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.

For information on campus tours and staying overnight in a residence hall, please contact the Northwestern 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.

Observe Classes

During the academic year, 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.

Northshore College Fair

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater, 70 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208

The annual Northshore College Fair allows students to meet with admission representatives from more than 50 top music schools from across the United States and Canada, including Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Rice University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Yale University, and New England Conservatory of Music.  A full list of colleges and conservatories represented at the fair will be available closer to the event.

Download Poster for this Event