School offers a variety of courses, workshops, and programs in six-week session

March 15, 2001

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ROCHESTER, NY – Again this summer, the Eastman School of Music (located in Rochester, NY) will offer an exciting array of summer institutes, classes, and workshops for college students, music teachers, and professional musicians through its annual Summer Session, which runs from June 25-August 3. Led by nearly 50 Eastman faculty members and prominent guest artists and scholars from around the United States, the Summer Session courses and programs focus on subjects such as performance practice, music education, music theory and history, and arts administration, among others.

"For musicians, summer is the time to rekindle their creativity and focus on their musical development," said Ruth Cahn, director of the program. "This year’s Summer Session provides exciting opportunities for professional and pre-collegiate musicians to benefit from the internationally renowned resources of the Eastman School."

Among the many highlights of Summer Session 2001 are a "Music Leadership Institute" led by Eastman Director James Undercofler; the "Summer Vocal Seminar," featuring Eastman voice faculty members Carol Webber and William McIver; "A Multicultural Musical Sampler: Teaching World Music in Our Schools," a weeklong workshop for elementary and middle-school music teachers; and "Designing Early Childhood Music Programs," led by Eastman faculty member Donna Brink Fox, an authority on early childhood music education.

In addition to the more than 40 institutes and collegiate courses, the Eastman School’s Community Education Division (CED) also offers more than a dozen summer programs for middle school and high school students, as well as adults. This includes Eastman’s acclaimed "Music Horizons" program, geared for high school students who are seriously considering careers in music. Also featured is the "Eastman Summer Piano Festival," which includes seminars for piano teachers and students, as well as the "Fifth Annual Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition." Open to pianists of all nationalities between the ages of 14 and 18, the winner receives a cash award, a scholarship to attend the Eastman School (upon fulfilling all admission requirements), and performance opportunities.

For information on any of Eastman’s Summer Session 2001 programs, or for application materials, call 1-800-246-4706, e-mail esm-ced@mail.rochester.edu, or visit Eastman’s Summer Session web site at www.rochester.edu/Eastman/summer.