Eastman School of Music

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, usually referred to as the Eastman School of Music (abbreviated ESM), is College and Academy of Music at the University of Rochester in Rochester (New York). It is regarded as one of the leading music universities in the world, and its graduates are found in numerous professional ensembles. In 1921 she founded by living in Rochester music lover, philanthropist and founder of Eastman Kodak, George Eastman,.

The first faculty members were all from Europe, such as

  • Pierre Augieras, pianist from France, who gave the first lesson;
  • Max Landow, pianist, born in Germany;
  • Joseph Bonnet, organist from France;
  • Thomas H. Yorke Trotter of the Royal Academy of London;
  • Christian Sinding, composer from Norway ( although would have had George Eastman prefer Sibelius);
  • Rouben Mamoulian from Armenia for business operations;
  • Frederic Lamond, pianist, from Scotland;
  • From Russia the violinist Vladimir Resnikoff and Samuel Belov, cellist Joseph Press, as well as the tenor Vladimir Rosing came.

Alf Klingenberg, a Norwegian pianist of distinction, the first director of the Eastman School was. 1924 followed him to the composer Howard Hanson. Hanson remained for several decades in this position was essential for the development of the Eastman School, and was active even after his retirement on for them.

The Eastman School includes parts of five buildings in the center of Rochester. The main building is the renovated Eastman Theatre with 3094 seats, the Kilbourn Hall with 455 seats and offices of the faculties.

Which belongs to the Eastman School Sibley Music Library, the largest academic music library in North America, is on the side of the road opposite the main building. Hiram Watson Sibley, the first president of Western Union founded, the library 1904. 1989 they moved to their current location, and occupies about 4,000 m² on floors 2,3 and 4 of the Miller Center (formerly Eastman Place called ). The Sibley Music Library is the largest private music collection in America and currently houses almost 750,000 objects, starting at codices from the 11th century to the latest compositions and recordings. Among the most important objects in the collection are the original drafts of Debussy's La Mer

Currently studying about 800 people at the Eastman School ( 500 students, 300 graduate students ). The teaching staff comprises about 150 members.

The Eastman School hosts several well-known ensembles, such as the Eastman Wind Ensemble, which was founded in 1952 by the Eastman graduates Frederick Fennell.

Known Teachers

Known graduates

  • Frank Anthony Ames, first drummer, National Symphony Orchestra
  • Dominick Argento, composer
  • Nicholson Baker, writer
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pianist
  • Roger Bobo, tuba
  • Jason Robert Brown, composer and pianist, winner of the Tony Award
  • Ron Carter, jazz musician
  • Chuck Daellenbach, tuba player and founder of the Canadian Brass
  • Michael Davis, jazz musician
  • Doreen DeFeis, soprano
  • David Diamond, composer
  • Eric Ewazen, composer
  • John Fedchock, jazz trombonist and big band leader
  • Frederick Fennell, conductor
  • Renée Fleming, soprano
  • Steve Gadd, jazz musician
  • Raymond Gniewek, Geiger
  • Karen Grieb Ling, composer and violist
  • Roland Hanna, Jazz Pianist
  • Scott Hartman, trombone
  • Don Harwood Bass Trombone, New York Philharmonic
  • Jon Hassell, composer and improviser
  • Scott Healy, keyboard player of the Conan O'Brien show
  • Karen Holvik, soprano
  • Donald Hunsberger, conductor
  • Michael Isaacson, composer
  • Katrina Krimsky, pianist and composer
  • Joseph Locke, jazz drummer
  • Chuck Mangione, Jazz Musicians
  • Christopher Martin, first trumpeter in the Chicago Symphony
  • Mitch Miller, record producer
  • Robert Morris, composer and theorist
  • Joseph Pehrson, composer and pianist
  • Jim Pugh, trombone
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr., Hollywood trombonist
  • Ralph Sauer, trombone first, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Maria Schneider, composer and big band leader, winner of a Grammy
  • William Sharp, baritone
  • Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer and teacher at Eastman
  • Lew Soloff, jazz trumpeter
  • Tim Stodd, Drummer
  • Charles Strouse, composer
  • Chris Theofanidis, composer
  • Warren Thew, Pianist, Composer
  • Michael Torke, Composer
  • Jeff Tyzik ( Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra )
  • Lewis Van Haney, bass trombonist
  • Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Ward, an opera composer
  • William Warfield, baritone
  • Walt Weiskopf, Jazz Musicians
  • Alec Wilder, composer
  • Clifton Williams, composer
  • Pieter Wispelwey, baroque cellist
  • Steve Gollwitzer, first trombonist, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Richard Woitach, conductor and pianist