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Learn about Eastman School of Music for your musical degree!

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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC | esm.rochester.edu 1

From Admissions

EASTMAN FACTS The experience you have during your undergraduate education can set the course for the rest of your
professional life. Identifying the right schools and teachers can seem a bit overwhelming. This book aims to
Enrolled Full-Time Students give you a glimpse of the Eastman experience and the range of options available to our students. We also
hope to assure you (or perhaps your friends and loved ones!) that a comprehensive musical education of the
TOTAL STUDENTS highest quality can prepare you to succeed in any number of professional realms, including, but not limited
to, the musical world.
857At Eastman School of Music

530 UNDERGRADUATE 327GRADUATE A number of factors distinguish the learning environment at Eastman. We pride ourselves on a full-time
resident faculty of the highest caliber, across all disciplines, who are dedicated to their students at Eastman.
EUNnRdOeLrgLEraDduFUatLeL-STtIuMdEenStTsUDENTS Our performance facilities are second to none, inspiring our students to sound their best. But when I think
about what truly sets apart the student experience at Eastman, I keep coming back to the word “choice.”
from 44 States... A professional music curriculum has many requirements, including lessons, ensembles, aural and
keyboard skills, music theory, and music history. But in practice, what you can do in and around your
core requirements depends greatly on the educational environment in which you find yourself.

...and 14 Countries Eastman’s musical and academic environment is truly unique: we function as a stand-alone school of music
within a major research university. This means that all degree requirements, including liberal arts courses,
Austria can be taken with our own faculty on the Eastman campus. Yet our students have the added option of
taking classes at the University’s River Campus, if that’s where their intellectual curiosity drives them. As a
Canada United Kingdom Ukraine result, you can create your own path, expanding from the core requirements of the conservatory model,
United States and exploring additional musical and academic opportunities to the extent that works for you.
Moldova China South Korea
Mexico Taiwan In part because they are not all identically focused on the same goals, Eastman students exhibit an incredi-
Turkey Hong Kong bly strong sense of community, supporting each other’s projects and competing in the
healthiest sense of the word (“striving together”), while learning collaborative skills
Colombia Singapore that will serve them for their entire professional lives.

Brazil So what are we looking for in an Eastman student? Artistic potential
balanced with intellectual curiosity, and a generosity of spirit. If
Malaysia this resonates with you, I hope you will explore this book, but also
dig deeper and find out if Eastman is a good fit for you. I look
New Zeland forward to hearing from you.

Did youknow? Matthew Ardizzone
Eastman was established as the first
professional school of the University of Matthew Ardizzone
Rochester in 1921. Associate Dean of Admissions and Enrollment

Every year there are more than 900 ExperienceIinviteyouto Eastman
concerts at Eastman, 800 of them being
free to attend.

Eastman’s Sibley Music Library is the
largest academic music library in
North America.

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FACT:
84% OF EASTMAN
UNDERGRADUATE
ALUMNI HAVE
A JOB IN THE
MUSIC FIELD

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EASTMAN ALUMNI...

Teach at major schools and universities and lead in administrative
positions at academic and performing arts organizations
around the world...

Perform in all of the top 10
American orchestras,

in major opera houses,
in U.S. military bands,
and in their own
ensembles...

Eastman Theatre at Dusk Create award-winning
music, regularly earning the
field’s most coveted prizes, and
have their works performed

by major orchestras, opera
houses, soloists, and new

music ensembles world-wide.

5

AlumSnuiccess
Our alumni make things happen in the musical
world. This can be attributed to the Eastman Alarm Will Sound
experience, both inside and outside of the studio
and classroom. They learned to engage with
their peers, to collaborate, communicate, and
share ideas. Many of them perform and teach in
what might be described as ‘traditional’ careers,
performing with major orchestras and opera
companies, or teaching at the secondary and
collegiate levels. They also create their own
ensembles, become arts administrators, and
otherwise serve as leaders in their communities
and in the musical world at large.

Alumni Facts

Alumni Employment Based on survey of alumni from 1990-2015, including
those currently enrolled in graduate programs.

9393% %EASETAMSATMNAANLUAMLUNMINEIMEPMLPOLYOEYDEDSISNINCCEEGGRRAADDUUAATION
8484% %HAVHEAMVEUMSIUCS-IRCE-RLAETLEATDEDJOJBOB
166%%
Non--mmuuFsFsiiceiicealdalldl

Music-field Jobs

63%63% Cowboys and Frenchmen
45%45%
222%2% 292%9% 1919%% 1122%% 1133%% “I always felt empowered to make my Eastman
experience what I wanted it to be...”
PERFOPREMRAFNOCREMANTC(EPEARCIVHTA(EITPNAER)CGIVHAITNE)G TE(AKC-T1HE2(AIK)NC-G1H2I)NG (CTEOA(LCTLCEOEHALGLCIIEANHGTGIEIAN)TGE) AADARMADTRMISNTISN. . OCORCOROMAMARPRPROROASASNNIITGTGIIIOIONNNNGG OOTTHHEERR OWEN BRODER, BM ‘12 (see page 10)
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“My time at Eastman was
the most important and
influential of my life. The
sheer diversity of musical
personalities I encountered
had a dramatic effect on
the shape of my career.”

KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT, BM ‘01, MM ‘04;
Grammy-nominated keyboard artist

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Commencement in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

99

AlumniConversation

Owen Broder Dominic Giardino Kneebody
Cowboys and Frenchmen
“Without a doubt, my greatest inspiration at Eastman “Everything really took shape at Eastman. I was around
“I always felt empowered to make my Eastman came from my friends. More than anyone else, it was such an incredible cast of unique and fantastically
experience what I wanted it to be, and as a student, those people with whom I shared late night Wegmans interesting and talented musicians. For me, it was kind
I was continually given opportunities to expand the runs, hikes through Letchworth, and, of course, of like when Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts and sees
boundaries and explore new musical territories. Beyond performances on the world’s most beautiful stage, that other kids like him. It opened up my mind, my heart,
being able to customize our curriculum with classes in taught (and continue to teach) me to love and appreciate and my playing.”
the Arts Leadership Program and at the University of music the way I do today.”
Rochester, a significant part of my learning took place KAVEH RASTEGAR, BM ‘01 (Third from left; back row; founding
in innovative extracurricular projects led by fellow DOMINIC GIARDINO, BM ’16 (clarinetist in Trio Auriga, member of Kneebody, and bassist for John Legend)
students, with enthusiastic support from our peers and Fulbright Scholar, has performed with the Orchestra of the
professors.” Age of Enlightenment)

OWEN BRODER, BM ’12 (co-founder of Cowboys &
Frenchmen, 2018 Herb Alpert Young Composer Award for his
American Roots Project’s album Heritage)

JACK Quartet Sherylle Mills Englander Betsy Pilon

“In addition to the chamber music curriculum, there “Eastman is where I developed the professional skills that “Eastman taught me that there can be many paths to
was so much new music happening that we ended up led to my success today. Setting high standards, working being a successful musician, and provided me with the
playing chamber music all the time. Extra-curricular with diverse, often ‘robust’ personalities which gave me thorough education I needed to take a different path.
chamber music was always happening.” the confidence to take on any new challenge, whether Thanks to ESM, I have the opportunity to work as a full-
transitioning from flute performance to law school, time opera singer. I couldn’t be happier about the path
JOHN PICKFORD RICHARDS, BM ‘02, MM ‘04, running an intellectual property office, or returning to onto which my education at Eastman has led me.”
(Second from left ; founding member, JACK Quartet) flute performance after 20 years.”
BETSY PILON, BM ‘15 (vocalist for Theatre Hagen, based in
SHERYLLE MILLS ENGLANDER, BM ’91, (Founding director of the Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Office of Technology and Industry Alliances at the University of
California, Santa Barbara)

10 EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC | esm.rochester.edu

FACT:
PERFORMANCE IS AT
THE CORE OF EVERY
MAJOR AT EASTMAN

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Eastman School of Music

prides itself on a curriculum that
molds performers into artists

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Core/kôr/noun | the central, most important
part of something

About the Core... The core of the undergraduate curriculum is essentially
the same for each major offered within the Bachelor of
An Eastman education fuses the highest levels of artistry Music degree: performance skills, musicianship skills,
and scholarship with deep musicianship skills and and academics. A certain number of electives are also
entrepreneurial savvy. The success of our alumni is due in required, depending on major, and can be taken in areas
part to the strength of our core curriculum, coupled with of performance, theory, musicology, arts leadership,
the opportunity for each student to explore specific areas conducting, or in non-music areas.
of interest.

PERFORMANCE MUSIC COURSEWORK

• Weekly hour-long private lessons Music Theory and History coursework provides
• Large ensemble rehearsals and performances the foundation upon which you can build the rest of
• C hamber music/small ensemble rehearsals and your study.

performances NON-MUSIC ACADEMICS

EASTMAN ENSEMBLES Courses outside of music create intellectually
ORCHESTRAS curious and well-rounded musicians.
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra MUSI Students take a first-year writing
Eastman Philharmonia course followed by 21 credits of
Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra C COURSEWORK non-music courses of their choice.
WIND ENSEMBLES
Eastman Wind Orchestra PERFORMANCE COMMUNITY
Eastman Wind Ensemble ADEN-MIMCUSSIC
CHORAL At Eastman, community is also
Eastman Chorale considered part of the core, with
Eastman Repertory Singers First-Year Colloquium, a special
Eastman Rochester Chorus COMMUNITY NO AC course taken by the first-year class
Eastman Women’s Chorus in the first semester. This presentation
OPERA series introduces students to the broad
Eastman Opera Theatre scope of music and musicians at the
JAZZ Eastman School of Music.
Eastman Jazz Ensemble
Eastman New Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Lab Band
Eastman Studio Orchestra
Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra

Navigating from here...

