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Famous Eastman School Of Music Alumni

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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