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What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

August 5, 2017

Two undergraduates are spending their summer analyzing a recording that was first released nearly four decades before they were born.

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With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

August 3, 2017

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.

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A musical feast

A musical feast

July 27, 2017

The Gateways Music Festival, with an orchestra composed entirely of professional classical musicians of African descent, deepens its partnership with the Eastman School of Music. This year’s festival begins on August 8.

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5 questions:  Meet new conductor Rachel Waddell

5 questions: Meet new conductor Rachel Waddell

July 21, 2017

Waddell joins the faculty of the Department of Music as the director of orchestral activities. She will teach and also conduct both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

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Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

July 11, 2017

Raymond Borst ’33 assembled one of the most extensive collections of Henry David Thoreau publications in the world, then gave it to the University.

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Eastman musicians hit Jazz Fest stages

Eastman musicians hit Jazz Fest stages

June 23, 2017

Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Eastman School of Music will be appearing throughout this week’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

June 5, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English, has been named the next director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. She is the first woman to serve as director of the oldest American conference for writers.

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If you build it, they will learn

If you build it, they will learn

May 5, 2017

How do you learn to play an instrument comprised of 50 bells that lives at the top of a library tower? Practice, practice, practice. A student team has finished building a new digital carillon that will allow students to learn to play tough pieces while hearing real carillon sounds.

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Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

May 3, 2017

This spring’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child marks the first time that a student has directed a play for the International Theatre Program.

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Eastman musicians win <em>DownBeat</em> student awards

Eastman musicians win DownBeat student awards

May 2, 2017

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition.

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