Upstate New York Music College Fair

The Eastman School of Music, in conjunction with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, will host the 11th Annual Upstate NY Music College Fair on Friday, October 28th, 2016.  Registration is not required, and visitors can attend any or all of the events listed below.

2016 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. 

4:00-5:00 PM   Break  – Take a guided campus tour or listen to an Eastman Wind Ensemble rehearsal

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

8:00 PM    Organ Concert at nearby Christ Church Click here for details


2016 Participating Schools:

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

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Binghamton University / Tri- Cities Opera/
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University School of Music
Buffalo State, SUNY
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
DePaul University School of Music
Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music
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
Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Ithaca College School of Music
The Juilliard School
Lawrence University
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Manhattan School of Music
Mansfield University
McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
McNally Smith College of Music
Mercyhurst University
Michigan State University College of Music
Nazareth College
New England Conservatory
The New School – College of Performing Art
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
The Ohio State University School of Music
Peabody Conservatory
Purchase College, SUNY
Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music
Roberts Wesleyan College
Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (UK)
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sibelius Academy
State University of New York at Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Potsdam
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
The College of Saint Rose
University at Buffalo
University of Dayton
University of Denver Lamont School of Music
University of Maryland School of Music
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
University of Toronto – Faculty of Music
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 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). 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 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, October 20th and Thursday, October 27th.  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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