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Eastman BroadBand returns to Italy’s SoundSCAPE festival

Eastman BroadBand returns to Italy’s SoundSCAPE festival

June 13, 2016

The contemporary classical ensemble of Eastman School of Music students and alumni will be artists-in-residence this July at the Italian festival, now in its 11th year and directed by Eastman graduate Nathanael May MM ’01,

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Eastman alumni among most inspiring commencement speakers

Eastman alumni among most inspiring commencement speakers

June 9, 2016

WQXR-FM, the leading classical music station in the country, counted speeches by two Eastman School of Music alumni among its listing of the six most inspiring given this season to graduates of music schools and conservatories.

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10 times Rochester rubbed elbows with Tony Awards

10 times Rochester rubbed elbows with Tony Awards

June 9, 2016

Before Sunday’s awards ceremony, learn more about the opportunities Rochester students have had to work with Tony Award winners on stage and behind the scenes, and the Eastman School of Music alumni who have taken home theater’s top honor.

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Eastman Harmonie takes its show on the road—literally

Eastman Harmonie takes its show on the road—literally

June 1, 2016

When their tour bus overheated on the German Autobahn, members of the wind octet treated drivers — and Facebook viewers — to an impromptu concert.

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Eastman artists bring music to America’s national parks

Eastman artists bring music to America’s national parks

May 26, 2016

This summer, an ensemble of Eastman School of Music musicians is performing specially commissioned works to majestic locations during the National Park Service’s centennial year celebrations.

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New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

May 13, 2016

The Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Music Festival, which have partnered since 1995, have announced a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.

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Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

Eastman performers, composers bring music to national parks

May 10, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the University a $20,000 grant to support the Music in the American Wild project. Over the summer, seven Eastman musicians will perform the music of 11 Eastman composers in seven national parks.

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Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

April 29, 2016

“The Blues: Understanding an American Art Form,” a free course on the online learning platform Coursera, is taught by Dariusz Terefenko, pianist and associate professor of jazz studies.

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119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

April 22, 2016

As the world marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we look back at how the works of the Bard have been very much alive in the University’s theater productions, dating back to the first-known Shakespeare production in 1897.

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