Advising sessions are required for first year certificate students.

Fall Advising and Deadlines for Spring Courses

  • Advising sessions available October 6 to 21, 2021 —  Sign up here using Handshake
    • Log in using your NetID and Password
    • In the upper right, select “Career Center”
    • On the next page, select “Appointments”
    • Follow the prompts and when appropriate select the “ALP Advising” option
  • Deadline Monday, November 8, 2021 – ALC Course Pre-Registration Form 


Spring Advising and Deadlines for Fall Courses

    • Advising sessions available in February and March  —   Sign up here
      (Special times may be requested by emailing direct and suggesting a few times you’re available to meet)
    • Deadline Monday, March 21, 2022 — Online ALP Course Pre-registration form for Fall 2022 courses is due
    • ALP Course Pre-Registration Form (Online)
    • Important Dates Spring 2022 (PDF)
      (whew! there’s a lot to remember for Spring! Print this out or access the ALP Google Calendar here.)
    • Additional Resources to Review


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    About Advising Sessions

    Advising sessions are for your benefit. Advising sessions are *required* for first year certificate students.  Other than that, these sessions are optional, but strongly encouraged for all ALP students. The more we know about you, the better we can assist you with your individual needs.

    • Discuss and pre-register for ALP courses — As an ALP certificate candidate, you have the benefit of being registered into ALP courses before any other Eastman School of Music student. Before our session, please review the curriculum and think about what courses you may be interested in taking next semester. Please remember that there are “core” courses you will be required to take. Once you’ve finalized the ALP courses you wish to take next semester, just fill out the online pre-registration form by the deadline required. Questions on courses may be directed to the IML Administrative Assistant, Stephen Biegner, at or 585-274-1113.
    • Talk about internships and special opportunity grant funding — talk about completing or review your Intern Statement of Intent , summer intern possibilities and/or your 3 choices for academic year internships, talk about processes for applying for academic year and/or summer internships, discuss possibilities for special opportunity grant funding for this semester, this summer or next year.
    • Review steps to take in developing professional materials — You are strongly encouraged to have a résumé or curriculum vita prepared prior to the end of the Fall semester. You will be using this to apply for an internship, audition, apply to grad school or for a job.  In the Fall, there is an ALP Resume Workshop offered which is mandatory for first year students in the program.  The IML Office of Careers and Professional Development website also has some resources that can help you in writing it. After you have looked at those resources and have your first draft, see information on setting up an advising session with the Careers office here. A professionally crafted résumé absolutely makes a difference.
    • Discuss future plans post-Eastman
    • Facilitate networking with other ALP or Eastman alumni