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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


My Eastman Novel – advice for freshmen from a graduating senior

May 18, 2015

The following guest post was written by graduating senior Nick German.  Thanks Nick – we’ll miss you! ************************************ My Eastman Novel The life of a young musician is filled with many ups and downs. They are all part of the excitement, growth, and adventure that music brings us. When I graduated from high school, people […]