Transcript Information
In order to meet federal guidelines, the Admissions office must have final official high school transcripts (for incoming undergraduate students) OR final official transcripts for all prior degrees (for incoming graduate students) on file for all students. Dual Degree students must send transcripts to both Eastman and the University of Rochester. 

Final official transcripts must meet the following requirements:

  • Must include your graduation date
  • Must be sent to the Eastman Office of Admissions directly by your school (either in hard copy or using a secure electronic format) or come to us in an envelope that was officially sealed by your school.

Please have the transcript sent to:

Office of Admissions

Eastman School of Music,

26 Gibbs Street,

Rochester, NY 14604


For electronic transcripts:


You may not be allowed to register for fall classes if your final, official transcript has not been received by Orientation. Contact the Office of Admissions directly at 585.274.1060 for any questions regarding this requirement.

Required Online Training
During the first week of August, the University’s Title IX Coordinator will be sending each of you instructions regarding how to complete an online course. This course provides information about the University’s expectations, policies, and resources related to sexual harassment. You will be sent a link via your student email once the course goes live. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and is a required component of your New Student Orientation process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Morgan Levy, University Title IX Coordinator at or 585.275.7814.

Required Online Document Approval
All new students are required to read and indicate approval of four documents before they are allowed to register for classes in the Fall semester. To review and approve these documents, please visit before you arrive on campus.

Concert Dress

Appropriate concert attire includes:

Instrumental Ensembles

Black ankle-length dress with long sleeves and round necklines, or black skirt or dress slacks with long-sleeved blouse or shirt (black) with round neckline. Black stockings and black dress shoes are also required. Please avoid open toed shoes.


Black tuxedo with tails, white vest, white bow tie, black shoes and socks, to be purchased on your own.

Choral Ensembles

Required purchase of a uniform concert dress from the company Stage Accents. Please order a long-sleeved “Geneva” style performance dress #8665.  Ordering information is below.   The cost of the dress is approximately $80 (dress + tax/shipping).  Note that the dresses run large.   Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for shipping and extra time for alterations if necessary. Order online at

Order by phone at 1.800.631.1611 in the USA and Canada; all other international calls 1.201.750.2520. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.


Black tuxedo with tails, white vest, white bow tie, black shoes and socks, to be purchased on your own. 

Take a Stand
For many years, the equipment in the practice rooms at Eastman has included a music stand. Sometimes, when you are in a hurry to find a practice room, you may find the music stand has wandered to another location. We recommend that everyone bring with them a portable (foldable) music stand, one that you can carry in your backpack or instrument case so that you are ready to practice at any time, without the need to spend extra practice time searching for a music stand.

You can purchase a music stand at the Eastman School Bookstore. If you want to reserve a music stand for purchase when you arrive on campus, call Tammy in the Eastman Bookstore at 585.274.1399 or email the bookstore at You can “take a stand” and pay for it in the Miller Center building during regular store hours.

If you are interested in requesting a locker for the 2017-2018 school year, please follow the link below and submit your form to Margaret Folwell at the Eastman Welcome Center by 4:00 p.m. on Friday August 24th, 2018.

  • Hard copy (preferred): Mail to/drop off – Welcome Center, Lowry Hall 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, NY 14604
  • E-mail signed copy with “ESM Locker Request” in subject line to Margaret Folwell at

Requests received by 4:00pm on Friday August 24th, 2018 will be processed and assignments e-mailed before the first day of classes on Wednesday August 29th, 2018. Any requests received after 8/25 will be processed based on additional availability of lockers. Each student will only receive one locker assignment and harp, percussion, double bass, tuba, and euphonium players will not be assigned lockers as they are issued locked practice rooms. If you are a student with a disability or have mobility restrictions, and have concerns regarding access to a locker, please contact the Welcome Center directly.

Directory Information
If you need to find contact information for specific faculty, staff, or offices, please visit one of the following sites:

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