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 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.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ryan Center for The Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Northwestern University

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from top music schools from across the United States and Canada. No pre-registration is required.

Schools in Attendance

Arizona State University School of Music
Baldwin Wallace University
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Bowling Green State University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
DePaul University School of Music
DePauw University School of Music
Eastman School of Music
Florida State University College of Music
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Ithaca College, School of Music
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Luther College
Lynn Conservatory of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Mannes School of Music
Mason Gross School of the Arts
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
Roosevelt University-Chicago College of Performing Arts
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
St. Oalf College
Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
Temple University
The Hartt School
The Juilliard School
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
University of Denver Lamont School of Music
University of Houston - Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
University of Maryland School of Music
University of Miami Frost School of Music
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
University of North Texas College of Music
University of Puget Sound
University of South Carolina School of Music
Webster University
Western Michigan University_College of Fine Arts
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
Yale School of Music

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