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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Eastman School of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Eastman School of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Eastman School of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Eastman School of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Eastman School of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Eastman School of Music.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Steve Gadd to Lance Reddick.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Eastman School of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Eastman School of Music alumni?”

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Maria Schneider is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Maria Schneider Arranger, Composer Maria Schneider is an American composer and big-band-leader. Her 2004 album Concert in the Garden won a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,. Her 2007 composition "Cerulean ...more

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Chuck Mangione is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Chuck Mangione Musician, Composer Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. After a stint with drummer Art Blakey's band and co-leading the Jazz Brothers with his sibling ...more

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Angelo Badalamenti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Angelo Badalamenti Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. Badalamenti received ...more

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David Diamond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
David Diamond Film Score Composer David Leo Diamond was an American composer of classical music.

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Steve Gadd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Steve Gadd Musician, Drummer, Session musician Stephen Kendall "Steve" Gadd is an American musician. Gadd is one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry. Gadd's groove on Paul Simon's ...more

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Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Renée Fleming Actor, Singer, Consultant Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. ...more

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Wendy O. Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Wendy O. Williams Musician, Actor, Singer Wendy Orlean Williams, better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Webster, New York, she first came to prominence as the lead singer of the punk ...more

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Lawrence Moss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Lawrence Moss Lawrence Kenneth Moss is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, ...more

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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Barbara Harbach Professor, Harpsichordist, Composer Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She founded Women in the Arts-St. Louis ...more

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Lew Soloff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Lew Soloff Trumpeter Lewis Michael Soloff was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and actor. From New York City, he studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He worked with Blood, ...more

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Eric Ewazen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Eric Ewazen Composer, Teacher Eric Ewazen is an American composer and teacher.

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John Longhurst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
John Longhurst Organist John Longhurst was an organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1977 through 2007. He is also noted for writing the music to the Latter-day Saint hymn "I Believe in Christ" and ...more

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Ron Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Ron Carter Film Score Composer, Bassist, Professor Ron Carter is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has ...more

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H. Owen Reed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
H. Owen Reed Herbert Owen Reed was an American composer, conductor and author.

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James E. Pugh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
James E. Pugh Composer, Trombonist James Edward Pugh is a trombonist, composer, and educator. He is noted as the lead trombonist with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd and Chick Corea's Return to Forever Band. For 25 years, he ...more

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Mitch Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Mitch Miller Conductor, Record producer, Musician Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, ...more

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Mollie Katzen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Mollie Katzen Author, Writer, Chef Mollie Katzen is an American chef, cookbook author and artist. She is best known for her vegetarian cookbook, the Moosewood Cookbook, inspired by the Moosewood Restaurant she helped create, but ...more

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Raymond Premru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Raymond Premru Composer, Teacher Raymond Eugene Premru was an American trombonist, composer, and music teacher, who was based for most of his career in London, England. His work on the bass trombone was widely admired, and is ...more

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Paul Phillips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Paul Phillips Conductor Paul Schuyler Phillips is an American conductor, composer and music scholar. He is Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music, with the rank of Senior Lecturer in Music, at Brown University. He is ...more

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Jon Hassell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Jon Hassell Film Score Composer, Musician, Trumpeter Jon Hassell is an American trumpet player and composer. He is known for his influence in the world music scene, his unique playing technique and unusual electronic manipulation of the trumpet

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Bill Cunliffe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Bill Cunliffe Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Pianist Bill Cunliffe is an American jazz pianist and composer based in Los Angeles He has been described by The New York Times as being in the "modern jazz mainstream" and as an ...more

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Mark Scatterday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Mark Scatterday Conductor Mark Davis Scatterday is an American conductor.

