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Eastman Professor of Music Education, Chris Azzara, on why learning to improvise is critical to learning and understanding music, beyond just the notes on a page.

Rochester Laptop Orchestra

David Heid '13, '13E, a graduate student in electrical engineering, created the first Rochester Laptop Orchestra this semester. The Orchestra staged two performances at the Rochester Fringe Festival, introducing audiences to news concepts of technology merged with music and the creative arts.

Institute for Popular Music salutes Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones

band on stage
Students, faculty and staff joined forces onstage with Rochester’s premier Led Zeppelin tribute band, Out on the Tiles, in a September tribute to the iconic 70s rock band. Lectures and a concert this coming spring will focus on the music of the Rolling Stones and the 50th¬†anniversary of the group’s career-making hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

The Institute for Popular Music (IPM) was established in 2012 to encourage and support the study and performance of popular music through lectures, books, articles, and concerts.

'Tuesday Pipes' offers community organ concerts

The Eastman Organ Department introduces a new concert series held at Christ Church in downtown Rochester, recurring weekly during the Tuesday lunch hour. Each concert will run for approximately 25 minutes and showcase the Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. 

College Music Department: Concerts & Events

chamber orchestra
Chamber music, a capella, brass, gospel, jazz, even a Spooktaculr - you can hear it all from the College Music Department ensembles.

View this semester's concert/events calendar