Upstate New York Music College Fair

The Eastman School of Music, in conjunction with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, will host the 12th Annual Upstate NY Music College Fair on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. 

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, and registration is not required to attend.

2017 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. The presentation will also be live-streamed here with no password needed.

4:00-5:00 PM   Break  

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

Other special events:

  • Interested in Voice & Opera?: Between 5:30pm and 7:00PM stop by the studio of Prof. Anthony Dean Griffey (ESM 210) to chat about vocal study at Eastman.
  • Interested in Music Education? Between 4:45pm and 6:00PM stop by the office of Prof. John Fetter (Mezzanine level M-3) to discuss this program.

2017 Participating Schools & Programs:

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

198th Army Band, US Army Reserve
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Binghamton University Department of Music
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University
Buffalo State, SUNY
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
Cleveland Institute of Music
DePaul University School of Music
DePauw University
Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music
Eastman Community Music SchoolSummer@Eastman*
Eastman Immersion Program*
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Florida State University College of Music
Gettysburg College – The Sunderman Conservatory of Music
The Glenn Gould School
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Idyllwild Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Ithaca College School of Music
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
The Juilliard School
Lawrence University
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Mansfield University
McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
Mercyhurst University
Michigan State University – College of Music
Nazareth College
New England Conservatory
The New School College of Performing Arts
Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Peabody Conservatory
Purchase College, SUNY
Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music
Roberts Wesleyan College
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University
Southern Methodist University
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Potsdam
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
Temple University
The College of Saint Rose
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University at Buffalo
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Frost School of Music at University of Miami
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Rochester
University of Toronto
Villa Maria College
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University Canada
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 (5:00pm until 7:00pm). We ask exhibitors to end promptly at 7:00pm so that the noise from the fair will not interfere with other nearby events in Kodak Hall.
  • Dress to best represent your school.
  • 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 between Thursday, September 20th and 27th (the week before the event). 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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