Eastman Immersion – A Gap Year Program for Musicians
About Eastman Immersion
Eastman Immersion was launched in 2013 as the first music-specific gap year program for students looking to refine and hone their talents at one of the most prestigious music institutions in the world. Eastman Immersion offers a unique learning opportunity for a customized, full academic year experience for:
- Musicians seeking an in-depth musical experience prior to enrolling as a full-time student at the collegiate level
- Students interested in furthering their musical education before going on to a different field of study outside the music world
Eastman Immersion strikes a balance of independence with the strong community and academic support systems already prevalent at the Eastman School of Music.
The program includes one-on-one private lessons with Eastman-affiliated faculty, opportunities to attend and perform in concerts at Eastman’s renowned venues such as Kilbourn Hall and Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, and participation in a music-based community service project. With a personalized program of study for each student, Eastman Immersion’s focus on the individual’s specific goals and aspirations makes it unlike other gap year programs.
For further information contact:
Dr. Irina Lupines
Director, Eastman Immersion
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, New York 14604