The next page describes the majors offered at Eastman: The subsequent pages show different hypothetical ways
Applied Music, Composition, Jazz Studies, and Music that Eastman students can craft their course of study
Education. Students who enter in one of these majors can beyond the core, going deeper into any of the areas
also add-on majors in Theory or Musical Arts. offered at Eastman and/or the College at the University
14 of Rochester.

Majors

All undergraduate students, regardless of major, study with Eastman’s artist faculty members on
their primary instrument in a weekly one-hour private lesson and perform in major ensembles.

APPLIED MUSIC COMPOSITION

The Applied Music major is designed for students Students receive individual composition tutorials weekly
who are seriously considering futures as professional for their entire course of study. For these tutorials,
performers: soloists, opera and concert vocalists, students and faculty are rotated so that no student
orchestral and band musicians, conductors, chamber ordinarily studies with the same teacher for more than
musicians, recording artists and studio musicians, church one year. Composition students have many opportunities
musicians, studio teachers, and other professions in the to hear their works performed through Composers
music business. The applied major is the most common, Forum, Composers Sinfonietta, Orchestra and Wind
representing about 80% of the class. Ensemble readings, Ossia, student recitals, and more.

JAZZ STUDIES AND MUSIC EDUCATION
CONTEMPORARY MEDIA
Those pursuing the Music Education major begin their
Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media majors complete classroom observations in the first semester of study
a curriculum that is designed to give the student a and continue throughout the entire course of study.
comprehensive foundation in jazz studies, performance, Students pursuing a double major or dual degree have
and writing, with class requirements in jazz history, jazz the option to complete their student teaching experience
theory, composition and arranging, jazz performance requirements through the FORTE program. The FORTE
workshops, ensembles, and lessons. The entire jazz (four years plus teaching experience) program is a ninth
department, including faculty and students of all levels, semester of tuition-free enrollment for selected music
meets once a week for Jazz Forum, a master class- education majors who are double majoring or pursuing a
style meeting. Students are encouraged to explore dual degree. This semester is devoted exclusively to the
performance opportunities outside of the curricular completion of the student teaching experience.
requirements.

To see the full course of study for each major, visit
esm.rochester.edu/registrar/forms/audit-sheets/

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MAKE
IT YOUR
OWN

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Eastman Opera Theatre’s performance How?
of L’Incoronazione di Poppea
There are many ways in
which Eastman students
craft their paths through our
degree programs to make
them their own. Following
the minimum degree
requirements, and focusing
on practicing, may be your
path. Even then, you will
have choices to make:
which non-music classes
to take, and how many
extra-curricular performances
to participate in.

What follow are just five
examples of how you
might choose to expand
a particular area of the
curriculum. There are more
variations and combinations
than we can easily cover in
this book. We hope it will
give you some idea of
the possibilities, but we
encourage you to contact
us to discuss how you can
pursue your passions
at Eastman.

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MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Performance Eastman students perform with Crooked North
during the Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival

Scio Saxophone Quartet presents to a young Performance is at the center of every major at
audience as part of Eastman To Go Eastman. There is such a strong performance
culture at Eastman that most students are
CHAMBER GROUP performing beyond their minimum requirements,
whether in student-run ensembles, studio
ensembles, or elective opportunities in early
music and new music. An online Gig Service links
students to performance opportunities in the
greater Rochester area.

ENSEMBLE MUSI Kelly Whitesell, Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition
(first prize winner)

OUTSIDE PERFORMANCES STUDENT-RUN C COURSEWORK
PERFORMANCEELECTIVE RECITALS

ADEN-MIMCUSSIC
NO AC
LOCAL FESTIVAL COMMUNITY
ON-CAMPUS JOB

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CHAMBER MUSIC AT EASTMAN AEDADSITTIMONAANL

Windsor Trio, 2017 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition winners, ENSEMBLES
performing in Ciminelli Formal Lounge in the Student Living Center
NEW MUSIC
Eastman’s thriving chamber music culture Peabody Trio, Rochester Philharmonic Musica Nova
is anchored by the resident faculty Brass Quintet, and others. OSSIA
ensemble, the Ying Quartet. Many other Chamber music groups can audition to
faculty members also bring a wealth take part in the innovative “Eastman to FILM MUSIC
of experience to their chamber music Go” program in the spring semester, and Studio Orchestra
teaching. Faculty coaches include current those who would like to take their study
and former members of the Tokyo Quartet, of chamber music further can pursue EARLY MUSIC
Kopelman Quartet, Los Angeles Piano specialized courses for advanced study. Collegium Musicum
Quartet, Borodin Quartet, New Arts Trio, Schola Cantorum

WORLD MUSIC
Gamelan
Mbira Ensemble

STUDIO ENSEMBLES
Brass Guild
Eastman Horn Choir
Eastman Percussion Ensemble
Eastman Trombone Choir
Eastman Saxophone Project
Tuba Mirum

Student chamber group on stage in Kilbourn Hall

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Music Coursework Associate Professor Seth Monahan
teaching a music theory course
(find his tutorials on YouTube!)

