The Summer@Eastman super duo!
Andrea Schuler, Program Coordinator; Sylvie Beaudette, Director
Born in Québec, pianist Sylvie Beaudette has a diversified career as a collaborative artist, vocal and chamber music coach, teacher, and arts administrator. She has performed with several artists and groups in Canada, the United States, and Switzerland, and has recorded with Centaur Records, Oasis, and MMC Recordings. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Beaudette worked as a faculty member at Syracuse University, California State University at Chico, and the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec. She has given lectures in Switzerland and Finland and coached French at the Houston Grand Opera. She was awarded the 2007 citation from the New York State Music Teachers Association for her musical contributions as a whole. She is currently working at the Eastman School of Music as Director of Summer@Eastman and as Assistant Professor of Chamber Music and Accompanying.
Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator, holds undergraduate and graduate viola performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music. She attended summer study programs at the Tanglewood Music Center, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Sarasota and Waterloo Music Festivals. Andrea worked for more than twenty years as a freelance musician in Seattle and around the Pacific Northwest (performing with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic, and the Auburn Symphony) before returning to Rochester and Eastman in 2015. She is delighted to be back at her alma mater! In addition to her Summer@Eastman duties, Andrea is also the Program Assistant for Eastman to Go, Eastman’s student chamber music community engagement concert series.