Faculty Artist Series Features the Collaborative Piano Faculty in a Fairytale Concert

  The recital stage would be extra lonely if not for the presence of an accompanist. A partner-in-musical-crime, pianists who accompany other instrumentalists and vocalists—more equitably called “collaborative pianists”—provide musical camaraderie. But their roles are frequently overlooked. Accompanimental piano parts are often virtuosic and, at times, exposed. The pianist must attend to their performing partners’…

Eastman School of Music to Host the Inaugural Context Conference: Contextualizing Equity and Inclusion in Music

Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester, is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Context Conference 2023: Contextualizing Equity and Inclusion in Music on November 3-4, 2023, in Rochester, NY. Conference Host Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Eastman, along with Dr. Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Chair…

Gateways Music Festival Welcomes Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Gateways Music Festival in association with Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester, has appointed Jaye Lopez Van Soest to the organization’s new position of Vice President & Chief Development Officer. With her appointment, Ms. Lopez Van Soest becomes Gateways’ first full-time fundraising professional. She will be responsible for the festival’s individual and…

The Black Students Union at Eastman presents “Sounds of History,” A Black History Month Recital on FEB 9: Feat. Kelly Hall-Tompkins ‘93E, violin

The Black Students Union at Eastman (BSUE) has put on a Black History Month Showcase recital since the BSUE reemerged in 2018. This year’s concert, “Sounds of History,” aims to promote music written by black composers and showcase the talent of black students at Eastman. The 2023 Showcase will take place on Thursday, February 9…

Eastman Presents: February/March 2023 Concerts

Looking ahead to Eastman School of Music’s February and March Eastman Presents concerts, we are pleased to present a wide range of events featuring internationally accomplished guest artists. Concerts will be held in Eastman’s stunning Kodak and Kilbourn Halls. Tickets to all concerts are available at EastmanTheatre.org or by calling 585-274-3000. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets…

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music (Study Abroad Course in Paris)

Summer@Eastman’s Paris Study Abroad course, created by Professor Robert Hasegawa, has been a student favorite for years! In addition to the delightful prospect of four weeks in Paris (in June!), the course is built around summer activities and the ManiFeste concert series at IRCAM, one of the world’s leading centers of contemporary music. Through workshops,…

Eastman School of Music Announces Morning Chamber Music Series for Spring 2023: Featuring performances by Jeffrey Zeigler and Malcolm J. Merriweather

The Eastman School of Music is excited to announce its Morning Chamber Music Series for Spring 2023. Performances will take place in Hatch Recital Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. These concerts will feature alumni guests Jeffrey Zeigler ‘95E on February 4, and Malcolm J. Merriweather ‘10E (MM) on March 18. Each artist will perform alongside…