How to Register – Eastman Cello Institute

1)  Apply for the institute
2)  Audition requirements
3)  How to fill out your Application Form
4)  Additional Information – Required for Students Under 18
5)  Deadlines


1)  Apply for the institute:

  • Application Form:
    You can type directly into these online forms (Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers work best; Safari may not support editable form fields) and print a copy for mailing.

2018 Summer Registration Form

  • Mail Application Form and Additional Forms (students under 18):

    Eastman School of Music
    Summer@Eastman Office
    26 Gibbs Street, Box 36
    Rochester, NY 14604-2599

Applications may also be faxed to (585)274-1089.

2)  Audition requirements:

Please email your biography, résumé, repertoire list, and recording(s) to: summer@esm.rochester.edu by April 3, 2018.

  • Short Biography

One or two paragraphs about your solo and ensemble experience, awards, honors, etc.

  • A current résumé and repertoire list
  • Audition Recording
    • One movement of Bach
    • One movement of a standard concerto
    • One movement of a sonata (with piano strongly recommended)
    • One orchestral excerpt
    • YouTube link(s) preferred; mp3 file(s) only accepted if video is not available

There is no fee to audition for this institute if applying by the April 3 deadline; after April 3, the late application fee is $50.

3)  How to fill out your Application Form:

  • Student Information:
    Please provide all of the requested personal information in the top section of the form.
  • Housing/Meals:
    If you would like to stay in the Eastman Student Living Center, please indicate the check-in date and the check-out date. To calculate the number of nights, count the arrival day but not the departure date. Multiply this number by $79 (if reserved by June 1), $99 (if reserved June 2-15), or $109 (if reserved after June 15) to arrive at the total housing cost. If you choose to stay off-campus, please put $0 as the total. For other housing options, please click here.
  • Registration Information/Discounts:
    Write the CRN code (near the tuition at the bottom of the course description), the course number (near the course title), the course/institute name(s), and the tuition. Deduct $100 if you are a current ESM student or an ESM alumnus/alumna taking a noncredit institute.
  • Payment:
    You may pay by check or by credit card. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you send your application by mail or fax if it includes a credit card number. Please do not send any credit card information via email.
  • Photography, Sound and Video Recording Release:
    Write name of student, then check “opt-in” or “opt-out.”
  • How did you hear about this program?
    Please be as specific as possible. Thank you for your help!
  • Signatures:
    Important: Your application is not valid until signed and dated by you (and, if under 18, your parent/guardian)!

4)  Additional Information – Required for Students Under 18:

  • Please provide all of the requested personal information.

5)  Deadlines: