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.

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

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