Admissions

Visiting Eastman


EASTMAN CAMPUS TOURS

Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend an information session and tour, hear a concert, and explore what Eastman has to offer.

Information sessions and tours for prospective students are available year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM, 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. 

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

Please note:
On April 6, 2018 the Eastman School of Music will be hosting our first ever Eastman Experience Day for high school students.  If you are planning to visit the ESM campus this would be a great day to come!  Click here for more details.

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.


PREFERRED HOTELS

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 5 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 or piano!

*East Avenue Inn & Suites, 585-325-5010

  • Eastman Visitors Rate of $109/night for Standard Rooms, $119/night for Deluxe Suites – use code: ESMV.
  • http://www.eastaveinn.com
  • 384 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
  • 10 minute walk to the Eastman School.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and to/from Eastman.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, wi-fi and fitness center.
  • Complimentary practice suites for auditioning students, including a Yamaha piano.

* 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
  • Free shuttle to and from Airport, Bus and Train Stations
  • Shuttle to Eastman upon request. Shuttle runs every 30 minutes.
  • Complimentary practice suites for auditioning students, including a Yamaha piano.
  • Complimentary breakfast for the auditioning student only. Additional guest’s pay on own  
  • 15% discount on Food & Beverage in River Club and State Street Bar & Grill.
  • Complimentary computer work stations, Wi/Fi and wireless printing.
  • Newly renovated in 2015.
  • Earn IHG Rewards Points for your stay.

*Hyatt Regency Rochester, 800-223-1234

  • Eastman friends and family rate starting at $129/night.
  • https://rochester.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html 
  • 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 Restaurant.
  • Full store Starbucks  
  • High-speed internet/Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool.

*Rochester Riverside Hotel, 585-546-6400

  • Eastman discounted rate starting at $95/night or $105/night with breakfast
  • www.rochesterriversidehotel.com (call or e-mail for the Eastman rate)
  • 120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
  • 10 minute walk to the Eastman School.
  • Free airport shuttle and shuttle to Eastman upon request.
  • Complimentary practice space for auditioning students.
  • High-speed internet/Wi-Fi, fitness center, business center.
  • 10% discount in Legends Restaurant-mention to your server you are with the Eastman School.

*The Inn on Broadway, 585-232-3595

  • A Luxury Boutique Urban Inn.
  • www.innonbroadway.com
  • 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.

OTHER AREA HOTELS

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

  • Eastman booking.
  • Eastman discounted rate of $119/night for studio room.
  • 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 $169/night for a standard room and $179/night for a suite based on availability.
  • http://www.strathallan.com (Call for Eastman rate)
  • 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and to/from Eastman.

For additional Local Hotel Listings, click here.


VISITING THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER RIVER CAMPUS

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.

Campus Maps


EVENTS NEAR YOU

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.