New Youth Program
New Institutes
New Collegiate Courses
New Community Course


Our Summer Concert Series calendar will be available on this page in June 2017. In the meantime, visit the Eastman Concert Calendar at: http://www.rochester.edu/Eastman/calendar/


Adventure Music Camp
This exciting new day camp offers ensemble experiences for string, band, and choral students, as well as classes in electronic music, improvisation, and movement-based theory. Participants will gain inspiration, skills, fun, and camaraderie during this full-day program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will share their accomplishments at the end of the week in a concert in Kilbourn Hall.


Eastman Trumpet Retreat at Keuka
Spend six days on the shore of Keuka Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and vineyards, and be inspired by a world-class faculty. This program is designed for trumpet players who desire more performance (solo and ensemble) and networking opportunities; it will also benefit anyone who may need assistance and strategies to recover from injuries.

Dalcroze Level 1 – The Introductory Credential
Open to collegiate and adult students, especially music teachers and performers. No previous Dalcroze experience is required; basic piano proficiency will be helpful. Students will receive Level 1 – The Introductory Credential certification from the Dalcroze Society of America upon completion of the two-week course.

Alexander Technique for Musicians
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, an educational method used by musicians worldwide to enhance practice and performance, prevent injuries and pain, and to overcome performance anxiety.

Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop
This small-group, three-day workshop is a safe place to explore one’s fears about performance. Participants will share stories of past experiences and connect around discussion of vulnerability, fear, pressure, competitiveness and the pursuit of perfection.

Schubert to Sondheim: Pedagogy for the Male Voice
This institute will focus on concepts important to the training and development of the male voice in classical and musical theater repertoire. Male and female teachers alike will benefit from class discussions on a variety of topics, including vocal structure and health, managing the passaggi, musical theater style, belting, classical and Broadway repertoire for the young singer, and challenges through the “ages” of singing. Master classes, teaching demonstrations, and a recital will be presented during the workshop.

Eastman International Guitar Masterclass
A new week-long program, designed for college students and professional classical guitarists. Participants will work closely with the faculty in a variety of settings including lessons, master classes, and ensembles. Ricardo Cobo (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is guest faculty for 2017.


FR 201/202: French Language and Music Academy: Study Abroad Course in Montréal, Canada
This four-week program, in collaboration with the Université de Montréal, is designed for music students and professional classical musicians interested in perfecting their French skills in a French environment, while learning about French music and culture through history classes, chamber music, and socio-cultural activities.

MHS 590: American Art Music and National Identity
The debate concerning American identity in music, which has characterized the work of many composers and writers since the nineteenth century, became especially intense in the wake of World War I, when some prominent young composers pursued the development of American art music. But what does “American” in music mean? Dr. Cristina Fava will help students answer that question.

TH 481 / INS 490: Phrase Rhythm and Form in Brahms Chamber Music – ONLINE COURSE
This course focuses on analysis of the instrumental chamber music of Johannes Brahms. The approach combines phrase rhythm in Classical music with the flexible approach toward the downbeat and other beat levels of Baroque music. The main issue addressed is how the status of the bar line is continually called into question. Offered as an online course only; current ESM and non-Eastman students can take advantage of the flexibility of online learning. Students may also choose the noncredit option.


Summer Baroque Ensemble
Advanced high school and adult students will enjoy the weekly rehearsals led by Josephine Gaeffke where they will learn about style and performance practice, and grow in a nurturing environment. This is a person-centered Baroque ensemble in which members may share and expand their knowledge of historically-informed performance while exploring the repertoire of Baroque chamber music.


Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – CHICAGO
Michael Anderson is taking his popular institute to Chicago this summer. Students will enjoy singing in St. John Cantius Church, recently named the “most beautiful church in the United States” and well-known for its rich tradition of sacred music.

The Artistic Flutist: Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass
By popular demand, this institute has been expanded to five days for Summer 2017. In addition to inspiring master classes, the program also includes orchestral mock auditions, lectures on the music profession, a performance workshop for flutists, a physical wellness seminar, and a cruise on the Erie Canal! Mindy Kaufman (New York Philharmonic) and Emily Skala (Baltimore Symphony) are guest faculty for 2017.

MHS 590 – Goldoni & Haydn, Da Ponte & Mozart
Opera buffa became an effective lens through which time-honored social mores were laid bare at the close of the Enlightenment. Professor Michael Ruhling’s class will examine the works and legacy  of two of the greatest creative pairings in operatic history.