Black Students Union at Eastman (BSUE)
We, the students of the Black Students Union at Eastman (BSUE) at the Eastman School of Music, with the intent to promote social and cultural awareness, to foster diversification, and develop community relations within the School do hereby express the purpose of this organization:
1. To provide a vehicle and forum for the articulation and expression of views and interests of the black students at the Eastman School of Music;
2. To provide educational, cultural, and social programs relevant to the needs of black students at Eastman;
3. To enhance relations amongst the organization, and Eastman’s student body;
4. To establish channels of communication between the organization and that of the City of Rochester;
5. To foster the recognition of the educational and cultural needs of black students at Eastman;
6. To promote black cultural awareness in all areas, and to establish a platform which provides as such.
Jonathan Rhodes, President
Alexis Peart, Vice President
Brianna Garcon, Vice President of Finance
Travon Walker, Vice President of Communications
Jamal Kemp, Social Media Chair
Weekly Meetings: Mondays – 9:00pm-10:00pm – Dean’s Dining
Catholic Newman Community at Eastman (CNCE)
Called together as members of the body of Christ, The Catholic Newman Community of Eastman seeks to encourage all to strive toward the highest ideals of Christian spiritual, moral, and intellectual development as lived and taught in the rich tradition of the Catholic Church.
Eastman Programming and Involvement Council (EPIC)
The purpose of Eastman Programming & Involvement Council (EPIC) is to enrich co-curricular life at Eastman by encouraging involvement of all Eastman undergraduate students. EPIC sponsors programs, activities, and events for Eastman undergraduate students and members of the Eastman community including, but not limited to social, educational, recreational, cultural, traditional, community building, co-sponsorships and on- and off-campus events. While EPIC is open to collaborating with faculty, staff, departments, alumni, and other student organizations, the target audience for all programming shall be Eastman undergraduates.
James McCarthy, President
Dannielle Wolf, Secretary/Treasurer
Hannah Kim, General Events Co-Chair
Guo Wu, General Events Co-Chair
Joëlla Becker, Publicity Chair
Veronica Siebert, Welcome Weekend & Freeze Fest Chair
Sophia Moreira, Fright Fest & Spring Fling Chair
Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays – 8:30pm-9:30pm – Dean’s Dining (SLC)
HESED is a group of a multinational body of students who profess the historic Evangelical Christian faith. We are serve communities by performing, which is an opportunity for students to share their faith. Through collaborations with many Christian student organizations in Upstate NY, we have held performances annually for the past 13 years. We also hold a weekly prayer/bible study.
Kendra Sobania, President
Jewish student life here at Eastman is vibrant, pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive. Hillel helps to foster student growth, Jewish learning, and relationships.
Our programs reflect the great diversity of our students lives. We have weekly Shabbat opportunities, free meals, social and cultural programming, alternative breaks, holiday services and celebrations, two Birthright Israel trips a year, and so much more!
Our campus and Hillel cultures encourage student personal development through spiritual, social, and intellectual channels. Our students pursue social justice, embrace and support the State of Israel, and are learning to become participating members of the global Jewish community.
Here at Hillel, we provide a safe space for our students to come into their own, explore Judaism, and develop leadership and professional skills. We are here to guide and support them through their journeys in becoming active members of the Jewish and adult communities and in their own personal practices.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
In response to God’s love, grace, and truth:
The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
is to establish and advance
at colleges and universities
witnessing communities of students and faculty
who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord:
growing in love for God,
God’s people of every ethnicity and culture
and God’s purposes in the world.
Our vision is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world-changers developed.
David Dong, President
Micah Harrow, Vice President
Large Group: Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm, Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Morning Prayer Meetings: 8am Monday-Friday, Betty’s Cafe (Main Bldg.)
Evening Prayer Meetings: 10:30pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Dean’s Dining (SLC)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
The purpose of this organization is to:
- make available to members opportunities for professional development;
- acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession;
- provide all members with the opportunity to become acquainted with leaders in the music education profession through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, and performances planned by this chapter, the state music educators association, and NAfME.
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music. Our purpose is to form chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music; to uphold the highest standards of music; to further the development of music in America and throughout the world; to give inspiration and encouragement to members; to organize the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational growth; to support the ideals and goals of the member’s Alma Mater; and to adhere to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community and fraternity life.
Elizabeth Smith, President
Tong Li, Vice President of Membership
Ellen Robertson, Secretary
Alexis Peart, Treasurer
Reagan Casteel, Sergeant at Arms
Nicole Toms, Musicale Chair
Kelly Whitesell, Community Service Chair
Weekly Meetings: Sundays – 6pm-7pm – Dean’s Dining (SLC)
Our mission is to provide a safe space for Eastman students of all backgrounds to discuss gender and sexual identity. We want to maintain a positive, supportive, and enjoyable environment where students are comfortable to have fun, make friends, learn about issues of gender and sexual identity, and discuss personal experiences with gender and sexual identity. We want to maintain an environment of equality and freedom of expression for all.
Stringbusters values contributing to individual and group success in music through listening to and
offering constructive criticism, sharing ideas and inspirations, and improvising in various styles (e.g.
jazz, pop, classical). Students involved in Stringbusters will benefit by engaging in activities with
group members which involve these aspects, such as jam sessions, master classes, listening sessions,
Charlesse Hager, President
Jason Hurlbut, Vice President