Academic Departments

The various departments at Eastman are organized according to the areas of performance and scholarship. This section is an overview of the departments and will give the Eastman applicant an idea of the philosophy of each. As a further help to potential applicants, the approximate size of each department is listed, together with mention of the graduate awards (assistantships) available within each department.

Faculty members are listed here by department. More information on each faculty member can be found in the Eastman Faculty listings.

Students who are considering applying to the Eastman School and who desire to take a lesson with a faculty member may make individual arrangements directly with the faculty member. A fee of $50-$150, payable to the faculty member, may be charged.

Detailed information on applying to specific degree programs can be found in our Admissions section.


Eastman studios are an essential element in the development of instrumental and vocal mastery. In their studios, Eastman students have the opportunity to work with artist faculty, guest artists, and each other in private and master class settings. The collegial atmosphere enables Eastman students to grow in artistry in a collegial atmosphere.

Several studios (trombone, percussion and others) offer ensembles, which give regular performances and are integral parts of Eastman musical life.