2016 Directory of Music Schools




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Alabama Alaska Arizona
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Codes for Degrees
 1    Performance
 2    Music Education
 3    Theory   
 4    Composition   
 5    History/Musicology
 6    Conducting
 7    Church Music
 8    Music Therapy
 9    Jazz Studies
10    Arts Administration
11    Music Industry
12    Music Theater
13    Recording Technology




An addendum to the College Listing will be published in the November issue of The Instrumentalist. If your school was not included, please contact us at [email protected] or call 888-446-6888.


Alabama

Alabama State University (Montgomery). Alabama State University is proud to offer extensive individualized attention to his music majors. Its world-class faculty is deeply involved in helping students in every aspect of their musical and academic journey. Performing opportunities are available from freshman status. Our full-time faculty-student ratio is one of the smallest in Alabama. Contact: Carly Johnson, 915 S. Jackson, 334-229-4341, [email protected] Tuition: $9,220 res., $16,156 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2. Graduate degree: 2. 120 music majors, 20 graduate students, 20 faculty, 5,500 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 4 chor.

Auburn University (Auburn). Music at Auburn offers exciting opportunities for performance and music education majors, and varied ensembles for all students. We strive to achieve and sustain excellent standards of performance, creativity, pedagogy, research, and scholarship in music. We offer an intimate and nurturing atmosphere that provides individualized instruction and varied performance experiences. Contact: Sara Baird, 101 Goodwin Hall, 334-844-4165, fax: 334.844.3168, [email protected] Undergraduate dead­line: 1/15. Undergraduate tuition: $9,072 res., $27,216 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2. 115 music majors, 32 undergraduate faculty, 27,000 total enrollment. Graduate deadline: 4/15. Graduate tuition: $9,072 res., $27,216 non-res. Graduate degrees: 2. 30 graduate students, 32 graduate faculty. 4 bands, 2 jazz band, 1 orch., 7 chor.
 
Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville). A comprehensive program at a regional university stressing excellence in performance studies, academic achievement, and professional preparation. Contact: Andrew Green, 700 Pelham Road North, 256-782-5559, [email protected] Deadline: 3/1. Tuition: Fall: $300/cr. res., $600/cr. non-res; Spring: $309/cr. res., $618/cr. non-res. Degrees: 1,2. Graduate deadline: 6/1. Degrees: 1,2. 250 music majors, 26 music faculty, 9,600 total enrollment. 3 bands, 4 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

University of South Alabama (Mobile). The department of music, which is housed in a college of arts and sciences in a state-supported university, through its innovative curriculum and standards of excellence empowers professional musicians, music educators, or those who wish to enrich their lives through the arts. Contact: Greg Gru­ner, LPAC 1072, 5751 USA Drive S., 251-460-6136, fax: 251.460.7328, [email protected] Deadline: 7/15. Undergraduate tui­tion: $293/cr. hr. res., $586/cr. hr. non-resident. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,11. 125 music ma­jors, 32 faculty, 16,000 total enrollment. Graduate tuition: $395 cr. hr. res., $790 cr. hr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2 Collaborative keyboard. 10 graduate students, 14 graduate music faculty. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 2 chor.

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Alaska
University of Alaska (Anchorage). Mountains and Music! UAA is located in spectacular Anchorage, Alaska, a cosmopolitan city of 300,000 with a vibrant state, national, and international arts scene. The Department of Music offers BA, BM Performance and an innovative Emphasis in Music Education degree that is followed by a one-year MAT/certification program. Contact: Anna Owens, 3211 Providence Drive, 970-786-1575, [email protected] .edu. Deadline: 6/15. Tuition: $232/cr. res., $721/cr. non-res. Degrees: BA, BM Performance, BM Education. 80 music majors, 11 music faculty, 17,890 total enrollment. 3 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 1 chor.

University of Alaska (Fairbanks). The nation’s Arctic University offers unique opportunities to students of music. If you are seeking small class sizes, renowned faculty, amazing touring opportunities, and the chance to perform in the premier concert hall in Alaska, and fantastic outdoor adventures, you will find it all at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Contact: Libby Eddy, 102 Signers Hall, 800-478-1823, fax: 907.474.7079, [email protected] Deadline: 6/15, auditions earlier. Undergraduate tuition: $7,853 res., $15,481 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2. Graduate tuition: $8,932 res., $13,266 non res. Grad. degrees: MM. 44 music majors, 7 grad. students, 9 faculty. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 2 chor.

Arizona
Arizona State University School of Music (Tempe).



The School of Music at ASU is one of the top state institutions nationwide for the study of music. Innovative and collaborative programs are led by nationally and internationally recognized faculty artists and scholars, who work with students to cultivate excellence, personal growth, and a commitment to making contributions to the field of music. Each year, more than 700 concerts and recitals are offered on campus, in addition to extensive partnerships with local organizations. These experiences allow students to learn invaluable performance skills, while encouraging them to become creative leaders who are involved in their communities. Contact: Amy Chou, PO Box 870405, Tempe, 480-965-5069, 480.727.6544, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 12/1, 1/6. Undergraduate tui­tion: $10,084 res., $25,384 non-­res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1-5,8,9,12. Grad­uate dead­­­line: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $10,810 res., $21,132 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-8,12. 375 music majors, 353 grad students, 76 faculty, 5,840 total enrollment. 6 bands, 4 jazz bands, 4 orch., 7 chor.
music.asu.edu


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Arkansas
Henderson State University (Arka­delphia). Noted for a long tradition of excellence and commitment to the success of each student, the Henderson State University Department of Music is re­spected throughout the region for the strength of its faculty and performing ensembles. Henderson State music graduates enjoy great success as educators and performers. Contact: Carrie Pawelski, HSU Box 7733, 870-230-5036, fax: 870.230.5424, [email protected] Tuition: $8,340 res., $15,180 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4; BA in Music. 110 music majors, 22 music faculty, 3,625 total enrollment. 6 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Ouachita Baptist University
(Arkadel­phia). The Division of Music seeks to provide opportunities for students to gain professional competence in the art of music, integrating the highest standards of musical performance with a broad-based curriculum of scholarly studies within the framework of a strong Christian liberal arts tradition. Contact: Gary Gerber, 410 Ouachita St., 870-245-5128, fax: 870.245.5274, [email protected] Tuition: $32,320. Degrees: 1,2,7,11,12. 95 music ma­jors, 25 faculty, 1,425 total enrollment 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 4 chor.

University of Central Arkansas
(Con­way). UCA Music combines a high-quality, comprehensive program with a talented, people-oriented faculty. The Department boasts one of the strongest faculties in the mid-South and strong programs in music education, band, choir, symphony, piano, and jazz. Contact: Carol Ebinger, 201 Don­aghey Ave., 501-450-3163, fax: 501.450.5773, [email protected] Dead­line: roll­ing. Tuition: $384.74/cr. res., $592.17/cr. non-res. De­grees: 1,2,4. Grad­uate deadline: 3/1. Tui­tion: $432.04/cr. res., $687.27/cr. non-res. Degrees: 1-4,6. 175 music majors, 30 graduate students, 35 faculty, 12,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

California
Biola University (La Mirada). Dedicated to quality and providing rigorous undergraduate music education in an atmosphere of Christian community, Biola’s Conservatory of Music builds a foundation for a life-long pursuit of excellence and prepares musicians for teaching, graduate study, performance, ministry in church music, and additional musical careers. Significant scholarships available. Contact: Kaitie Krogh, 13800 Biola Avenue, 562-903-4892, [email protected] Deadline 3/1. Tuition: $36,696. Degrees: 1,2,4. 178 music majors, 4,225 total enrollment. 1 bands, 1 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

California Institute of the Arts, The Herb Alpert School of Music
(Va­len­cia). A thriving artistic environment for all music makers, creators, and innovators of all kinds with emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and exploration. Contact: Kurt Isaacson, 24700 McBean Park­way, 661-253-7841, fax: 661.253.7710, [email protected] Undergraduate dead­line: 1/5. Undergraduate tui­tion: $43,400. Degrees: 1,3,4,9; Music Technology, World Music, Musical Arts. Graduate deadline: 1/5. Graduate tuition: $41,700. Graduate degrees: 1,3,4,9; Music Technology, World Music, Musical Arts. 275 music majors, 275 graduate students, 60 faculty, 1,000 total enrollment. 1 orch., 1 chor. (2015 data)

California State University, Long Beach, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (Long Beach). Our exceptional ensembles are at the core of student success. Faculty closely monitor students from freshman through master’s degrees. Both the Cole Symphony Orchestra (Spring 2014) and Wind Symphony (Fall 2014) toured South Korea. We present more than 400 concerts each year. Generous scholarships available. Out-of-state tuition waivers available for graduate students. Contact: Carolyn Bremer, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., 562-985-4781, [email protected] Under-graduate deadline: 11/30. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,5,9. Graduate deadline: open. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4-6,9. 450 music majors, 100 graduate students, 100 faculty. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 8 chor.

Chapman University (Orange). Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a rigorous, professional musical training program, coupled with a supportive liberal arts environment, which enriches the human mind and spirit. Our music curriculum prepares students to enter a variety of professional fields after graduation or continue their studies in top graduate programs. Contact: Casey Decker, One University Drive, 714-997-6711, fax: 714.997.6713 [email protected] .edu. Deadline: 1/15. Tuition: $24,155 Degrees: 1,2,4,5,6. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $835/credit. Graduate degrees: MM Keyboard Collaborative Arts. 245 music majors, 74 faculty, 6,281 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Concordia University
(Irvine). A music degree combined with Concordia’s renowned Enduring Questions and Ideas core curriculum prepares students to be innovative, quality professionals. Contact: Katherine Dubke, 949-214-3613, [email protected] Instrumentalists, on average, received more than 50% tuition discount in recent years. Deadline 2/15. Tuition: $32,130. Under­­grad­uate de­grees: 1,2,4,7,11. 47 music majors, 34 faculty, 1,609 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orchestra, 4 chor. Also, ensembles for commercial music, worship bands (4), handbells (4), and bluegrass.

Pepperdine University
(Malibu). With its beautiful campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Pepperdine offers exciting performance possibilities and the opportunity to study with world renowned musicians at an academically top ranked liberal arts university. Scholarship support is available for eligible undergraduate majors as well as for non-majors interested in performing in University ensembles. Contact: Morgan Jefferson, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-506-4111, fax: 310.506.4077, finearts [email protected] Deadline: 1/5. Tuition: $49,770. Degrees: 1,2,4. 80 music majors, 45 faculty, 3,100 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.
pepperdine.edu/music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco).



The San Francisco Conser­vatory of Music educates exceptionally talented musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest caliber, as well as musical citizens prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Contact: Steve Castles, 50 Oak Street, 415-503-6231, fax: 415.503.6299, [email protected] Deadline: 12/1. Under-graduate tuition: $42,400. Undergraduate de­grees: 1,4,13. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $44,200. Graduate degrees: 1,4,6,13. 165 music majors, 235 graduate students, 90 faculty, 400 total enrollment. 1 bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.
www.sfcm.edu

Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park). One of the most requested campuses in the CSU system, the Sonoma State University Department of Music provides a rigorous training on an idyllic 269-acre campus with two world-class concert halls. Strong programs in jazz, music education and performance, with ensemble opportunities in orchestra, chorus, wind ensemble and music theatre. Contact: Brian Wilson, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, 707-664-2468, [email protected] Deadline: 11/30. Tuition w/ fees: $7,388 res., addl. $372 per unit non-res. Degrees: 1,2,9, certificate in recording production. 110 music majors, 25 faculty, 9,300 total enrollment. 3 bands, 4 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.
www.sonoma.edu/music

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles). The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is the first – and only – school of music in the University of California system. Uniting innovative and collaborative departments of Music, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology, we encourage and embrace the exploration of music in all its contemporary and historical diversity. Contact: Zoe Ashmead, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East, 310-825-6457, [email protected] Deadline: November 30. Tuition: $12,918 res., $39,600 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,9, world music. Graduate tuition: $16,000 res., $31,000 non-res. 301 music majors, 163 grad students, 86 faculty, 30,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 10 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music (Stockton). The Conservatory of Music has been recognized as one of the top music schools for over 135 years. It is large enough to offer a variety of excellent educational opportunities yet small enough that each student receives a high degree of personal attention. Contact: Jennifer Goodwin, 3601 Pacific Ave., 209-946-2418, fax: 209.946.2770, [email protected] Undergrad. deadline: 1/15. Undergraduate tuition: $44,068. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,5,8,9,11. Graduate deadline: 3/2. Graduate tuition: $44,068. Degrees: 2,8. 202 music majors, 24 graduate students, 56 faculty, 3,877 total undergraduate enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Redlands (Redlands) is a private liberal arts university offering a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances annually. Wheth­­­er music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the rich, musical environment on campus. Contact: Brad An­drews, 1200 E. Colton Ave., 909-748-8014, [email protected] Undergraduate dead­line: 1/15. Undergraduate tuition: $46,220. Degrees: 1,2,4. 159 music majors, 35 music faculty, 2,448 total enrollment. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $16,080. Graduate de­grees: 1,4,6, artist diploma. 26 graduate students in music, 35 faculty. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.redlands.edu/music

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Colorado

University of Colorado (Boulder). The College of Music works collaboratively toward the goal of developing performers, composers, scholars, pedagogues, and teachers who are passionate about music, who are ambitious in setting their educational and professional goals, and whose impact on our campus community and the larger arts world is both memorable and far reaching. Contact: Jeffrey Hoh, 301 UCB, 303-492-8468, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 12/1. Undergraduate tuition: $11,867 res., $35,431 non-res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1,2,4,5,9,12, Cert. in Music Technology, Cert. in Music Entrepreneurship. Graduate dead­line: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $12,610 res., $30,754 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9. 300 music majors, 250 grad. students, 78 faculty, 26,000 enrollment. 4 bands, 10 jazz bands, 2 orch., 8 chor.

