Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare Announce New Artist Project

Mike Lawson • News • August 29, 2017

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The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare have announced that the ensemble Music in the American Wild has been selected as an Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Project. 

Music in the American Wild is the third project to be announced through the exclusive partnership of Eastman and ArtistShareand is led by Eastman alumnae Emlyn Johnson and doctoral student Dan Ketter.  

This initiative, sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, has resulted in collaborations between composers, instrumentalists, and park rangers to commission, premiere, and archive a whole new opus of inherently American works written for the national parks. In the summer of 2016 alone, the organization brought new music to seven American national parks. 

The Eastman/ArtistShare project will allow Music in the American Wild to reach a broader audience through a video album and studio recording that documents the 2016 experience. The album will combine its eleven park-inspired works with visuals from each of the partner parks.  

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