Upstate New York Music College Fair

The Eastman School of Music, in conjunction with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, will host the 9th Annual Upstate NY Music College Fair on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Details will be posted below as they become available.



Attending Schools for 2013

Schools marked with an asterisk* are pre-college, high school, or non-degree programs that specialize in music.

School Contact Person
Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music Amy Chou
Aspen Music Festival and School* Azusa Chapman
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music Anita Evans
Bard College Conservatory of Music Frank Corliss
The Boston Conservatory Michael Raymond
Boston University School of Music Andy Chae
Buffalo State Carolyn Guzski
Carnegie Mellon School of Music Katherine Drago
Cleveland Institute of Music Stefani Rose
The College of Saint Rose Justin Hadley
Columbia University Rebecca Schiavo
DePaul University School of Music Gwen Fullenkamp
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, Canada Sasha Gorbasew
Duquesne University Troy Centofanto
Eastman Community Music School – Summer@Eastman* Sylvie Beaudette
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester Christina Crispin
Florida State University College of Music Jeff Hoh
SUNY Geneseo Jon Gonder
Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory of Music Teresa Bowers
Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College Stephen Plate
The Hartt School, University of Hartford Megan Abernathy
Hochstein School of Music & Dance* Gary Palmer
Idyllwild Arts Academy* Zac Hewitt
Interlochen Center for the Arts* Mica Harrison
Ithaca College School of Music Townsend Plant
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Espen Jensen
The Juilliard School Lee Cioppa
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver Colby Carson
Lawrence University Patrick Marschke
Longy School of Music of Bard College Nick Gleason
Manhattan School of Music Stephen Biegner
Mansfield University Vicki Wilbur
Mercyhurst University Krista Lamb
Michigan State University College of Music Ben Ebener
Nazareth College Department of Music Nancy Strelau
New England Conservatory Chris Daly
The New School – Jazz/Mannes Kevin Smith
Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music Marcus Turner
Oberlin Conservatory Josh Teaster
The Ohio State University Catherine Hope-Cunningham
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University Lauren McDonald-Hyland
Purchase College, SUNY – Conservatory of Music Ted Piltzecker
Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music Geoffrey Scott
Roberts Wesleyan College Jillian Lauritzon
Roosevelt University, The Chicago College of Performing Arts Sarah Gibson
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts Peg Barbarite
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Steve Castles
Schulich School of Music of McGill University Melanie Collins
Shenandoah Conservatory Holly Standard
Southern Methodist University Katrina Leshan
St. Bonaventure University Leslie Sabina
SUNY Fredonia David Steiner
State University of New York at Oswego Robert Auler
SUNY Potsdam Mike Roche
Susquehanna University Sara Adams
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music Amy Mertz
Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance Kristi Morgridge
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Movses Pogossian
UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance John Huling
University of Colorado Boulder – College of Music Fred Peterbark
University of Dayton Dr. Willie Morris IIIk
University of Denver Lamont School of Music Colby Carson
University of Illinois School of Music Rebekka Kaupat
University of Maryland School of Music David Powell
University of Massachusetts Lowell Christine Bryan
University of Miami Frost School of Music Karen Kerr
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Kate Harkness
University of Rochester Jason Titus
University of South Carolina School of Music Jennifer Jablonski
USC Thornton School of Music Tara Bailey
Vanderbilt University Joe Rea Phillips

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Schedule of 2014 Events

Time (PM) Event
2:00-3:00p Student ambassadors will be available in the Main Hall to meet visitors and answer questions. Self-guided tour maps will be available.
3:00-4:00p Applying to Music Schools: A presentation and Q & A for prospective students and families. Presented by Eastman, Ithaca, and Juilliard admissions directors in Hatch Recital Hall (Eastman East Wing).
3:30-5:00p Voice department offers open studio in Room 303 – vocalists feel free to drop by to meet facultySet up for recruiters (Cominsky Promenade and Kodak Hall Balcony) Area will not be accessible to other visitors until 5:00pm.
4:00-5:00p Light dinner reception for recruiters (private)
8:00p Free Concert: Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble – Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theater


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Directions and Parking

The College Fair will be held at the Eastman School of Music. Recruiters will be located in two connected areas: the second floor Cominsky Promenade and the upstairs balcony of Kodak Hall. We anticipate that entry to the fair will be both through the Main Entrance to the School and also through the doors to Kodak Hall. General directions, parking information, and a map of downtown can be found here.

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Hotel Accommodations

For general hotel information, including contact information, click here.  A map of the downtown Rochester area is available here.

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Recruiter Guidelines

These guidelines are based on NACAC recruiting principles.

  • Given the nature of our event, and the anticipated layout of tables and space restrictions, large or tall displays are discouraged. Please limit the height of displays at your table to 20 inches.
  • Arrive on time at the fair and staff your booth during fair hours (5:00pm until 7:00pm). Because of an event in Kodak Hall at 7:30 pm, we ask exhibitors to end promptly at 7:00pm so that the noise from the fair will not interfere with the rehearsal.
  • Dress to best represent your school.
  • Stay for the entire program.
  • Recruitment is restricted to the parameters of the booth.
  • Audio-visual equipment should not interfere with other exhibitors.
  • Displays can not exceed or obstruct the view of adjacent booths.
  • Promotional giveaways (raffles and drawings) are strictly prohibited. Only literature and materials pertaining to the college or university is permitted.
  • Be courteous to other exhibitors and fair attendees.
  • Fill out the exhibitor evaluation and leave it on your table at the conclusion of the fair.
  • Place empty boxes beneath your designated table.
  • Keep the aisles clear of boxes and materials.
  • Enjoy the event!

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Shipping Instructions for Recruiters

Boxes of materials may be shipped to the event to arrive between Monday, September 29th and Wednesday, October 8th.  Boxes will be placed at your assigned table by 4:00 pm on the day of the fair.

Send all shipments to:

Attn: Christina Crispin
Upstate NY College Fair, Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

We strongly recommend that you track your packages to confirm arrival at Eastman.

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Disability Accommodations

If you have any special needs, please contact the Admissions Office in advance of the fair so that we may assist you upon arrival.

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