Talented Young Pianists from Around the Globe Compete at Eastman School for Cash Prizes, Scholarships

In 2002, 18-year-old Hong Xu won second place in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.  In 2006, the Chinese pianist received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music. In 2007, the New York Times described Xu as a “technically brilliant, insightful musician of seemingly limitless potential” and BBC Magazine recognized…

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Jazz Festival 2012

Eastman Musicians Perform, Teach throughout XRIJF

From a performance by the Eastman Community Music School Jazz Combo on the opening day, June 22, through guitarist Bob Sneider’s final nightly performance wrapping up the festival eight days later, Eastman School of Music faculty, students, and alumni will be appearing throughout the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Eastman has been involved in…

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Tenor saxophonist Matthew Sieber-Ford

Eastman Community Music School Senior Receives Jazz Festival Scholarship To Continue Studies at Eastman

Tenor saxophonist Matthew Sieber-Ford, a senior in the Rochester City School District’s School of the Arts who also studies in the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS), has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarship. Sieber-Ford will be recognized on Monday, June 25, during the annual scholarship…

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Commencement May 19-20, 2012

Eastman Alumnus George Walker to Receive Honorary Degree

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker ʼ56 (DMA) will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Music during the Eastman School of Music’s commencement ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, for students receiving their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This year’s commencement ceremonies at the University of Rochester also feature award…

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Recorded Sound Conference

Eastman Hosts Annual Conference on Recorded Sound History

One hundred and thirty years of recorded sound history—from the earliest extant recordings to today’s “born digital” formats—will be explored when collectors, archivists, audio engineers, and recording historians convene for the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in Rochester from Wednesday, May 16, through Saturday, May 19. Hosted by the Eastman…

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Kodak Hall

Eastman Renovation Project Honored for Historic Preservation

The Eastman School of Music’s Theatre Renovation and Expansion Project has received the prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State. The statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting, and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. “This historic theatre has been beautifully transformed into a 2,250…

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