Music Theory and Music History are the MUSIC THEORY
main components of the core, outside of
performance. With degree offerings through Music theory plays a central role in the education of
the doctoral level in both areas, there are every Eastman student. The study of theory includes a
many upper-level courses available to the wide range of subjects, from hands-on training
undergraduate student who wants MUSICAL in musical skills to advanced research in
more. Students can also choose ARTS musical structure and music’s cultural
to take courses in conducting, MAJOR context. Eastman students take a four-
composition, early music, semester sequence of aural and
pedagogy, and many other MUSI written theory, followed by one
music-related subjects. EARLEYLCEMCCOTUUISVRIECSEWORRKEMSEUASRICCHTHPEROORJYECT upper-level theory or music
history course. Placement exams
MUSICAL ARTS determine whether students
The Musical Arts major is an honors PERFORMANCE pursue intensive, regular, or
curriculum that enables students ADEN-MIMCUSSIC honors theory.
to craft an individualized program of
study, often cross-disciplinary, and to take MUSIC HISTORY
full advantage of the scholarly resources
at Eastman and the University. This major is The music history curriculum
added to the student’s existing major, and not only provides students with
requires demonstration of strong musical and intellectual creatively designed courses that
abilities, but also the motivation and self-direction to COMMUNITY NO AC confront the intricacies of musical
succeed in the senior project.
meaning and musical aesthetics in
20 widely divergent historical, cultural,
and geographical settings. There are three
RAESSSIIDSTEANNTT courses in the core music history sequence.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN Student
Groups and Clubs
Community
The Office for Student Activities hosts many
Eastman is known for its strong MUSI events throughout the year which help to
sense of community. We believe C COURSEWORK cultivate a deeper sense of community on the
that a major contributor to PERFORMANCE Eastman campus. Students can also get in-
this, beyond a shared passion ADEN-MIMCUSSIC volved with any of Eastman’s groups or clubs:
for music, is the wide range of NO AC
interests our students possess. COLLEGIUM MUSICIUM COMMUNITY Catholic Newman Community
ONM-ECMAMBEPRUS-JEO.BP.SI.C. Encourages all to strive toward the
Students start their own affiliation groups, highest ideals of Christian spiritual,
serve on student committees, and engage moral, and intellectual development as
in activities on and off campus, musically
and otherwise. lived and taught by the Catholic Church.

POPULAR JOBS ON CAMPUS Eastman Americana
Student employment opportunities for A cultural awareness student
undergraduates are available through a organization to educate students
number of offices and departments at
the Eastman School of Music. Some of on the history and importance of traditional
the most popular positions for student American music.
employees are with the following:
Concert Office, Sibley Music Library, Eastman Programming and Involvement Council
Eastman Dining Center, and Office of Works to enrich the co-curricular
Student Activities. life at Eastman by encouraging
student involvement.
Resident advisors ready to meet new students Current students join new students
and their families during Orientation Eastman Tabletop Community
Eastman students perform Encourages students in the
side-by-side with Rochester City thought-provoking, stress-relieving
School District students as platform of tabletop gaming.
part of ROCMusic
Hillel at Eastman
Seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish
students so that they may enrich the
Jewish people and the world.

Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
Seeks to establish and advance, at
colleges and universities, witnessing

communities who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Mu Phi Epsilon
Seeks to foster the ideals of service to
school and community and provide
opportunities for strong artistic and
personal abilities.

National Association for Music Educators
Provides professional development
opportunities and encourages
students to become acquainted

with leaders in music education.

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
Encourages, nurtures, and supports
female students in the art of music.

Students’ Association
Undergraduate representatives
serving as a student government
on campus. Students act as liaisons
between Eastman and the
University of Rochester.

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Academics MAKE IT Y
Outside of Music

HUMANITIES AT EASTMAN ADD-ON COURSES
The Humanities Department at the Eastman School of Music offers students a MUSI
broad range of intellectually stimulating courses in numerous academic C COURSEWORK
disciplines including Anthropology, Art History, American Studies, PERFORMANCE
English, English as a Second Language, Film Studies, French, ADEN-MIMCUSSIC
German, History, Italian, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, NGINEERFIRNEGNCMHAJGEORRMAN
and Visual Cultural Studies, as well as Gender and Women’s
Studies. Eastman students can meet their minimum Humanities
requirement (21 credits) at Eastman.

The vibrant intellectual culture of the department fosters a
rich liberal arts education that supports Eastman students’
professional aspirations. The department’s full-time faculty
provides students with thorough knowledge of texts and
ideas, skills in critical analysis, and tools for clear expression.

Humanities Subject Areas at Eastman: NO AC

Art History German Philosophy COMMUNITY
Political Science
English History Psychology ITALIAN
Women’s Studies AUDIO
Film Studies Humanities E

French Italian

CLASSES AND MINORS AT THE RIVER CAMPUS
Any Eastman student is able to take classes at the University’s College of Arts,
Sciences, & Engineering. Students interested in taking these can even pursue an
academic minor.

