American Anthem: Philharmonia’s “Star-Spangled Banner” for the 21st Century

Austin Chanu rehearsing Banner with the Philharmonia strings in Kodak Hall. Photograph by Maurice Cohn.   By David Raymond On Monday, October 19, in a livestreamed concert, the strings of the Eastman Philharmonia will perform Banner, a 2014 work by the contemporary American composer Jessie Montgomery. Master’s conducting student Austin Chanu will conduct this work,…

MA in Music Leadership Degree from Eastman Now Fully Online

For Course Information:  Rachel Roberts, Graduate Degree Program Director, Institute for Music Leadership, rroberts@esm.rochester.edu, (585) 275-1730 Christina Crispin, Associate Director for Admission, Eastman School of Music, ccrispin@esm.rochester.edu, (585) 274-1201 Media only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585) 451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved Eastman’s Master of…

The Faculty Artist Series Presents: Alexander Kobrin

Media only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585) 451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   The Faculty Artist Series at the Eastman School of Music will be virtual this fall! Pianist Alexander Kobrin, Associate Professor of Piano, kicks off the series on Sunday, August 30, at 3 p.m., presented through LIVESTREAM as a virtual performance. The program…

Eastman School of Music Announces New Faculty Members

Media only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585) 451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   Eastman School of Music is proud to announce several new full-time and visiting faculty appointments for the 2020-2021 academic year: Benjamin Baker ‘18E (MA), Assistant Professor of Music Theory Nicole Cabell ‘01E (BM), Assistant Professor of Voice Yoojin Jang, Assistant Professor of…

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Summer at Eastman 2020: An Excellent Online Adventure

Summer@Eastman Director Sylvie Beaudette (top, center) and her French Lyric Diction students [Kayleigh DeBrine, Emma Ginzel, Daniela Monzon, Francis Mok, Molly Petrik; Mimi Law is not pictured]. Photo courtesy of Sylvie Beaudette.   by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Nothing about Summer@Eastman 2020 happened the way we expected. We had already spent most of the…

AP® Music Theory Offered Online by Eastman

For Course Information: community@esm.rochester.edu , (585) 274-1400 Media only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585) 451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) will now offer an online AP® Music Theory course. Specifically designed for high school students, the 34-week, College Board- approved AP® Music Theory course provides students with a college level written and…

Eastman’s Summers-Only Master’s Degree in Music Education Offers “The Whole Package”

Pictured with this story are members of Eastman’s Music Teaching and Learning Faculty during Summer 2019: top: Alden Snell; center, Mara Culp; bottom, Chris Azzara. Photographs by Michelle Martorell.   Alden Snell is the advisor for summers-only master’s students at Eastman. He recently asked two recent graduates of the summers only program to reflect on…