Connecticut
University of Connecticut (Storrs). The UConn Department of Music has a proud tradition of preparing future performers, composers, and teachers, while also enriching the life experience of the campus and wider community. Contact: Christian Quental, 1295 Storrs Road, Unit 1012, 860-486-3728, fax: 860.486.3796, [email protected] Deadline: 1/15. Tuition: $7,033 res., $17,929 non-res. Degrees: 1-5,9. Grad. deadline: 1/15. Grad. tuition: $7,998 res., $18,516 non-res. Grad. degrees: 1,3,5,7. 140 music majors, 49 graduate students, 21 faculty, 22,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 8 chor.

University of Hartford, The Hartt School (West Hartford). Hartt students have the opportunity to collaborate, often across disciplines. They work with guest artists, take advantage of professional partnerships-in-training, complete internships, and have opportunities to perform around the world and alongside our esteemed faculty. With more than 400 performances annually, Hartt is the largest producer of the performing arts in Connecticut. Contact: Megan Abernathy, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, 860-768-4465, fax: 860.768.4111, [email protected] Under­­grad­uate deadline: 1/9. Under­­grad­uate tuition: $35,036. Under­­grad­uate degrees: 1-5,9-10,12-13. Grad­uate dead­line: 1/9. Graduate tuition varies by degree. Graduate degrees: 1-6, MM-Suzuki pedagogy. 320 music majors, 135 graduate students, 100 faculty, 5,274 total enrollment. 3 bands, 9 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

Delaware
University of Delaware (Newark). The University of Delaware Department of Music offers Bachelor of Music and Bachel­or of Arts Undergraduate and Master of Music degrees as well as music opportunities for nonmajors. The Department of Music is focused on producing highly trained classical musicians intent on pursuing vocational performance, graduate study (in performance, composition, theory, musicology, and/or music education), and music management and business, as well as music educators (including public school teaching certification for band, orchestra, chorus, and general music, grades K-12). Contact: 100 Or­chard Road, 302-831-2578, fax: 302.831.3589, [email protected] Tuition: $12,830 res., $32,250 non-res. Deg: 1-5. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Graduate tui­tion: $1,700/cr. hr. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,6. 205 music majors, 42 grad. students, 52 faculty, 17,729 total enrollment. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 3 orch., 4 chor.

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Florida
Florida Southern College (Lakeland). The Department of Music provides a nurturing, yet challenging, learning environment within which talented students are empowered by a dedicated faculty to achieve excellence in academic, intellectual, and creative endeavors. Accredited by NASM, FSC’s music curriculum is innovative, preparing students for a lifetime of opportunities in music. Contact: Paula Parsche, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-680-4233, fax: 863.680.4395, [email protected] Priority dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $33,150. Degrees: 1,2,11, BA in Music. 117 music majors, 32 faculty, 2,200 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Florida State University
(Tallahassee). The FSU College of Music is widely recognized as a top tier university-based music program with a long tradition of excellence. One of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive music institutions, the College features a supportive and demanding educational environment with faculty members who are internationally recognized in their fields. Contact: Kristopher Watson, 850-644-6102, fax: 850.644.2033, [email protected] Dead­line: 1/18. Tuition: $215.55/cr. res., $721.10/cr non-res. Degrees: 1-4, 7-9, 11-13. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $479.32/cr. res., $1,110.72/cr. non-res. De­grees: 1-6,8-10; MA in Piano Technology, Master of Music in Opera Production. 750 music majors, 400 grad­uate students, 90 faculty, 31,000 total enrollment. 8 bands, 4 jazz bands, 4 orch., 9 chor.


Palm Beach Atlantic University
(West Palm Beach).



This is a Christian liberal arts in­stitution that emphasizes Christian life­style within the framework of a non-de­nominational, free-church environment. The music department, accredited by NASM, stresses performance and academics with equal importance. The beautiful South Florida campus is located a five-minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean. Contact: Marquel Wheeler, P.O. Box 24708, 561-803-2100, fax: 561.803.2424, [email protected] Dead­line: 4/1. Tuition: $29,000. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,7,9,11. 100 music majors, 30 faculty, 3,000 total enrollment. 6 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.
www.pba.edu/music

Stetson University (DeLand).



An exclusively undergraduate program within an historic comprehensive university, Stetson provides an array of vocal and instrumental ensembles, including opera theatre. Students are preparing for professional careers and graduate study in music, while gaining a commitment to artistic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and professionalism within a values-based atmosphere of challenge and support. Contact: Hannah Austin, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., #8399, 386-822-8975, [email protected] Dead­line: 3/1. Tu­i­tion: $55,566. Degrees: 1-3, 13, Music Business, music with an outside field, BA Music, Music Minor. 200 music majors, 47 faculty, 2,750 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 4 chor.
www.stetson.edu/music17

Southeastern University (Lakeland). Our world-class faculty prepares students to use their God-given gifts to inspire others and glorify Christ through music. Faculty members have studied at Juilliard, Eastman, and other renowned programs, and our emphasis on mentoring and practical experience will give you the foundation you need for a successful career. Contact: Abby Jones, 1000 Longfellow Blvd., 800-500-8760, [email protected] Priority deadline: 5/1  2,703 total enrollment. (2015 data)

University of Central Florida (Orlando).



As part of the nation’s second largest university, UCF Music provides meaningful and diverse experiences in performance, education, composition, scholarly research, and service to the community. The atmosphere is energetic and friendly, and all private lessons are taught by the faculty. Accredited by the NASM. Contact: John Parker, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., 407-823-2869, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 5/1. Undergraduate tuition: $6,379 res., $22,476 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,5,9. Graduate deadline: 7/15. Graduate degrees: MA Music. 330 music majors, 30 graduate students, 45 faculty, 63,002 total enrollment. 6 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.
www.music.ucf.edu/apply

University of Miami, Frost School of Music (Coral Gables).



University of Miami Frost School of Music is one of the largest, most comprehensive and relevant music schools in higher education. Frost fosters creativity, leadership and scholarship in instrumental, keyboard, contemporary, jazz and vocal performance, as well as composition, music business, music education, music engineering technology, music therapy, and more. Contact: Karen Kerr, 1314 Miller Drive, 305-284-6167, fax: 305.284.6475, [email protected] Undergraduate dead­line: 10/15 December audition, 12/1 January/February audition. Undergraduate tuition: $45,600. Undergraduate degrees: 1-4,8,9,11; Music Engineering Technology, Commercial Music & Production. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tui­tion: $35,216 (9 cr./semester). Graduate degrees: 1-6,8-11; Music Engineering Technology, Sound Recording Arts, Digital Arts & Design, Studio Jazz Writing, Media Writing & Production. 500 music majors, 273 graduate students, 100 faculty, 10,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 6 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.
music.miami.edu

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Georgia

Augusta University (Augusta) is committed to excellence in teaching, advancement of knowledge, and enrichment of the community in a climate that fosters humane values and a lifelong love of learning. The university offers undergraduate programs in arts, sciences, and professional fields of study as well as selected graduate programs. Contact: Angela Morgan, 1120 15th St., 706-737-1453, fax: 706.667.4937, amorgan1@ gru.edu. Dead­line: 7/1. Tuition: $8,422 res., $23,130 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,9. Graduate deadline: 6/2. Tui­tion: $5,144 res., $17,544 non-res. Degrees: 2, Master of Arts in Teaching. 96 music ma­jors, 3 graduate students, 22 faculty, 4,976 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 1 chor.

Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music (Columbus). The Schwob School of Music is one of the leading university-level music programs in the Southeast. The distinguished artist faculty serve an internationally diverse student population in world-class facilities. Centrally located on a vibrant downtown arts campus, students can expect to be nurtured and challenged to meet high expectations. Contact: Debra Tommey, 4225 University Ave., 706-649-7224, [email protected] Dead­line: 5/15. Tuition: $7,076 res., $20,294 non-res. Degrees: 1,2, BA. Grad. deadline: 5/15. Tuition: $6,654 res., $21,074 non-res. Deg: 1, artist diploma. 250 music majors, 50 faculty. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Georgia State University (Atlanta) offers  exceptional performing opportunities, world-class concert spaces, outstanding faculty, advanced technology, excellent library, and research support and a distinctive focus on career development. Contact: 75 Poplar Street, Suite 500, 404-413-5900, fax: 404.413.5910, [email protected] Dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $5,343 res., $14,448 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,9, Music Technology, Music Management. Grad. deadline: 3/1. Tuition: $5,648 res., $15,975 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,6,9. 360 music majors, 70 graduate students, 70 faculty, 32,000 total enrollment. 6 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Mercer University, Townsend School of Music
(Macon) offers undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The school is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Contact: Leigh Anne Hise, 1501 Mercer University Drive, 478-301-2748, fax: 478.301.5633, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: open. Undergraduate tuition: $34,150. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2, BA. Graduate deadline: 6/1. Graduate tuition: $685/semester hour. Graduate degrees: 1,6,7. 85 music ma­jors, 112 graduate students, 31 faculty, 2,700 total enrollment. 2 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Georgia (Athens).



The Hugh Hodgson School of Music offers a comprehensive slate of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, emphasizing scholarship, artistic performance, and research. High standards of musical
performance and academic achievement are required for admission. Prospective students must submit applications to both the University of Georgia and the Hodgson School. Contact: Chris Hallum, 250 River Road, 706-542-2005, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 1/15. Undergraduate tui­tion: $11,634 res., $29,844 non-res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1-4,8, minor in jazz (non-majors), music minor, bachelor of arts in music. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition $8,492 res., $24,090 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,5,6. 300 music majors, 200 grad students, 70 music faculty, 27,547 total undergrad enrollment. 6 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 9 chor.
music.uga.edu

University of West Georgia (Carrollton). Offering Initial Certification, graduate and undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Performance, and undergraduate degrees in the areas of Composition, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz Studies. MM in Music Education is 100% online. An accredited institutional member of NASM. Contact: Kevin Hibbard, 1601 Maple Street, 678-839-6516, fax: 678.839.6259, [email protected] Deadline: 8/1. Tuition: $5,226 res., $18,444 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4. Graduate deadline: 8/1. Graduate tuition varies. Graduate degrees: 1,2. 100 music majors, 30 graduate students, 21 music faculty, 12,600 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 3 chor.

Valdosta State University
(Valdosta). Regional University with strong commitment to training music educators and two one-hour lessons per week for performance majors. Contact: Ryan Hogan, 1500 N. Patterson, 229-333-5804, fax: 229.259.5578, [email protected] Deadline: 7/15. Tuition and fees: $3,148 res., $8,435 non-res. De­grees: 1,2,6,9. Graduate deadline: 5/1. Graduate tui­tion: $3,245 res., $8,933 non-res. Graduate de­grees: 1,2,6,9, MAT in Music Education. 150 music majors, 35 faculty, 12,500 total enrollment. 21 bands, 23 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

Idaho
University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music (Moscow). A musically comprehensive and nationally competitive School of Music, we provide a learning environment in which our students learn by performing, listening, analyzing, and creating music. Together, the students and faculty create an atmosphere of professional awareness, mutual support, collaboration, and outreach. Contact: Cezar Mesquita, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 4253, 208-885-6163, fax: 208.885.4477, email: [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 8/1 (priority scholarship deadline 2/25). Tuition: $7,232 res., $22,040 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5; Music Business, Music Minor, Musical Theatre Minor, Jazz Studies Minor. Graduate deadline: 7/1 (priority deadline 2/1). Graduate tuition: $8,530 res., $23,338 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,4,5; Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Collaborative Piano, Choral Conducting. 225 music majors, 20 graduate students, 28 faculty, 11,500 total enrollment. 2 bands, 4 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

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Illinois
Augustana College (Rock Island) is a private, selective liberal arts college. Our focus on creating a well-rounded experience for our students has generated an environment of learning that goes way beyond the classroom. The Department of Music belongs to NASM. Contact: Margaret Ellis, 639 38th Street, 309-794-7333, fax: 309.794.7433, [email protected] Dead­line: rolling, 11/1 early decision. Tuition: $39,621. Degrees: 1,2,4. 88 music majors, 45 music faculty, 2,500 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.
www.augustana.edu/music

Columbia College
(Chicago). Columbia’s Music Department emphasizes musicianship and proficiency, self-expression, originality, and professional training in all styles of music – classical, jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, and more. Upon graduation, our students are prepared for real jobs in the real world. Contact: Jeff Sanderson, 600 South Michigan Avenue, 312-369-7973, [email protected] Tuition: $48,900. Degrees: 1,3,4,9,12,13. 10,000 total enrollment. 7 bands, 5 jazz bands, 1 orch., 10 chor. (2015 data)

DePaul University (Chicago).



