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

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The annual Northshore College Fair allows students to meet with admission representatives from dozens of top music schools and conservatories from across the United States.

Northshore College Fair: Attending Institutions

Arizona State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
California Institute of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland State University
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University
DePauw University
Eastman School of Music
Florida State University
Indiana University
Louisiana State University
Manhattan School of Music
Michigan State University
New England Conservatory
Northwestern University
Oberlin Conservatory
Rice University
Roosevelt University
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
St. Olaf College
Syracuse University
The Hartt School
The Juilliard School
The New School
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Texas

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