Tours

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The Bienen School of Music is pleased to offer tours to students who are interested in majoring in music at Northwestern. These events are subject to strict protocols to protect the safety of our campus community and guests. In-person tours are subject to cancellation based on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Office of Music Admission will offer virtual admission information sessions beginning in June. These online sessions will cover the application process, audition information, financial aid, degree options, and more. This page will be updated when virtual information sessions become available.

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COVID-19 Policies for In-Person Tours

The Bienen School requires that all attendees acknowledge and adhere to the following policies and guidelines:

  • While masking is no longer required, the University strongly recommends masking in areas where distancing is not possible. If you do not bring a mask, they will be available at the entrance of the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.
  • A student may be accompanied by no more than two guests during their Bienen School tour.
  • Visiting students and guests must follow all University guidelines.
  • Visiting students and/or guests who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will have their tour registration canceled. For a full list of symptoms, please see the University's health monitoring page
  • Visiting students and/or guests who do not follow safety guidelines and policies or staff instructions may be asked to leave the tour.
  • In the event of tour cancellations, the Bienen School will communicate updates via email with as much advance notice as possible. 
  • The Bienen School cannot accommodate walk-ins without reservations.
  • You must arrive prior to your tour start time in order to join the tour. Late arrivals will forfeit their reservation and cannot be accommodated.
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Sample Lessons

Contact faculty directly to arrange for remote sample lessons, or to inquire about in-person lessons.

The Bienen School offers sample lessons to students who are interested in attending Northwestern. In-person lessons are subject to strict protocols to protect the safety of our campus community and our guests. 

All prospective students interested in taking a sample lesson with a member of the applied studio faculty must contact the faculty member directly. The faculty member will verify whether he or she is providing sample lessons in-person, remotely or both.

COVID-19 Policies for In-Person Sample Lessons

The Bienen School requires that all visitors to our buildings adhere to the following policies and guidelines to participate in an in-person sample lesson:

  • While masking is no longer required, the University strongly recommends masking in areas where distancing is not possible. If you do not bring a mask, they will be available at the entrance of the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.
  • A student may be accompanied in our buildings by up to two guests.
  • Students and guests must follow all University guidelines
  • Visiting students and/or guest(s) who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 must notify the faculty member and cancel the in-person lesson. For a full list of symptoms, please see the University's health monitoring page
  • Visiting students and/or guests who do not follow safety guidelines and policies or faculty/staff instructions will be asked to leave. 
  • Faculty will communicate any cancellations via email with as much advance notice as possible.
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