Upstate New York Music College Fair

The Eastman School of Music, in conjunction with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, will host the 10th Annual Upstate NY Music College Fair on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Details will be posted below as they become available.



2015 Event Schedule

3:00-4:00 PM   Panel Presentation on Applying to Music SchoolsHatch Recital Hall
Admissions representatives from Eastman, The Juilliard School and Ithaca College offer insights on the admissions process.  This presentation will also be streamed live here.

4:00-5:00 PM   Break – Campus Tour available at 4:30 PM

5:00-7:00 PM   College Fair – 2nd floor of 26 Gibbs and Eastman Theatre


Additional events for students interested in specific programs:


  • 12:35-2:25PM Eastman Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal – ESM Room 120
  • 1:35-3:25PM Eastman Jazz Performance Workshop with Prof. Bob Sneider – Annex 710
  • 1:35-3:25PM Jazz Performance Workshop with Prof. Dariusz Terefenko – Annex 624


  • 5:00-7:00PM Voice & Opera Department Chair Dr. Russell Miller available to speak with prospective voice students and parents – ESM Room 334

Music Education

  • 5:30-6:30PM Eastman faculty members Dr. John Fetter and Dr. Elizabeth Bucura will be available to speak with prospective Music Education students – ESM Mezzanine Level (between 1st and 2nd floor) Room M3

2015 Participating Schools:

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

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
Arizona State University School of Music
Aspen Music Festival and School*
Bard Conservatory
Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music
The Boston Conservatory
Boston University School of Music
Buffalo State SUNY
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
DePaul University School of Music
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University Canada
Duquesne University
Eastman Community Music School – Summer@Eastman*
Eastman Immersion Program*
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Florida State University – College of Music
Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory of Music
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Hochstein School of Music & Dance*
Houghton College, Greatbatch School of Music
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Ithaca College School of Music
The Juilliard School
Lawrence University
Long Island University, LIU Post Campus
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Mason Gross School of the Arts – Rutgers University
Schulich School of Music of McGill University
Mercyhurst University, D’Angelo Department of Music
Michigan State University College of Music
Nazareth College
New England Conservatory
The New School – Mannes and Jazz
Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory
The Ohio State University School of Music
Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University
Purchase College, SUNY
Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music
Roberts Wesleyan College
Roosevelt University – Chicago College of Performing Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
SCCC School of Music
Southern Methodist University
St. Bonaventure University
State University of New York at Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Potsdam
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
The College of Saint Rose
University at Buffalo
University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami Frost School of Music
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina School of Music
Virginia Commonwealth University
Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University


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, October 19th and Wednesday, October 28th.  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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