Admissions Blog: Page 3

A week in the life of a violinist

October 6, 2015

The following post was written by Mary Theresa Russek, BM ‘16, who is an undergraduate double major in Violin Performance and Music Education.  Thanks Mary! **** Senior year is wonderful! I finished my Theory, Aural Skills, and Music History classes last year, which has made a huge difference in my schedule this year. I’ve also […]


A Day in the Life: Rose Hegele

September 28, 2015

The following “A Day in the Life” post was written by Eastman student Rose Hegele, Class of 2016.  She is a double major in vocal performance and Musical Arts.  Thanks for sharing your experiences Rose! ************* I begin this blog post at 10:48 pm after a thirteen-hour day of meetings with Eastman faculty, voice repertoire […]


Summer Plans & Internships

May 12, 2015

The following guest post was written by current Eastman student Mary Russek.  Thanks Mary! ************************************* Wow, another year at Eastman…check! In this post I’d like to share with you my summer plans. I’ll also let you in on a little secret that many students don’t know: summer is a fantastic time to be in Rochester! […]


Things to do in and around downtown Rochester

April 29, 2015

Today’s post was written by Amy Skjerseth, a recent graduate of Eastman.  Her tips will help you get to know the city of Rochester, and give you the insider view on some fun things to look forward to.  Thanks Amy! *** Things to do near the Eastman Campus On the block surrounding Eastman, there is […]


Looking back on my time at Eastman

April 13, 2015

The following guest post was written by Betsy Pilon, BM ’15.  Thanks Betsy! *********** With graduation in less than a month, and my move out date looming in the all-too-near future, I’m already beginning to miss my time at Eastman. I’m excited to move on and continue my education in vocal performance and opera; I’m […]


Apartment Search Advice for New Grad Students

March 27, 2015

The following post was also written by guest poster Amy Skjerseth, who is a recent alumna and has done her share of apartment searching.  Thanks for sharing, Amy! ************ So you’ll be attending Eastman for graduate school in the fall—congratulations!—and you are wondering about finding an apartment in Rochester. As a recent undergraduate alumna of […]


Five things to do while waiting for your college decisions

March 20, 2015

Congratulations – you survived your college auditions!  You may feel a bit like you’ve climbed Mt. Everest, and the hard part is over.  However, the waiting period before you receive your admissions decisions can be equally (sometimes even more) difficult.  Here are some tips to help you make the most of the next phase of […]


Getting Involved in Student Life at Eastman

March 3, 2015

The follow post was written by Eastman undergraduate vocalist Celeste Pellegrino.  Thanks Celeste! ****** Hi! My name is Celeste and I am a junior, double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education here at Eastman. An average day for me at Eastman is filled with classes, homework, rehearsals, practicing, and working as a student assistant […]


A Day in the Life of a Jazz Major

February 23, 2015

The following guest post was written by current Eastman jazz major Emiliano Lasansky.  Thanks Emiliano!  For more info on majoring in jazz at Eastman, please also visit the Jazz and Contemporary Media department website. *************** A normal day as a Jazz major at Eastman can be exciting, and is often pretty busy. When we’re not […]


My Audition Experience

February 19, 2015

by Nick German – Music Education/Piano. Class of 2015 As I write these words to my eager, excited, and potentially stressed-out prospective fellow students, I am sitting in front of a computer with a smile on my face. This smile is not there because I finally played my Bach to my teachers’ liking, or even […]