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The following “UR In Tune” series is open to the public as well as residents of The Highlands.  

“UR In Tune!”

The Highlands at Pittsford, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Rochester have joined forces to create an experience with music that enriches the heart, nourishes the mind, and heals the soul. All programs will be held in the Community Center at The Highlands at Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail.  Class size is limited so sign up today!  To register, email or call (585) 641-6303.


Drumming Through the Ages
John Beck
Professor Emeritus, Percussion, Eastman School of Music
Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Retired
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
This presentation is a walk through the history of the drum from 1066 until the present. It will include how the drum is tuned, how it is played, how it was used throughout history, and how it is used along with other percussion instruments in the symphony orchestra. Concluding the presentation will be audience participation as each audience member will actually play a small percussion instrument along with me as soloist. You can call it the JAM SESSION. This session is guaranteed to be fun!


The Harvard Business School Comes to the Eastman School of Music
Michael Alan Anderson
Associate Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
The case study method is a teaching tool that has served business administration programs for more than a century. This approach highlights real business problems that develop students’ analytical and decision-making abilities. The Harvard Business School has a virtual monopoly on the market of case studies, but those that specifically target music institutions are few and far between. The Eastman Case Study Series is the first of its kind to apply the case method exclusively to business problems faced by musical arts organizations. Professor Michael Anderson outlines the value and method of case study teaching and provides a glimpse of the wide range of fascinating music institutions that have been profiled in the Eastman Case Study Series.


Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale Visits Rochester Gerry Szymanski
Reserves and Digital Services Librarian at the Sibley Music Library
Adjunct Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
In the summer of 1851, the arrival of singing sensation Jenny Lind created a wave of excitement in the City of Rochester. How did she get here? Where did she perform? What did she sing? This lively lecture will explain all and show the direct connection between her concerts and the founding of the Eastman School of Music! Join Gerry Szymanski for an in-depth look at how this Swedish soprano influenced music in nineteenth century Rochester.


Howard Hanson: The Man, The Myth, The Legacy
Vince Lenti
Coordinator, Primary and Secondary Piano Studies
Eastman School Historian
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Howard Hanson was director of the Eastman School of Music for forty years, perhaps an unprecedented tenure as an educational leader. Arriving in Rochester when the school was about to commence its fifth year, Hanson spent the next forty years building the institution into one of the world’s most prestigious schools for the training of musicians. Fifty-three years after his retirement, and thirty-six years after his death, his personal accomplishments are largely forgotten. Hanson’s enduring legacy is the school which he led for four decades. Who was this man who made such a lasting impact on the Eastman School of Music and more generally on the education of musicians throughout the country?

This Month’s Full Calendar

Independent Living:  January Calendar 2018

 Assisted Living:  Laurelwood January Calendar 2018