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Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY, June 3, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music has been recognized in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024. Eastman ranks 3rd in North America and 11th worldwide, sharing the stage with leading music institutions in the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Finland, Denmark and Hungary.

For over a century, the Eastman School of Music has been a beacon of excellence in music education and performance. Building on its core pillars of art, scholarship, leadership and community, Eastman has created a diverse environment where music not only thrives in our halls but resonates beyond, enriching lives and fostering engagement. The school is known for its holistic approach to music education that combines a challenging musical education with liberal arts, leadership training and interdisciplinary experiences. This commitment to a well-rounded education produces graduates who are not only gifted musicians but also well-rounded individuals ready to use their talents to impact and inspire communities around the world.

Commenting on the school's ethos and its recent award, Dean Jamal J. Rossi said, “The Eastman School of Music is a vibrant community where some of the world's finest musicians come together to improve one another. Our centuries-long commitment to the core values ​​of artistry, scholarship, leadership and community have served as the foundation upon which our alumni have built influential careers in all aspects of music, and they have enriched the world through their music. This recognition by the QS World Rankings reinforces our commitment and mission to shape the future of music through artistic and scholarly excellence and innovative leadership.”

Jane Gatewood, Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester, also emphasized the importance of this achievement: “The recognition of the Eastman School of Music by the QS World Rankings underscores our global influence and academic prestige. This recognition is a testament to the commitment of our faculty and the talent of our students and reflects our leadership role in training the next generation of world-class musicians.”

This year, the music category is included for the first time in the QS World University Rankings. The QS rankings for music universities are based on comprehensive assessments of academic reputation and reputation with employers, which contribute 80% and 20% of the overall score respectively. Criteria such as research quality, strategic partnerships, innovation and employability play a key role in this assessment.

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