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.)
Eastman School of Music Students Perform in News10NBC Studio
(WHEC TV 09/12/2014)
A bassoon quartet from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music performed in the News 10NBC studio on Friday, after a video of them performing the theme song of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” appeared on the NBC show.
The students decided to play the “Late Night” theme this summer. One of the members tweeted a picture of the score and it was seen by a member of the “Late Night” band. The students made a video of themselves performing the song on Tuesday night, and it aired on the show Wednesday night. (Also reported on 09/11/2014 and by Hulu)
Fremont professor moves to beat of ancient drum
(Contra Cost Times 09/06/2014)
Rohan Krishnamurthy, Ohlone College’s newest music professor, is an acclaimed performer who specializes in mridangam, an ancient and still-popular Indian percussion instrument.
A graduate of Kalamazoo College and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, in New York, Krishnamurthy has branched out beyond performing. He designed and patented a new method of tuning drumheads, an invention that won him first place in an entrepreneur competition at the Eastman School, where he earned a doctorate in musicology last year.
William B. Wilmot dies; was entrepreneur, volunteer
(Democrat & Chronicle 09/11/2014)
Mr. Wilmot and his wife, Marion, were similarly passionate about preserving and supporting St. Michael’s Church on North Clinton Avenue, said Paul Law, curator of the organ at St. Michael’s. They provided financial support for ongoing musical programs, which showcase talent from graduate students at the Eastman School of Music.
Holliston composer is drawn to the sounds of another century
(MetroWest Daily News 09/07/2014)
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, David Owens listened to his father’s classical music collection and his mother’s swing band and Glenn Miller records. He began his own piano lessons “relatively late,’’ when he was 8 or 9 years old, and has never stopped playing.
While many classmates listened to fellow Texan Buddy Holly, Owens was drawn to the music of “another century.” After high school in 1968, he received a scholarship to study composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and later studied piano at the Manhattan School.
Music, theater and family fun this week
(Las Vegas Review Journal © 09/12/2014)
Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann — or, more precisely, their music — kick off UNLV’s 2014-15 Chamber Music Series season during a Wednesday night concert.
Violinist Oleh Krysa, professor at the Eastman School of Music, will perform alongside UNLV faculty members including Mykola Suk (piano), Bill Bernatis (horn), Andrew Smith (cello) and Jason Bonham (viola).
Scheduled for the first weekend of Fringe
(Democrat & Chronicle 09/14/14)
Rochester Laptop Orchestra: University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music students have created compositions controlled by Wiimotes, Kinect sensors, genetic sequences and other custom sensors. For all ages. 6 p.m. Xerox Auditorium. $5.
Music: Performance to showcase Toledo native Mlynek
(Toledo Blade © 09/11/2014)
Adler, born in 1928 in Mannheim, Germany, has made his career in the United States, where he taught composition at the Eastman School of Music for 29 years. Now emeritus there, he is on the composition faculty at the Juilliard School.
Composer of more than 400 works for nearly every musical combination, Adler is much decorated by the classical world including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Charles Ives Award, and the Deems Taylor Award (for a book on orchestration).
2014 Rochester Fringe Festival Preview
(Rochester City Newspaper © 09/10/2014)
In just three years, the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has grown to be one of the largest multi-arts festivals in New York State. During its debut in 2012, the festival drew more than 32,000 attendees across 5 days, prompting a needed expansion for the next year.
The festival is put on by a nonprofit corporation spearheaded by some of the area’s key cultural institutions, including Geva Theatre Center, the George Eastman House, Garth Fagan Dance, and Eastman School of Music, among others.
Fall concert series announced at First Presbyterian Church
(Watertown Daily Times 09/05/2014)
On Nov. 17, Michelle Martin-Atwood, professor of music at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, will perform on organ. Ms. Martin-Atwood is originally from Unity, Saskatchewan, and holds a doctor of musical arts degree, a sacred music diploma and a master of music degree in organ performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester.
Free organ recital featuring Matthew Brown starts Catawba’s Fall Concert Season
(Salisbury Post 09/09/2014)
The Catawba College Music Department is hosting a free organ recital featuring Matthew Brown at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. Brown, the director of music at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury, will perform music of Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Schumann, Bach, Locklair, Bossi and Duruflé.
Brown earned the bachelor of music degree in organ performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and the master of music degree in organ performance and literature and the sacred music diploma from the Eastman School of Music. His additional studies have been at the GOArt Organ Center in Goteborg, Sweden, and the International Summer Organ Conservatoire in Orleans and Paris, France. A former organ student of Dame Gillian Weir, Jack Mitchener, Wayne Leupold and David Higgs, Brown recently played a recital in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
2013 Young Artist Piano winner to perform at UAM
(Pine Bluff Commercial © 09/08/2014)
Southeast Arkansas Concert Association, in cooperation with the National Federation of Music Clubs, will present Olga Krayterman at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center at 7p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Having begun her piano study at age 6, Krayterman continued her musical education in Cincinnati after immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1995. Her principal teachers include Natalya Antonova of the Eastman School and Terry Moran, presently of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Krayterman was awarded her bachelor and master of music degrees at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where she is also currently completing her doctorate in performance and literature. In recent years, she has begun to teach and adjudicate. She has held the post of teaching assistant at the Eastman school since 2008 and has taught at the Eastman Community Music School since 2011.