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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 […]


Preparing for your audition – part 2

February 4, 2015

We previously posted some ideas on preparing for your auditions.  Here are some more suggestions to help you get ready for a great audition. Use visualization & mental rehearsal.  Creating positive mental images of an event like an audition can be a powerful preparation technique.  Imagine yourself walking into the audition room, greeting those who will hear […]


Preparing for Your Audition

February 3, 2015

Auditions at Eastman are fast approaching.  You may be waiting to hear whether you will be invited for auditions, or waiting for confirmation of your audition date.  The Eastman Admissions Office will notify applicants of this information by email no less than three weeks before the preferred audition date listed on your application – sooner […]


Audition Day Reflections

January 29, 2015

Senior Andrew Psarris shares memories of auditioning for Eastman four years ago, and what the experience meant to him. Read more here. 


Musician’s Tips for Traveling with your Instrument

January 27, 2015

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity here in the Admissions Office as we prepare to host on-campus Audition Days. We look forward to the opportunity to meet all of you promising young musicians and to welcome you to our campus. For applicants, the first step to a great audition is simply […]


Memories of my First Campus Visit: A senior’s thoughts on four years at Eastman

November 14, 2014

The following post was written by Sam Um, who is a senior percussion performance major at Eastman.  Thanks Sam! ************* Heading into the home stretch of my senior year, I think back on my four years at Eastman and the memory of my very first visit. I remember very clearly when I visited the Eastman […]


Viola Studio: An insider’s view

November 5, 2014

The Eastman viola community will be sharing their thoughts and experiences throughout the 2014-2015 academic year on The American Viola Society Studio Blog.  Professors Carol Rodland, George Taylor and Phillip Ying, along with students and alumni, will give readers an insider’s view of all things viola. Some of the topics covered so far include: Life […]


Winning a professional orchestra audition: an interview with Zac Hammond

October 30, 2014

Zac Hammond is an oboist and a recent graduate of Eastman who won the principal oboe position with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. At Eastman, Zac earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music, and studied with Prof. Richard Killmer. He also earned the Arts Leadership Certificate. We recently interviewed Zac about his orchestral experiences […]