Eastman School of Music Announces Minehan Family Professorship

Highly accomplished researcher and music theorist Elizabeth (Betsy) West Marvin, ’81E (MA), ’89E (PhD) has been named the inaugural recipient of the Minehan Family Professorship at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.  Announced at Eastman’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, this endowed professorship, part of a five-million-dollar commitment to Eastman, was created by Cathy E. Minehan…

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Arts In The Loop Symposium

Jim Doser, Director, Institute for Music Leadership jdoser@esm.rochester.edu ; (585) 274-1470   How have leaders in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Nashville leveraged their arts and creative assets to revitalize their cities, and how can this be relevant to Rochester? A two-day symposium gives the Rochester community the opportunity to hear five leaders from these…

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“The director’s role is to tell stories”: Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student Ian Silverman

The Naples Opera production of Carmen, for which Ian Silverman served as associate stage director.   By Sarah Forestieri Fresh from his directorial debut with Opera Naples working as an associate stage director on Bizet’s Carmen, Eastman Opera Theatre’s directing student, Ian Silverman, shares his thoughts on everything opera, including his upcoming production with Eastman…

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