Upstate New York Music College Fair

The Eastman School of Music, in collaboration with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College will co-host the Upstate New York Music College Fair on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00-6:00PM.

This college fair is designed for students who are interested in music and the arts. Attendees can meet admissions representatives to learn about top colleges, universities, gap-year programs and summer music festivals from across the U.S. and beyond. Students, parents, and teachers are all welcome.


2022 Event Schedule

2:30-3:30 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. 

4:00-6:00 PM College Fair – 2nd floor of 26 Gibbs and Eastman Theatre


Past Participating Schools & Programs:

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

Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Binghamton University Music Department
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
SUNY – Buffalo State
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland State University – School of Music
Colburn Conservatory of Music
The College of Saint Rose
DePauw University School of Music
Eastman Community Music SchoolSummer@Eastman*
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
Hartwick College
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Interlochen Arts Academy
Ithaca College
The Juilliard School
Longy School of Music
Loyola University New Orleans
Manhattan School of Music
Mansfield University
McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
D’Angelo Department of Music, Mercyhurst University
Michigan State University College of Music
Nazareth College
New England Conservatory
The New School
Northwestern University
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Peabody Conservatory
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
Queen’s University DAN School of Drama and Music
Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rutgers University – Mason Gross School of the Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
Southern Methodist University
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Purchase College
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
University of Denver Lamont School of Music
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Miami Frost School of Music
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Texas College of Music
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina School of Music
USC Thornton School of Music
Yale School of Music


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 local hotel information, including contact information, click 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 cannot be accommodated. 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. We ask exhibitors to conclude on time so that the noise from the fair will not interfere with other nearby events in Kodak Hall.
  • Stay for the entire event.
  • 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 the week before the event. Boxes will be placed at your assigned table by 2:00 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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