On Occasion of Eastman School of Music’s 90th Anniversary, Exhibits Profile Performance History

Live radio broadcasts, commercial recordings, evolving orchestras and chamber ensembles – all are a part of the Eastman School of Music’s history and will be subjects of exhibits throughout the School’s 90th anniversary year. Curated by David Peter Coppen, special collections librarian and archivist in the School’s Sibley Music Library, the exhibits feature photographs, concert…

Monthly Recitals by Eastman Performers Return at Historic Church

“Eastman at St. Michael’s,” a series of monthly recitals presented in historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church by vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School of Music, returns for a new season beginning Sunday, Sept. 25. The first fall concert will feature Voices, Rochester’s professional choral chamber ensemble, conducted by founder William Weinert,…

New Faculty Members poster

Eastman Names New Faculty Members

The Eastman School of Music has announced the appointment of six distinguished performers and scholars to its faculty for the 2011-2012 year: Enrico Elisi, Associate Professor of Piano. Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim with major orchestras and in major venues throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Among his awards are top prizes in the…

What Happens When Music Meets the Mind?

What happens to your body when you sing a note or play an instrument? How do babies learn to differentiate sounds and then words? What muscle movements and mental processes do speaking and singing have in common? What happens when the Beatles or Beethoven meet the brain? The answers to all these questions and many…