#appProcess ul li{list-style-type: none;}
#appProcess ol li {list-style-type: decimal;}

Application Dates

Application Opens January 1
Applications Due March 15
Acceptance Letters sent on April 1st
Accepted Applicants Register by April 15*

*Failure to register by this date will relinquish a student spot to those on the waiting list.

Application Process

To apply to the Eastman Leadership Academy, you are required to submit the following items:

    • 1-2 page résumé
      A competitive resume will highlight leadership and arts administrative experience. A resume of just performances and masterclasses will not be accepted.

  • Letter of Recommendation
    Please contact a reference to request a letter of recommendation. They will submit it themselves electronically on the “Letter of Recommendation Page.” The letter must be submitted by the deadline of March 15th for the application to be considered.

  • 2 Brief Essays
    Answer the following two questions separately. Please use 250 words or less for each essay:


    1. Describe your career ambitions. What experience or knowledge do you hope to gain from the Eastman Leadership Academy and how will it help you achieve your career goals?
    2. Describe your philosophy of leadership. What are the key traits of an effective musical leader in the 21st century?

If you have questions in preparing your application, contact
Stephen Biegner, IML Program Manager