Eastman@Keuka to feature free concerts

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Seven free public performances at Keuka College will highlight a summer music camp conducted by the Eastman School of Music July 11-22.

Known as Eastman@Keuka, the camp is an intensive music training experience for students in grades 6-9, which brings together students from all corners of the United States and several countries around the world. They will study classical, jazz, and musical theatre with professionals from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

“We look forward to being on campus again, enjoying the amazing facilities and beautiful scenery,” says Gaelen McCormick, director of Eastman@Keuka. 

Keuka College is proud to host the Eastman School of Music summer camp and welcomes the community to enjoy their talents at free concerts which began Monday, July 11 when members of the faculty performed in a group recital.

The free concerts will continue:

• Wednesday, July 13 at 8 p.m. in Norton Chapel: Members of the woodwind and brass faculty will showcase their talents.

• Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. in Norton Chapel: Guest artist Dr. Stanley Chepaitis, jazz violin, will be joined by Bob Sneider (jazz guitar); Danny Ziemann (bass), and Howard Spindler (piano). Dr. Chepaitis serves as associate professor of viola and violin at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and his recent performances include recitals at the Eastman School’s Kilbourne Hall and at the Academys of Music in Zagreb, Croatia and Ljubliana, Slovenia. He has also performed concerti with orchestra by Prokofiev, Dvorak, Beethoven, Bach, Saint-Saens, as well as his own Paganini in the Vernacular for violin and orchestra.

• Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. in Norton Chapel: Joined by Eastman@Keuka students, members of the piano and voice faculty take the stage.

• Tuesday, July 19 at 8 p.m. in Norton Chapel: Joined by Eastman@Keuka students, members of the strings and guitar faculty will showcase their talents.

• Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. in Norton: All Eastman@Keuka students will perform, either as soloists or in ensembles.

• Friday, July 22 at 3 p.m. in Norton Chapel: A grand finale concert, featuring all Eastman@Keuka Summer Camp students, will be held as a culmination of our concert series.