Collegium Musicum

The Collegium Musicum performs music from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, with repertoire ranging from solo cantatas to madrigals, oratorios, operas, concertos, and other orchestral works. Recent concerts have included performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Concerti Grossi, op. 3, Purcell’s King Arthur and The Fairy Queen, Lully’s Psyché and Thésée, Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo, Cavalli’s Ercole amante and La virtù de’ strali…

Ossia

→ Ossia Official Web Site Ossia takes its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative. This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond. Ossia produces professional-quality concerts of contemporary music, and in so doing, helps the student members learn…

Musica Nova

Musica Nova

Brad Lubman, Director The Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble has been under the direction of Brad Lubman since 1997.  Since that time, the ensemble consistently performs a diverse variety of music by many composers of our time, including Augusta Read Thomas, Olga Neuwirth, John Adams, George Lewis, Chaya Czernowin, Sarah Nemtsov, Daniel Kidane, Pierre Boulez, Steve…

Chamber Jazz Ensemble

→ Jazz & Contemporary Media Official Web Site This ad hoc ensemble presents a variety of repertoire once per semester by composers and band leaders such as the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band, Miles Davis Birth of the Cool, Marty Paich/Art Pepper + Eleven, Body Reaburn/George Handy, Gil Evans etc. The ensemble is led by various faculty…

Saxology

Charles Pillow, Director Saxology® was originally formed in 1980, when the saxophone and rhythm sections of the top Eastman Jazz Ensemble got together to play the published repertoire of the professional jazz group Supersax. With a dedication toward finding new and interesting ways for the saxophone section to play together, Saxology® has grown into an…

Eastman Studio Orchestra

Bill Dobbins, Director → Jazz & Contemporary Media Official Web Site The Eastman Studio Orchestra combines the personnel of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble with a full complement of strings, woodwinds, French horns, tuba, harp, and percussion from Eastman’s two symphony orchestras. Using the large professional recording studio ensemble, Hollywood film soundstage orchestras, European radio orchestras,…

Jazz Lab Band

Rich Thompson, Director → Jazz & Contemporary Media Official Web Site The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble, consisting of both undergraduate and grad. students. The ensemble performs a full range of big band repertoire including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Bill Holman, and more. The band…

Eastman New Jazz Ensemble

Dave Rivello, Director → Jazz & Contemporary Media Official Web Site The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was established to showcase the finest contemporary music from around the world written for jazz ensemble. Performing repertoire primarily from the last 20 years, the New Jazz Ensemble plays music not often heard or yet recorded, and frequently premieres new…

Eastman Jazz Ensemble

Bill Dobbins, Director → Jazz & Contemporary Media Official Web Site The Eastman Jazz Ensemble has been recognized as one of the world’s premier collegiate jazz performing organizations for three decades. Years before Eastman alumnus Chuck Mangione became the ensemble’s first faculty director, the band was established and governed by Eastman student musicians. In 1970,…