Nurturing the Love of Music
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252 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

40 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Nurturing the Love of Music

Robert Freeman and the Eastman School of Music

by Vincent A. Lenti

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The third volume of Vincent Lenti's history of the Eastman School of Music
Nurturing the Love of Music is the third volume of Vincent Lenti's history of the Eastman School of Music, being preceded by For the Enrichment of Community Life: George Eastman and the Founding of the Eastman School of Music (2004) and Serving a Great and Noble Art: Howard Hanson and the Eastman School of Music (2009). This most recent addition to the written history of the school is mainly concerned with the period of time when Robert Freeman served as the school's fourth director (that is, dean). Freeman was recruited to lead the Eastman School in the fall of 1972 and officially assumed responsibilities as director on July 1, 1973. He served as director until his resignation in 1996. His was the second longest tenure in the school's history, only being surpassed by that of Howard Hanson. That tenure allowed him to exercise great influence over faculty recruitment, program development, and fundraising, as well as presiding over the most significant expansion of the school's physical presence in downtown Rochester since the original construction of 1921 and 1922.
The publication of Nurturing the Love of Music coincides with the celebration of the Eastman School's one-hundredth anniversary. Because of that anniversary celebration, the book includes as its final chapter a brief summary of the post-Freeman years, a story that will no doubt be told in greater detail sometime in the future.
List of Figures
Preface
Introduction
1. The New Director of the Eastman School of Music
2. The Early Freeman Years: Administration and Faculty
3. The Early Freeman Years: New Leadership
4. Relocation or Renovation: The Next Chapter
5. The 1975‒78 Renovation
6. The Freeman Years Continue (I)
7. Downtown Development and a New Home for the Sibley Music Library
8. The Freeman Years Continue (II)
9. The New Student Living Center
10. The Final Years of the Freeman Administration
11. A Parallel Story: Education for the Community, 1921‒96
12. The Post-Freeman Years
Appendix 1 Members of the Eastman School of Music Faculty, 1972‒96
Appendix 2 Members of the Community Education Division Faculty, 1980‒96
Appendix 3 Winners of the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching
Appendix 4 Honorary Degrees Conferred by the Eastman School of Music, 1929‒2017
Appendix 5 The Cost of Attending the Eastman School of Music as an Undergraduate Student
Appendix 6 Winners of the William Warfield Scholarship
Appendix 7 Winners of the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition
Sources
Index

VINCENT A. LENTI is professor emeritus of piano at the Eastman School of Music, where he also serves as the school's historian.

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Title Details

252 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

40 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press