Archive

Summer blog highlights from previous years:

An Eastman Summer by the Numbers
by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator
Our end-of-season wrapup: numerical highlights of Summer@Eastman 2016.

Food for “Improvisation-Hungry Musicians”: Johnandrew Slominski Talks About Classical Music on the Spot
by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator
Johnandrew Slominski, co-creator of this unique institute, tells us about his journey from improvising for fun to teaching 18th-century improvisation techniques. 

“The Physical Reality of Being Human”: Monica Dale Discusses Music and Dalcroze Eurhythmics
by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator
An interview with instructor Monica Dale, who will teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics at two Summer@Eastman institutes this year. 

Combining Forces: Ann Howard Jones Talks About Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem
A preview of this summer’s Advanced Choral Conducting institute and questions for visiting guest instructor Ann Howard Jones, by Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator Andrea Schuler.

Cafés, Croissants and Contemporary Music: An Eastman Summer in Paris
Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator, talks with Professor Robert Hasegawa about his Summer institute, Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music: Study Abroad in Paris.

“All Music Was Brand-New Once”: an interview with Peter Kolkay of Dark in the Song
by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator

Bringing Voices of the Past to the Present
Summer@Eastman director Sylvie Beaudette asked Michael Alan Anderson, Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, a few questions about himself and his brand-new Summer institute: Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony.

Gaelen McCormick’s Musical Journey from Tanglewood to Keuka
Summer intern Emily Helenbrook sat down with Eastman@Keuka director Gaelen McCormick.

Andrea Schuler joins the Summer team as new Program Coordinator!
Director Sylvie Beaudette introduces Andrea to the Eastman and Summer communities.

Meet the Summer@Eastman Team!
See who is behind the programming and operations of our summer programs.  

Eastman@Keuka:  The Beginning
Summer@Eastman intern José Pedro Zenteno sat down with Howard Potter, the mind behind this exciting music camp for students in grades 6-9.

Interview with Organist Caroline Robinson
Summer@Eastman intern José Pedro Zenteno met with organ major Caroline Robinson, the coordinator for a unique new program for high school organists.

What’s “Haydn” in Sibley’s Special Collection
Summer@Eastman director Sylvie Beaudette met with librarian David Peter Coppen to look at very special editions and artifacts related to composer Joseph Haydn, in order to give you a taste of our graduate seminar “Joseph Haydn’s Legacy.”

Eastman Summer Trombone Institute Celebrates its 10 Years!
Mark Kellogg and Jim Martin share their thoughts and passion for this classic Eastman summer institute.

“Magic is All Around You!” an Interview with Petar Kodzas, our New Music Horizons Director 
Guitarist Petar Kodzas just added another hat to his Eastman responsibilities.  He shares with us his enthusiasm about Music Horizons and the impact it has on serious high school musicians.

“Eastman Became my Dream School”:  Interview with Weijun Chen, Music Horizons Alumnus
Eastman alumnus and current SUMY Buffalo students shares his thought about Music Horizons’ influence on his musical journey.

“Optimism and Dedication”: an Interview with Kent Tritle
Even though he is busy conducting and administrating Musica Sacra, the Oratorio Society of New York, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Kent Tritle finds time to enrich our summer students’ experience at the Advanced Choral Conducting institute.

Greetings From Burundi
Apollinaire Abonimana started a music school in his native Burundi and felt he needed more tools in Music Education to make it flourish.  He came to Eastman last summer and here’s what he said about his experience.

Nan Gullo Bassett’s Passion for Harps, Modern and Historical
A long-time instructor at Summer@Eastman, Nan Gullo talks about her involvement with the harp community and the Historical Harp Society.