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Eastman Faculty Artist Series

The Eastman Faculty Artist Series announces 16 performances for the Fall 2021 semester, an opportunity for our world-renowned and internationally acclaimed faculty members to demonstrate their virtuosity and artistry in Eastman’s stunning concert venues.

Eastman Community Music School - World Campus

For more than a century, Eastman School of Music’s historic campus has attracted leading performers and teachers from around the world. With the launch of the Eastman Community Music School World Campus, the opportunity to join the school’s community, for individual lessons or classes, is now available to anyone, regardless of age or geographic location.

Commissions and Fanfares

The Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, officially begins its Centennial Celebration July 1, 2021. Their 100 years of history and 18-month-long celebration will include more than 50 new compositions, world premieres, and centennial fanfares written specifically for Eastman’s ensembles, Eastman’s illustrious faculty, and more.

Steve Danyew

This alumnus and instructor with Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership talks about his musical career and delves into his inspiration for composing “Festival Music,” a fanfare written in honor of Eastman School of Music’s centennial.

The Sequoia Reed Quintet performing on stage

This innovative student ensemble performed at Eastman’s Centennial Campaign kickoff. Reed quintets like this are both young and old. They thrive on tradition, too—just like Eastman does. Learn more about Sequoia Reed and listen to some of their music.

Maria Schneider ’85E

Of the 12 Eastman faculty and alumni nominated for Grammy Awards this year, four were named winners at the recent National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.’s 63rd ceremony. Eastman alumni and faculty have now earned a total of 62 Grammy Awards.

close zoom image of the eastman theatre ceiling

One hundred years ago, George Eastman and Rush Rhees, then the president of the University of Rochester, shared a dream that led to the creation of the Eastman School of Music and Eastman Theatre. In this recorded Experience Rochester lecture, Vincent Lenti ’60E, ’62E (MA), Eastman School’s historian and a professor of piano, tells us more.

piano from the top opened with instruments laid out within it

This recorded Experience Rochester lecture features five accomplished Eastman School of Music alumni—each with distinct perspective as a person of color in music. Learn about their experiences, challenges they’ve overcome, and their passion for music—and listen to a brief performance from each alumnus.

Julia Egan ’16E, ’21E (MA)

Julia Egan ’16E, ’21E (MA)—a graduate student pursuing a degree in ethnomusicology—says that receiving the Rosemary Utz and Douglas H. Jones Family Endowed Ethnomusicology Scholarship was like winning the keys to her life.