Visit Us

On-Campus Visit

A visit to campus is the best way to experience the Bienen School of Music and learn about our dynamic musical environment. Prospective students are welcome to observe classes, watch the rehearsals for any of our 16 ensembles, meet with an admission counselor and visit with faculty.

Tours and Information Sessions

An information session and tour of our new music facility is offered every weekday at 11:45 a.m. in the Ryan Center for Musical Arts, Room 2-120. The tour will include visits to performance spaces, practice room wings, classrooms and student lounge areas. Following the tour, the information session will cover all questions about the programs offered at the Bienen School of Music, as well as information on applying, auditioning and financial aid.

Register for Undergraduate Bienen School Information Session as well as other sessions and campus tours

For information on campus tours and staying overnight in a residence hall, please contact the NU Office of Undergraduate Admission.


If you would like to take a private lesson or arrange a meeting with any of the Bienen School faculty, please contact them directly by visiting the Faculty Profiles section of our website. The Office of Music Admission does not schedule lessons on behalf of Bienen School faculty.


Other Resources

Chicago Northshore Music College Fair

Representatives from over 50 of the nation’s top music schools visit the Evanston campus of Northwestern University for this fair, hosted jointly by the Bienen School of Music and the University of Illinois School of Music. This free college fair, geared towards both undergraduate and graduate study in music is held each fall.

DateOctober 8, 2015, 7-9 p.m. 
Location: Northwestern University, Evanston campus, Ryan Center for Musical Arts

Arizona State University
Aspen Music Festival & School
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
Boston Conservatory
Boston University School of Music
Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
DePaul University School of Music
DePauw University
Eastman School of Music
Florida State University
Furman University
Gettysburg College
Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University South Bend - Raclin School of the Arts
Ithaca College - School of Music
Juilliard School
Lawrence University
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Mannes College The New School for Music
McGill University - Schulich School of Music
New England Conservatory of Music
Northwestern University - Bienen School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory
Peabody Conservatory of Music - Johns Hopkins University
Rice University - Shepherd School of Music
Roosevelt University - Chicago College of Performing Arts
Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Southern Methodist University - Meadows School of the Arts
Susquehanna University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Denver - Lamont School of Music
University of Illinois Chicago - School of Theatre & Music
University of Illinois School of Music
University of Maryland - School of Music
University of Miami - Frost School of Music
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of South Carolina School of Music
Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music
Western Michigan University
Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

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