Faculty Artist Series Recital Featuring Eastman's New Tuba Professor Justin Benavidez

New Tuba Professor Justin Benavidez Prioritizes Diversity and Displays Artistry on Sunday’s Faculty Artist Series Recital

In a recent studio lesson, Eastman School of Music’s new Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium Justin Benavidez coached a student on the Eric Ewazen Concerto for Tuba. “Can you make it ring on every note?” Benavidez asked his student. Benavidez proceeded to demonstrate the ascending line with tones that rang out like warm bells.…

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Alumna Gloria Mikialian '45E in a yellow dress at the piano. Date unknown.

Eastman Alumna Turns 100

Happy 100th birthday to Gloria Mikialian ’45E! The Eastman alumna born in 1923, who graduated Eastman in 1945 as a pianist, just turned 100 on August 30th. Gloria remembers receiving a full scholarship, which she was thankful for because her family couldn’t afford to pay Eastman tuition. To pay her room and board, she worked…

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Pianist Alexander Kobrin

Van Cliburn-Winning Pianist Alexander Kobrin Performs Beethoven’s Monumental Catalog of Piano Sonatas on Faculty Artist Series Recitals

When Eastman School of Music Professor of Piano Alexander Kobrin landed in Fort Worth, Texas for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, it was his first time in the United States. Born and trained in Moscow, Kobrin remembers his father was watching a documentary on Texas ranches and cowboys back in Russia at…

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