At DePaul School of Music you will learn from a faculty of working, professional musicians in a collaborative, performance-focused environment. You will work with classmates and instructors who will guide you toward success in the world of music. Your chair is waiting. Where will it take you? Contact: Ross Beacraft, 804 W. Belden Ave., 773-325-7444, fax: 773.325.7429, [email protected] Dead­line: 12/1. Tui­tion: $38,180. Degrees: 1,2,4,9,10,13. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tui­tion: $19,680. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,9. 400 music majors, 120 graduate students, 120 faculty, 24,000 enrollment. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 2 chor.
music.depaul.edu

Elmhurst College (Elmhurst). Elmhurst College’s internationally renowned music department offers exceptional opportunities for students interested in the serious study of music. Our faculty includes members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera, and national recording artists and award winners. Degrees: Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Jazz Studies, Theory and Composition. Contact: Gayle Bisesi, 190 Prospect, 630-617-3524, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $34,200. 220 music majors, 50 faculty,, 3,400 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 2 chor.
www.elmhurst.edu/music

Illinois State University
(Normal). Illinois State University School of Music provides individualized attention providing large university opportunities in a small school environment, placing the learner at the center of teaching and research. Education and development beyond the classroom cultivates the appreciation of lifelong learning in all music students at Illinois State University. Contact: Janet Tulley, Campus Box 2200, 309-438-7631, fax: 309.438.5833, [email protected] edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $14,062 res., $25,170 non-res. De­grees: 1-4,8,9. Graduate deadline: 3/1. Tuition: $3,501 res., $7,272 non-res. De­grees: 1,2,4,6,8. 352 music majors, 58 graduate students, 56 faculty, 20,807 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.

Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington). Nationally recognized for its long tradition of academic and music excellence, IWU provides students with the knowledge and skills required for careers as performers, educators, composers, and scholars. Students receive rigorous professional training by a fully-accredited school of music (NASM since 1930). Contact: Laura Dolan, PO Box 2900, 309-556-3063, fax: 309.556.3121, [email protected] Dead-line: rolling. Tuition: $42,290 (scholarships range from $10,000-$20,000). Degrees: 1,2,4,12. 160 music majors, 56 faculty, 1,850 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Millikin University (Decatur) offers a creative, nurturing space that will develop students’ enthusiasm for all things music into a successful career. Our faculty will show that dreams and reality are not so far apart, as the faculty will play alongside students and help develop talent. Contact: Brynn Kickle, 1184 West Main Street, 217-424-6300, fax: 217.420.6652, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $28,828. Degrees: 1,2,11. 291 music majors, 57 faculty, 1,950 total enrollment. 2 bands, 4 jazz bands, 1 orch., 7 chor.

North Central College (Naperville). North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences and is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values, and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes. Contact: Ashley Chubirka, 30 N. Brainard St., 630-637-5800, fax: 630.637.5819, [email protected] ctrl.edu. Deadline: Prior to 3/1 for scholarship consideration. Tui­tion: $36,474. Degrees: 1,2,9,12. 90 music majors, 46 faculty, 3,000 total enrollment.

Northeastern Illinois University
(Chi­cago). Contact: Sasha Gerritson, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., 773-442-5906, fax: 773.442.5910, [email protected] Dead-line: 7/15, 11/1. Undergraduate tuition: $349/cr. res., $699/cr. non-res. Undergrad-uate degrees: 1,2. Description of graduate school: A leader in K-12 teacher training and education, Northeastern’s music program places a significant emphasis on individual musicianship and performance preparedness. Grad­uate deadline: 7/15, 11/1. Tuition: $356/cr. hr. res., $712/cr. hr. non-res. Degrees: Applied Music Pedagogy. 99 music majors, 30 graduate students, 45 faculty, 8,438 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Northern Illinois University
(DeKalb). Study with an extraordinary faculty of artists and scholars, including the Avalon String Quartet, artists-in-residence. Graduate in-residence programs for string quartet. Contact: Lynn Slater, School of Music, 815-753-1546, fax: 815.753.1759, [email protected] Audition deadline: 2/20. Annual tuition: $14,300 res., $23,760 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,9. Grad­uate deadline: 2/20. Graduate tuition: $8,376 res., $16,752 non-res. Graduate de­grees: 1,2, in­dividual specializations in jazz studies and other areas. 250 music majors, 90 graduate students, 65 faculty, 21,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., jazz combos, chamber groups, world music.

North Park University (Chicago).



North Park’s music program prepares students to lead lives of significance and service through music. Christian in identity, it welcomes students of all perspectives and embraces music of diverse cultures and traditions. Curriculum fosters inclusive, intercultural perspective with enriched artistic experiences afforded by Chicago location. Multiple chamber music opportunities offered. Contact: Rebecca Ryan, 3225 W. Foster Avenue, 773-244-5623, [email protected] Dead­line: rolling. Tuition: $26,840. Degrees: 1,2,4,7,9,10; BA, vocal performance and collaborative piano (vocal coaching). 100 music majors, 50 faculty, 3,000 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 5 chor.
www.northpark.edu/music

Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music (Evanston).



Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music combines a nationally ranked music program of conservatory-level intensity with the academic rigor and scholarly resources found only at a world-class private research university. Undergraduates may pursue a double-degree or self-designed degree program in addition to traditional degrees. Contact: Ryan O’Mealey, 70 Arts Circle Drive, 847-491-3141, fax: 847.467.7440, [email protected] Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $48,624. Degrees: 1-5,9, Music Cognition. Grad. deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $48,624. Degrees: 1-6,9, Piano Pedagogy, Music Cognition. 400 music majors, 200 graduate students, 125 faculty, 8,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 3 orch., 5 chor.
www.music.northwestern.edu

Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Perform­ing Arts (Chicago).



Bringing together professional programs in music and theatre within the context of one of the world’s greatest cultural cities. Contact: Patrick Zylka, 430 S. Michigan Ave., #918, 312-341-6735, fax: 312.341.6358, [email protected] edu. Dead­line: 1/15. Tuition: $35,664 Degrees: 1,2,4,9,12. Graduate deadline: 1/15. Tui­tion: $35,664. Degrees: 1,4,10. 165 music majors, 140 graduate students, 100 fa­culty, 500 total enrollment. 1 band, 10 jazz bands, 3 orch., 3 chor.
www.roosevelt.edu/CCPA

Saint Xavier University (Chicago). Saint Xavier’s Music Department combines a safe suburban community on Chicago’s southside with easy access to all of the attractions of downtown. With a marching band, two concert bands, a thriving jazz program, symphony orchestra, and choir, along with three NASM-accredited music majors, we provide numerous opportunities for musical students. Contact: Greg Coutts, 3700 W. 103rd St., 773-298-3421, fax: 773.298.3429, music@ sxu.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tui­tion: $31,220. Degrees: 1,2,9. 40 music ma­jors, 24 faculty, 3,000 total en­rollment. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

University of Illinois
(Urbana) provides students with competitive performance skills as musicians and educators, marketability for employment, and a network of more than 8,000 music alumni. Contact: Angela Tammen, 1114 W. Nevada St., 217-244-7899, fax: 217.244. 4585, [email protected] Under-graduate deadline 12/1. Tui­tion: $15,698-$20,702 res., $31,320-$36,424 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,9, Open Studies, Music Technology. Grad­uate deadline: 12/1. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,6,9, Vocal Coaching and Accompanying, Piano Pedagogy. 350 music majors, 90 faculty, 32,695 total enrollment. 7 bands, 15 jazz bands, 3 orch., 6 chor.

VanderCook College of Music (Chicago). VanderCook College of Music is the only degree-granting institution in America solely devoted to the career preparation of professional band, choral, string, and general music educators. For over 100 years it has offered comprehensive, practical, and affordable music education programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Continuing education also available. Contact: Cam Stasa, 3140 S. Federal St., 312-225-6288, fax: 312.225.5211, [email protected] Dead­line: Rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $25,690. De­gree: 2. 120 music majors, 33 faculty, 120 total en­rollment. Graduate Deadline: Rolling. De­gree: 2. 150 graduate students, 33 faculty. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

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Indiana
Ball State University (Muncie) provides innovative programs, a wide and varied performance program, and national leadership in music education. Con­tact: 2000 W. University Ave., 765-285-5400, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,9,13. Grad. degrees: 1-6. 400 music majors, 110 grad students, 75 faculty, 21,160 total enroll. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor. (2015 data)

Bethel College (Mishawaka). The music department has a 99% placement rate for music education graduates, 1998-2014. Bethel is a Christ-centered, NASM accredited institution striving to bring each student to an understanding of the pedagogical, historical, and theoretical as­pects of musical performance, while also striving for the highest levels of technical and artistic performance. Scholarships available. Contact: Susan Lehman, 1001 Bethel Circle, 574-807-7500, fax: 574.807.7806 [email protected] Dead­line: 8/1. Tui­tion: $26,240. Degrees: 1,2. 41 music ma­jors, 7 faculty, 2,100 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.
 
Butler University (Indianapolis). As a musician at Butler University, you can easily pursue a double major, study abroad, complete research, or teach in the Community Arts School. Our flexible curriculum affords you the opportunity to achieve more, and shape a course of study that’s about reaching your career goals and pursuing your passions. Contact: Joy Rogers, 4600 Sunset Ave, 317-940-9246 fax: 317.940.9258, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 2/1, early action 11/1. Undergraduate tui­tion: $37,400. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,9,10,11. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Graduate tuition: $540/credit hour. Grad. degrees: 1,2,4,5,6; Piano Pedagogy. 200 music ma­jors, 50 graduate students, 45 faculty, 4,100 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

DePauw University (Greencastle). The DePauw University School of Music provides excellence in undergraduate music training by preparing students for distinction as performers, scholars, and teachers. Our 21st Century Musician initiative is a complete re-imagining of the modern music school that creates musicians who are flexible, entrepreneurial, and who impact communities in profound ways. Contact: Toni Robinson, 605 S. College Avenue, 765-658-4118, fax: 765.658.4042, [email protected] Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $45,660. Deg: 1,2. 151 music majors, 45 faculty, 2,267 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 2 chor., chamber ensembles.

Goshen College (Goshen). Goshen College is a music-intensive liberal arts environment. We are committed to educating the whole person while calling forth and supporting a high level of performance from each musician. Students studying music at Goshen College enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art music center, renowned for its exceptional acoustics. Contact: Trish Yoder, 1700 S. Main St., 574-535-7535, [email protected] Tui­tion: $32,200. Degrees: 1,2,7, Piano Pedagogy. 40 music majors, 6 music faculty, 850 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.goshen.edu/music

Indiana State University (Terre Haute). The ISU School of Music graduates outstanding students in music education, music business, performance, composition, and liberal arts. Graduates can be found in teaching and music industry positions, as well as in graduate schools of music. Graduates of the masters of music program experience success in higher education and other music careers. Contact: Annika Bugge, 300 N. 7th Street, 812-237-2771, fax: 812.237.3009, [email protected] state.edu. Deadline: 3/1. Tuition: $8,546 res., $18,876 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,11. Gra­d­uate Deadline: 3/1. Tui­tion: $396/credit hr. res., $777/credit hr. non-res. Degrees: 1,2,6. 187 music majors, 7 graduate students, 37 music faculty, 13,584 total enrollment. 5 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.
www.indstate.edu/cas/music

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington).



The IU Jacobs School offers the benefits of a world-class conservatory with the re­sources of a major research university, all at one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. With over 1,100 performances an­nually, including six fully staged operas and three ballets, there are numerous performing opportunities. Contact: Espen Jensen, 1201 E. 3rd St., 812-855-7998, fax: 812.856.6086, [email protected] Deadline: 11/1. Tuition/yr: $12,349.08 res., $36,207.08 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,9,13. Grad­uate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tui­tion: $602.25/credit res., $1,857.67/credit non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-7,9. 1,600 music students, 180 music faculty. 9 bands, 5 jazz bands, 7 orch., 8 chor.
music.indiana.edu/admissions

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is a vibrant program that features degrees in music performance, education, therapy, and technology in the beautiful Rhinehart Music Center. With a focus on undergraduate students our program is enriched with partnerships with the Fort Wayne Phil­harmonic Orchestra and Sweetwater Sound whose professionals teach and work with our students daily. We have 62 faculty members who contribute to a 100% passing rate for teacher certification and music therapy board certification. Job placement in those two degrees is also 100% in part due to a low teacher-to-student ratio and great learning environment. In-state tuition is $8,200 per year and $19,600 for non-residents. Our program includes 200 music majors and pre majors in an overall student body of about 10,000. Undergraduate degrees 1,2,8,13. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor., opera company, chamber ensembles.

Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion).



The IWU Division of Music is committed to preparing you completely with courses in liberal arts, applied instruments, theory, history, conducting, instrumental techniques, and piano skills and composition, as well as offering you a variety of vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities. IWU is a Christ-centered institution. Contact: Michael Flanagin, 4201 South Washington St., 765-677-2152, fax: 765.677.2620, [email protected] Deadline 3/1. Tuition: $25,346. Deg: 1,2,4,7,8, Songwriting, Ministry. 175 music majors, 17 faculty, 3,200 total enroll. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.
www.indwes.edu/music

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame).



The Band of the Fighting Irish is comprised of students from across the U.S. and overseas, enrolled in every field of study at the University of Notre Dame. In addition, we welcome students from Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. Notre Dame is committed to meeting the financial needs of every student. Contact: Shelley Way, 100 Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall, 574-631-7136, [email protected] Deadline: 1/1. Tuition: $47,929. 14 bands, 3 jazz bands.
www.ndband.com

Valparaiso University (Valparaiso). The Department of Music offers a rigorous music curriculum, outstanding ensembles, excellent studio instruction, and, most important, a faculty focused on nurturing the gifts of the college undergraduate. Facilities include the Center for the Arts and the Chapel of the Resurrection, one of the world’s largest collegiate chapels. Contact: Nicole Lee, 1709 Chapel Drive, 219-464-5274, [email protected] Dead­line: 1/6. Tuition: $36,280. Degrees: 1,2,4,7. 80 music majors, 34 faculty, 4,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.

