Category Archives: General

Memories of my First Campus Visit: A senior’s thoughts on four years at Eastman

The following post was written by Sam Um, who is a senior percussion performance major at Eastman.  Thanks Sam! ************* Heading into the home stretch of my senior year, I think back on my four years at Eastman and the … Continue reading 

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Applying to Eastman: Quick tips from an admissions counselor

The December 1st Eastman application deadline is coming up soon! Here are some insider tips from an admissions counselor to help you avoid common problems: Read the instructions first. The importance of this step can’t be overstated.  Every school you … Continue reading 

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Viola Studio: An insider’s view

The Eastman viola community will be sharing their thoughts and experiences throughout the 2014-2015 academic year on The American Viola Society Studio Blog.  Professors Carol Rodland, George Taylor and Phillip Ying, along with students and alumni, will give readers an … Continue reading 

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Winning a professional orchestra audition: an interview with Zac Hammond

Zac Hammond is an oboist and a recent graduate of Eastman who won the principal oboe position with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. At Eastman, Zac earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music, and studied with Prof. Richard Killmer. … Continue reading 

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The Absolute #1 Best Music School for You (and why I can’t tell you what it is)

This is a guest post from Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. US News & World Report recently came out with its highly anticipated annual ranking of colleges and universities. Now that music schools are no longer separately ranked … Continue reading 

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Five Tips for Attending a College Fair

Each fall across the US there are many college fair events where students and parents can talk to representatives from college and universities to gather information and ask questions.  Some fairs are aimed specifically students who are interested in the … Continue reading 

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How Many Colleges Should Music Students Apply To?

As high school seniors are getting their applications underway (or at least thinking about getting started!) a question often comes up: how many schools should I apply to? What is the right number for your “short list”? The answer to … Continue reading 

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Eastman application is now open

We are pleased to announce that the application for Fall 2015 admission is now open!  We’ve spent the summer making updates and improvements, and we are excited to get the admissions season underway.  The Eastman application allows you to upload … Continue reading 

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Applying to Music School on More than One Instrument

The question of applying on more than one instrument comes up frequently in the music admissions process. There are some cases in which applying on more than one instrument makes sense, and others in which it is not recommended. This … Continue reading 

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Survival Guide for Parents of Music Students

If you are the parent of a music student, you might want to check out a new book from Amy Nathan called Music Parents Survival Guide.  It is full of advice and info to help you navigate the many steps … Continue reading 

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