Category Archives: General

Getting Involved in Student Life at Eastman

The follow post was written by Eastman undergraduate vocalist Celeste Pellegrino.  Thanks Celeste! ****** Hi! My name is Celeste and I am a junior, double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education here at Eastman. An average day for me … Continue reading 

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A Day in the Life of a Jazz Major

The following guest post was written by current Eastman jazz major Emiliano Lasansky.  Thanks Emiliano!  For more info on majoring in jazz at Eastman, please also visit the Jazz and Contemporary Media department website. *************** A normal day as a … Continue reading 

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My Audition Experience

by Nick German – Music Education/Piano. Class of 2015 As I write these words to my eager, excited, and potentially stressed-out prospective fellow students, I am sitting in front of a computer with a smile on my face. This smile … Continue reading 

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What’s special about Eastman’s undergraduate program? – part 2

This is the second post in a two-part series written by Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. In Part One on this topic, I focused on our students and alumni.  As music schools across the country start to grapple … Continue reading 

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What’s special about Eastman’s undergraduate program? – part 1

This is the first post in a two-part series written by Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. In my last post I wrote about the problems inherent in music school rankings (which are always subjective) and challenged prospective students … Continue reading 

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Preparing for your audition – part 2

We previously posted some ideas on preparing for your auditions.  Here are some more suggestions to help you get ready for a great audition. Use visualization & mental rehearsal.  Creating positive mental images of an event like an audition can be a … Continue reading 

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Audition Day Reflections

Senior Andrew Psarris shares memories of auditioning for Eastman four years ago, and what the experience meant to him. Read more here. 

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Musician’s Tips for Traveling with your Instrument

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity here in the Admissions Office as we prepare to host on-campus Audition Days. We look forward to the opportunity to meet all of you promising young musicians and to welcome … Continue reading 

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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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