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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.

Prospective Undergraduate Students
An information session is offered every weekday at 11:30 a.m. in the Music Administration Building, Room 1.  Hosted by an admission counselor, this session will cover all questions about the programs offered at the Bienen School, as well as information on applying, auditioning and financial aid. 

Register for the music information session as well as other sessions and tours on campus.

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. 

For a list of classes, ensembles and/or studio classes to observe during your visit, contact the Office of Music Admission, Financial Aid and Enrollment at 847-491-3141 or

Graduate Classes for Observation: Spring Quarter 2015

Undergraduate Classes for Observation: Spring Quarter 2015

Chicago Northshore Music College Fair

Representatives from over 50 of the nation’s top music schools will be on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus 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, will be held in Parkes Hall (adjacent to Alice Millar Chapel) on October 10, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m.  For more information, contact Ryan O’Mealey at Schools attending the fair include:

  • Arizona State University
  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • DePauw University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music
  • Interlochen School for the Arts
  • Ithaca College
  • Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
  • Longy School of Music
  • Lynn University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • McGill University - Schulich School of Music
  • Nazareth College
  • North Park University
  • Northwestern University - Bienen School of Music
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
  • Rice University - Shepherd School of Music
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • State University of New York at Purchase
  • The Juilliard School
  • University of Denver - Lamont School of Music
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois School of Music
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Miami - Frost School of Music
  • University of Michigan
  • University of South Carolina
  • Wheaton College - Conservatory of Music

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