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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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Jonathan Binstock named Memorial Art Gallery director

Jonathan Binstock named Memorial Art Gallery director

July 7, 2014

Binstock has worked as a curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

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Young artists in concert: a celebration of winners

Young artists in concert: a celebration of winners

July 2, 2014

Several Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) students will be among six talented Young Artist Auditions award winners who will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6, in Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.

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Eastman students earn multiple awards, prizes

Eastman students earn multiple awards, prizes

June 24, 2014

Eastman School of Music students and ensembles have garnered prestigious national honors and awards at several annual competitions.

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XRIJF/Eastman scholarship recipients announced

XRIJF/Eastman scholarship recipients announced

June 19, 2014

Pianist/composer Max Berlin and trumpeter Emanuel Burks have been named the recipients of this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarship and will attend Eastman this fall as freshmen in the Department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media.

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Eastman musicians take the stage at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Eastman musicians take the stage at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 16, 2014

This year’s festival runs June 20 through 28 at 18 venues, most of them within a short walking distance of the School’s campus on Gibbs Street — which gets renamed “Jazz Street” during the event.

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Move over, Chaucer, these days poet John Gower is all the rage

Move over, Chaucer, these days poet John Gower is all the rage

June 13, 2014

During the 3rd International Congress of the John Gower Society, scholars will explore the life and work of Gower, a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, and one of the major poets during the reign of Richard II.

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Noted music educator, researcher dies

Noted music educator, researcher dies

June 6, 2014

Known internationally for his research in fetal music response and arts education curriculum development, Donald J. Shetler enjoyed a career that included teaching in public schools and at the university level, musical performance, academic study and writing, and consulting.

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