Shadow a Student

A shadow day gives prospective students the opportunity to sit in on classes and rehearsals, meet our faculty and current music students, eat lunch (for free!) in Shafer Dining Court, and get a feel for life on campus. If scheduling allows, you’ll also take a free lesson with the faculty coordinator of your instrument!

Submit the shadow request form at the bottom of this page to sign up. You will receive a confirmation and further instructions via email.  You must submit the form two weeks in advance of your visit.  Any requests received after this point will be considered based on availability.

Shadow days for Fall 2017
September 5 through December 1, 2017
Shadow days for Spring 2018
January 23 through April 27, 2018

Recommended days for shadowing by area:

  • Jazz Studies: Monday or Wednesday
  • Voice: Monday – Thursday
  • Guitar: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Strings: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion: Monday – Thursday
  • Piano: Monday – Thursday

We also invite you to check out our Music Department Events Calendar to see if there’s a performance that could coincide with your visit.


  • Allow for at least three week's notice so that we can accommodate your request. Your appointment is not confirmed until you hear back from us in writing.
  • We recommend you be available 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.