A Message From Dean Rossi

Dear Members of the Eastman Community, By now, many of you have learned about an incident involving an Eastman student and a Public Safety Officer in the lobby outside Kodak Hall. I found this incident deeply disturbing for several reasons. First, I have known this particular student for years as a person who is passionate…

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Eastman and Jazz 90.1 Return to the Essence

Thanks to a partnership of the Eastman School of Music, radio station WGMC Jazz90.1 FM, and the Moyle Family, listeners can once again enjoy two Rochester broadcasting legends: announcer and jazz authority Will Moyle, and his interview show Essence of Jazz, which ran during the 1970s and featured a Who’s Who of jazz artists. Starting…

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Chamber Music Challenges: CMA’s Mimi Hwang

In March, Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, announced the appointment of Eastman Assistant Professor Mimi Hwang as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. A member of the Executive Committee and Vice President since 2018, Mimi also served on the CMA Board from 1990 to 1997. As a…

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Musica Nova Makes Connections on April 28

On Wednesday, April 28, Eastman Musica Nova will present a concert of music by four varied contemporary composers. As an introduction, Musica Nova director Brad Lubman offered some thoughts on his programming choices and concert planning during a year of unprecedented challenges. (Photographs of Brad and Musica Nova in rehearsal by Michelle Martorell) For our…

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Gateways Music Festival Announces Fall Virtual Festival Plans

Media Contacts: Dolores Orman, Gateways Music Festival, 585-271-5185, dolores.orman@gmail.com Jessica Kaufman, Eastman School of Music, 585-274-1057, jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu Gateways Music Festival, in association with Eastman School of Music, announces NEW DATES for its fall 2020 chamber music festival.  The Festival will take place virtually November 9th through 13th. The Rochester City School District (RCSD) and Eastman…

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Summer at Eastman 2020: An Excellent Online Adventure

Summer@Eastman Director Sylvie Beaudette (top, center) and her French Lyric Diction students [Kayleigh DeBrine, Emma Ginzel, Daniela Monzon, Francis Mok, Molly Petrik; Mimi Law is not pictured]. Photo courtesy of Sylvie Beaudette.   by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Nothing about Summer@Eastman 2020 happened the way we expected. We had already spent most of the…

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