Category Archives: Admissions Blog

Campus visits for admitted students

After overcoming the stress of auditions, I was completely overwhelmed in deciding where I wanted to attend college. It was not until my follow-up visit as an admitted student that I was able to make my decision. My future bassoon … Continue reading 

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All-Nighters Can Be Fun – a Day in the Life of A Jazz Composer

The following post was written by Max Berlin BM ’18.  Thanks Max!  We hope you got some rest! ***************** Many of my most intensely rewarding moments at Eastman occur in the quietest hours of the night.  Often around 4am—I’m wearing some stupid … Continue reading 

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A Week in the Life of a Dual Degree Harp student

Hello! My name is Anna Lenhert, and I am a senior in The Eastman School of Music’s Dual Degree program. I am pursuing a B.M. in Harp Performance and a B.A. in Digital Media Studies. The elevator pitch that explains … Continue reading 

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A Day in the Life of a Piano Accompanying & Chamber Music Student

Today’s “Day in the Life” post comes from graduate student Zachary Peterson MM ’16.  Thanks Zachary! *** A little over a year ago, I moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Rochester, NY to embark on my graduate studies in Piano Accompanying … Continue reading 

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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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Beyond the Classroom: Snapshots from my Week around Rochester

This post was created by Dolly Canevari, who is a Dual Degree student here at the University of Rochester and Eastman in Applied Music (Bassoon) and Anthropology.  Dolly is in the Class of 2017. ********************* Despite it being mid-October, the … Continue reading 

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A week in the life of a violinist

The following post was written by Mary Theresa Russek, BM ‘16, who is an undergraduate double major in Violin Performance and Music Education.  Thanks Mary! **** Senior year is wonderful! I finished my Theory, Aural Skills, and Music History classes … Continue reading 

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A Day in the Life: Rose Hegele

The following “A Day in the Life” post was written by Eastman student Rose Hegele, Class of 2016.  She is a double major in vocal performance and Musical Arts.  Thanks for sharing your experiences Rose! ************* I begin this blog … Continue reading 

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My Eastman Novel – advice for freshmen from a graduating senior

The following guest post was written by graduating senior Nick German.  Thanks Nick – we’ll miss you! ************************************ My Eastman Novel The life of a young musician is filled with many ups and downs. They are all part of the … Continue reading 

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Summer Plans & Internships

The following guest post was written by current Eastman student Mary Russek.  Thanks Mary! ************************************* Wow, another year at Eastman…check! In this post I’d like to share with you my summer plans. I’ll also let you in on a little … Continue reading 

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