Eastman News Highlights as of December 8, 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.)

Grammy nominations include Eastman contributions

(WXXI News 12/02/2020)

The works of alumni or faculty members from the Eastman School of Music are scattered across eight categories in the 63rd Grammy Awards announced this week. …

Eastman Opera Theatre figures out its first virtual production

(City Newspaper 12/01/2020)

Eastman Opera Theatre figures out its first virtual production … be presented as individual virtual performances by Eastman School of Music singers.

Rochesterians like Ruth Taiko Watanabe have shown us how to ‘persevere’

(Democrat and Chronicle 12/05/2020)

Rochesterians like Ruth Taiko Watanabe have shown us how to ‘persevere’. Jim Memmott. At Eastman School‘s Sibley Music Library, Ruth Taiko Watanabe built the collection to 250,000 items, including some manuscripts that are hundreds of years old.

HomeStage: Heather Holmquest and James Kealey

(WXXI News 12/01/2020)

A native of Great Britain, James Kealey came to the USA from Sheffield Cathedral to earn his Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music.

Trio Ghidorah brings classical guitar music to Virtual Little Café’s Friday concert

(City Newspaper 12/03/2020)

Classical guitarists Erik Gibelyou, Ken Luk, and Bernardo Marcondes met as Eastman School of Music doctoral students, and after performing together …

ACPA PhD candidate Michael Drapkin receives PRJC Grant

(Mirage News 12/03/2020)

Clarinetist and ACPA researcher Michael Drapkin recently received Eastman School of Music Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant …

Jazz Legends in the Making

(Sacramento Magazine 12/04/2020)

Two Sacramento born and raised friends from Rio Americano High School (’14), Sterling Cozza and Emery Mesich, have produced a modernized jazz album, pulling jazz standards dating back to the early 1900s and adding their own original compositions. …

Cozza, a graduate of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, double majored in performance and education. Mesich earned a full …

New Class of Ensemble Connect Fellows Debuts First Virtual Performance

(Broadway World 12/02/2020)

Ensemble Connect is excited to welcome the following musicians who join the group for the next two seasons:

Laura Andrade, Cello (Austin, Texas)

Education: Eastman School of Music / The Juilliard School

Partnered with NYC Public School: City College Academy of the Arts, Manhattan

Halam Kim, Viola (Port Washington, New York)

Education: New England Conservatory / The Juilliard School / Eastman School of Music / University of Rochester

Partnered with NYC Public School: PS/IS 226 Alfred De B. Mason, Brooklyn


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