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Renowned Daegum flutist gives class and recital

Renowned Daegum flutist gives class and recital

September 15, 2014

Korean musician Jang Hyun Won, a legendary performer on the daegum, or traditional Korean wooden flute, will be in residence at the Eastman School of Music Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Eastman hosts music college fair

Eastman hosts music college fair

September 10, 2014

High school and college students who are interested in music will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from more than 65 of the top colleges, universities, conservatories, summer programs, festivals, and other pre-college educational institutions from across the United States.

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Organist performs a ‘Cosmopolitan Concert’ at MAG

Organist performs a ‘Cosmopolitan Concert’ at MAG

September 9, 2014

Featuring works by Cabanilles, Frescobaldi, Phillips, Rameau, Rossi, and others, the concert by organist Nathan Laube opens this season’s Third Thursday Concerts featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the art gallery.

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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

August 26, 2014

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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Renowned jazz composer, teacher Fred Sturm dies

Renowned jazz composer, teacher Fred Sturm dies

August 26, 2014

At Eastman, Sturm chaired the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department, directed the Jazz Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and coordinated the jazz composition/arranging and film scoring program.

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Guitarist Gabriel Condon wins jazz performance honors

Guitarist Gabriel Condon wins jazz performance honors

August 26, 2014

The competition award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is the latest honor for Condon, who has received two DownBeat magazine awards and has been selected to participate in several prestigious national music programs.

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Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

August 5, 2014

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. This is one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by professor Stephen Schottenfeld, which hits bookstores this week.

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New online course brings music theory home for students

New online course brings music theory home for students

August 4, 2014

Developed and taught by internationally known music theorist Steven Laitz, eTheory LIVE is a 32-week interactive course that takes students from beginning concepts such as basic notation through counterpoint, musical analysis, and aural skills.

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First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

July 28, 2014

You will find no references to St. Anne in the New Testament. And yet, from the early 15th to early 16th centuries, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary was a subject of great veneration by women of all social ranks, especially among royalty. In his new book, Michael Alan Anderson, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, examines how this devotion was expressed in the music of this time period.

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University of Rochester is on the Fringe

University of Rochester is on the Fringe

July 16, 2014

The University is a sponsor and major participant in the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, taking place Sept. 18–27 in Rochester’s East End. Students, faculty, and alumni will perform in more than 40 shows during the 10-day city arts fest.

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