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Tuba Mirum

Don Harry, Director Directed by Associate Professor of Tuba Don Harry, Tuba Mirum consists of the combined euphonium and tuba studios at the Eastman School of Music. The ensemble gives a variety of concerts, with repertory ranging from Bach to Zappa. During the past year, the ensemble accompanied guest artist David Zerkel and was conducted…

Eastman Saxophone Project

The Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) is directed by Chien-Kwan Lin and is comprised of his studio at the Eastman School of Music. Colin Crake serves as the ensemble’s Assistant Director and chief arranger. Since their founding in 2010, ESP has quickly become one of the most recognized saxophone ensembles in the world. They made their…

Eastman Trombone Choir

Larry Zalkind and Mark Kellogg, Co-Directors → Eastman Trombone Choir Official Web Site The late Emory Remington founded the Eastman Trombone Choir at the Eastman School of Music in 1941. Its current Director is Professor Larry Zalkind. Emory Remington, professor of trombone for nearly fifty years at the Eastman School, established the concept of the present…

Eastman Percussion Ensemble

Michael Burritt, Director → Percussion Studio Website The Eastman Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Burritt, is a two-time winner of the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition and has performed at the international convention as a result in the 2013 and 2017. The group was also the featured ensemble at the 2009…

Horn Choir

Peter Kurau, Director The Eastman Horn Choir was founded in 1968 by Verne Reynolds, Professor Emeritus of Horn at the Eastman School of Music, who served as its director until his retirement in 1995. From its inception, the Choir’s mission has been threefold: to provide an expanded ensemble experience for the horn students; to acquaint…

Mbira Ensemble

Jennifer Kyker and Glenn West, Director Theorist Martin Scherzinger started Eastman’s Mbira Ensemble in 2004. Played by Shona-speaking communities in Zimbabwe, the mbira is an instrument with 22 to 28 metal keys (lamellae) fixed to a wooden soundboard, which is then placed in a gourd resonator, used to amplify its resonance. Rattling pieces of metal, bottle caps or…

Gamelan

Gamelan at Eastman, as in Bali, is a communal effort. Our members include Eastman students, faculty, and staff, as well as many members of the Rochester community. Learned through the aural tradition without notation, the music requires players to work together for long periods of time to learn the music and how to play it.…

Schola Cantorum

The Schola Cantorum performs the Office of Compline each Sunday night at Christ Church, 141 East Avenue.  The Schola specializes in performing Gregorian chant, choral music from the Renaissance and baroque, and choral improvisation. This critically acclaimed ensemble has collaborated with Manfred Cordes and Weser-Renaissance Bremen,Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Players, and organists Edoardo Bellotti, Hans Davidsson, David…