daniel Ketter — musicians on the faculty at Missouri State University in Springfield — founded AWE. They started it as a way to stay connected with former classmates at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., now scattered throughout the United States. …

Eureka Chamber Music Series Announces Tom Stone and Maggee VanSpeybroeck as New Co-Artistic Directors

(Broadway World 11/18/2020)

Ms. VanSpeybroeck’s musical education continued at the University of Kansas and the Eastman School of Music, where she received her master’s degrees in Musicology and Ethnomusicology. …

Susan Blackwell, Freestyle Love Supreme and Upright Citizens Brigade Alum, More to Lead Digital Theatre Workshops for Broadway Teaching Group

(Playbill.com 11/16/2020)

Broadway content creator and marketer Jensen Chambers and Eastman School of Music Sound Editor Miriam Daly will lead “Editing Virtual Productions: Sound & Video Specifics” …

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