College Advisory

Hoff-Barthelson’s College Advisory Event: A Gateway to Your Musical Future

Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) is excited to announce its upcoming College Advisory, on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Designed for high school students and their parents, this event, led by HBMS Dean Christopher Kenniff, provides valuable insights into the college exploration process for those interested in pursuing music studies at the collegiate level.

The featured guest speaker is Barbra Weidlein, co-founder, and director of Ms. Weidlein is an expert in university, conservatory, and liberal arts music programs, and will share her wealth of knowledge on various aspects of collegiate music studies.

Event Highlights:

  • Insights from the Expert: Barbra Weidlein will guide participants on keeping music in one’s life after high school. She will discuss majoring, minoring, and double majoring in music, helping students determine if a music major is the right fit. Additionally, Ms. Weidlein will explore the value of summer music programs, career opportunities in music (beyond performance), and the transferable skills that music majors acquire.
  • Perspectives from College Admissions Officers: Gain a competitive edge with firsthand advice from a panel of college admissions officers who will provide valuable insights into the application and auditioning process.
  • Alumni Stories: Hear directly from HB alumni students who have successfully navigated the college application and audition process. Learn from their personal experiences and discover how they approached collegiate study in music.

The College Advisory is a hybrid event offering flexibility for attendees. Participants can join either in person or online via Zoom. Parent and student interaction is encouraged throughout the event.

“We are thrilled to provide this unique opportunity for high school students and their families to explore the exciting world of collegiate music studies,” said Christopher Kenniff, Dean of Hoff-Barthelson Music School. “Whether you’re passionate about performance, composition, or music education, this event will equip you with valuable insights to make informed decisions about your musical future.”

Do not miss this chance to jumpstart your college exploration journey in the world of music! This program is free of charge and open to the public, however, reservations are requested and can be made by visiting, e-mailing, or calling 914-723-1169.

Pictured: HBMS Dean Christopher Kenniff, photographed by Jody Somers.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: