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

October 4, 2019

More Information:

Media only: Jessica Kaufman, (585) 274-1057 jkaufman@esm.rochester.edu

Information: Christina Crispin, 585-274-1201, ccrispin@esm.rochester.edu

The Eastman School of Music, in collaboration with The Juilliard School and Ithaca College, presents the 14th Annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York at the Eastman School of Music on Thursday, October 10, 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 Conservatory at Berklee, Cleveland Institute of Music, Florida State University College of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Rice University—The Sheperd School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Potsdam, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance,  Yale School of Music and many others.

Admission is free and open to the public. Students please pre-register at: bit.ly/MusicCollegeFair, 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/.

Dr. Matthew Ardizzone, Associate Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Eastman School of Music, shares, “Along with my colleagues from Juilliard and Ithaca College, I am thrilled to be welcoming young musicians to Eastman to learn more about their college options. The Upstate New York Music College Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to get helpful information from knowledgeable representatives 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.