Tag: Eastman School of Music

Classical musicians sing employment blues

Classical musicians sing employment blues

June 30, 2015

“There’s never been a time in history when musicians graduated from music schools and there are just jobs ‘o plenty waiting for them,” said Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music. “Music is a competitive profession. It’s always been a competitive profession.”

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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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Jazz in the air

Jazz in the air

June 24, 2015

Alumni recipients of the ESM-XRIJF Scholarships perform on the Jazz Street stage downtown during the 14th annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival,

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Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

Top young pianists to compete at Eastman School

June 11, 2015

Twenty-four of the world’s top teen-aged pianists will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition next month. The week-long event of adjudicated performances, master classes, and recitals by award-winning guest artists—all of which are open to the public—begins Sunday, July 12.

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Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

June 8, 2015

Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.

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World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

May 20, 2015

Guest artists will bring music from India, Portugal, and South Asia to the Kilbourn Hall stage as part of the World Music Series for 2015-2016.

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Eastman Presents concert series concludes successful inaugural season

Eastman Presents concert series concludes successful inaugural season

May 18, 2015

More than 8,000 patrons attended concerts in the inaugural season of the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Presents series, enjoying the talents of guest artists ranging from Broadway stars Jason Alexander and Bernadette Peters to the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

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Recital concludes Third Thursday concert series

Recital concludes Third Thursday concert series

May 11, 2015

A May 21 recital by Malcolm Matthews ’11E ’14E (MM), director of music at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, wraps up the 2014–15 season of Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Eastman students earn DownBeat honors

Eastman students earn DownBeat honors

May 8, 2015

Four Eastman School of Music students have been named recipients of 2015 DownBeat Student Music Awards. Garret Reynolds ’16 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Composition for his work “Our Time.” Brendan Lanighan ’15 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Arrangement for “Lament.” Graduate students Gabe Condon and Julian Tanaka were named Graduate College Arrangement winners for “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Orbit” (Unless It’s You), respectively.

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