Eastman School of Music Holds its 92nd Commencement Ceremony

LIVE STREAM CLICK HERE: www.esm.rochester.edu/live/kodak The annual commencement for Eastman School of Music bachelor’s and master’s degree students will take place on Sunday, May 21, with composer and pianist Jake Heggie giving the commencement speech and composer and librettist Gene Scheer receiving the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, Associate Professor of Music Theory Seth Monahan…

Eastman Musicians Win DownBeat Student Awards

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble under Dave Rivello and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition. The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was recognized in the Outstanding College Performance Large Jazz Ensemble category for its March 2, 2016, concert…

Composer/Saxophonist Owen Broder Selected as Inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare® New Artist

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OWEN BRODER’S PROJECT: Heritage: American Roots For the Eastman School of Music: Jim Doser, 585-274-1470, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu For ArtistShare®: Prawit Siriwat, publicity@artistshare.com UPDATED May 1, 2017 The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare® have announced that Eastman alumnus, saxophonist/composer Owen Broder, has been selected as the first Eastman/ArtistShare New…

College Band Directors Honor Donald Hunsberger for Lifetime Achievement

Donald Hunsberger, Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, has received the College Band Directors National Association’s (CBDNA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, having served as its music director from 1965 to 2002. Under Hunsberger’s leadership, the ensemble continued its development as…

Eastman Grant Programs Help Students, Alumni Realize Their Dreams

Media Contact: Jim Doser, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu, (585) 274-1470   Providing support for innovative musical projects, opportunities for professional development, and entrepreneurial ideas has taken a leap forward at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. Two new grant programs join two existing programs to expand career enhancing opportunities for Eastman’s students and alumni. The Institute…

2017-2018 Eastman Presents Season Lineup Announced

The Eastman School of Music has announced the lineup for the fourth annual Eastman Presents Concert Series. The 2017-2018 season features seven internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, who will bring their unique performances to Rochester. “The Eastman Presents Series saw more than 10,000 attendees last year,” said Keith C. Elder, Artistic Director of Concerts at the…

Eastman Opera Theatre Announces New Season

A 17th-century work that helped set the blueprint for future operas, a late 20th-century dance opera, a 21st-century musical that brought classical music elements back to Broadway – three distinct works headline Eastman Opera Theatre’s 2017-2018 season. The Eastman School of Music’s opera program has been praised for its thoughtfully directed, professional-level, and risk-taking productions…