STUDENT SAXOPHONE QUARTET WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITIONS

Rochester, N.Y. — The ViM Saxophone Quartet — composed of Eastman juniors Kristin Rarick, Michael Matlock, Dimitrios Kostaras, and Richard Miserendino — has recently won two major chamber music competitions of national repute: the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Competition in Notre Dame, Indiana, and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition in Austin, Texas.…

NURTURING PROMISING YOUNG MUSICIANS

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Many of the students in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) with the potential, interest and motivation to pursue advanced musical studies have limited financial means for private music lessons. Since 1997, Eastman Pathways—a collaborative partnership between the RCSD and the Eastman School of Music—has helped to fill this community need by offering quality…

A LEGEND REMEMBERED

Rochester, NY- The life and music of former Professor of Composition Warren Benson (1924-2005) will be celebrated with a special concert in Kilbourn Hall on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature Professor of Flute Bonita Boyd, Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Bill Dobbins, doctoral student and mezzo-soprano Yvonne Douthat,…

THE ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY

The Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership today unveiled Polyphonic.org, a comprehensive website for professional orchestral musicians. The website is the first project of the Orchestra Musician Forum, created last year by the School thanks to the generous gift of philanthropist and Symphony Orchestra Institute founder Paul R. Judy. Designed with the help…

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM AT KILBOURN HALL

ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Known as much for its commitment to performing and expanding the works of living composers as for its performances of traditional quartet repertoire, the St. Lawrence String Quartet—Geoff Nuttall, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello—will perform at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music Sunday, April 2…