Several graduates of the Eastman School of Music have received nominations in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 65th GRAMMY Awards:
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
- Ron Carter ’59E, ’10 (Honorary), Remembering Bob Freedman
- Steve Gadd ’68E, ’17 (Honorary), Center Stage
- Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:
- Renée Fleming ‘83E (MM), ’11 (Honorary), Voice of Nature – The Anthropocene
- Paul Sánchez ’09E (MM), ’13E (DMA), piano, performed on Okpebholo: Lord, How Come Me Here?
- Best Contemporary Classical Composition:
- Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA), Contact
- JACK Quartet; including John Pickford Richards ’02E, ’04E (MM), viola, and Christopher Otto ’06, ’06E, violin, performed on composer Derek Bermel’s Intonations
- Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:
- Third Coast Percussion, including current DMA student, Sean Connors ’04E, Perspectives
- PUBLIQuartet, including Curtis Stewart ’08, ’08E, What Is American
- Best Classical Compendium:
- Seunghee Lee ’90E, clarinet, performed on Aspire
- Best Opera Recording:
- Erin Morley ’02E, coloratura soprano, performed on Aucoin: Eurydice
- Best Musical Theatre Album:
- Composer/producer Jason Robert Brown studied at Eastman, Mr. Saturday Night
- Best Historical Album:
- Bob Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM), mastering engineer, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)
Eastman also has several alumni included in the following ensembles that played on nominated albums, including: the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Cleveland Symphonies, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Guggenheim fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community. Additionally, more than 1,700 members of the Rochester community, from young children through senior citizens, are enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School.
The three-semester-long Eastman Centennial celebration began in Fall 2021 and continues throughout 2022. Highlights include acclaimed guest artists performing alongside Eastman’s ensembles; national academic and music conferences; alumni events throughout the country; a documentary being produced in partnership with WXXI, and more. For up-to-date information on the Eastman Centennial, including feature stories, future events, videos, testimonials, ways to engage, and more, please visit our Centennial website at esm.rochester.edu/100.
About the University of Rochester:
The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, one of only 62-member institutions in the Association of American Universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.