The Eastman School seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
The Eastman School of Music seeks to create an experience that is musically, socially, and intellectually diverse, and to foster a community of musicians of diverse backgrounds and origins.
Creating and encouraging an inclusive community enriches the musical and academic life of our students, our faculty, our immediate community and the world of music at large.
Gateways Music Festival in association with Eastman School of Music is one of the many ways Eastman expresses its commitment to a rich and diverse musical environment. Gateways Music Festival celebrates the participation and achievement of professional classical musicians of African descent by bringing 125 of the nation’s top solo, chamber music and orchestral musicians to Rochester each summer for a six-day series of recitals, chamber music performances and a full orchestra concert. To learn more about the Gateways Music Festival, click here.
Our commitment to cultivating a culture that embraces and values diversity, from our highest leadership to our newest students, is one of our core values.
On this site, you will find links to the events and resources provided by the Diversity Committee, as well as links to programs, services, and opportunities available through Eastman, the University of Rochester, and the greater Rochester area.