Visiting Eastman


Information Sessions & Tours

Information sessions and tours for prospective students are available year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 AM, excluding holidays and audition days. We kindly request at least twenty-four hours’ notice. If you are hoping to meet with a faculty member during your visit, please contact him or her via email as far in advance as possible to check availability. Visitors are also encouraged to consider attending one of the many concerts happening on our campus.

Click here to sign up for an information session and tour.

Eastman Experience Day

If you are planning a spring visit the Eastman School of Music campus then April 3, 2020 would be a great day to come!  We will be hosting a special interactive open house event designed for high school students and their parents called the Eastman Experience Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Eastman faculty members and current students, tour the campus, learn about our programs and more!  Registration is now open – click here!

Special Dates & Group Tour Requests

If you are visiting during regular business hours but are unable to attend one of our scheduled tours, a member of the Admissions staff will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a map for a self-guided tour.  The Admissions Office is not open on weekends.

Because Eastman’s facilities are in constant use throughout the year, the School only conducts admissions-related tours for prospective students. However, special requests for tours are sometimes considered depending on the availability of space, staff, and on the nature of the request.  Please contact Danielle Arnold at for group tour requests.


There are many options for accommodations in the greater Rochester area. Be sure to mention The Eastman School of Music when booking a room at the hotels below for discounts and special arrangements!

Our preferred hotels, indicated by an asterisk (*), are offering added bonuses for the Eastman Auditions season. 

Along with other great amenities, these six hotels will provide free practice spaces in their facilities for auditioning students. If you are staying at one of these locations, inquire directly for more information about signing out a practice room!

*Hilton Garden Inn, 585-232-5000

  • Eastman School of Music rate starting at $129/night
  • (to book online enter corporate ID #3053175)
  • Or call 585-232-5000 x0 and ask for the Eastman School of Music rate
  • 155 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
  • 8-minute walk to the Eastman School
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • Complimentary shuttle to Eastman upon request when available
  • Complimentary practice space for auditioning students
  • Refrigerators and microwaves in each guestroom
  • Complimentary parking
  • High-speed internet/Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool
  • Hilton Honors Points earned on every stay plus any food and beverage when charged to guest room
  • 500 Bonus Hilton Honors points when $25 is spent in Drifters restaurant (coupon given at check-in)

* Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, 585-546-3450

  • Eastman rate is $95 plus tax
  • 70 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614
  • For Online Reservations: Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown Reservations
  • 15-minute walk to the Eastman School
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from the airport and to/from Eastman School of Music
  • Complimentary practice suites for auditioning students, including a Yamaha piano
  • Complimentary breakfast for one guest. Additional guests pay on their own  
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • 10% discount in State Street Bar & Grill
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and fitness center
  • Earn IHG Rewards Points for your stay

*Hyatt Regency Rochester, 800-223-1234

  • Eastman friends and family rate starting at $129/night
  • For Online Reservations:  Hyatt Regency Rochester Reservations
  • Or call 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the EMUS rate
  • 125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
  • 8-minute walk to the Eastman School
  • Free airport shuttle and shuttle to Eastman upon request
  • Complimentary practice suites for auditioning students
  • Complimentary breakfast for auditioning students
  • 10% discount in The Street Craft Kitchen and Bar
  • Full store Starbucks  
  • High-speed internet/Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool

*The Inn on Broadway, 585-232-3595

  • A Luxury Boutique Urban Inn
  • Eastman discounted rate starting at $149/night
  • 26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607
  • 3-minute walk to the Eastman School
  • Complimentary practice space for auditioning students
  • Complimentary breakfast included, high-speed internet/Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Select rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzis or soaking tubs


Staybridge Suites, University of Rochester, 585-527-9110

  • Eastman booking.
  • Eastman discounted rate of $123/night for studio room (Special UR discounted rate applied through booking link) 
  • 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611
  • 12-minute drive to the Eastman School
  • Shuttle service provided Monday – Friday in two very convenient morning and evening blocks, servicing a five mile radius. A shuttle to/from the airport and to/from Eastman is also available upon request
  • Complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet/Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool
  • A complimentary light dinner is served Monday – Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Strathallan, a Double Tree by Hilton, 585-461-5010

  • Eastman Visitors Rate starting at $164/night for a studio suite and $184/night for a one-bedroom suite based on availability
  • (Call for Eastman rate)
  • 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and to/from Eastman

The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, 585-248-4882

  • Eastman Visitors Rate starting at $129/for a double queen or king room
  • (When calling for a reservation, ask for the Eastman School of Music rate)
  • 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY 14450 
  • Complimentary transportation to and from the airport and nearby offices, restaurants, shopping and entertainment
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from Eastman School of Music
  • VIP treatment in salon, spa and 9-hole golf course
  • Complimentary onsite pool and health club access
  • Complimentary valet parking and self-parking
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Starbucks Café onsite
  • Wine Down Wednesdays – Complimentary wine & appetizers
  • In room mini refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker

Disclaimer:  All rates are subject to change at any time.

For additional Local Hotel Listings, click here.


Students who wish to visit the River Campus should contact the undergraduate admissions office at the College at 585.275.3221 or plan your visit online. Because the College offers several tours and information sessions per day, we recommend scheduling first at Eastman, then at River Campus.

Students who want only the Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman do not need to apply to the University of Rochester. However, we encourage prospective students to tour the River Campus since Eastman students routinely take advantage of the College’s academic and extracurricular offerings.

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Can’t make it to Rochester for a visit? Eastman Admissions staff travels each fall to attend college fairs across the U.S. Click here for a list of upcoming events.