Admissions Blog

Being a Business-Minded Musician

April 12, 2017

The following guest post was written by Kara Miller, Class of 2018.  Thanks Kara! ******** As a dual degree student pursuing both horn performance and business, people often say to me, “Oh good, you have a backup plan that will actually make you money,” as if being a musician isn’t enough. Usually I just smile and […]

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My time at Eastman – A bird’s eye view

April 6, 2017

The following guest post was written by Anna Lenhert ’17.  Thanks Anna! ***** It is impossible to adequately cover five years of phenomenal opportunities and memories in one blog post, but here is my best “bird’s eye” reflection on my time here at Eastman. Though it may sound cliché, my time here has been everything I […]

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A Day in the Life of a Jazz Major @ Eastman

March 12, 2017

As I write these words, we are almost halfway through the semester and with spring break only a few days away. Students are busy wrapping up midterms, rehearsing, practicing, preparing degree recitals, gigging around town, transcribing and listening to music, composing and arranging, and performing in ensemble concerts. All students at the Eastman School of […]

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Five Tips for Attending a College Fair

October 24, 2016

Each fall across the US there are many college fair events where students and parents can talk to representatives from college and universities to gather information and ask questions.  Some fairs are aimed specifically students who are interested in the performing and visual arts. If you are within driving distance of Rochester, you should definitely […]

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Campus visits for admitted students

March 25, 2016

After overcoming the stress of auditions, I was completely overwhelmed in deciding where I wanted to attend college. It was not until my follow-up visit as an admitted student that I was able to make my decision. My future bassoon professor invited me to Rochester to attend a studio class, where all the bassoonists were […]

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All-Nighters Can Be Fun – a Day in the Life of A Jazz Composer

December 1, 2015

The following post was written by Max Berlin BM ’18.  Thanks Max!  We hope you got some rest! ***************** Many of my most intensely rewarding moments at Eastman occur in the quietest hours of the night.  Often around 4am—I’m wearing some stupid sweatshirt, making my way through a third cup of Earl Grey tea that went cold […]

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A Week in the Life of a Dual Degree Harp student

November 4, 2015

Hello! My name is Anna Lenhert, and I am a senior in The Eastman School of Music’s Dual Degree program. I am pursuing a B.M. in Harp Performance and a B.A. in Digital Media Studies. The elevator pitch that explains my ultimate end goal is this: “I am pursuing these degrees to use visual media […]

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A Day in the Life of a Piano Accompanying & Chamber Music Student

October 21, 2015

Today’s “Day in the Life” post comes from graduate student Zachary Peterson MM ’16.  Thanks Zachary! *** A little over a year ago, I moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Rochester, NY to embark on my graduate studies in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music. In the last year, I’ve learned many things about myself, been exposed […]

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Applying to Eastman: Insider Tips

October 19, 2015

The December 1st Eastman application deadline is coming up soon! Here are some insider tips from an admissions counselor to help you avoid common problems: Read the instructions first. The importance of this step can’t be overstated.  Every school you are applying to will have its own unique requirements, and you must read the instructions […]

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Beyond the Classroom: Snapshots from my Week around Rochester

October 14, 2015

This post was created by Dolly Canevari, who is a Dual Degree student here at the University of Rochester and Eastman in Applied Music (Bassoon) and Anthropology.  Dolly is in the Class of 2017. ********************* Despite it being mid-October, the weather is still pleasant enough for outdoor activities! This photo is from the setup of […]

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