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Iowa
Coe College (Cedar Rapids). Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe offers Bachelor of Music degrees in education, performance, and composition and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Contact: Bob Benson, 1220 1st Avenue, NE, 319-399-8521, fax: 319.399.8209, [email protected] Dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $40,670. Degrees: 1,2,4. 50 music majors, 32 faculty, 1,435 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Iowa State University (Ames). A comprehensive program of professional studies for students who wish to prepare for careers in music, including music education and teaching, performance, and composition, and for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in music. Courses in music literature, theory, areas of performance and strong ensembles for all students. Contact: Michael Golemo, 148 Union Drive, 515-294-0400, fax: 515.294.6409, [email protected] Dead­line: 2/11. Tuition: $8,219 res., $21,583 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4. 130 music majors, 36 faculty, 35,500 total enrollment. 8 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

Iowa Wesleyan College (Mt. Pleasant). Focus is on Music Education leading towards Iowa K-12 certification in music. Also offering a music performance degree program with internships in church music and business. Contact: David Johnson, 601 Main St., 319-385-6373, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $26,806. Degrees: 1,2. 20 music majors, 10 faculty, 800 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor. (2015 data)

Luther College (Decorah). 150+ years of academic excellence, with strong influence of instrumental and vocal music within the liberal arts context. Music major concentrations include performance, music education, theory/composition, history and literature, conducting, church music, jazz studies, and music management. Nearly 40% of all students at Luther participate in music. Contact: Jana Vorvick, 700 College Dr., 563-387-1426, [email protected] Dead­line: rolling. Tuition: $48,540. De­grees: 1-7,11. 275 music majors, 53 faculty, 2,200 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 3 orch., 6 chor.


Northwestern College (Orange City). A Northwestern education is a Christian academic community engaging students in a courageous and faithful learning and living that empower them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. Contact: Laura DeBoer, 101 7th Street SW, 712-707-7119, [email protected] Dead­line: 4/15. Tuition: $38,450. Degrees: 1,2,10; Music Ministry Major and Minor. 25 music majors, 4 faculty, 1,150 total enrollment. 5 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Iowa
(Iowa City).



The University of Iowa School of Music offers degree paths in all areas of music, from performance and academics to music education and music therapy. UI has a remarkable 9 to 1 student to faculty ratio; with a combined 450 undergraduate and graduate students, it is large enough to sustain strong programs in all areas of specialization, yet small enough to provide individual attention to every student. Contact: Pauline Wieland, 93 E. Burlington St., 319-335-1604, [email protected] Deadline: 4/1. Tui­tion: $8,575 res., $28,813 non-res. Degrees: 1-9. Graduate deadline: 7/15. Tuition: $10,357 res., $27,961 non-res. Degrees: 1-9. 450 music majors, 60 faculty, 31,387 total enrollment. 5 bands, 7 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.
www.music.uiowa.edu

University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls). The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest. Students interested in majoring in music or participating in music ensembles in Iowa will be excited to find exceptional faculty, innovative programs, and state-of-the-art facilities at an affordable price and close to home. Contact: John Vallentine, 115 Russell Hall, 319-273-2024, fax 319.273.7320, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition $6,848 res., $17,340 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,6,9,10,13 string pedagogy, artist diploma. Graduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: $8,292 res., $18,766 non-res. Degrees 1-6, 9, piano performance and pedagogy. 300 music majors, 60 grad. students, 40 faculty, 10,169 total enroll. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

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Kansas
Bethel College (North Newton). More than a quarter of our student body is involved in music, through student-managed instrumental and vocal ensembles, music theater, and other organized groups (bands, orchestra, choir). Contact: Andy Johnson, 300 East 27th Street, 316-284-5264 or 800-522-1887,  [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Undergrad degrees: 1,2. 15 music majors, 19 faculty, 500 total enrollment. 1 band, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor. (2015 data)

Kansas State University (Manhattan). More than 3,000 Kansas State students participate in music. Our music education program, in particular, is one of the strongest programs anywhere. Kansas State University’s Department of Music is committed to the highest ideals of music education, performance, scholarship, and service to the arts. Con­tact: New Student Services, Berney Family Welcome Center, 785-532-6318, fax: 785.532.3696, [email protected] Tui­tion: $8,411 res., $22,318 non-res. Degrees: 1-6. Grad. degrees: 1-6. 300 music majors, 40 faculty, 24,766 total enrollment. 6 bands, 1 jazz bands, 1 orch., 1 chor.

Pittsburg State University
(Pittsburg) is a comprehensive, regional institution in the southeast corner of Kansas. The music program offers BA, BM, BME, and MM degrees, with many areas of specialty. The school is a member of NASM. Contact: Susan Marchant, 1701 S. Broadway, 620-235-4466, fax: 620.235.4468, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $7,141 res., $13,117 non-res. (fee reduction program available). Undergraduate degrees: 1,2. Grad. deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $7,732 res., $17,816 non-res. Options for reduced tuition for students from Ark., Miss., Okla., & Texas. Graduate degrees: 1,2,6. 115 music majors, 15 graduate students, 20 faculty, 7,400 total enrollment. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.
 
University of Kansas (Lawrence). The School of Music at the University of Kansas offers an array of programs of study at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels and contributes to the arts community through student, faculty and visiting artist performances. Contact: 450 Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr., 785-864-3436, [email protected] Priority dead­line: 11/1. Degrees: 1-5,7-9,12. Priority grad. deadline: 12/1. Degrees: 1-9. 270 music majors, 230 grad. students, 65 faculty. 4 bands, 9 jazz bands, 1 orch., 7 chor. (2015 data)

Wichita State University
(Wichita). The School of Music is highly performance oriented, but we also have a wonderful Music Education department. Our Opera department is also outstanding. Our faculty perform regularly with the Wichita Symphony, Music Theatre Wichita, and Wichita Grand Opera. Contact: 1845 Fairmount, 316-978-6565, [email protected] Deadline: start of school. Undergraduate degrees: 1-6,9,12. Grad. deadline: start of school. Graduate degrees: 1-6. 200 music majors, 100 graduate students, 50 faculty, 16,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor. (2015 data)

Kentucky

Asbury University (Wilmore) is an accredited institutional member of the National As­sociation of Schools of Music. Music faculty help students gain a high level of performance proficiency, a firm theoretical and historical foundation, a solid preparation for a music career and/or graduate study, with a fusion of Christian faith and practice. Contact: Glen Flanigan, 1 Macklem Dr., 859-858-3511, fax 859.858.3921, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tui­tion: $28,432. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,7. 40 music ma­jors, 24 faculty, 1,358 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Murray State University (Murray). The Department of Music has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1936 and has a long and outstanding tradition of excellence. Graduates with degrees in music from Murray State University serve as leading musicians in such roles as opera singers, popular recording artists, professional symphony musicians, jazz educators, songwriters, television writers, public school music teachers, university music department chairs, instrument teachers, church musicians, and college music teachers. Contact: Pamela Wurgler, 504 Fine Arts, 270-809-4288, [email protected] Degrees: 1,2,4,11. 240 music majors, 24 faculty, 10,800 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor. (2015 data)

University of Kentucky
(Lexington). For almost 100 years, the University of Kentucky School of Music has helped musicians prepare for careers as performers, educators, researchers, and a wide array of leadership positions both in and outside the musical realm. Music majors benefit from world-class teaching and broad academic offerings. There are abundant opportunities to participate in both large and chamber ensembles. Contact: Michelle Combs, UK School of Music, 105 Fine Arts Building, 859-257-4900, [email protected] Undergraduate tuition: $11,320 res., $26,156 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,10,12. Graduate tuition: $12,236 res., $28,380 non-res. Degrees: 1-8,10. 250 music ma­­jors, 150 graduate students, 50 faculty, 30,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch, 4 chor.

Western Kentucky University
(Bowling Green) provides students with rigorous academic programs, places a premium on teaching and student learning, and is a leading American university with international reach. A new MM degree offers study in music education, conducting, and pedagogy. Contact: Scott Harris, 1906 College Heights Blvd., 270-745-3751, fax: 270.745. 6855, [email protected] Deadline: 8/1. Undergraduate tuition: $9,912 res., $24,792 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2, Liberal Arts in Music, Music Minor. Graduate deadline: 8/1. Graduate tuition: $570/hr. res., $816/hr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 2,6, Pedagogy. 180 music majors, 20 graduate students, 40 faculty, 20,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.

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Louisiana
Loyola University (New Orleans). A Loyola education is rooted in the Jesuit tradition and is academically rigorous and firmly committed to the liberal arts. It provides professional training for musicians and fine art students in one of the world’s great cultural cities. All faculty members are actively engaged in their profession. Contact: Vicki Vega, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 504-865-3037, fax: 504.865.2852, [email protected] Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $39,254. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,8,9,11. Graduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: $818/cr. hr. Graduate degrees: 1,8. 400 music majors, 45 graduate students, 50 faculty, 5,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

Northwestern State University (Natchit­o­ches). The NSU music program strives to educate both undergraduate and graduate students in a nurturing environment. A diverse and internationally known faculty strive to help students achieve their goals of excellence in both performance and music education. Contact: 175 Sam Sibley Drive, 318-357-4522, [email protected] Deg: 1,2,7; Concentration in Church Music. Grad. deadline: 8/1. De­grees: 1,2. 185 music majors, 20 graduate students, 22 faculty, 9,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor. (2015 data)

Maine
University of Maine (Orono). UMaine, within the School of Performing Arts, offers the future and present music educators of our state and region degree programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. We also offer programs concentrating in Performance and general B.A. in music for those who prefer a liberal arts emphasis. Contact: Beth Wiemann, School of Performing Arts, 207-581-4700, fax: 207.581.4701, [email protected] Undergraduate tuition: $10,588 res., $26,308 non-res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1,2,9; BA. Graduate tuition: $8,606 res., $22,718 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2. 150 music majors, 20 faculty, 11,500 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

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Maryland
Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hop­kins University (Baltimore).



Building on its rich history of professional music training at the highest level and focused on the four pillars of excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, and community connectivity, the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University is taking on the challenge of what it means to prepare artists for the 21st century. Contact: John Huling, 1 E. Mt. Ver­non Pl., 667-208-6600, fax: 410.659.8102, [email protected] Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $44,122. De­grees: 1,2,4,9,13, Early Music, Computer Music. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $44,122/38,360. Graduate de­grees: 1-6,9,13, Early Music, Computer Music. 267 music majors, 362 graduate students, 173 faculty. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 3 orch., 2 chor.
www.peabody.jhu.edu

Towson University (Towson). The Department of Music offers a comprehensive program that includes both undergraduate and graduate studies. Committed to providing a sound liberal arts and sciences education to a diverse student population, the department offers a broad range of musical opportunities to majors, minors, and non-majors. Contact: 800 York Road, 410-704-2836, [email protected] Deadline: 8/1. Degrees: 1,2,9. Graduate degrees: 1,2, MS. 350 music majors, 50 graduate students, 50 faculty, 21,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 5 chor. (2015 data)

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore). Our extensive performance op­portunities give students the chance to shine, while our low student-to-teacher ratio ensures a personalized educational experience. Contact: Connie Bailey, 1000 Hilltop Cir., PAHB238, 410-455-2942, [email protected] Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $8,204 res., $21,432 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,9,13. 150 music ma­jors, 14 full-time, 32 part-time faculty, 13,637 total enrollment. 1 band, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

University of Maryland (College Park). The University of Maryland School of Music is dedicated to offering undergraduate and graduate musicians conservatory-caliber training, while emphasizing the importance of the combined scholar, performer, educator and arts advocate in the 21st century. Contact: Jenny Lang, 2110 Clarice Smith Center, 301-405-8435, fax: 301.314.9504, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 11/1. Undergraduate tuition: $9,995 res., $31,143 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,9. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $10,956 res., $22,653 non-res. Degrees: 1-6,9; Collaborative Piano; DMA Voice Pedagogy. 228 music majors, 240 graduate students, 100 faculty, 26,800 total enrollment. 5 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

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Massachusetts
Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Boston) trains exceptional young performing artists for 21st-century careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Founded in 1867, the conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance, and theater, and presents more than 700 performances each year by students, faculty, and guest artists. Apply by December 15. Contact: Brian Calhoon, 8 Fenway, 617-912-9153, fax 617.912.9217, [email protected] Deadline: 12/15. Tuition: $41,560. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,12, classical contemporary music performance, BFA in contemporary dance performance. Grad­uate deadline: 12/15. Tuition: $41,560. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,12, classical contemporary music performance, MFA in Musical Theater. 460 music majors, 91 faculty, total enrollment 563. 3 bands, 3 orch., 4 chor.
www.bostonconservatory.berklee.edu

Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater). With easy public transportation to Boston, Bridgewater State University provides exciting opportunities for music performance and education for both music majors and non-majors within a challenging and supportive setting, including a wide range of performance opportunities spanning several genres and styles. Contact: Donald Running, 40 Cedar St., 508-531-1377, fax: 508.531.1772, [email protected] Deadline: 2/15. Tuition: $8,223 res., $14,363 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,9. Graduate deadline: 4/1. Tuition: $10,238. Degree: 2. 40 music majors, 15 graduate students, 35 faculty, 12,000 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Longy School of Music of Bard College (Cambridge). Longy School of Music of Bard College is located in Massachusetts and a Master of Arts in Teaching campus in California. While studying with some of the best musicians in the country, our students develop the skills needed to be a professional musician in a rapidly changing musical landscape. Contact: Katherine Drago, 27 Garden St., 617-876-0956, [email protected] Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $37,900. Undergraduate degrees: 1,4. Graduate degrees: 1,4. 52 music majors, 172 graduate students 119 faculty. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 1 chor.

