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Ceremonies celebrating appointment of Eastman Music School dean

Ceremonies celebrating appointment of Eastman Music School dean

October 26, 2014

Ceremonies marking the formal appointment of the new Dean of the Eastman School of Music took place Sunday. Jamal Rossi’s investiture ceremonies in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre included a classical saxophone performance by the dean. The ceremonies also included the presentation of the Luminary Award to Martin Messinger, a longtime supporter of the University of Rochester.

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Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

October 20, 2014

Jazz and classical music performances by faculty, including the dean himself, will highlight the formal investiture of Jamal J. Rossi as the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of Eastman School of Music.

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Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

May 18, 2014

Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music, reminded graduates that “with great power comes great responsibility … You not only have the power to transform lives, you have the responsibility. You have to make a difference in the community and in the people in those communities. Use your music to enrich your communities.” He concluded his address by saying, “There’s a little Spider-Man in all of us,” referencing the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in front of Kodak Hall last summer.

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New Eastman dean optimistic about students future

New Eastman dean optimistic about students future

May 15, 2014

Hear an interview with the newly-named dean of the Eastman School of Music, Jamal Rossi.

He talks about why he’s still optimistic for Eastman grads despite the rapidly changing music industry, and what music brings to our lives.

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Jamal Rossi named new Eastman School dean

Jamal Rossi named new Eastman School dean

May 14, 2014

Rossi was greeted by a standing ovation by those attending the event at Kilbourn Hall. He already has a proven record at the Eastman School, which is part of UR.

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Jamal Rossi named the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the  Eastman School of Music

Jamal Rossi named the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music

May 13, 2014

Jamal Rossi came to Eastman in 2005 as senior associate dean. He served as executive associate dean at Eastman from 2007 until September 2013, when he was appointed dean of the school following the illness and resignation at that time of former Messinger Dean Douglas Lowry.

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