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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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Summer evening carillon concerts  feature world performers

Summer evening carillon concerts feature world performers

June 11, 2014

The annual event features carillonneurs who travel throughout the world to perform music specifically written for the instrument of bells. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs, blankets, snacks or picnics, and relax on the lawn on the west side of Rush Rhees Library.

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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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Incoming Eastman freshman is Rubinstein piano finalist

Incoming Eastman freshman is Rubinstein piano finalist

May 30, 2014

At 18, Leonardo Colafelice was the youngest of the six competitors heading into the rigorous final three rounds of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.

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Jazz concerts get encores on WGMC

Jazz concerts get encores on WGMC

May 15, 2014

Each hour-long program, featuring performances as well as works by Eastman faculty, students, and alumni, will be hosted and co-produced by saxophonist Alexa Tarantino ‘14. The show premieres Wednesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. on local radio station Jazz90.1 WGMC.

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RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

May 7, 2014

RocMusic is a community-based program that provides after-school tuition-free music and string instruction to children in the City of Rochester. Its first annual benefit event will raise funds to purchase instruments for current and future students.

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Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

May 2, 2014

DownBeat, often described as “the bible of jazz,” has recognized the Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble for outstanding undergraduate college performance, and a work by Michael Conrad as best original composition for a large ensemble.

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Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters headline new series

Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters headline new series

April 30, 2014

Eastman Presents, a new series of monthly concerts, premieres Oct. 17 and features international artists from a variety of musical genres. In addition, the series features the Vienna Boys Choir, pianist Peter Serkin, the Kodo Drummers, and Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

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