New England Conservatory (Boston). NEC is a premier conservatory that values exploration and collaboration. Our students are mentored by a devoted faculty of esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. Our alumni fill orchestra chairs, concert halls, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide. Nearly half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra faculty are NEC alumni/faculty. Contact: Alex Powell, 290 Huntington Ave., 617-585-1101, [email protected] Dead­line: 12/1. Tui­tion: $42,600. Degrees: 1,4,9; Contem­porary Im­provisation. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $44,300. Degrees: 1,3,4,5,6,9; Con­temporary Improvisation. 400 music ma­jors, 375 graduate students, 230 music faculty, 400 total undergrad. enrollment. 2 bands, 25 jazz bands, 4 orch., 2 chor.

University of Massachusetts
(Amherst).




The Department of Music and Dance offers outstanding educational opportunities leading to careers in performing and teaching within a diverse university setting at an affordable price. Degrees offered: BA; BM in Jazz, Music Education, History, Performance, or Theory/Composition; MM in Performance, Jazz Composition/Arranging, Music Education, Musicology, or Music Theory; and PhD in Music Education. Contact: Director of Admissions, 273 Fine Arts Center, 413-545-6048, fax: 413.545.2092, [email protected] Undergraduate deadlines: early action for Spring and Fall: 12/3; regular action for fall: 1/28, 2/4 (no jazz), and 2/28. Tuition and fees: $25,674 res., $42,007 non-res. Degrees: 1-5,9. Graduate dead­line: 10/1 for Spring, 2/1 for Fall, grad. deadline for Music Theory: 1/15. Tuition: $13,260 res., $27,714 non-res. Degrees: 1-6,9. 231 music majors, 72 graduate students, 46 faculty, 28,635 total enrollment. 5 bands, 5 jazz bands, 3 orch., 7 chor., 3 percussion ensembles.)
www.umass.edu/music/

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Michigan
Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant). The School of Music is an accessible, student-focused community of artist/teachers dedicated to academic and artistic excellence, scholarly and creative endeavors that advance the discipline, and active service to the university, profession, and public. Contact: Lynn Losey, Warriner Hall 162, 989-774-3076, fax: 989.774.7267; [email protected] Deadline 3/3. Tuition $12,150 res., $23,670 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,3/4. Graduate deadline: 3/3. Graduate tuition: $548/cr. res., $819/cr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,3/4,6. 408 music majors, 67 graduate students, 45 faculty. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti). EMU Department of Music and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education, music therapy, performance, conducting, and dance within the setting of a major university. Small classes taught by professors, lots of personal attention, performance opportunities, world-class faculty. Affordable education and in-state tuition for Ohio residents. Contact: Donald Babcock, N101 Alexander, 734-487-4380, [email protected] Deadline: 3/11. Tui­tion: $20,616 res., $36,206 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,8, BA/BS. Grad­uate deadline: 3/11. Tuition: $20,866 res., $27,522 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4. 360 music students, 50 grad­­uate students, 46 faculty, 23,000 enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

Grand Valley State University (Allendale) is a comprehensive, four-year public institution located near Grand Rapids, Michigan, that has established a reputation for preparing its more than 25,000 students to excel in virtually every field. GVSU’s liberal education focus emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding – preparing students for life in a fast-changing world. Contact: Caitlin Cusack, 1 Campus Dr., 1300 Performing Arts Center, 616-331-3484, fax 616.331.3100, [email protected] Deadline: 12/31. Tuition: $11,520 res., $16,392 non-res. De­grees: 1,2. 200 music majors, 57 faculty, 25,325 total enrollment. 4 bands, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 4 chor.

Hope College (Holland). Housed in state-of-the-art Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (opened 2015), the Hope College Department of Music offers professional training in performance and music education in the context of a private liberal arts college, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Scholarship auditions begin November 15. Contact: Julia Randel, 221 Columbia Avenue, 616-395-7650, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: $31,380. Degrees: 1,2,9, BA. 50 music majors, 40 faculty, 3,200 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 5 chor.

Michigan State University (East Lansing).



The College of Music prepares students to become world-class musicians within the setting of a major Big Ten university. Our world-renowned faculty help our students discover new worlds of expression and develop a creative style that is uniquely their own. We offer a wide range of performance opportunities and scholarly activities. Contact: Benjamin Ebener, 333 W. Circle Dr., 517-432-2140, admissions@ music.msu.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 12/1. Undergraduate tuition: $14,114 res., $37,942 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,3,9, BA in Music (General). Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $9,800 res., $19,253 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-6,8. 550 music majors, 250 graduate students, 70 faculty, 50,000 total enrollment. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 8 chor.
www.music.msu.edu/admissions

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers professional artistic training in a world-class university environment. Contact: Julia Hoffert, 1100 Baits Drive, 2290 Moore Bldg., 734-763-7558, fax 734.763.9019, [email protected] Dead­line: 12/1. Tuition: $14,644 res., $45,686 non-res. Degrees: 1-5,7,9,12,13, Dance. Grad. tuition: $22,458 res., $44,798 non-res. Degrees: 1-7,9,13, Dance. 800 music majors, 300 grad students 166 faculty. 5 bands, 4 jazz bands, 5 orch., 9 chor.

Wayne State University (Detroit). Many members of the music faculty, including musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and some of the area’s finest jazz and vocal artists, have toured throughout the world as performers, clinicians, conductors, and composers. The department is also known for its preparation of music educators. Contact: 4841 Cass Ave, 1321 Old Main, 313-577-1795, [email protected] Degrees: 1-6,9,13. 310 music majors, 27,900 total enrollment. 2 bands, 7 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor. (2015 data)

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo). WMU’s School of Music is dedicated to the advancement of the musical arts through traditional study and performance, while promoting the development of new musical paths, preparing students for an ever-changing profession. Contact: Julie Nemire, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., 269-387-4672, fax: 269.387.1113, [email protected] Undergraduate deadline: 2/20. Undergraduate tuition $12,258 res., $27,616 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,8,9,12, Multimedia Arts Technology. Graduate deadline: 2/15. Graduate tuition: $555/cr. hr. res., $1,175/cr. hr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,6,8, Performance Grad. Certificate. 475 music majors, 45 faculty, 90 graduate students, 25,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.
www.wmich.edu/music

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Minnesota
Augsburg College (Minneapolis). Located in Minneapolis, Augsburg College is an ideal setting to study music, boasting majors in music, music business, music education, music performance, and music therapy. Contact: Rick Ellis, 2211 Riverside Ave., 612-330-1001, fax 612.330.1590, ellisr@augsburg.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $35,750. Degrees: 1,2,8 BA in Music, BA in Music Business. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $822/cr. Graduate degrees: 8, MMT. 95 music majors, 33 grad students, 47 faculty, 3,259 total enroll. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter). A nationally-ranked college representing the finest Swedish-Lutheran tradition, Gustavus offers the best liberal arts education with a world-class music program. Opportunities for musicians of any major to fully participate in music ensembles ranging from orchestra to show-choir. Music scholarships worth $1,000-$8,000 are available to any deserving musician. Contact: Alan Meier, 800 W. College Ave., 800-487-8288, admission@gustavus.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $42,360. Degrees: 1,2 BA in Music. 60 music majors, 38 faculty, 2,350 total enroll. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul) provides a culture of learning that inspires intellectual, creative, and personal development and that enriches our world through their artistry and leadership. Contact: Matt Edlund, 19 Exchange Street E., 800-594-9500, admissions@mcnallysmith.edu. Dead-line: rolling. Undergraduate degrees: 1, 4, 11, 13, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Diploma in Hip-Hop Studies. 550 music majors, 70 music faculty, 550 total enroll. (2015 data)

St. Cloud State University (Saint Cloud). St. Cloud State is an award winning regional public university located on the beautiful Mississippi River. Degrees are available in music education, performance, composition, new media and music therapy (expected Fall 2016). Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000, and performance awards are available to non-majors. Contact: Terry Vermillion, 720 Fourth Ave. South, 320-308-3223, fax 320.308.2902, music@stcloudstate.edu. Deadline: 5/1. Tuition: $7,814 res., $15,732 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,8. 85 music majors, 25 faculty, 13,752 total enroll. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.

St. Olaf College (Northfield) offers renowned performance opportunities and a comprehensive music curriculum within an academically rigorous liberal arts setting. Both BA and BM degrees are offered, with BM majors in performance, theory/composition, music education, church music. St. Olaf’s nationally ranked programs in math and natural sciences also attract talented non-music major participants. Contact: Mary Hakes, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., 507-786-3297, music@stolaf.edu. Deadline: 12/15. Tui­tion: $44,180. Degrees: 1-5,7, BA in music. 275 music majors, 60 faculty, 3,000 enroll. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 8 chor.

Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall). SMSU is a small liberal arts college in southwest Minnesota offering over 50 different degree programs. The music program offers rigorous curricula and musical opportunities with particular focus on individual development. Small class sizes allow faculty to work closely with students. All degree programs are NASM accredited. Contact: John Ginocchio, 1501 State Street, 507-537-7209, fax: 507.537.7014, john.ginocchio@smsu.edu Deadline: 5/1. Tuition: $7,000 Degrees: 1-4,11. 30 music majors, 15 music faculty, 3,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Minnesota (Duluth). The Department of Music at UMD is a vibrant and artistic learning environment with outstanding faculty members who provide students with a comprehensive music education in music, preparing them for employment and enriching their lives through their study of music. Contact: Dee Charles, 31 W. College St., 218-726-7890, fax: 218.726.6824, dcharles@d.umn.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 12/15. Under-graduate tuition: $12,802 res., $16,468 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,9, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Music Minor. Graduate deadline: 4/15. Graduate tuition: $7,729 res., $11,840 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,6, Instrumental, Vocal, Collaborative Piano. 160 music majors, 18 graduate students, 40 faculty, 9,239 total enrollment. 4 bands, 4 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.

University of Minnesota
(Minneapolis). At the University of Minnesota School of Music, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many advantages of a premier research University and vibrant metropolitan arts scene while also benefitting from the welcoming atmosphere created by our small cohort of faculty and students, gaining a truly world-class education. Contact: Anabel Njoes, 2106 4th Street South, 612-624-2847, fax 612.624.8001, musicapply@umn.edu Undergraduate deadline: 12/15. Undergraduate tuition: $13,840 res., $22,260 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,8, BA in Music. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $16,240 res., $25,120 non-res. Degrees: 1-6,8, Collaborative Piano. 250 music majors, 80 faculty, 30,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 5 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

University of St. Thomas (St. Paul).



This is Minnesota’s largest private university, with 10,000 students committed to the common good. A renowned faculty of progressive artists and practitioners leads undergraduate studies and graduate programs for educators. Ensembles welcome all and provide free academic credit. Scholarships are based on performance and academic achievement. Contact: Kara Bradshaw, 2115 Summit Avenue, BEC 05, 651-962-5850, music@stthomas.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 11/1, 2/15. Undergraduate tuition: $38,720. Undergraduate de­grees: 1,2,4,7, 11,13. Graduate Deadline: 4/1. Tui­tion: $857.50/credit, $643/non-degree credit. Grad. degrees: 2; certificates in Euryth-mics, Kodaly, Orff, Piano Pedagogy, Ed.D in Leadership with concentration in Music Education. 80 music ma­jors, 125 graduate students, 50 fa­culty, 6,240 undergraduate enroll. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 6 chor.
www.stthomas.edu/music

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Missouri
Central Methodist University, Swinney Conservatory of Music (Fayette). CMU students have plentiful performance opportunities, work closely with dedicated faculty, and are part of a vibrant community of scholar-musicians. With a focus on academic excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility, CMU offers baccalaureate degrees in Music Education and Performance, and a Master of Music Education. Con­tact: Tristan Applegarth, 411 Central Methodist Square, 660-248-6137, finearts@centralmethodist.edu. Deadline: rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $22,280. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,7. Graduate tuition: $250/hour. Graduate degree: 2. 65 music majors, 22 graduate students, 20 music faculty, 1,100 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 3 chor.

