About This Webinar
Are you interested in studying Music, Theatre, or Dance at university? Learn about your performing arts options and tips for admissions. You will hear from six U.S. universities about their campuses, programs, admissions, and scholarships. This session will be focused on undergraduate options (Bachelor's degrees).

Check out the line-up!

Agenda in ET
3:00 - 3:15 - "Overview of Performing Arts," EducationUSA
3:15 - 3:30 - Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
3:30 - 3:45 - Ithaca College School of Music
3:45 - 4:00 - The Juilliard School
4:00 - 4:15 - New England Conservatory
4:15 - 4:30 - Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
4:30 - 4:45 - University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Attendees will not use a mic or camera. The webinar can be accessed from a computer or mobile device. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome and run any updates prior to the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers. There is no cost to attend. Please feel free to forward to relevant students.
Jenika Heim
Jenika advises students across Canada on the process of applying to U.S. universities. EducationUSA is a free service funded by the U.S. Department of State.
Ithaca College School of Music
Bradley Whittemore, Director of Music Admission
Ithaca College School of Music is an undergraduate-focused, conservatory-style setting within a comprehensive college in Upstate NY. Each music degree feature hands-on, experiential learning driven by expert residential faculty. Our school hosts almost 400 concerts and recitals every year, spanning from Symphony Orchestra to Steel Drum Ensemble; Contemporary Ensembles to Choir; and everything in-between. Students are driven in their musical studies, while having opportunities to pursue passions outside of music at four other professional schools on campus. Finally, Ithaca is in picturesque Upstate New York where we experience all four seasons and have 150 waterfalls within 10 square miles.
The Juilliard School
Kathleen Tesar, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, playwrights, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located in the heart of New York City, and with over 850 students from 44 countries, Juilliard provides the training, the faculty, the peer group, and the setting for each individual to reach their artistic goals.
New England Conservatory
Zach Schwartz, Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Located in the heart of Boston, New England Conservatory (NEC) is an independent conservatory, recognized internationally as a leader among music schools, educating and training musicians of all ages from around the world. We offer undergraduate and graduate-level training across classical, jazz, and Contemporary Improvisation, and unique interdisciplinary programs such as Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances & Partnerships that empower students to create their own musical opportunities. With eight performance halls and two hundred rehearsal spaces on-campus, music-making is at the heart of every day at NEC. Come join us!
Northwestern University, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Patrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Admission, Financial Aid and Graduate Services
Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music offers conservatory-level music training amidst one of the best academic and research universities.
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Laura Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Admissions
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) at the University of Michigan–the USA’s #1 public research university–provides a unique combination of focused conservatory training along with multi-disciplinary and entrepreneurial studies designed to empower the next generation of artists and scholars. Our goal is to equip each student with the crucial skills necessary to build an artistically and financially rewarding life, embedded in their field of study. The success of our program can be seen in the success of our alumni, which includes major award winners in every discipline we offer. Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Matthew Ardizzone, Associate Dean of Admissions
Eastman is a fiercely supportive community of artists, performers, composers, and scholars who are committed to preparing students for meaningful lives in music. We believe that a core foundation of absolute musical excellence, enhanced by innovative initiatives like the Institute for Music Leadership, provides the formula for inspiring outstanding musicians to make a difference in the world through music.