11 Outstanding Eastman Women for 2021

Monday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. To observe the year 2021, we wanted to highlight 11 outstanding women among thousands of Eastman female alumni, students, faculty members, staff and friends. As you read, bear in mind that this alphabetical list represents only a tiny fraction of the outstanding Eastman women who have changed and are…

Eastman School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Program Presents: The Barbara B. Smith World Music Series – Now Online!

  Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, brings back the popular Barbara B. Smith World Music Series in a set of free virtual concerts this spring. Sponsored by Eastman’s Ethnomusicology program, part of the department of Musicology, four incredible guest artists representing different musical traditions from across the world will be streamed, with LIVE…

Yamaha Institution of Excellence

Yamaha Names the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music as Institution of Excellence: Honoring Only 10 Schools Nationwide

Media Contacts: Yamaha Peter Giles/Giles Communications pgiles@giles.com; (914) 644-3500 ext. 700    Eastman School of Music Jessica Kaufman, Director of Communications jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu; (585) 278-4743   Yamaha Corporation of America has named the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester as a 2021 honoree in its inaugural Institution of Excellence program, acknowledging the school’s extraordinary commitment…

The Faculty Artist Series Presents: Yoojin Jang, violin; Guy Johnston, cello; Alexander Kobrin, piano; Masumi Per Rostad, viola

Applauded by The Strad for her “fiery virtuosity” and “consummate performances,” violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition and is also First Prize winner of Japan’s 2016 Sendai International Music Competition.  These two prominent victories have resulted in a busy itinerary of international recital and concerto engagements, and also the release of two new recordings, including a CD of…

The Beal Institute Presents: Visual Music 3.0: An Evening of Original Music Performed Live-to-Picture by the Empire Film and Media Ensemble

The Beal Institute, under the direction of Associate Professor Mark Watters, presents “Visual Music 3.0: An Evening of World-Premiere Film and Music Collaborations,” Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eastman School of Music. Visual Music will be presented through livestream as a virtual performance. Compositions from Eastman’s Contemporary Media and Film Scoring Department…

The Ying Quartet Announces Four More Programs Part of Beethoven Cycle Partnership with Bowdoin Festival, Chautauqua and Eastman

Media Contacts: Bowdoin International Music Festival Grace Bell, Director of Admissions and Operations grace@bowdoinfestival.org; (207) 373-1441  Chautauqua Institution Jordan Steves, Director of Communications jsteves@chq.org; (716) 597-7936  Eastman School of Music Jessica Kaufman, Director of Communications jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu; (585) 278-4743   Internationally renowned string quartet the Ying Quartet, in partnership with Bowdoin International Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, and…

Celebrate the Aquarelles CD Release Online

Join the online celebration of the Aquarelles CD release featuring long-time Eastman faculty artists Bonita Boyd, flute, Steven Doane, cello, and Barry Snyder, piano, January 22, 2021 at 7 PM. This virtual webinar event will be moderated by WXXI’s Julia Figueras. The program of Aquarelles consists of four works that are classics of the chamber…