Truman State University (Kirks­ville). Truman’s success as one of the nation’s premier public liberal arts and sciences institutions can be traced to one guiding principle: an unwavering commitment to the undergraduate student. Truman offers an affordable education where intellectual challenge is embraced in a nurturing and diverse environment. Contact: Melody Cham­bers, 100 E. Normal Avenue, 660-785-4114, fax: 660.785.7456, admissions@truman.edu. Deadline: rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $7,152 res., $13,376 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,3,4, Jazz Studies minor. Graduate deadlines: 11/1, 4/1, 6/1. Tuition: $8,410 res., $14,154 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-6, Master of Arts in Education – Music. 154 music majors, 28 graduate students, 24 faculty, 5,853 enroll. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg). UCM’s Department of Music aspires to be recognized nationally as providing a broad, rich foundation of training and experience, developing flexible artists, ready to engage with the world of music today. Traditional strengths of music education and music technology are complemented by vital emphases in performance, conducting, and pedagogy. Contact: Janean Harris, Department of Music, Utt 109, 660-543-4682, fax: 660.543.8271, musicoffice@ucmo.edu. Deadline ongoing. Undergraduate tuition: $6,445.50 res., $12,891 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,9,11,12,13, Piano Pedagogy. Graduate deadline: 3 weeks prior to starting semester. Graduate tuition: $5,012.10 res., $10,024.20 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,5,6,9, Piano Pedagogy. 220 music majors, 60 grad. students, 33 faculty, 14,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2, jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

University of Missouri (Kansas City). UMKC is the University of Missouri’s designated campus for the performing arts. The Conservatory is a major contributor and component in the Kansas City arts community. Training tomorrow’s musicians, dancers, and educators by providing exceptional, experienced faculty, plus outstanding student opportunities. Con­tact: Julie Koch, 5100 Oak Street, 816-235-2900, fax: 816.235.5264, cadmissions@umkc.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $9,553 res., $22,714 non-res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1-4,8,9. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $7,215 res., $17,045 non-res. De­grees: 1-6,8,9. 200 music majors, 215 graduate students, 88 faculty, 14,300 total enrollment. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.
conservatory.umkc.edu

Montana
Montana State University (Bozeman). Our faculty and students seek to shape the direction of music in the 21st Century by pursuing diverse ideas and practices in music. Train for your career in music, music education, or music technology. Opportu-nities abound for minors and non-majors, including performance in one of our eighteen ensembles. Contact: Keith Kothman, 186 Howard Hall, 406-994-3562, music@montana.edu. Tuition $6,890 res., $23,190 non-res. Degrees: 2, BA in Music Technology, BA in Music. 180 music majors, 30 faculty, 15,500 total enroll. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

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Nebraska
University of Nebraska (Kearney).



The Department of Music at UNK provides a high-quality music education at an outstanding value. Our highest priority is to educate students to become lifelong, independent learners and practitioners of the arts. Our faculty fosters a student-centered environment with emphasis on leadership, inquiry, and cooperative learning. Contact: LeeAnn Amm, 2510 11th Ave., 308-865-8526, amml@unk.edu. Undergraduate deadline: rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $182/cr. hr. res., $396.25/cr. hr. non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,12, BA, BM, BME. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $285/cr. hr. res., $454/cr. hr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 2; MAE. 104 music majors, 16 graduate students, 22 faculty. 4 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch. 5 chor.
www.unk.edu/music

University of Nebraska
(Lincoln). The Glenn Korff School of Music nurtures the creativity, artistry, and scholarship of students and faculty; educates students to achieve excellence as educators, performers, composers, and scholars; and enriches the education of all students through the study and practice of music and dance. Contact: Janet Sievert, 121 Westbook Music Building, 402-472-2503, fax: 402.472.8962, music2@unl.edu. Under-graduate deadline: 5/1. Undergraduate tuition: $219/credit hour res., $662/credit hour non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4, BA, BM, BME. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Graduate tuition $290/credit hour res., $829/credit hour non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9, MM, DMA, PhD. 380 music majors, 60 faculty, 25,000 total enrollment. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 3 orch., 6 chor.

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New Hampshire

Keene State College (Keene). KSC’s versatile Music program includes Bachelor of Music programs in Music Education, Performance, Composition, and Music Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music option. Music majors participate in various ensembles, perform in masterclasses with guest artists, and are active in their professional organizations. Contact: Deb Ford, 229 Main St., 603-358-2177, dford@keene.edu. Tuition: $10,700 res., $18,880 non-res. Deg: 1,2,4; Music Technology, BA in Music. 106 music majors, 43 faculty, 4,400 total enroll. 8 band, 2 jazz , 1 orch., 4 chor.

University of New Hampshire (Durham).
Located in the beautiful, vibrant, and accessible seacoast area of New Hampshire, we offer programs in performance, composition, and music education. Regardless of program, our dedicated faculty strives to develop our students into the best musicians they can be. Contact: Alexis Zaricki, 30 Academic Way, 603-862-2418, fax: 603.862.3155, alexis.zaricki@unh.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Undergraduate tuition: $17,624 res., $31,424 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4. Graduate deadline: 4/1. Graduate tuition $13,840 res., $27,130 non-res. Graduate degrees: 4-6. 110 music majors, 8 graduate students, 37 faculty, 13,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.
cola.unh.edu/music

New Jersey

Kean University (Union) is nestled in a quiet community with a train to New York City on its beautiful 100-acre campus. The music conservatory is especially well known for its support of undergraduate music majors and its exceptional record for placing music education majors into successful teaching positions. Contact: Hilda Mikowsky, 908-737-4300, fax: 908.737.4333, music@kean.edu. Deadline 12/1. Tuition $7,600. Degrees: 1,2. 85 music majors, 28 faculty, 12,445 total enroll. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orchestra, 2 choruses.

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick). Located just 45 minutes from New York City, Mason Gross is the flagship public arts conservatory of New Jersey. With a distinguished faculty boasting principals and members of the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mason Gross School of the Arts has quickly become a clear choice for those interested in a top-tier professional music school. Contact: Kara Golden, 33 Livingston Ave., 848-932-5269, kgolden@masongross.rutgers.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Tui­tion: $5,913/sem. res., $13,402/sem. non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,9. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Graduate tuition: $8,268/sem. res., $14,064/sem. non-res. Degrees: 1-6,9. 240 music majors, 280 graduate students, 110 faculty. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.
www.masongross.rutgers.edu

Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music (Montclair). The Cali School prepares students for a wide range of careers, emphasizing both artistic and academic achievement. Students develop musicianship and professional skills through study with internationally acclaimed artists, educators and scholars; performance opportunities; masterclasses with world-renowned artists; internships; and experiencing the cultural riches of New York City nearby. Contact: JaNeen Vinson, 1 Normal Avenue, 973-655-7610, fax 973.655.5479, musauditions@montclair.edu. Under­­grad­uate dead­line: rolling. Under­­grad­uate tuition: $13,000. Under­­grad­uate de­grees: 1-4,8,9. Grad­uate dead­line: rolling. Grad­uate tui­tion: $675/cr. res., $975/cr. non-res. Grad­uate de­grees: 1,2,4,6,8. 450 music majors, 180 faculty, 16,300 total enrollment. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

New Jersey City University
(Jersey City). NJCU’s beautiful campus is located just minutes away from New York City. The university’s close proximity to Manhattan allows students to sample New York’s cultural riches. The department of music also features a world class faculty. Contacts: Paul Robertson/Dr. Min Kim, 2039 Kennedy Blvd., 201-200-2178/2025, fax: 201.200.3130, probertson@njcu-edu or mkim@njcu-edu. Undergraduate tuition: $5,715.05/sem. res, $10,228.75/sem. non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,11,12. Graduate tuition: $674.55/cr. res., $1,016.15/cr. non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,9, multiple woodwind. 160 music majors, 40 graduate students, 14 full-time faculty.

William Paterson University (Wayne).



The Department of Music at William Paterson University offers high quality music degrees with a practical edge critical to building successful futures for musicians. Our degree programs traverse the musical spectrum from classical music to jazz to popular music with concentrations in music education, music management, performance, and sound engineering. Contact: Iris Perry, Shea Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., 973-720-3466, musicadmissions@wpunj.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 2/1. Undergraduate tuition: $12,573 res., $20,466 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,9,11,13, BA in Music, Popular Music. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Graduate tuition $12,244 res., $19,458 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,6,9,11,13. 250 music majors, 25 graduate students, 19 full time and 65 adjunct faculty, 11,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 24 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.
wpunj.edu/music

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New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University (Por­tales) combines a traditional learning environment with 21st-century technology to provide a rich educational experience. Eastern emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity, and whole student life. Excellent teaching and active learning define campus relationships. Student success – that’s what it’s all about. Contact: Cody Spitz, 1500 S. Ave. K, 800-367-3668, Enrollment.Services@enmu.edu. Deadline: 8/1. Tuition: $3,066 res., $8,840 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,13. 112 music majors, 19 faculty, 6,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 3 chor.

University of New Mexico (Albu­quer­que). UNM offers quality instruction by artist faculty and a balanced program of performance and academics. Degrees offered: BM, BA in Music, BME, MM. Excellent cost-effective tuition; non-resident graduate students qualify for resident rate for the first two semesters provided enrollment does not exceed six hours per semester. Contact: Keith Lem­mons, MSC04 2570, 1 Univer­sity of New Mexico, 505-277-2126, fax: 505.277.2127, klemmons@unm.edu. Dead­line: 5/1, 2/1 for financial aid. Tui­tion: $5,286 res., $20,548 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,9, String Pedagogy. Grad. deadline: 7/1 (2/1 for financial aid). Tuition: $4,698 res., $15,840 non-res. Degrees: 1-6, Woodwinds, String Pedagogy, Colla­borative Piano. 325 music majors, 60 faculty, 28,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

New York
Adelphi University (Garden City). The Department of Music at Adelphi University prepares young musicians and educators to meet the highest standards of aesthetic expression through rigorous study, thoughtful application, and broad experiences in music. We provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage with music, enriching the cultural life in our region. Contact: Rosanne Clemen, 1 South Ave, Performance Arts Center 207, 516-877-4290, 516.877.4286, clemen@adelphi.edu. Dead­line: roll­ing. Tuition: $34,000. Degrees: 2,4, Music. 57 music majors, 57 faculty, 4,852 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

The College of Saint Rose
(Albany).



BA in Music, BS in Music Education, BS in Music Industry, and minors in Jazz Performance, Liturgical Music for music majors and minors in Music, Music Technology and Music Business for non-music majors. State-of-the-art music facilities with the finest acoustics in rehearsal and performance spaces. NASM and NCATE accredited. Contact: Music Department, 432 Western Avenue, 800-637-8556. Deadline: Early action 12/1, for scholarship consideration 2/1. Tuition: $29,656. Degrees: 2,11, BA in Music. Graduate deadline: 4/1. Graduate tuition: $799/credit. Degrees: 2. 200 music majors, 50 faculty, 4,499 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch. 1 chor.
www.strose.edu/music

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (Rochester) maintains the highest standards for artistry, intelligent musicianship, and scholarship and provides an outstanding faculty, broad and continuous playing experience, and innovative ap­proaches to career development. Eastman students enjoy a collaborative musical en­vironment and can earn minors or second degrees at the University of Rochester. Contact: 26 Gibbs Street, 585-274-1000, admissions@esm.rochester.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Undergraduate tuition: $49,600. Undergraduate degrees: 1-4,9, double major. Grad. tuition: $34,100. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4-6,9, Opera, Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music. 550 music majors, 450 graduate students, 120 faculty, 1,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

Houghton College, Greatbatch School of Music (Houghton) is uniquely situated as a conservatory model school of music within a Christ-centered, nationally-ranked, liberal arts college. Students learn from accomplished faculty who teach with integrity. Opportunities include internships and residencies, international touring with ensembles, Pro Tools certification, Presidential Scholarship Competition, and generous graduate assistantships. Contact:
Kelly Van Kirk, 1 Willard Ave., 585-567-9400, fax: 585.567.9517, music@houghton.edu. Undergraduate dead­line: rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $39,090 (rent and board included, as of '16-17). Undergraduate de­grees: 1,2,4, 11, BA, BMus with non-music elective studies. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate degrees: 1,4,6, MA, MM in Collaborative Performance. 101 music majors, 15 graduate students, 26 faculty, 1,031 total enroll. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Ithaca College (Ithaca).



Since its founding in 1892 as a conservatory, the School of Music has earned a reputation as one the best in the nation, offering a superb blend of full-time faculty, performance opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, access to liberal arts courses, and success in career placement. We prepare students to be world-class professionals and the music leaders of tomorrow – ready to transform individuals and communities by advancing the art of music. Contact: Director of Music Admissions, 3322 Whalen Center for Music, 953 Danby Road, 607-274-3366, fax: 607.274.3068, music@ithaca.edu. Undergraduate dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $41,776 ($1,393 per credit hour). Degrees: 1-4,9,12,13, Bachelor of Arts, Music in Combination with an Outside Field. Graduate deadline: 1/15 & 4/1 (summer music education). Graduate tuition: $821 per credit hour. Graduate degrees: 1,2,4,6, Suzuki Pedagogy. 500 music majors, 60 graduate students, 60 faculty. 6,700 total enrollment. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.
www.ithaca.edu/ready

The Juilliard School (New York). Since opening in October 1905, Juilliard has set this country’s standard for education in the performing arts. An original constituent of Lincoln Center, Juilliard is growing with the needs of a thriving cultural community in the US and abroad. Contact: Juilliard Admissions, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212-799-5000, musicadmissions@juilliard.edu. Dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $41,310. Degrees: 1,4-6,9. 350 music majors, 310 grad. music majors, 250 faculty. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 4 orch.

Long Island University Post Campus (Brookville). LIU Post provides a conservatory quality education within a liberal arts setting on a 307 acre rural estate only 45 minutes from New York City. Committed to individual attention, music faculty actively work in their fields of expertise to constantly bring new experiences to enrich our students. Music scholarships available. Contact: Lisa Meyer, 720 Northern Blvd., 516-299-2475, 516.299.2884, post-music@liu.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition $34,352. Degrees: 1-5,9. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $1,178/credit. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9. 65 music majors, 45 graduate students, 58 faculty, 4,500 total enrollment. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

Manhattan School of Music (New York).



