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Jazz Festival Diary #4: saxophonist Karl Stabnau (BM ’11, MM ’13)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross is blogging regularly during … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #3: bassist Jeff Campbell (MM ’92)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) runs from June 24 until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross will be … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #2: guitarist Bob Sneider (UR ’93)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) runs from June 24 until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross will be … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary: bassist Danny Ziemann (BM ’12)

Danny Ziemann – photograph by Nadine Sherman The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) opens tonight, June 24, and runs until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, … Continue reading 

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A Little Viola Music: Eastman Scores at American Viola Society Festival

Members of the Eastman Viola Ensemble with Professor Carol Rodland (fifth from left) Eastman viola students (and their teachers Carol Rodland and George Taylor) were in the spotlight several times during the 2016 American Viola Society Festival, which was held … Continue reading 

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Food for “Improvisation-Hungry Musicians”: Johnandrew Slominski Talks about Classical Music on the Spot

by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Members of the 2015 Classical Music on the Spot class, with instructors Gilad Rabinovitch (wearing a blue shirt) and Johnandrew Slominski (wearing a tie), both in the back row Eastman Assistant Professor of Theory … Continue reading 

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Eastman’s 2015-2016 TA Award Winners

Photograph by Amanda Sharpe Eastman recently announced the winners of its 2015-16 Teaching Assistant Prizes for Excellence in Teaching. Their names, the classes they led, and their degrees are (from left to right): Benjamin Baker Theory Aural Skills Doctor of … Continue reading 

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Eastman Fulbright Scholars Share Their Plans for Study Abroad

By John Fatuzzo The Eastman School of Music is proud to recognize its four recently awarded Fulbright scholars: Dominic Giardino, Bridget Kinneary, Bailey Paugh, and Katherine Tepper. The four Eastman recipients are among ten from the University of Rochester that … Continue reading 

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Eastman Wind Ensemble brings “Harmonie” to Germany and Austria

Eastman Harmonie (photo credit: Kaila Delany) By John Fatuzzo From May 25 to June 5, Eastman Wind Ensemble Harmonie will be touring Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, with planned performances in in Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Pilsen, Bayreuth, and Wurzburg. … Continue reading 

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Eastman Saxophone Ensemble performs tonight – and in China this summer

ESP and CKL: the members of the Eastman Saxophone Ensemble with their director, Professor Chien-Kwan Lin By John Fatuzzo This July, the Eastman Saxophone Project will be traveling for two weeks to perform in China. The group departs from Rochester … Continue reading 

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