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Dominick Argento is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Dominick Argento Librettist, Professor, Author Dominick Argento is an American composer known for his lyric operatic and choral music. Among his best known pieces are the operas Postcard from Morocco, Miss Havisham's Fire, The Masque of ...more

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Robert Nathaniel Dett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Robert Nathaniel Dett Musician, Composer Robert Nathaniel Dett, often known as R. Nathaniel Dett, was a composer in the United States and Canada. During his lifetime he was one of the most successful black composers, known for his use ...more

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Lance Reddick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Lance Reddick Musician, Film Producer, Actor Lance Reddick is an American actor and musician. He is best known for portraying Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for playing Detective Johnny Basil on ...more

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Nicholson Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Nicholson Baker Novelist, Author, Writer Nicholson Baker is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute ...more

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William Eddins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
William Eddins Conductor, Music Director William Eddins is an American pianist and conductor. He has served as music director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 2005. Eddins started playing piano at age 5 after his parents ...more

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Homer Keller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Homer Keller Homer T. Keller was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He graduated from Oxnard Union High School in Oxnard, California in 1933, after which he attended the Eastman School of ...more

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David Higgs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
David Higgs Organist David Higgs is an American organist. He has given a large number of recitals and is the head of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music.

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Carole Terry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Carole Terry Organist Carole Ruth Terry is an American organist, harpsichordist, and pedagogue.

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Jeff Beal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Jeff Beal Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer Jeff Real is a film score composer.

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Leigh Howard Stevens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Leigh Howard Stevens Percussionist Leigh Howard Stevens is a marimba artist best known for developing, codifying, and promoting the Stevens technique or Musser-Stevens grip, a method of independent four-mallet marimba performance ...more

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Roland Hanna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Roland Hanna Jazz Pianist, Composer Roland Pembroke Hanna was an American jazz pianist, composer, and teacher.

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Frederick Fennell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Frederick Fennell Conductor Frederick Fennell was an internationally recognized conductor, and one of the primary figures in promoting the wind ensemble as a performing group. He was also influential as a band pedagogue, ...more

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Peter Mennin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Peter Mennin Composer, Teacher Peter Mennin was an American composer and teacher of Italian descent. He directed the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, then for many years ran the Juilliard School, succeeding William Schuman ...more

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Dan Welcher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Dan Welcher Conductor Dan Welcher is an American composer, conductor, and music educator.

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William Chapman Nyaho is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
William Chapman Nyaho Musician William H. Chapman Nyaho is a Ghanaian American concert pianist specializing in solo piano music by composers from Africa and the African diaspora. He graduated from the Achimota School in ...more

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David Burge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
David Burge Conductor David Burge was an American pianist, conductor and composer. As a performer, he was noted for championing contemporary pieces. The New York Times called him "one of America’s important ...more

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Meco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Meco Arranger, Record producer, Musician Meco is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of a band or production team based around him. Meco is best known for his 1977 space disco version of the Star Wars theme ...more

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Rick Braun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Rick Braun Trumpeter, Composer Rick Braun is a smooth jazz trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. Braun attended the Eastman School of Music, and while a student there became a member of a jazz-fusion band, Auracle. Before ...more

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Tony Levin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Tony Levin Bassist, Songwriter, Musician Anthony Frederick "Tony" Levin is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer. Levin is best ...more

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Lisa-Marie Newton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni

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Robert C. O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Robert C. O'Brien Journalist, Author, Writer Robert Leslie Conly was an American author and journalist for National Geographic Magazine.

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Donald Hunsberger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Donald Hunsberger Conductor Donald Hunsberger was the conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble from 1965 until 2001. He also held the position of Professor of conducting at the Eastman School of Music. Generally regarded as ...more

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Donald Johanos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Donald Johanos Conductor Donald George Johanos was a conductor and music director with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. He was recognized for his support of contemporary classical ...more

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Michael A. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Michael A. Walsh Music critic, Screenwriter, Author Michael A. Walsh is a music critic, author, screenwriter, and media critic.

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Vladimir Ussachevsky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Vladimir Ussachevsky Composer Vladimir Alexeevich Ussachevsky was a composer, particularly known for his work in electronic music.

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Robert Ward is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Robert Ward Conductor, Professor, Composer Robert Eugene Ward was an American composer.

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Roger Bobo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Roger Bobo Conductor Roger Bobo is an American tuba virtuoso and brass pedagogue. He retired from active tuba performance in 2001 in order to devote his time to conducting and teaching. He gave what is reputed to be ...more

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Jeff Tyzik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni
Jeff Tyzik Conductor Jeff Tyzik is an American conductor, arranger, and trumpeter from Rochester, New York, working primarily with orchestral and jazz styles. As a conductor, Tyzik is well regarded for his ...more