Category Archives: Apply

Applying to Eastman: Insider Tips

The December 1st Eastman application deadline is coming up soon! Here are some insider tips from an admissions counselor to help you avoid common problems: Read the instructions first. The importance of this step can’t be overstated.  Every school you … Continue reading 

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Five things to do while waiting for your college decisions

Congratulations – you survived your college auditions!  You may feel a bit like you’ve climbed Mt. Everest, and the hard part is over.  However, the waiting period before you receive your admissions decisions can be equally (sometimes even more) difficult. … Continue reading 

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My Audition Experience

by Nick German – Music Education/Piano. Class of 2015 As I write these words to my eager, excited, and potentially stressed-out prospective fellow students, I am sitting in front of a computer with a smile on my face. This smile … Continue reading 

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What’s special about Eastman’s undergraduate program? – part 2

This is the second post in a two-part series written by Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. In Part One on this topic, I focused on our students and alumni.  As music schools across the country start to grapple … Continue reading 

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What’s special about Eastman’s undergraduate program? – part 1

This is the first post in a two-part series written by Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. In my last post I wrote about the problems inherent in music school rankings (which are always subjective) and challenged prospective students … Continue reading 

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Preparing for your audition – part 2

We previously posted some ideas on preparing for your auditions.  Here are some more suggestions to help you get ready for a great audition. Use visualization & mental rehearsal.  Creating positive mental images of an event like an audition can be a … Continue reading 

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Preparing for Your Audition

Auditions at Eastman are fast approaching.  You may be waiting to hear whether you will be invited for auditions, or waiting for confirmation of your audition date.  The Eastman Admissions Office will notify applicants of this information by email no … Continue reading 

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Audition Day Reflections

Senior Andrew Psarris shares memories of auditioning for Eastman four years ago, and what the experience meant to him. Read more here. 

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The Absolute #1 Best Music School for You (and why I can’t tell you what it is)

This is a guest post from Matthew Ardizzone, Eastman’s Associate Dean of Admissions. US News & World Report recently came out with its highly anticipated annual ranking of colleges and universities. Now that music schools are no longer separately ranked … Continue reading 

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Five Tips for Attending a College Fair

Each fall across the US there are many college fair events where students and parents can talk to representatives from college and universities to gather information and ask questions.  Some fairs are aimed specifically students who are interested in the … Continue reading 

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