University of Rochester

Rochester Review
July–August 2012
Vol. 74, No. 6

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boxing (Photo: Adam Fenster)

FIRST ROUND: A crew from the cable sports network ESPN films double bassist James VanDemark (right, center) and his Eastman School students at ROC Boxing & Fitness in Rochester this spring as part of a story on boxing’s effect on musical performance. A professor of double bass at the Eastman School, VanDemark introduced boxing to his students after taking up the sport three years ago and noticing the benefits that the training had for his performance as a musician. The boxing program is offered weekly during the academic year as part of Eastman’s wellness initiative for students. The TV crew was filming an episode of the network’s show E:60, which was scheduled to air later this year.