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ROCmusic Names Division after the Ginny Morris Memorial Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation

Media only:  Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585)451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   ROCmusic, a collaborative and innovative arts-outreach program that engages children and their families in the experience of making and appreciating classical music, has renamed its “Readiness Beginning String Division” to the “Ginny Morris Readiness String Program” in thanks to the Ginny Morris Memorial…

Vijay Iyer Coming to Eastman for Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Series

Media only:  Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585)451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu   American composer, pianist, bandleader, producer, and writer Vijay Iyer, who has been described by the New York Timesas a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway,” will be the Eastman School of Music’s 2022 Glenn Watkins Lecture Series…

Gateways Music Festival to Receive $150,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Media Contacts: Dolores Orman, Gateways Music Festival, 585-271-5185, dolores.orman@gmail.com Jessica Kaufman, Eastman School of Music, 585-274-1057, jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu   Gateways Music Festival in association with Eastman School of Music is pleased to announce approval to receive an American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural…

Wellness at Eastman to Explore “Mindfulness for Musicians”

Wellness at Eastman is a monthly seminar series from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) featuring artists and clinicians speaking to physical and mental wellness for performing artists. Inspired by the Healthy Conservatoires movement in Europe, presentation topics this year include: the benefits of warming up and cooling down; peak performance on stage, nutrition’s effect on performing; incorporating mindfulness…

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Peak Performance Skills – ONLINE

By Raffi Wright Continuing our preview posts highlighting new offerings for Summer@Eastman 2022, Summer@Eastman Marketing Assistant Raffi Wright sat down with Gaelen McCormick to discuss one of the two courses Gaelen will be teaching this summer: Peak Performance Skills – ONLINE. In this six-week online course, students will explore the audition process, learn how to…

The Eastman School of Music to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Media Only: Katey Padden, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, (585)451-8492, kpadden@esm.rochester.edu The Eastman School of Music has been approved for a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support a commission project as part of the School’s Centennial year. This project will feature a new work by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Anthony Davis, with a libretto…