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…

Eastman Musicians Honored by The GRAMMY® Awards

Eastman School of Music Alumni Win GRAMMY Awards

Two Eastman School of Music alumni were winners in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 64th GRAMMY Awards, Sunday April 3, 2022: Erin Morley ‘02E and Ron Carter ‘59E. Erin Morley ‘02E was a soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, recorded by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo…

“The Music She Writes: A Celebration of Asian Female Composers” Series Begins April 1

When composer Ania Vu ’17E  first heard about the Eastman Centennial Celebration “100 Concerts to Celebrate 100 Years”, she forwarded the website to pianist Eunmi Ko ’06E (MM), ’12E (DMA), to which Eunmi replied with “We should do something!” Fast-forward seven months: the two are about to have their project The Music She Writes begin…