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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Eastman School of Music Announces New Concert Season and New Series with Performers Jason Alexander, Bernadette Peters, More

A wide variety of renowned guest artists, ranging from musical theater and television stars Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters to the classical music world’s Emerson and Dover String Quartets, will appear on Eastman School of Music stages during the 2014-2015 concert season. Alexander and Peters are among the headliners for Eastman Presents, a new series…

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