In memory of Christopher Rouse (1949 – 2019)

Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who taught at Eastman from 1981 to 2002, died on Saturday, September 21 in Baltimore of complications from kidney cancer. “Christopher Rouse was one of the world’s foremost composers of the last half-century,” says Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  “With…

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La Boheme

An Operatic Gem in the Ozark Mountains

From Opera in the Ozarks’ 2019 production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio: Jeremy (right, in what he calls a “gross beard”) in a sword fight with University of Michigan sophomore Jack Merucci (left). By Jeremy Lopez   Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a long-running summer program for singers looking to receive…

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“Little Red” Comes to Rochester

Rehearsal photographs by Jeremy Lopez. See below for the names of the Little Red cast. By Jeremy Lopez Ian Silverman is the Eastman School of Music’s only opera stage directing student. During his time at Eastman, he has had the opportunity to direct part of the Spring 2019 opera scenes production, and will be directing…

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An Eastman Student’s Summer at Aspen

Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent By Jacob Buhler This summer, I went to the Aspen Music Festival and School to study for eight weeks. I had an incredibly productive summer studying under Paul Kantor, who teaches at Rice University during the school year and taught my professor, Juliana Athayde, in her undergraduate training. In addition to…

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“A Treasure Trove of Sounds”

Professor of Piano Tony Caramia By David Raymond Professor of Piano Tony Caramia calls his upcoming Eastman Faculty Artist Series recital Celebrating the Music of Women, and in conversation with him it is apparent that he thinks there’s a lot to celebrate – in fact he describes the September 8 concert as “a treasure trove…

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Five faculty members in dark blue T-shirts standing on staircase in Lowry Hall.

Summer at Eastman 2019 by the Numbers

Adventure Music Camp’s gamelan performance. Photo credit: Terry Fonda Smith by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator Summer@Eastman 2019 flew by in a flash! Here are some numerical highlights of our 40 days of summer. Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who helped compile our “summery summary”! Summer students came to Eastman…

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