Places & Spaces

Full ESM FacadeMiller Center Sidewalk
Photos by Adrián Sandí

As a professional school within the University of Rochester, The Eastman School of Music is part of one of the nation’s finest research universities. Eastman students have full access to all courses, academic programs, athletic facilities, and social programs of the University. The University’s River Campus is located along the Genesee River, just south of downtown Rochester.

Eastman’s downtown campus, located on Gibbs Street, is in the heart of Rochester’s cultural district. In addition to Eastman’s large ensembles, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is based in our Eastman Theatre, and the Rochester International Jazz Festival fills venues in and around our campus each June. Within an easy walk are restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, parks, a public market, churches, a theater showing independent and foreign films, a repertory theater, and several museums and art galleries. Rochester’s cultural richness adds to the city’s high marks for quality of life and offers many opportunities for Eastman student performers.