EastmanMAIL - The online newsletter for alumni and friends of the Eastman School of Music

June 2009

EastmanMAIL is a monthly e-newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what's going on at the Eastman School of Music, and alumni activity in Rochester and around the world. Be sure to visit the Eastman Alumni Website at www.esm.rochester.edu/iml/alumni, and browse all the services that are offered to you as a graduate through the Institute for Music Leadership.

To contact us, please email alumni@esm.rochester.edu.


IMLLook For Alumni Community Upgrade Soon!

This month, Eastman alumni will receive mailings for the Rochester Alumni Exchange, an exciting new online service found on the Institute For Music Leadership website. In conjunction with the University of Rochester, this upgrade will offer more powerful alumni searches, increased privacy, fewer usernames/passwords to remember, and more ways to be in contact with your classmates and inform them of your activities. This service will replace the old Eastman Alumni Database, which will be phased out this month. Watch your mailbox the week of June 10th for more information!


China Connection‘China Connection’ Promotes Cultural Exchange, New Music Collaborations

Eight members of the Eastman School of Music community traveled to China last month, meeting with their composing and performing counterparts to foster the promotion of new music written on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

The “China Connection” project is the brainchild of doctoral student Liu Liu, a pianist who has previously accompanied faculty to China for their presentations and performances. For this collaboration, she arranged a 12-day tour of four Chinese conservatories that included concerts of new music written by Eastman and Chinese composers, lectures and master classes given by Eastman faculty, and informal meetings between Eastman and Chinese students... Read more



Caleb BurhansAlumnus Awarded Prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship

Eastman School of Music alumnus Caleb Burhans (BM ’03), described by the New York Times as a “man of many talents” whose “name stands out on a roster,” has been awarded a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts. The prestigious and selective grant recognizes young artists—nominated by institutions invited to submit a candidate, in this case Eastman—whose accomplishments predict a career of national renown... Read more



BeamFinal Steel Beam Placed During Topping Out Ceremony

The final steel beam was recently placed by The Pike Company on the top of the Eastman Theatre addition (pictured at right). Read the latest news on the Eastman Theatre renovations, including the addition on Main Street, housing Hatch Recital Hall and the Atrium... Read more






SummerSummer at Eastman

Alumni are invited to return to Eastman and enrich their musical life! If you are a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and are not currently matriculated as an Eastman student, we are pleased to offer a $100 discount on any institute (except one-day institutes) you register for (discount is not applicable to family members).

Take a moment to peruse our summer offerings online and consider joining us. If you cannot attend yourself, please recommend our Institutes and highly regarded high school programs to students who share our musical interest and passion.



Student Kudos

Eastman Students Earn Kudos
in 2008-2009

Students at the Eastman School of Music are uniquely equipped to be performers, scholars, and leaders in the music industry. They regularly win prestigious competitions, garner noteworthy awards, and participate in important musical events. Read the many accomplishments and achievements of our current students during the 2008-2009 academic year...




Commencement 2009 Videos, Photos Available

Highlights of the 2009 University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music Commencement Ceremonies were captured in photos and video clips. Relive the memories by visiting the Commencement 2009 website.



Career Resources Available For Musicians

The Office of Careers and Professional Development web site provides Eastman students and graduates with professional development and support, whether an Eastman freshman or a 15-year alum looking for renewal and change. Find useful information on creating a strong musician's résumé, Curriculum Vitae, or cover letter. Browse national and international job listings or available fellowships and grants, and find out what competitions are currently accepting entries. Visit the Office of Careers and Professional Development web site, and put your Eastman education to work today!



Upcoming Events

Watch this space for upcoming regional events sponsored by Eastman School of Music, and the University of Rochester (of interest to all Eastman alumni). Click on the date for more details.

July 24: Join Dean Douglas Lowry for an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Summer Festival. Performance includes the music of Bernstein and Gershwin.

August 1: Join Dean Douglas Lowry and Mark Volpe (BM '79), Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for an evening with the BSO and Sir James Galway at Tanglewood.


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