Manhattan School of Music prepares highly talented students for careers as passionate performers and composers and to be imaginative, effective leaders in the arts. Our students thrive in a supportive atmosphere that encourages excellence, values individuals, and welcomes innovation. Contact: Christian Cassidy, 120 Claremont Ave., 917-493-4436, fax 212.749.3025, admissions@msmnyc.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $44,100. Degrees: 1,4,9,12. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $44,100. Graduate degrees: 1,4,6,9. 60 music majors, 179 faculty, 949 total enrollment. 3 bands, 5 jazz bands, 3 orch., 3 chor.
msmnyc.edu

Nazareth College of Rochester, Department of Music (Rochester). A Nazareth College education links the Professional Arts, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts while offering five vibrant music degree programs. Internships, leadership opportunities, travel abroad, and community service are integral to the Nazareth College experience. Student passion and interests drives the experience in and outside of the major. Contact: Nancy Strelau, 4245 East Ave., 585-389-2691, fax: 585.389.2939, Nstrela1@naz.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $31,024. Degrees: 1,2,4,8,11. Grad. deadline: rolling. Tuition: $880/credit hour. Degrees: 2,8, MM in performance and pedagogy. 200 music majors, 20 grad. students, 80 faculty, 2,100 total enrollment. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 2 chor.

The New School College of Performing Arts (New York) is home to three highly progressive schools: Jazz, Mannes (Classical Music), and Drama. We nurture individual artists, cultivating fearless risk-takers who value real-world relevance, rigorously pursue excellence, and embrace collaboration. Students become artistic leaders who can make a positive difference in today’s world. Contact: 55 W. 13th St., 6th Floor, 212-229-5150, mannesadmissions@newschool.edu. Undergraduate and graduate degrees: 1,3,4,6,9. 668 music majors, 328 faculty, 6,800 total enrollment. (2015 data)

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human De­velopment (New York). Music and Per­forming Arts Professions at NYU Stein­hardt offers the finest professional training combined with the academic excellence of an internationally recognized university. Our programs, baccalaureate through doctoral, share a spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic goals enriched by the world of interdisciplinary ideas. Contact: Paul Ho­ran, 35 W. Fourth St., Suite 1077, 212-998-5424, fax: 212.995.4043, pgh@nyu.edu. Dead­line: 1/1. Tuition: $49,062. Degrees: 1-4,9,11-13. Graduate deadline: 1/6; doctoral deadline 12/1. Tuition: $38,304. Degrees: 1-4,9,11-13. 661 music majors, 300 faculty.
steinhardt.nyu.edu/studymusic2017

Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens). The school of music has a world-class faculty, an outstanding building with our own Concert Hall, and a curriculum that provides excellent preparation for careers in performing, teaching, recording, and many other areas in the world of music. An Aaron Copland School of Music degree is an incredible value. Contact: Jane Cho, 65-30 Kissen Blvd., Flushing, NY, 718-997-3800, fax: 718.997.3849, Jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu. Dead­line: 1/1. Tuition: $6,330 res, $560/credit non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4. Graduate deadline: 1/6. Tuition: $10,130 res., $780/credit non-res.. Degrees: 1-6,9,13. 250 music majors, 112 faculty.
qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music

State University of New York
(Fredonia). The School of Music offers a comprehensive array of degree programs, including music education, performance, composition, sound recording, and music therapy. Outstanding faculty and facilities support opportunities for students to experiment, perform, create, and grow in preparation for successful careers of their choice. Contact: Barry Kilpatrick, 280 Central Avenue, 716-673-3151, fax: 716.673.3154, music@fredonia.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 4/1. Undergraduate tui­tion: $4,045 res., $8,970 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-6,8-13. Tuition: $6,245 res., $11,915 non-res. Degrees: 1-7,12. 600 music majors, 60 graduate students, 100 faculty, 5,200 total enroll. 4 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

State University of New York, The Crane School of Music (Potsdam) was one of the first institutions in the country to have programs dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in public schools. Throughout Crane’s history the school’s primary mission has been to educate music teachers with an emphasis on excellence in performance. Contact: David Heuser, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, 315-267-2812, fax: 315.267.2413, crane@potsdam.edu. Undergraduate dead­line: 3/1. Undergraduate tui­tion: $6,470 res., $16,320 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5,11. Graduate deadline: 5/1. Graduate tuition: $10,870 res., $22,210 non-res. Graduate de­grees: 1,2. 550 music majors, 25 graduate students, 80 faculty, 4,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music (Syracuse). Today’s musicians perform, compose, teach, and manage their own business affairs. At Setnor, students choose courses from the departments of Performance; Music Education; Music Theory, History and Composition; and Music and Entertainment Industries to develop unique, customized, portfolios of musical, pedagogical, and business skills to prepare for diversified music careers. Contact: Amy Mertz, 202 Crouse College, 315-443-2769, admissu@syr.edu. Deadline: 2/15. Tuition: $41,794. Degrees: 1,2,4,11,13. B.A. in Music, B.S. in Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $23,292. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,11, Voice Pedagogy. 300 music majors, 35 graduate students, 76 faculty, 20,500 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor. (2015 data)

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North Carolina
Appalachian State University (Boone). The Hayes School of Music sees as its objective the development of those elements that relate to teaching, creation, business, and appreciation of music, and to music as a teaching tool. Accredited by NASM, the Hayes School of Music enjoys a widely renowned reputation, particularly in the Southeast. Contact: William Pelto, 813 Rivers St., 828-262-3020, 828.262. 6446, music@appstate.edu. Undergraduate deadlines: 11/15, 2/1, 3/15. Tuition: $7,416 res., $21,932 non-res. Undergraduate de­grees: 1,2,4,7,8,11,13. Graduate deadline: 11/1, 3/1. Graduate tuition: $7,721 res., $20,890 non-res. Graduate de­grees 1,8. 475 music majors, 58 faculty, 18,000 total enroll. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 6 chor.

East Carolina University (Greenville). The School of Music at ECU provides a nurturing atmosphere where gifted and talented students may grow and develop to their full potential and be prepared for state and national leadership roles in the musical arts.  Contact: Rachel Copeland, Mail Stop 508, 252-328-4281, fax 252.328.6258, SKIBAR@
ecu.edu. Under­­grad­uate dead­line: 3/1. Under­­grad­uate tui­tion: $6,946 res., $22,904 non-res. Under­­grad­uate de­grees: 1-4,7-9. Grad­uate dead­line: 4/1. Grad­uate tui­tion: $7,236 res., $20,128 non-res. 280 music majors, 50 graduate students, 50 faculty, 29,000 total enroll. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

University of North Carolina (Greensboro). UNCG offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate through doctoral study in performance and music education in North Carolina. Studies complement rigorous professional training with a broad liberal education. Our approach of combining conservatory style learning, outstanding faculty, and beautiful facilities clearly reaps rewards. Contact: Jeff Aguiar, PO Box 26170, 336-334-5428, fax: 336.334. 5497, jbaguiar@uncg.edu. Undergraduate deadline: Rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $7,811 res., $21,260 non-res. De­grees: 1,2,4,9,10. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Degrees 1-4,6, Post-Baccalaureate certificates in Music Theory, Musicology (Historical), Ethnomusicology, Composition, Jazz, Music Education, and BioMusic; Post master’s certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy. 400 music majors, 200 graduate students, 65 faculty, 14,500 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem). With select admissions, a robust scholarship program, and 7-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, we function like a private conservatory within the North Carolina state university system. Offering world-class instruction and an active lineup of distinguished visiting artists, we have a student body ranging from high school students through performing artists certificates. Contact: Sheeler Lawson, 1533 South Main Street, 336-770-3264, lawsons@uncsa.edu. Tuition: $8,844 res., $24,314 non-res. Degrees: 1,4. Grad. tuition: $10,470 res., $23,877 non-res. Degrees: 1,4,6. 150 music majors, 50 grad. students, 30 faculty, 800 total enroll. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 1 chor.

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Ohio
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music (Berea). Eight undergraduate music majors within a liberal arts and sciences university. 100% placement: music therapy, music education, music theatre. Artist faculty includes nine from The Cleveland Orchestra. Focus on excellence, diversity, experience, entrepreneurship, All-Steinway, new conductors, Bach, Beatles, and Broadway. Personal visit encouraged. Contact: Anita Evans, Conservatory Admission, 275 East­land Rd., 440-826-2368, fax: 440.826.8069, music@bw.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tui­tion: $33,342. Degrees: 1-5,8,10,12. 352 music majors, 72 faculty, 4,200 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 5 chor.

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green). The College of Musical Arts has achieved national recognition by training talented musicians for professional careers in performance, music education, composition, jazz, music history, and world music. Undergraduate and graduate degrees include a DMA in Contemporary Music and numerous majors within the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Contact: Amanda Long 419-372-8577, amlong@bgsu.edu. Dead­line: 5/1. Tui­tion: $19,296 res., $26,832 non-res. De­grees: 1,2,4,5,9,13 (minor only). Grad dead­line: 6/1. Degrees: 1-6,9. 400 music majors, 130 grad students, 90 faculty, 20,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

Capital University, Conservatory of Music (Columbus). Our artist faculty want to challenge you, applaud you and inspire you. Through outstanding performance opportunities, internships, meaningful student teaching experiences and numerous master classes, your own artistic potential will be nurtured and celebrated. We do all of this to achieve our goal of transforming your life artistically and creatively so you can be a leader and contributor in your community. Contact: Susanna Mayo, 1 College and Main, 614-236-6101, fax: 614.236.7947, createmusic@capital.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 12/1. Undergraduate tuition $33,282. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,7,9, 11-13, BA in Music. Graduate deadline: 6/1. Grad. tuition: $550 (per credit). Grad. degrees: 2, Emphasis in Instrumental Music, Jazz Pedagogy, and Kodály; degree is summer only, 3-year completion. 400 music majors, 2,700 total undergraduate enrollment.

Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland). The Cleveland Institute of Music is one of the world’s most premier conservatories, distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. Our world-class faculty includes 39 members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Our alumni perform in major concert venues and opera houses around the globe. Contact: Lynn Johnson, 11021 East Blvd., 216-791-5000, fax: 216.795.3161, admission@cim.edu. Dead­line: 12/1. Tuition: $47,200. Degrees 1,4,13. Grad­uate deadline: 12/1. Tui­tion: $47,200. Degrees: 1,4,6. 233 music majors, 203 graduate students, 90 faculty. 1 band, 4 orch.

Cleveland State University (Cleveland). The CSU Department of Music provides a comprehensive education in music at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students study with members of the Cleveland Orchestra in addition to other award-winning faculty. Since 1977, the Department of Music has been an accredited institutional member of NASM. Contact: Kate Bill, 2121 Euclid Ave., 216-687-5039, fax: 216.687.9279, m.c.bill@csuohio.edu. Dead­line: 3/1. Tuition: $9,636 res., $12,800 non-res. Degrees 1,2,4,8, BA in music. Grad­uate deadline: 3/1. Tui­tion: $13,700 res., $23,700 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4. 220 music majors, 40 graduate students, 74 faculty. 3 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 2 chor.

Kent State University, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
(Kent). The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is one of the most distinguished schools in the Midwest. It offers a wide variety of opportunities for both music majors and nonmajors through our courses and ensembles. Music education is a vital and central part of the School. Contact: Jesse Leyva, 1325 Theatre Drive, 330-672-4545, fax: 330.672.7837, jlevya@kent.edu. Deadline: ongoing. Tuition: $10,012 res., $18,376 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,13. Graduate deadline: ongoing. Tuition: $8,080 res., $14,096 non-res. Degrees: 1-6. 200 music majors, 250 grad. students, 60 faculty. 5 bands, 2 jazz band, 1 orch., 6 chor.

Oberlin College, The Oberlin Conser­va­tory of Music
(Oberlin).



Founded in 1865 and situated amid the intellectual vitality of Oberlin College, the Oberlin Conser­vatory of Music is renowned internationally as a professional music school of the highest caliber. Pronounced a “national treasure” by the Washington Post, Oberlin’s alumni have gone on to achieve illustrious careers in all aspects of music. Contact: Michael Man­deren, 39 W. College St., 440-775-8413, fax 440.775.6972, conservatory.admissions@oberlin.edu. Dead­line: 12/1. Tui­tion: $51,324. Degrees: 1,2,4,5,6,9. Grad. deadline 12/1. Tuition: $51,324. Degrees: 1,2,6. 580 music majors, 17 grad. students, 108 music faculty, 2,900 total enrollment. 1 jazz band, 4 orch., 3 chor.
oberlin.edu/con

Ohio Northern University (Ada). Fully accredited by NASM, ONU Music offers study abroad opportunities, international touring, superb academics, small classes, faculty with connections, and 90-100% placement in a liberal arts setting. ONU ranks 2nd in “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Students, Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.” Generous scholarships for majors and non-majors. Contact: Rebecca Casey, 525 South Main Street, 419-772-2156, fax: 419:772:2488, r-casey@onu.edu. Priority deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $29,820. Degrees: 1,2, BA in Music with concentrations in Music History/Literature, Music Theory/Composition, or Applied Studies. 65 music majors, 30 faculty, 3,500 total enrollment. 10 bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.

The Ohio State University (Colum­bus). The Ohio State University offers the advantage of resources provided by a world-class university in an arts-enriched metropolitan city, while providing individual attention. OSU is an innovative place for making exceptional music, stimulating artistic growth, exploring educational methodology, and conducting groundbreaking research. Over 300 annual events are presented. Contact: Eva Banks, 110 Weigel Hall, 1866 Col­lege Rd., 614-292-2870, fax: 614.292.1102, mus-ug@osu.edu. Deadline: 11/1 for early action & scholarships, 2/1 final. Tuition: $10,037 res., $28,229 non-res. Degrees: 1-5,9, BA in Music. Graduate dead­line: 11/30. Tui­tion: $12,425 res., $32,873 non-res. De­grees: 1-6, Pedagogy. 300 music majors, 150 grad. students, 65 faculty, 50,000 total en­roll. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 3 orch., 6 chor.