Periodical Reading Room in
Rush Rhees Library on the
River Campus

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YOUR OWN Dual
Degree

THE DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM University of Rochester laboratory
Approximately 87 Eastman Students
(17%) are pursuing a dual degree with the
Eastman School of Music and the College
of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. While it
is possible to apply to both Eastman and
the College to begin dual degree studies
as a first-year student, it is not necessary.
Many dual degree students are Eastman
students who add on the second degree
after taking a number of College courses.

DUAL DEGREE LOGISTICS View of University of Rochester quad
A direct shuttle route runs every fifteen
minutes between the Eastman Campus
and University of Rochester’s River
Campus when classes are in session. Dual
Degree students are assigned an Academic
Advisor on each campus to help facilitate
course planning
throughout
the duration
of their
program.

Rush Rhees Library Paul C. Burgett Intercultural Center

Minors & Majors German Movement Studies
African and African Computer Science Greek Music
American Studies Creative Writing Health, Behavior, and Society Music Cognition
American Sign Language Dance Health Policy Music and Linguistics
American Studies Data Science Hebrew Optics
Anthropology Digital Media Studies History Philosophy
Arabic Earth and Environmental Interdepartmental Studies Physics
Archaeology, Technology and Sciences International Relations Political Science
Historical Structures East Asian Studies Italian Psychology (multiple track options available)
Art History Economics Japanese Public Health-related Programs
Astronomy Electrical and Computer Jewish Studies Religion
Audio and Music Engineering Engineering Journalism Research in Visual Science
Bioethics English Latin Russian
Biology English Literature Latin-American Studies Russian Studies
Biomedical Engineering Environmental Engineering Legal Studies Spanish
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Environmental Geology Linguistics Statistics
Business Environmental Humanities Materials Science Studio Arts
Chemical Engineering Epidemiology Mathematics Sustainability
Chemistry Film and Media Studies Mechanical Engineering Theater
Chinese French Medical Anthropology Visual Science
Classical Civilization Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Medieval and Early Modern Writing Studies
Comparative Literature Studies Studies
Computational Biology Geological Sciences 23
Geomechanics

Faculty STRINGS, HARP AND GUITAR
CONDUCTING AND ENSEMBLES Dariusz Terefenko VIOLIN DOUBLE BASS VOCAL COACHING
Mark Davis Scatterday (jazz theory, piano) Juliana Athayde+ James Van Demark Alison d’Amato
(wind ensembles) Rich Thompson Renée Jolles HARP Christina Curren
Neil Varon (orchestras) (drumset, jazz ensembles) Mikhail Kopelman Kathleen Bride Beryl Garver
William Weinert^ Gary Versace (piano) Oleh Krysa GUITAR Russell Miller
(choral ensembles) Mark Watters (film scoring) Robin Scott Nicholas Goluses^ OPERA
Brad Lubman ORGAN, SACRED MUSIC VIOLA LUTE Stephen Carr
(Musica Nova) AND HISTORICAL KEYBOARDS Masumi Per Rostad Paul O’Dette Steven Daigle^
Paul O’Dette David Higgs^ George Taylor Tim Long
(Collegium Musicum) Nathan Laube Phillip Ying^ VOICE AND OPERA Wilson Southerland
Christel Thielmann Stephen Kennedy (Sacred Music) VIOLONCELLO STUDIO TEACHERS
(Baroque ensembles) William Porter Steven Doane Katherine Ciesinski^ WOODWINDS, BRASS,
See Organ Department Rosemary Elliott Kathryn Cowdrick AND PERCUSSION
JAZZ STUDIES AND website for a full listing Guy Johnston Anthony Dean Griffey FLUTE
CONTEMPORARY MEDIA PIANO David Ying Jan Opalach Bonita Boyd
Jeff Campbell^ (double bass) Natalya Antonova Jonathan Retzlaff Anne Lindblom Harrow (piccolo)
Bill Dobbins Tony Caramia Robert Swensen OBOE
(composition, arranging, Alan Chow Richard Killmer
ensembles) Andrew Harley (collaborative) Geoffrey Burgess
Clay Jenkins (trumpet) Douglas Humpherys^ (Baroque oboe)
Mark Kellogg (trombone) Alexander Kobrin
Charles Pillow (saxophone) Vincent Lenti
Dave Rivello Marina Lomazov
(New Jazz Ensemble) Joseph Rackers*
Bob Sneider* (guitar)

