Applying to the Eastman Leadership Academy

Mar1st
Early Applications Due March 1
Scholarship awards will be prioritized for those who apply

May13
Final Applications Deadline May 13
June1st
Registration Deadline
Upon being accepted via application, you must register by June 1st

Application Process

To apply to the Eastman Leadership Academy, you are required to submit 3 items:


  • 1-2 page résumé
    Highlighting leadership and arts administrative experience

  • Letter of Recommendation
    You must contact your reference to submit the letter electronically on the Letter of Recommendation Page.
    Your recommender has one week to send in their letter after you have submitted your application.

  • Short Essay
    250 words or less answering the following question: 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?

Scholarship Consideration

Scholarships are limited
; to be considered for financial aid students must apply to the Academy by March 1st.
Applications submitted after March 1st will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows.


  • Financial Aid Essay*
    Should you be interested in being considered for the Yamaha Fellows Program or ELA Scholarship, you will have to submit a second short essay answering the following question: Describe your philosophy of leadership. What are the key traits of an effective musical leader in the 21st century?