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Nazareth elevates music programs to new school of music (access required)

The scaffolding has only been gone for a year from the Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center at Nazareth College. It turns out that the new building itself has been a scaffold: It was part of a long-term plan ...

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Eastman professorship will honor the late Paul Burgett at University of Rochester (access required)

The late Paul J. Burgett

Two anonymous alumni of the University of Rochester have provided a gift to the Eastman School of Music that will create an endowed professorship honoring the late Paul Burgett. Burgett, who died in 2018 at age 72 after a brief ...

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Local colleges announce homegrown graduation speakers (access required)


Three more local colleges have announced details of their commencement exercises; two will feature graduation speakers who are alumni. Roberts Wesleyan College’s commencement will be May 11 in the college’s Voller Athletic Center at 2301 Westside Drive, North Chili. Ceremonies ...

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URMC, Eastman School to collaborate on Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (access required)

Specialists will work closely with performers to develop treatment plans, and EPAM clinicians will treat a range of conditions impacting performance, including chronic overuse injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and vocal fold nodules. (Photo provided)

The Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester Medical Center will partner on an initiative to innovate connections between health and the arts. Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM), the first program of its kind in Upstate New York, will ...

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Four Eastman alumni win Grammy Awards (access required)

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Four Eastman School of Music alumni were awarded Grammy Awards Sunday in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 61st annual event. Steve Gadd won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the Steve Gadd Band. It was his first ...

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Renowned composer to serve as Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition at Eastman School of Music (access required)

Charles Wuorinen

A world renowned composer will join the Eastman School of Music this month as this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition. Charles Wuorinen will be in residency at Eastman from Nov. 12 through 16. His visit will culminate in ...

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Hunsbergers create conducting scholarship for Eastman graduate students (access required)


A couple of music educators whose names are synonymous with Eastman School of Music have created a scholarship for graduate students focusing on conducting, particularly for wind ensembles. The Donald and Polly Hunsberger Endowed Conducting Scholarship will most likely be ...

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Renovations make Eastman Community Music School more music-friendly (access required)

Renovations are underway at the Eastman Community Music School, expected to be completed by August. (Kate Melton)

If you used the word “cubicle” to describe the studio rooms under renovation at the Eastman Community Music School, you’d be wrong. That’s because the walls are not set at right angles to form squares. And that’s on purpose. “We ...

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Gateways Festival wins Mellon Foundation grant (access required)

Lee Koonce, artistic director, Gateways Festival

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given Gateways Music Festival a $300,000 grant that will help the formerly all-volunteer organization forge a more secure future. The biennial festival provides a showcase for the talents of classical musicians of African descent ...

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Eastman Community Music School plans renovation (access required)

Rendering of first-floor space in ECMS's Messinger Hall

The Eastman Community School of Music, a pre-school through senior-citizen branch of the Eastman School of Music, is planning a $2.8 million renovation. The project will overhaul Messinger Hall, at 10 Gibbs St., the home of the ECSM, which offers ...

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