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CLARINET PERCUSSION MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING MUSIC THEORY HUMANITIES
Kenneth Grant+ Michael Burritt^ Christopher D. Azzara Matthew Bailey Shea Jonathan Baldo
Michael Wayne Charles Ross+ (timpani) Elizabeth Bucura Zachary Bernstein Lucy Winters Durkin
SAXOPHONE James Ross Lisa Carvan Matthew Brown Glenn Mackin^
Chien-Kwan Lin Mara Culp John Covach Jean Elizabeth Pedersen
BASSOON CHAMBER MUSIC Donna Brink Fox J. Matthew Curlee Timothy Scheie
George Sakakeeny Chamber groups are coached by Kathy Liperote Jonathan Dunsby Reinhild Steingröver
HORN many applied faculty, in addition Wade Richards Bruce Frank Timothy Tomczak
W. Peter Kurau+ to those specifically listed here. Philip Silvey^ David Headlam Susan Uselmann
William VerMeulen# Sylvie Beaudette Alden Snell Orit Hilewicz LANGUAGES AND DICTION
Elinor Freer^ MUSICOLOGY Henry Klumpenhouwer Sylvie Beaudette
(visiting artist) Margery Hwang Michael Anderson Elizabeth West Marvin Elena Bellina
Derek Conrod (natural horn) Wesley Nance Anaar Desai-Stephens William Marvin Valerie Couderc
TRUMPET QUARTET IN RESIDENCE Melina Esse Seth Monahan^ Christina Curren
James Thompson Ying Quartet Roger Freitas Marie Rolf Teresa Murano
Douglas Prosser+ Robin Scott, Janet Ying, Lisa Jakelski David Temperley Timothy Scheie
TROMBONE Phillip Ying, David Ying John Kapusta Reinhild Steingröver
Mark Kellogg Kim H. Kowalke See Humanities website for
Larry Zalkind COMPOSITION Jennifer Kyker complete listing
EUPHONIUM David Liptak ^ (ethnomusicology, mbira)
Mark Kellogg Robert D. Morris Honey Meconi
TUBA Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Darren Mueller
Don Harry Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon I Nyoman Suadin (gamelan)
Holly Watkins ^
Glenn West *(mbira)

LEGEND

^ Department Chair

+ Rochester Philharmonia
Orchestra principal

# B y special arrangement with
the Shepherd School of Music,
Rice University

* Visiting Professor 2019

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Music Leadership Eastman To Go school presentation

The Institute for Music Leadership provides resources and opportunities for students and
professionals to envision, create and sustain successful careers in music, and to be leaders in the
greater musical community of tomorrow.

THE ARTS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM CERTIFICATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ALP courses are open to all Eastman students. Those All students are eligible to participate in internships, either
interested in pursuing the Arts Leadership Program through the Eastman Initiatives Curriculum or the Arts
Certificate can apply to add the certificate, and receive Leadership Certificate Program.
additional opportunities such as regularly scheduled Recent examples include:
advising sessions, access to paid, for-credit, internship • Boston Early Music Festival
opportunities, post-graduation and summer externships, • ROCMusic Collaborative
and more. • Alarm Will Sound
• John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Lee Koonce, President of Gateways • United States Army’s Band Pershing’s Own
Music Festival, presents at Eastman • WGMC Jazz 90.1
• and more
Leadership Academy

CAREER COUNSELING OFFICE
A dedicated Career Advisor is available to all Eastman
students to discuss questions, help explore and address
career goals, provide further resources, and assist in
strengthening application materials.

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MUSIC LEADERSHIP COURSES TEACHING PRI VATE
The Arts Leadership Program (ALP), part of the Institute for Music MUSI
Leadership, offers both traditional and online courses to sophomores, LESSONS MUSIC LEADERSHIP
juniors, seniors, and graduate students on career-related topics relevant C COURSEWORK
to professional musicians and music educators. These courses are open
to all Eastman students.

Entrepreneurial Thinking Building a Web Presence STUDENT GROUP MANAGERPERFORMANCE COURSE
Digital Technology and Video Public Speaking for Musicians
Gift and Grant Seeking Introduction to Music Therapy ADEN-MIMCUSSICNO AC
A Singer’s Guide to the Rock and Pop Performance COURSE
Professional Journey Workshop
Career Skills for the 21st Century Leadership Issues in Music LOCAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNSHIP SICGOMMAMMAUELNMPIBTHYEARIOTA GRAPHY
Keys to Healthy Music and more PHOTO

Joseph VanderStel presents on
website development

RAs and Orientation
leaders on move-in day

Student tour guides lead a group of
alumni during “Meliora Weekend”

Associate Professor Phillip Ying presents
“Balance. You Need It. Balancing Work and Life”
as a part of the Career Tips presentation series.

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Spaces

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Eastman concert halls
and facilities offer historic

oppulence along with
21st century design
and technology.

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Kilbourn Hall

Kilbourn Hall

Ciminelli Formal Lounge Rehearsal Hall East Wing

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Sibley Music Library The Craighead-Saunders Organ at Christ Church

Hatch Recital Hall

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Associate Professor Mark Watters and Richard Wattie,
audio engineer, work with a film composition
student in Eastman’s recording studio
Gibbs Street and Student Living Center in Background

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Memorial Art Gallery and Baroque Organ

Student Living Center lounge area

Chihuly glass sculpture in Eastman’s East Wing

Lowry Hall during Holiday Sing

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Consider the Eastman Experience

LEARN BELONG DISCOVER

from a world-class to a vibrant community your own path and prepare
dedicated residential faculty focused on artistry, curiosity, for wherever your professional
and generosity life takes you

Admission Timeline

Application Opens SEP
September 1 OCT

Application NOV Priority Deadline Audition Day
Fee Waivers November 1
Requests Due (Expect a full-day at Eastman:
November 20 DEC 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM or later)

