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.)
Boston trombonist releases ‘Hangout Theory’
(Eureka Times-Standard 02/04/2021)
Will Zimmer, who studied at the Eastman School of Music, is an up-and-coming Boston-based trombonist and composer, who is ready to put his stamp on the jazz world. His numerous musical influences include traditional jazz, funk, soul and bebop. …
Sundance 2021: New Frontier’s Weirdo Night is spicy, bracing, delightfully naughty underground experience
(The Utah Review 02/02/2021)
The musicians and bands featured in the film are superb. Sasami Ashworth, for example, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, …
Meet the Music Makers! Las Cruces Symphony highlights members
(Las Cruces Bulletin 02/04/2021)
… The first featured musician is Jim Shearer, who plays tuba.
Shearer is the regents professor of music at New Mexico State University, where he also holds the title distinguished achievement professor. Shearer holds both a D.M.A. in performance and literature and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. …
Owensboro Symphony’s Meet the Musicians: Emily Britton
(The Owensboro Times 02/05/2021)
… from Roberts Wesleyan College, a Master of Music Performance and Literature degree from Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Music degree …
Britton studied with Michelle Stebleton, W. Peter Kurau, and Jennifer Burch.
(Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 02/08/2021)
First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., announced the three finalists for its National Organ Playing Competition. The competition was set to be held in March, but was canceled because of the pandemic. The church has decided to honor each of the finalists, who will receive a third of the prize money. The finalists are; … and Daniel Minnick at Eastman School of Music. First Presbyterian Church will hold the 2022 National Organ Playing Competition on March 26, 2022.
Accomplished Musicians Honor Family’s Legacy with Three Tributes – The Cowboy Channel
(The Cowboy Channel 02/05/2021)
For brothers Robert and James Freeman, who are both accomplished musicians, … To honor their family’s musical legacy, which spans three generations, the brothers commissioned three breathtaking, original scores included on Three Tributes, a music CD (with an accompanying booklet), which would make a welcome addition to anyone’s collection of beautiful new music.
Three Tributes features award-winning composers Kevin Puts, Andrea Clearfield and Gunther Schuller, along with a host of world-class performers. The CD will immerse listeners in the magnificent sounds of an emotional violin solo, stunningly prestissimo strings, and the layered splendor of four hands on two pianos.
Their parents, Henry and Florence Knope Freeman, were both children of musicians and graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester in …
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