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Music

The Eastman School offers ongoing world-class concerts, while the River Campus hosts award-winning a cappella groups, jazz ensembles, symphony orchestras, and chamber concerts.

Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of Letters from Georgia

Renee Fleming stands with an orchestra

At performances at Eastman Theatre and at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Eastman Philharmonia and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) will present a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA). Letters from Georgia is Puts’ third vocal work, and is based on letters from artist Georgia O’Keeffe to photographer (and eventual husband) Alfred Stieglitz and to artist and suffragette Anita Pollitzer. 

Music in the American Wild

Music in the American Wild

Seven Eastman musicians performed the music of 11 Eastman composers in seven national parks. Music in the American Wild brought brand-new works inspired by such locations as Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Mount Ranier National Park to the very sources of their inspiration.


Saxophone Heaven

saxophonists on stage
Eastman saxophone students are earning exceptional accolades under the guidance of Chien-Kwan Lin ’07E (DMA).



Eastman School of Music

stage and audience at Kodak Hall at Eatman Theatre

As one of the world's premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music has been enriching the musical life of Rochester since 1921. Today, the School presents more than 700 concerts a year in the magnificent Kodak Hall Eastman Theatre and intimate Kilbourn Hall – providing the Rochester community with an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class music in a world-class setting.

Eastman concert calendar


College Music Department

chamber orchestra

Chamber music, a capella, brass, gospel, jazz, even a Spooktaculr - you can hear it all from the College Music Department ensembles.

View this semester's concert/events calendar