Final Deadline On-Campus AUDITION DAY EVENTS
December 1 Auditions
January - February (All undergraduate applicants attend)
JAN
APR 9:00 AM Convocation
FEB 9:30 AM Theory Test
Undergraduate 10:00 AM Auditions Start
MAR Response
Deadline AUDITION MAY ALSO INCLUDE
Undergraduate May t
Notifications (Depending on major selected)
Released JUN
Interview
April 15 AUG Group Meeting
Masterclass
MAY Skill Assessment

JUL

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ApplicaCthieocknList

APPLY ONLINE

Visit our website for complete requirements. esm.rochester.edu

QUICK APPLICATION CHECKLIST

ONLINE APPLICATION, INCLUDING:

Prescreening Recording: required for all jazz instruments,
plus the following (regardless of major): bassoon, cello,
clarinet, flute, percussion, saxophone, trombone, violin, and
voice; piano (performance major only)

Prescreening Materials: required for Composition and Theory

Transcripts

T est scores: SAT or ACT scores are required only for
home-schooled students.

Personal statement (see application)

Resume (see application) see also Resume Guidelines

Recommendations (see application)

A pplication fee ($75 by November 1; $125 by December 1).
Application fee is non-refundable.

Additional Requirements Depending on Major
(see application)

Interview and TOEFL Score: required for applicants
whose native language is not English

AUDITION DAYAdvice
Know your audition repertoire very well. Look back at all of your audition requirements Practice being nervous. You can do this by performing your audition in a variety of
to be sure you haven’t overlooked any details such as etudes, scales, memorization, or situations, especially ones put you under a bit of pressure. Even if you don’t feel quite
sight-reading. Avoid the stress of being asked to play something you aren’t ready for! ready yet, set up a time to perform your pieces for a group of friends. At least one of
these “mock auditions” should be performed in the same clothes you plan to wear at
Know what to expect. Having some idea of what the audition setting will be can help you the audition, so that you can test them for comfort.
to be more prepared. At Eastman, undergraduate applicants also take a diagnostic theory
exam, and most are also scheduled for an interview. Keep in mind: everyone wants you to perform your best. Don’t be fooled into thinking
that an audition is an adversarial situation where you are being harshly judged. At
Take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, drink water, and avoid caffeine (as much Eastman, faculty members often mention that they are looking for applicants who are
as possible) in the days before your audition. Arrange your travel plans carefully to avoid eager to learn, and who have the potential to develop into great musicians.
being unnecessarily exhausted or rushed.
Remember that schools are also “auditioning” for you. Keep in mind that you are looking
Use visualization and mental rehearsal. Creating positive mental images of an event like for the school that feels right to you. Don’t focus on the question of “can I get in here?” that
an audition can be a powerful preparation technique. you neglect to ask yourself “is this a place where I can develop my talents?”

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LRivoincg hinester, NY

Watkins Glen Letchworth State Park

Encompassing the Genesee River and six
waterfalls, the City of Rochester is an urban
center for 1 million people, with vibrant suburbs.
Montreal

Rochester fostered the motion picture film
industry, abolition, and the women’s rights
movement. Home to Wegmans and the hub
of the National Integrated Photonics Center,
Rochester’s economy is entrepreneurial, with Kingston

thousands of specialized firms in fields like
optics and health. Eastman students live in the
Student Living Center, directly across the street Toronto Rochester, NY Syracuse
from the main Eastman building, and have easy 2 hrs 53 min
access to area attractions and amenities like
the Little Theatre, National Museum of Play, Niagara Falls Albany Boston
Harts Local Grocers, many restaurants and 1 hr New York City
coffee shops, and live music venues.
Zip cars are available, as well as bike rentals FINGER LAKES

Ithaca

Corning Binghamton

around campus.

ROCHESTER DESTINATIONS: Scranton
3hrs 23min

Sports Venues - Blue Cross Arena, Frontier Field The Little Theatre - Movies and events

National Museum of Play - Walk from Eastman! Rochester Public Market - A weekly must!

George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film Letchworth State Park - An hour away

Finger Lakes - Only an hour away Bristol Mountain and Swain Ski Center

Seneca Park Zoo - New exhibits always opening Darien Lake and Seabreeze - Amusement Parks

Pumpkin Picking Fringe Festival Apple Farm Memorial Art Gallery

Canal Days Fairport George Eastman House

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FACT:
ROCHESTER
RANKS AMONG THE
MOST VIBRANT ARTS
COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ARTS AND RESEARCH | mcs.smu.edu/artsresearch2014/arts-vibrancy-2018

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Downtown Rochester view from the Genesee River

