Eastman Opera Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Media Only: Jessica Kaufman, Director of Communications (585) 278-4748, jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu   Eastman Opera Theatre (EOT) is thrilled to announce its 2022-2023 season. The season offers a remarkably diverse lineup including: Lear on the Second Floor (2013), an opera by Anthony Davis inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear; Alcina (1735) by Georg Friedrich Händel; and Florencia en…

“The darkness of war and the hope of life”: Pianist Alexander Kobrin Performs Benefit Recital

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist,” wrote the 19th-century composer Robert Schumann. To shed a bit of light during one of the darkest events of the 21st century, an Eastman professor will be presenting a recital this month to benefit displaced Ukrainian music students.…

“Profoundly Nurturing”: School Historian Vincent Lenti records the Robert Freeman years at Eastman

  Eastman’s School Historian, Vincent Lenti, recently published the third volume of his history of our school. In this excerpt from Nurturing the Love of Music: Robert Freeman and the Eastman School of Music (Meliora Press), Dr. Lenti sums the extent of Freeman’s ideas and influence, which profoundly changed the school’s faculty, administration, and campus,…

The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Returns in 2022 Featuring Eastman School of Music Musicians

Media Only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585)451-8492,  kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is back! Eastman School of Music (ESM) musicians — current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as students and faculty from the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) — will be appearing throughout the 2022 CGI Rochester…

Still learning at the library: Sibley’s Jon Sauceda

Jonathan Sauceda just completed his first academic year as Associate Dean and Head of the Sibley Music Library. It has been a very full year. As head of the library, he oversees all aspects of the library’s programs and services, including collection development, personnel management, budget management, technical services, client services, and library technology development.…

William Warfield Scholarship Fund 2022 Benefit Concert Features Eastman Student and Current Scholarship Recipient, Jazmine Saunders, and Jorell Williams, winner of 2018 Rochester International Vocal Competition Prize

Since it was founded in 1977, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund, Inc. (WWSF) has provided financial aid to more than 35 African American students at the Eastman School of Music, 15 African American high school classical singers across the United States, and spotlighted talented Eastman recipients in an annual benefit concert. This year’s benefit concert…

Julia Bullock in Residency at Eastman and Judge for 2022 Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition

The Eastman School of Music’s Voice, Opera & Vocal Coaching Department is thrilled to announce that world-renowned soprano and Eastman alumna Julia Bullock (BM ’09), will be in residence on May 6 and 7, 2022.  On Friday, May 6, Julia will be have a discussion on how restorative justice can be realized in the performing arts and learning environments with Eastman students…

Eastman Community Music School and Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Announce: Hosea Taylor Jr. Memorial Community Concert Band

Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) of the Eastman School of Music, together with Grammy-nominated, Rochester-based Musician Jimmie Highsmith Jr, are proud to announce the creation of the Hosea Taylor Jr. Memorial Community Band.  A formal announcement and press conference will be held Monday, May 2, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at East High School, 1801 East…