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Eastman application is now open

September 10, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the application for Fall 2015 admission is now open!  We’ve spent the summer making updates and improvements, and we are excited to get the admissions season underway.  The Eastman application allows you to upload recordings and videos directly within your application on the “Recordings” page (if recordings are required […]


Memorization: a necessary chore, or a path to a more enjoyable performance (audition) experience?

January 14, 2014

Many of you are required, or at least encouraged, to perform all or part of your audition from memory.[i]  What I’ve learned from my own performing and teaching career is that memorization is not important so much for its own sake, but more so for the musical benefits it brings.  The ultimate goal is a […]


A “bucket list” for your time at Eastman

August 13, 2013

What do students do for fun at Eastman?  A group of alumni have put together a list of highlights – a “bucket list” of 50 things not to be missed during your time on Gibbs St.  The list includes some great suggestions about places to eat and areas to explore, both near to Eastman and […]


Thinking about graduate school?

March 20, 2013

The following post was written by Katie Hagen, a current DMA viola student at Eastman.  Thanks Katie! So, you’re about ready to finish up your undergraduate degree, and thinking about graduate school.  Here are some thoughts on the difference between undergraduate and graduate degrees, and about graduate study at Eastman. Assistantships/Fellowships. Grad schools want to […]


Finding the Right Fit – My Graduate School Search

February 5, 2013

What are you looking for in a graduate school?  Knowing what you want and what you’d like to see, both in a graduate program and in the school at large, is an important part of your audition and interview process.  Perhaps you want a school that will challenge and motivate you to be better at your instrument.  Or, […]


Countdown tips for International Applicants

December 17, 2012

Sean (Yusheng) Xue is a senior saxophonist at Eastman. Coming from China, he understands the differences between the application process of the two countries and the extra work that international applicants have to do. Here are his tips of how to make your application process as an international student easier and more successful. Read this […]


On-Campus auditions start today

January 27, 2012

Today is the first of five on-campus Friday Audition Days at Eastman.  We are excited to be welcoming such a wonderful group of auditionees and their families to our campus.  Your schedule will be busy while you are here, but make sure you find some time to talk with our current students.  We wish you […]


Welcome to the Eastman Admissions Blog

November 29, 2011

Greetings from the Eastman Admissions Office! We are starting this blog to give you timely updates and tips on the admissions process at Eastman.  Whether you are a current applicant, a prospective student, a parent, or a teacher, we hope you will find helpful information here. Stay tuned, and feel free to join in the […]