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.)
(City Guide NY 06/19/2021)
ABOUT THE CURATOR OF THIS CONCERT – CARL DUPONT Highly accomplished bass-baritone, … His own studies began at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University, where he earned the distinctive Performers’ Certificate at both institutions coupled with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees respectively.
One local organization specializes in bringing color to the classics. Executive Director of the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, Terri Allen, said the organization was founded by her children Pamela and Victor Simonson. … They both received their undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music, then veered off into their own careers. Victor is currently a musical …
(Iowa Public Radio 06/16/2021)
Two programs will showcase spirituals, art songs, and opera selections performed by soprano Whitney Morrison, (Chicago), baritone Sidney Outlaw, (New York), and pianist Pedro Yanez, (Chicago), as well as a one-time unique panel discussion: “Does the Color of My Skin Really Matter?
About Whitney Morrison, Soprano … She garnered her master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. In 2020, she was a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National …
Broadway World 06/20/2021)
Jason is the composer behind the acclaimed musicals The Last Five Years, Parade, 13, The Bridges of Madison County and more. …
Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. …
(Niagara Gazette 6/10/2021)
Other notable members of the current King Crimson lineup include bassist extraordinaire Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto.
Levin is a prolific session player and performer. Best known for playing a Chapman Stick, Levin has appeared on over 500 albums, including John Lennon’s final recording sessions. Levin is a graduate of The Eastman School of Music in Rochester and early on in his career he performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Chuck Mangione and his brother Gap Mangione. Levin was a classmate of drummer Steve Gadd.
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