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

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

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.

October 6, 2016, 7-9 p.m.
Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
See map

2016 Participating Schools

Arizona State University School of Music
Ball State University School of Music
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston University School of Music
Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Gettysburg College
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University South Bend
Interlochen Center for the Arts
McNally Smith College of Music
Michigan State University College of Music
New England Conservatory
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Peabody Conservatory
Rice University-The Shepherd School of Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
The Eastman School of Music
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
The Juilliard School
The New School- College of Performing Arts
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
University of Denver Lamont School of Music
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois School of Music
University of Iowa
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Miami Frost School of Music
University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of North Texas College of Music
University of Puget Sound
USC Thornton School of Music
Webster University
Western Michigan University

Request information from the Bienen School of Music.