We now have a series of blogs related to Summer@Eastman’s programs, people, and interesting musical topics. This page will feature stories from the current academic year; please visit our blog archive for earlier articles.

Summer Orff at Eastman: Last Call!
by Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator
Eastman’s Orff Schulwerk program will be ending this summer, after more than 25 years in the same location with the same group of instructors. Mary Helen Solomon previews the 2019 sessions.

Making Connections: Movement at the Eastman School of Music
by Monica Dale
Movement educator Monica Dale traces the history of modern dance at Eastman and previews MusiKinesis®: Music, Dance, Dalcroze (her new summer institute).

Grow as a Musician with Summer Lessons at Eastman
by Kyle Peters, ECMS Percussion instructor
Don’t let your instrument take summers off! Summer is the perfect time to continue your studies and advance your musical skills. ECMS instructor Kyle Peters explains why summer lessons can be the most valuable lessons you’ll take all year.

An Eastman Summer Program Builds Leadership Skills and Opportunities
by Blaire Koerner, Eastman Leadership Academy Coordinator
The Eastman Leadership Academy will make you a more resourceful, better-connected musician. Read this interview to see how one attendee has already benefited from her ELA experience.

Tongue Twister: Fear of French is a Forlorn Fate
by Sylvie Beaudette, Director of Summer@Eastman and French Lyric Diction instructor
Dr. Sylvie Beaudette (a native francophone from Quebec) introduces her new French Lyric Diction online summer course. Fear not le français!

A View into the Eastman Experience
by Petar Kodzas, Associate Dean and Director of Eastman Community Music School
Eastman’s beloved Music Horizons summer program for young musicians has a new name: Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies. ECMS Director Petar Kodzas explains the change.

Saxes Play Well with Others: First Look at the Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) Institute
by Jarod Lau
An interview with Eastman Saxophone Project’s founding director Chien-Kwan Lin about his newest summer institute.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman French Horn Institute
by Jarod Lau
A preview of our newest summer brass institute, open to high school, collegiate, and adult horn players.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: APSI® Music Theory – Teacher Training
by Jarod Lau
Summer@Eastman now offers College Board-endorsed training for teachers who would like to teach AP Music Theory! Here’s a preview of what to expect at our AP Summer Institute.

The Summer Stepping Stone
by Jarod Lau
Summer@Eastman’s 2018 Marketing Assistant intern (and S@E alumnus) shares his Summer@Eastman story.