Leonardo Colafelice, Who will Begin Studies at Eastman School of Music this Fall, Receives Finalist Prize in Rubinstein Piano Competition

Incoming Eastman School of Music freshman Leonardo Colafelice of Italy was awarded a finalist prize in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition at the conclusion of the event on May 29. As a finalist, he received a cash award of $6,000. In addition, he received the $5,000 prize for Best Performer of a Classical…

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Eastman School of Music Commencement Ceremonies

Samuel Hope, a longtime unceasing advocate for arts education who recently retired as executive director of the National Association of Schools of Music, will return to his alma mater as the commencement speaker for the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music graduation on Sunday, May 18. In addition, Associate Professor of Music Theory William…

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Eastman Musicians Win DownBeat Student Awards

DownBeat, often described as “the bible of jazz,” has recognized the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble under director Jeff Campbell for outstanding undergraduate college performance in the magazine’s 37th annual Student Awards competition. The publication also chose a work by Eastman musician Michael Conrad as the best original composition for a large…

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