Eastman News Highlights as of September 13, 2021

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.)

Renovated theater at former Xerox Square will cater to community arts groups

(Democrat and Chronicle 09/09/2021)

More than the stage, though, the 700-seat venue — re-branded as The Theater at Innovation Square — signals what developer Andy Gallina called a “first step” in remaking the former Xerox Square into an education and innovation center. …

“I want to break down barriers. I want to foster dreams,” said Natalie Fuller, executive director of the newly formed Innovation Arts Management.

Fuller, along with husband Karl Stabnau, operations director, will run the theater. Both are accomplished musicians (trumpet and saxophone, respectively), both are Eastman School of Music alums, and both teach at local colleges …

Columbus Symphony To Begin 2021-22 Season With Seven New Full-Time Musicians

(Broadway World 09/08/2021)

Hugo Souza, principal oboe

Souza has performed extensively throughout Brazil, North America, and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. … He is also a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Souza is on faculty at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music.

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra honors 9/11 with two special events at Flight 93 – WTAJ

(WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com 09/08/2021)

Composer and violinist, Tommy Dougherty, a Pittsburgh native, was chosen unanimously by a panel of 3 composers for the area. The orchestra invited composers from across the country to apply …

He received his Bachelor’s degrees in both composition and violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and his Master of Music degree in …

A little boogie-woogie: World-Renowned Ragtime Pianist to perform in Calumet | News …

(Daily Mining Gazette 09/11/2021)

Bob Milne, world-renowned ragtime pianist, will present a special concert at the …

Milne earned a music degree in French horn performance from Eastman School of Music. He taught himself to play the piano, completely by ear, …

Cape Ann Business Briefcase | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

(Gloucester Daily Times 09/07/2021)

Gloucester Stage Company has introduced Katie Oberlander as its new education director of the theater’s Youth Company. …

She has a bachelor’s degree in voice performance from Eastman School of Music and a master’s in arts administration from American University.

Clazzical Notes Presents Tunes and Tones By Strings – Pasadena Now

(Pasadena Now 09/07/2021)

For “Tunes and Tones,” Jerri Price Gaines, Clazzical Notes Executive Director and the driving force behind the program, has assembled five accomplished string composers and musicians: …

Marisa McLeod, a native of Newark, New Jersey, received her Bachelor of Music degree at Montclair State University, and her Master of Music degree from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. … (Also reported by Patch.com)

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