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Living @ Eastman

Dining Center

Student Move-in Day Cheering on Eastman wiffle ball
Living Center

Candlelight Ceremony Fun and games at Student Living Center

Eastman undergraduate Food Truck Rodeo, Meliora Weekend The Office for Student Activities provides
students live in the opportunities for students to engage with each other
Student Living Center, the college experience. All in co-curricular activities and special events on campus
directly across the street undergraduate students and throughout the Rochester area.
from the main Eastman who live in the SLC are
building, through their provided with resources FAVORITE TRADITIONS
junior year. Living on that will empower them to
campus provides many face the rigors of academic Candle Ceremony - First-year students gather in the SLC
opportunities to enhance life with a live-in support common area for festivities and a singalong.
40 system unlike any other. First-year Move-in Day - Second-year students help the first-
years move in, which results in a lot of fun and camaraderie
getting to meet new students.
Meliora Weekend - University of Rochester celebration across
all campuses
Wiffle Ball - Held in summer against local businesses
Socials - Vary from serving ice cream, going bowling, or even
shopping with fellow students.
Barn Dance - First-year event to facilitate meet ups.
Rochester International Jazz Festival - Early summer event brings
top artists and lots of crowds to Gibbs Street and beyond.
Holiday Sing - A chance for students to perform in a holiday
tradition at Eastman!

PLUS MUCH MORE!!

...Where the REAL Magic happens!

Student

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EAST AVE Practice Home is Gibbs ST. JAVA’S: VOTED BEST COFFEE
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Jazz Rocks! Practice Other preferred Hang
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jAzz Plus pizza
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Delicious & Cheap Me too.

Street Meat Stand! Indie
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University Ave

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Grove St Scio St

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St Selden St Windsor St Scio St University Ave
Carpenter Alley Bitner St
EASTMAN THEATRE Aramark Enterprise
Dining Services Rent-a-Car
Achilles St
Liberty Pole Way N Chestnut St Grove St Student Living Center Downstairs E MaJoiney’Ss t
MILLER CENTER N Chestnut St Cabaret Theatre
Main Street YMCA Peppa Pot
Aunt Rosie’s Parking
E Main St Orange Glory RichmRonicd’hs mond
Zip Car
Gibbs St Eastman Main St Mitch’s St
E Main St Theatre
E Pace Bike Share Haags Alley
Miller
Center Scio St Main & Scio
Food Market
Charging Station

Parking Charlotte St
Garage

Swan St City Blue Imaging East End Tavern

Max of Eastman Gibbs St Old Sibley Scio St
Library
LOWRY H MAN DAY Ludwig’s Eastman School Eastman Parking Speedy’s Dry Cleaning
of Music Annex Garage
200 East Ave
Bank of Eastman Bookstore Java’s Cafe Apartments Ugly Duck’s
America Co ee >
Signorelli String Messinger Swan St
YALL DURING IVisEiAtERSaTosctheAstverenue Instruments Hall Parking

Sibley
Library

Rochester Garage Scio St

Philharmonic Orchestra Unter Biergarten

Atlas StEuclid St Golden Port East Avenue Benuzio Flower City Station Mathews St
Salinger’s Uptown Music
HALL Parking
Fuego Co ee Roasters Temple Bar & Grill Stromboli’s Area Winthrop St
Chestnut St Dunkin’ Donuts Pizzeria
East Avenue
S&B Mini Mart Rochester Spot Co ee The Little
Contemporary Bubble Fusion Theatre
’S CAFE & MESSINGER Art Center
Broadway
JAVA GIBB Elm St Lawn St Tallinger Alley
Tournedos Steakhouse
Lawn St Pace Bike Share

Christ Church Arena’s Inc

The Inn on
Broadway

S STREET DURING JAZZFEST

Ajax St
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Financial Aid MAXIMIZING
YOUR
Based on merit and need-based scholarships awarded to the FINANCIAL AID
undergraduate class during the 17-18 academic year. PACKAGE:

Complete the FAFSA.
FAFSA submission is strongly
encouraged even if you won’t
qualify for federal or state
need-based aid, as you may
qualify for additional aid
from Eastman.

Apply for Outside
scholarships. Outside
scholarship can replace loans
in the financial aid package.
Visit: esm.rochester.edu/
financialaid/forms-and-
links/#Outside

Communicate with the
Office of Financial Aid.
The Eastman School of
Music has its own financial
aid office, with counselors
that are dedicated to helping
our applicants and students
understand their options.
They can be reached through
email or phone here:

Eastman Office of
Financial Aid

Address: 26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Email: [email protected]
rochester.edu

Phone: 585.274.1070

Friends backstage at Kodak Hall Rehearsal in Kodak Hall

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FACT:
EVERY STUDENT AT
EASTMAN RECEIVES A
SCHOLARSHIP

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Are you ready?

The Office of Admissions Complete details about the application Eastman School of Music
is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. process, financial aid, audition
repertoire, programs, and faculty Office of Admissions
Contact 585-274-1060 can be found online at 26 Gibbs Street
to speak to a member of the Rochester, NY 14604
Admissions staff, or send an email to EastmanSchoolofMusic.com
[email protected]

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especially when classes are in session. We offer regular info
sessions and tours on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. spotify.com/us/
Register for a visit through our website.
VISIT
Talk to an admissions counselor
youtube.com/EastmanSchool
We know there is a lot to sort through. We are here to help!
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