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    Eastman School of Music

    Eastman School of Music


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Music
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year + Graduate
    • Type: Private, Nonprofit
    • Campus Setting: Urban
    • Testing Requirements: ACT, SAT, Not Required
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: United States
    • In State Tuition: $63,150
    • Out of State Tuition: $63,150
    • Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Religious Affiliation: None
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    Eastman attracts students who possess a true passion for music and who are looking to chart their own unique paths toward their musical goals. The Eastman School of Music is a comprehensive professional music school that is a part of a top-tier research university.

    Performance is at the core of every major at Eastman. For the Bachelor of Music, every student, regardless of major, must have a primary instrument. For all for years of study, each student will have a weekly 1 hour lesson for their primary instrument with a resident artist faculty member and will perform in a large ensemble. Eastman Ensembles:

    Eastman School Symphony Orchestra

    Eastman Philharmonia

    Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra

    Eastman Wind Ensemble

    Eastman Wind Orchestra

    Eastman Chorale

    Eastman Repertory Singers

    Eastman Rochester Chorus

    Eastman Women's Chorus

    Eastman Opera Theatre

    Eastman Jazz Ensemble

    Eastman New Jazz Ensemble

    Jazz Lab Band

    Eastman Studio Orchestra

    Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra

    The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to provide the comprehensive training that is necessary to succeed in today's music world. All students will complete a five-semester sequence of Music Theory, a four-semester sequence of Music History, 8 semesters of large ensemble performance, 6 semesters of chamber music, 8 semesters of private lesson instruction, piano study, and 1 non-music course each semester. Career development, internships, and the Arts Leadership Program are offered through the Institute for Music Leadership (IML) office. Eastman offers the Bachelor of Music degree with the following majors:

    Applied Music (Classical Performance)


    Jazz Studied and Contemporary Media (Performance and Writing)

    Music Education


    Eastman is also home to the Sibley Music Library, the largest and most comprehensive academic music library in North America. Its holdings include:

    384,000 books and scores

    101,000 recordings

    150,000 rare items and archival collections

    The Eastman School of Music is located in Rochester, New York. Eastman's concert halls and facilities offer historic opulence along with 21st century design and technology. Eastman's recital halls include:

    Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 2,326 seats

    Kilbourn Hall, 444 seats

    Schmitt Organ Recital Hall

    Hatch Recital Hall, 222 seats

    The best way to discover whether or not a school is a good fit for you is to visit campus. The Admissions Office hosts regular Information Sessions and Tours of Campus every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (with some holiday exceptions) at 10:00AM. You can register for an information session and tour online at our website.