The Eastman School of Music supports a variety of student, faculty, and guest artist performances, which help to create a rich organ culture in the greater Rochester area. Scroll through the list of events below to see what events are happening this month.

Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series (RCORS)

RCORS LogoEastman’s Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards teams with the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, as well as local churches, to bring world-famous concert organists to Rochester for recitals and master classes several times each year.


Friday, November 18, 2016
Scott Dettra, organ
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
25 Westminster Rd, Rochester, NY, 14607

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Masterclass with Scott Dettra
Third Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs St, Rochester, NY, 14607

Friday, February 24th, 2017
William Porter,* organ
Christ Church
141 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604

Friday, April 21, 2017
Masterclass with Vincent Dubois
Sacred Heart Cathedral
296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY, 14615

Friday, April 21, 2017
Vincent Dubois, organ
Sacred Heart Cathedral
296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY, 14615

*denotes Eastman faculty

Tuesday Pipes

TuesdayPipes_lgoEvery Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present a 25-minute lunchtime concert at Christ Church. Performances feature the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. Each free program begins at 12:10 p.m. Click here to view a list of upcoming performers.



Going For Baroque

Every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., an Eastman organ student demonstrates the sounds of the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in a brief mini-recital.  These demonstrations are free with gallery admission.

Third Thursday at MAG with the Italian Baroque Organ

On the third Thursday of each month From October to May at 7:30 p.m., the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery present varied concert programs by faculty and guest artists featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the MAG. These programs are free with gallery admission. Made possible by the Rippey Endowed Trust.

  • O Anima Mea: Music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
    Publick Musick
    January 19
  • Organ and Opera
    with Eastman organ students and vocalists
    February 16
  • Solo Recital
    Annette Richards, organ
    April 20
  • Organ and Baroque Cello
    with Eastman faculty and students
    May 18

Community Concert Recital Series

Eastman students present hour-long recitals at local churches in Rochester and nearby towns. These monthly concerts are open to the public, and a free-will offering will benefit the Eastman Organ Department student travel fund.

Please click here for a full listing of concert dates and locations.