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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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Summer Orff at Eastman: Last Call!

Orff Schulwerk at Eastman, Year 1 (1992): The inaugural Level I class, with Jim Solomon and Mary Helen Solomon at back right. (Levels II and III were added in later years after students completed Level I.) Photo by Donna Brink Fox.   By Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator For more than 25 years, teachers have…

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Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Medical Center Join Forces to Launch Eastman Performing Arts Medicine

For media only: Media contact, University of Rochester Medical Center: Reagan McNameeKing (585-276-6085,   The Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have unveiled a collaboration that’s laying a foundation for clinicians, artists and researchers to innovate connections between health and the arts. The new initiative, Eastman Performing Arts Medicine…

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Really at home singing: Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart

2019 Links Scholarship recipient Alexis Peart By Andrew Bockman The Links Scholarship, a collaborative effort between the Rochester, New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Eastman School of Music, recognizes the extraordinary talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician. The 2019 recipient is a third-year student and mezzo-soprano, Alexis Peart. Students…

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