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 select classes, watch ensemble rehearsals, meet with an admission counselor, and visit with faculty.

Tours and Information Sessions

A Bienen student tour guide shows prospective students the Mary B. Galvin Recital HallAn 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

College fair

Chicago Northshore Music College Fair

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Representatives from 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. Download poster

Participating schools for 2017 include: 

  • Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • DePauw University
  • Florida State University College of Music
  • Ithaca College School of Music
  • Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
  • Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
  • Lynn University Conservatory of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Michigan State University College of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Rice University-The Shepherd School of Music
  • Roosevelt University-Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The Eastman School of Music
  • The Juilliard School
  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • University of Denver Lamont School of Music
  • University of Miami Frost School of Music
  • University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • University of Puget Sound School of Music
  • Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
  • Yale School of Music

Request information from the Bienen School of Music.