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Parent Info

“Welcome Parents and Family! Please use these resources to assist you with understanding and supporting your student’s experiences, learning, and growth. It is our goal that, as a member of the Eastman School of Music parent community, you feel informed, valued, and respected.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know by contacting:

Robert E. Bones, Ed. D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs


Alcohol and Drugs

Talking With Your Student about Alcohol and Drinking

Parent Alcohol Guide


ESM Policies

Policies for Parents and Guardians


Suggested Readings for Parents of College Students

Berent, Polly. Getting Ready for College; Everything You Need to Know Before You Go – From Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care. Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Coburn, Karen Levin and Treeger, Madge, Lawrence. Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years. Harper Collins Publishers.

Johnson, Helen and Schelhaus-Miller, Christine. Don’t Tell Me what to Do, Just Send Money. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Savage, Marjorie. You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years. Fireside.

Van Steenhouse, Andrea. Empty Nest…Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College. Simpler Life Press.

Students Helping Students. Getting Through College Without Going Broke: A Crash Course on Finding Money for College and Making it Last. Prentice Hall Press.


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