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Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

December 11, 2018

Eastman musicians have been nominated in eight categories, from Best Opera Recording to Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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Tribute to Frederick Douglass in word and song

Tribute to Frederick Douglass in word and song

December 4, 2018

On December 3, 1847, the first issue of the North Star newspaper was published in the city of Rochester. One hundred and seventy one years later, the city again celebrated abolitionist, activist, author, and orator Frederick Douglass in an evening of words and song at Rochester’s Hochstein Hall. The Prophet of Freedom event include a performance by Eastman School of Music student Jonathan Rhodes ’20 of a song written for Douglass in 1847 that had not been performed in 100 years.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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Historic commitments to Eastman School of Music affirm the power of music

Historic commitments to Eastman School of Music affirm the power of music

October 24, 2018

Two members of the Board of Trustees—Cathy Minehan ’68 and Danny Wegman—this week announced gifts totaling $10 million to support faculty and students at the Eastman School.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

September 5, 2018

Kaveh Rastegar ’01E, a songwriter and master of the upright and electric bass, released his first solo album this summer. He shares his most memorable experiences on tour and at the Eastman School of Music.

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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

August 29, 2018

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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Four years after picking up viola, dreaming big at Eastman

Four years after picking up viola, dreaming big at Eastman

August 28, 2018

“I want to win competitions, perform in famous halls under major conductors, and show the world my heart through my craft,” says first-year viola performance major Adrain Jackson. “I want to be great.”

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