Browse our blog for posts 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@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute
Joyce Tseng interviews Wes Nance about the Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Summer Trombone Institute
An interview with ESTI director Mark Kellogg, previewing the institute’s 18th summer.

Summer Saxophone at Eastman: A View from Three Angles
Eastman saxophonist Matthias Roth first came to Eastman through our Summer programs. We talked to Matthias and his Summer teachers, Chien-Kwan Lin and Chisato Eda Marling, about Eastman’s Summer experience.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Alexander Technique 2023
Join instructor Katie Fittipaldi and explore AT this summer! In-person and online formats available.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Summer Horn Institute
Summer@Eastman Marketing Assistant Joyce Tseng interviews Nikolette LaBonte about this summer’s horn intensive.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Summer Organ Academy
We’re excited for the return of the Summer Organ Academy, a program for high school and undergraduate organists. Nathan Laube, Associate Professor of Organ at Eastman, previews this inspiring institute.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Summer Classical Studies
An interview with 2015 Summer Classical Studies participant Shira Samuels-Shragg, who is now Assistant Conductor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music (Study Abroad Course in Paris)
Professor Robert Hasegawa shares the story of his popular Study Abroad course. Paris, June, IRCAM–c’est magnifique!

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Viola Workshop
George Taylor and Katie Dey return to campus this summer to lead this one-week intensive. Violists of all levels and backgrounds will find inspiration and learn something new!

Summer@Eastman Spotlight: You Too Can Sing Gospel Music! – ONLINE
Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle (Eastman’s Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion and Director of the George Walker Center for Equity and Inclusion in Music) introduces her new Summer course.

Going the Extra Mile: Summer@Eastman Marketing Intern Joyce Tseng
Marketing Intern Joyce Tseng, a DMA student in Viola Performance and Literature, writes about her Eastman experience.

A Summer of Gratitude
Summer@Eastman 2022 returned to campus for the first time since 2019, after two summers of online-only instruction. We are grateful for everyone who participated and everyone who helped make it happen! Enjoy our photobook with images and quotes from a wonderful summer.