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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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Krasznahorkai and Biagini win 2014 Best Translated Book Awards

Krasznahorkai and Biagini win 2014 Best Translated Book Awards

April 29, 2014

The award is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States over the previous year.

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New Horizons Bands perform spring concert

New Horizons Bands perform spring concert

April 24, 2014

Works performed by the Concert Band will include a tribute to Elvis Presley, while the Symphonic Band will offer selections from Porgy and Bess and The Lion King.

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Italian Baroque Organ concert combines music, motion

April 22, 2014

The program showcases collaborative work of three choreographers and four musicians, each responding to the artwork and environment of the MAG gallery.

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Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

April 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the International Theatre Program presents the rarely performed Madame de Sade, a work that explores deeply disquieting questions about the nature of suffering and belief.

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