Eastman School of Music to Host Prestigious Performing Arts Colleges from across the country for Music College Fair

October 11, 2018

More Information:
For Media Only: Jessica A. Kaufman (585-274-1057, jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu)

The Eastman School of Music, in collaboration with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, presents the 13th Annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York at the Eastman School of Music on Thursday, October 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.   

High school and college students who are interested in studying music will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from approximately 65 of the top colleges, universities, conservatories, summer programs, festivals, and other pre-college programs from across the United States and beyond.   

A presentation and Q&A on “Applying to Music Schools,” will also be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the same day in Eastman’s Hatch Recital Hall.  

In addition to Eastman, Ithaca College, and The Juilliard School, other institutions represented at this event include: Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, The New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SUNY Fredonia, Rice University, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Miami Frost School of Music, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and many others. 

Admission is free and there is no need for attendees to pre-register, although any attendees with special needs are encouraged to contact the Eastman School’s Office of Admission in advance at 585-274-1201. 

More information about the event, including a schedule of activities, directions, and a list of exhibiting schools may be found online at www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/college-fair/.

On Friday, October 19, Eastman will also be hosting an open house event called, “Eastman Experience Day,” for high school students. This event features opportunities to meet Eastman faculty members and students, tour the campus, and receive more in-depth information about Eastman’s degree programs. Prospective students will have the opportunity to attend rapid-fire presentations by Eastman Theory, Musicology, Music Education and Humanities scholars, as well as sit in on Chamber Music and Large Ensemble rehearsals. There is also an opportunity to enjoy a meal in our Student Living Center and get a sense of what it is like to be a part of the Eastman community.

The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required for this event through the following link: https://apply.esm.rochester.edu/register/EastmanExperienceFall18.

Dr. Matthew Ardizzone, Associate Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Eastman School of Music, shares, “We are thrilled to be welcoming young musicians to our Eastman to learn more about their college options. The Upstate New York Music College Fair and Eastman Experience day are both excellent opportunities for students to get helpful information and be better prepared for the next step of their education.” 

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About Eastman School of Music:

The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.

About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division—about 550 undergraduate and 350 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 25 percent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Six alumni and three faculty members have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, and numerous alumni and faculty have received Grammy Awards. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 800 concerts to the Rochester community.

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