Music, Choreography, Multimedia Focus on ‘Organ and Body’

Eastman School of Music’s 10th anniversary celebration of its Italian Baroque Organ continues with a Third Thursday concert titled “Organ and Body” on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery.   The program will feature organist Stephen Kennedy; choreography by Vanessa van Wormer, Heather Roffe, and Phaedra Jarrett; projections by Marla Schweppe; and lighting design by Toni…

New Name and Expanded Mission for Music Education Department of the Eastman School of Music

The Eastman School of Music is proud to announce the newly named Department of Music Teaching and Learning (formerly Music Education Department). The name of the department has changed over the years to reflect the evolution of American music education. Prior to the 1960s, students earned degrees in Public School Music, which was the prevalent career path at that time for…

Arts Leadership Program Online Certificate, Eastman Careers Leadership Certificate

Eastman School of Music Launches Online Career and Leadership Certificate Program

  Musicians around the world will be able to earn a certificate from the Eastman School of Music’s innovative Arts Leadership Program with the launch of a new online program.  “The Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate: Online” is an interactive, comprehensive, and rigorous program designed for serious musicians eager to develop skills, knowledge, and perspectives…

Eastman School of Music Launches Its First Coursera Course: ‘The Blues: Understanding an American Art Form’

The Eastman School of Music is pleased to announce the launch of “The Blues: Understanding an American Art Form,” a free course on the learning platform Coursera, presented by Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and pianist Dariusz Terefenko.  “The blues,” says Terefenko, “is the most important musical form in jazz.” This seven-week online course explores…

Eastman School of Music Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

The Eastman School of Music announced the Eastman Philharmonia, conducted by Neil Varon,  will take the stage with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 14, 2016. The performance will include a new composition by Eastman alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Kevin Puts, written specifically for Ms. Fleming and the Eastman Philharmonia.…