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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Professor Zvi Zeitlin Dies

Internationally Renowned Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Dies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Internationally renowned violinist Zvi Zeitlin, who performed with and cemented friendships with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and who was a beloved teacher and Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 2, of complications due to pneumonia. …

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Percussion Rochester Festival

Eastman School Hosts Percussion Rochester

The Eastman School of Music is hosting the first Percussion Rochester festival, with world-renowned artists performing alongside local ensembles, on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.  The event features the premieres of four works, master classes, and more than 15 free community events that celebrate the art of percussion across music genres. Percussion Rochester…

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