Otterbein University (Westerville).



The Otter­bein University De­partment of Music offers both professional and liberal arts degree tracks and a large number of performing opportunities. Contact: Jennifer Markovich, 1 S. Grove St., 614-823-1219, fax: 614.823.1200, jmarkovich@otterbein.edu. Dead­line: rolling. Tuition: $31,424. Degrees: 1,2,12; B.A. in Music, B.A. in Music and Business. 155 music majors, 50 faculty, 3,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 6 chor.
www.otterbein.edu/Music

University of Akron (Akron). Acclaimed as one of the best music schools in the state and region, and at the cultural center of the city, the UA School of Music’s internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to helping our students discover their future in the many diverse fields of music. Contact: Michelle Bersani-Stasitis. 302 Buchtel Common, 330-972-7590, fax: 330.972.6409, music@uakron.edu. Dead-line: rolling. Tuition: $11,215 res., $18,451.44 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-4,6,9. Grad. deadline: rolling. Grad. tuition: $442.10/credit hour res., $747.98/credit hour non-res. Degrees: 1-4,6,10,13. 250 music majors, 75 grad. students, 59 faculty, 23,152 total enroll. 6 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.
 
University of Cincinnati, College-Conser­vatory of Music (Cincinnati). We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance, music education, jazz studies, commercial music production, composition, theory (graduate only), music history, conducting (graduate only), and Arts Administration (graduate only). We are the lar­gest producer of live entertainment in the state of Ohio. Contact: Andrea Fitzgerald, PO Box 210003, 513-556-9479, fax: 513.556.1028, ccmadmis@uc.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $12,206 res., $27,540 non-res. De­g: 1,2,4,5,9,11,12, BM in Commercial Music Production. Gra­duate deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $15,674 res., $27,416 non-res. De­g: 1-6,9,10, Artist Diplomas in all instruments. 775 music majors, 424 graduate students, 350 faculty, 43,000 total enroll. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

University of Dayton
(Dayton). The Department of Music at the University of Dayton offers six music degree programs to foster understanding and critical thinking about music’s place in culture through applied instruction and performance opportunities. We strive to enrich each student’s career aspirations by promoting the value of life-long learning in the musical arts. Contact: Music Admissions, 300 College Park, 937-229-3936, fax 937.229.3916 musadms@udayton.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $40,940. Degrees: 1,2,4,8,9, BA in Music, BA in Ethnomusicology. 80 music majors, 55 faculty, 8,200 total enrollment. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.
go.udayton.edu/music

Wright State University (Dayton). The Wright State University School of Music offers curriculum designed for students wishing to pursue a career in music. A member of NASM, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in several areas, including performance, music education, and music history/literature. Collaborative degrees in Computer Science and Pre-Medicine are also available. Contact: Amy Neace, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., 937-775-2353, fax: 937.775.4212, music@wright.edu. Undergraduate dead­line: 4/1. Tuition: $8,730 res., $17,350 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,5. Grad­uate deadline: 4/15. Grad­. tui­tion: $13,746 res., $22,892 non-res. Grad­. de­grees: 1,2,5,6. 200 music majors, 20 grad. students, 40 music faculty, 18,059 total enroll. 5 bands, 1 jazz band, 2 orch., 5 chor.
wright.edu/music

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Oklahoma
Cameron University (Lawton). Cameron University provides three music degrees for undergraduate degrees (BM, BME, and BA) in a setting that provides a small student/teacher ratio. Cameron’s graduates have proven themselves to be successful in a variety of career options including public school music education, college/university professors, and professional music performance. Contact: Breada Dally, Director of Admissions, 2800 W. Gore Blvd., 580-581-2346, fax: 580.581.5764, pmcdowel@cameron.edu. Deadline: 4.15. Tuition: $5,000 res., $12,168 non-res. Degrees: 1,2, BA. 50 music majors, 8 faculty, 5,000 total enroll. 2 bands, 1 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Northeastern State University (Tahlequah). The Northeastern State University Department of Music’s mission is to provide undergraduate education leading to the B.M.E. (with options in Instrumental and Choral/Vocal music) and the B.A. degree (with options in Music Arts, Music Business, Performance and Jazz Studies), and to provide coursework directed to the general student population. Contact: James Adams, 600 N. Grand Ave., 918-444-2700, adams70@nsuok.edu. Degrees: 1,2,9,11. 65 music majors, 17 faculty, 7,045 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz band, 3 chor.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva) is a comprehensive public regional university of 2,300 students offering more than 40 undergraduate and master degree programs. Located in Alva, a city situated in scenic Northwest Oklahoma, the university is nationally recognized as an institution that offers quality of academic programs within a student-friendly environment. Contact: Marc Decker, 709 OK-14, 580-327-8191, mddecker@nwosu.edu. Tuition: $5,737 res., $12,585 non-res. Degrees: 1,2. 2,300 total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 3 chor.

Oklahoma City University, Wanda L. Bass School of Music (Oklahoma City).
 



Alumni of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University are hallmarked by a virtuosic versatility that prepares them to collaborate, create and perform across disciplines. The school hosts more than 250 performances and events each year, featuring the talents of students and faculty, touring ensembles, and guest artists. Featuring top faculty-artists, concerto competitions, and community partners including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Canterbury Choral Society, Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, and El Sistema Oklahoma. Our Naomi McCasland Burton and James L. Burton Student Travel Award helps underwrite expenses involved with regional, national and international student competitions. 2 orch., 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 5 choirs. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,7,11,12. OCU enrollment: 3,500. Music majors: 392. Faculty: 65. Contact: Kari Barber, Coordinator of Admissions & Student Services, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., OKC, OK 73106 405.208.5980; fax 405.208.5971 kbarber@okcu.edu. Deadline: 5/1. Tuition $27,276. Grad. deadline: 4/15. Tuition $16,848.
www.okcu.edu/music

Oklahoma State University (Stillwater). The music program at Oklahoma State University serves students who plan careers in the field of music as well as those who desire to participate in a comprehensive music program. Professional instruction prepares students for careers in performance, teaching, or the music industry. Contact: Howard Potter, Department of Music, 132 Seretean Center for Performing Arts, 405-744-6133, fax: 405.744.9324, osumusic@okstate.edu. Undergraduate tui­tion: $9,520 res., $23,650 non-res. Undergraduate degrees 1,2,11, B.A. in Music. Graduate tui­tion: $4,820 res., $14,250 non-res. Degrees: 1,6. 179 music majors, 15 graduate students, 36 faculty, 26,000 total enroll. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond). The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment. As Okla-homa’s metropolitan university, Central offers more than 17,000 students an innovative learning community where teaching comes first. Students develop relationships with faculty and staff guided by the mission of helping students learn and transforming lives. Contact: Janna Montgomery, 100 N. University Dr., 405-974-5749, jmontgomery19@uco.edu. Undergraduate and graduate deadlines: 8/1. Undergraduate tuition: $5,992 res., $14,700 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,6,9,12,13, Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Vocal Pedagogy. Grad. tuition: $4,336 res., $10,048 non-res. Grad. degrees: 1,2,4,6,9,12,13, Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Vocal Pedagogy. 373 music majors, 79 graduate students, 75 faculty, 17,000 total enroll. 3 bands, 4 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

Oregon
University of Oregon (Eugene). The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is grounded in the strength of the traditional canon, and fosters the creation and performance of new work. We welcome risk-takers. Our students and faculty experiment and innovate in a supportive environment. Contact: Sara Spicer, 1225 University of Oregon, 541-346-5268, fax: 541.346.6101, SOMDAdmit@uoregon.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 1/15. Undergraduate tuition $8,910 res., $31,590 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5,9. Grad. deadline 12/10. Graduate tuition $14,382 res., $22,371 non-res. Grad. degrees 1-6,9, Intermedia Music Technology, Piano/Violin/Viola Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano. 240 music majors, 160 graduate students, 68 faculty. 7 bands, 5 jazz bands, 2 orch., 7 chor.
music.uoregon.edu

Pacific University (Forest Grove). The Pacific University music department offers a superb music education within the framework of a nationally recognized liberal arts university. Individual attention is emphasized, combined with rigorous private instruction and challenging ensemble studies. The program serves music majors, minors, and students majoring in other disciplines. Contact: Michael Burch-Pesses, 2043 College Way, 503-352-2897, fax 503.352.2910, michaelbp@pacificu.edu. Under­­grad­uate dead­line: roll­ing. Tui­tion: $41,054. De­grees: 1,2,8. 66 music majors, 25 faculty, 1,850 under­­grad­uate enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Willamette University (Salem). The Wil­lamette University music department offers programs of rigorous training in specialized music disciplines combined with core music historical and theoretical studies, all within the broad spectrum of a distinguished liberal arts university. Em­phasizing individual instruction combined with chamber and ensemble playing, the programs serve music majors, minors, and non-majors. Contact: Sus Corner, 900 State St., 844-232-7228, fax: 503.375.5363, bearcat@willamette.edu. Deadline: 11/15. Tuition: $46,900. Degrees: 1,4,9,13. 55 music majors, 36 faculty, 3,060 total en­rollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.
willamette.edu/go/music

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Pennsylvania
Bucknell University (Lewisburg). The Department of Music offers an exceptional education within Bucknell’s liberal arts community. Students collaborate with an active faculty of performers, composers, and scholars to explore music through diverse historical periods for advanced study, the teaching profession, and employment as arts professionals. Contact: Brenda Ross, 1 Dent Dr., 570-577-1216, fax: 570.577.1215, brenda.ross@bucknell.edu. Deadline: 1/17. Tuition: $51,676. Degrees: 2; BM-Vocal Performance, BA, with concentration in Performance, Composition, Cultural/Critical Studies. 50 music majors, 33 faculty, 3,600 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.
www.bucknell.edu/music

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music (Pittsburgh).



Founded in 1912 as one of the five schools of the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music offers conservatory programs within a world-class university. A Carnegie Mellon education prepares gifted students to make an impact on the art of music in the 21st century. Contact: Colby Carson, 5000 Forbes Ave., 412-268-4118, music-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu. Dead­line: 12/1. Undergraduate tuition: $51,196. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4, Music & Technology. Grad­uate deadline: 12/1. Grad. tui­tion: $36,000. De­grees: 1,2,4,13. 164 music ma­jors, 142 grad. students, 95 faculty, 6,309 total school en­roll. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 1 chor.
music.cmu.edu

The Curtis Institute of Music (Phil­adelphia) educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students. Contact: Chris Hodges, 1726 Locust St., 215-893-5252, chris.hodges@curtis.edu. Deadline: 12/12. Tui­tion: $1,350. Degrees: 1,4,6. 175 music majors, 112 faculty. 1 orch.

Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music (Pittsburgh). The Mary Pappert School of Music provides musical education that connects the broad spectrum of historical and current practices; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals who will be leaders in the musical culture of the 21st century. Contact: Katherine Shields, 600 Forbes Ave., 412-396-5064, fax 412.396.5479, musicadmissions@duq.edu. Dead­line: rolling. Tuition: $42,782. Degrees: 1,2,4,8-11,13. Graduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: by credit. Degrees: 1,2,4,7,9,11,13. 300 music majors, 100 graduate students, 100 faculty, 10,000 total enroll. 2 bands, 5 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown).



Elizabethtown College offers a lively environment with high academic standards and numerous performance opportunities. Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and music therapy lead to certification in those fields, while Bachelor of Arts in music provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers. Contact: Matthew Fritz, One Alpha Drive, 717-361-1212, fax: 717.361.1187, fritzm@etown.edu. Deadline: roll­ing. Tuition: $45,350. Degrees: 1,2,8. 70 music majors, 36 faculty, 1,750 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.etown.edu/music

Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory of Music (Gettysburg). SCM unites the artistic standards of excellent comprehensive undergraduate musical training with the intellectual breadth afforded by one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. Students collaborate with a distinguished faculty of performers, educators, and scholars and go on to fulfilling careers in music and other fields. Contact: Mary Smith, 300 North Wash­ington St., Campus Box 416, 800-431-0803, fax: 717.337.6145, mlsmith@gettysburg.edu. Deadlines: 11/15, 1/15. Tui­tion: $50,860. Degrees: 1,2, BA in Music. 80 music majors, 36 faculty, 2,600 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.
www.gettysburg.edu/music

Grove City College (Grove City).



At Grove City College, we believe in higher education for a higher purpose. That’s why everything we do is founded on three essential pillars: A rich academic tradition, an amazing value, and a Christ-centered community. Contact: Jeffrey Tedford, 100 Campus Drive, 724-458-2084, jmtedford@gcc.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $16,630. Degrees: 2,11. 65 music majors, 35 faculty, 2,500 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.
www.gcc.edu/music

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(Indi­ana). The Department of Music has a rich and colorful history dating back to the founding of IUP in 1875. The department has produced graduates who are teachers and professional musicians all over the world. IUP is an All-Steinway School and is a full accredited member of the NASM. Con­tact: Stephanie Caulder, 422 S. 11th Street, 724-357-2390, fax: 724.357.1324, scaulder@iup.edu. Undergrad. deadline: rolling. Undergrad. tuition: $9,470 res., $20,965 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,12. Grad. deadline: rolling. Grad. tuition: $454/credit res., $681/credit non-res. Deg: 1,2,6. 230 music majors, 20 grad. students, 30 faculty, 14,400 enroll. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor. (2015 data)

Lebanon Valley College (Annville). Lebanon Valley College is a liberal arts college. Since the founding of the college, music has been an integral part of a student-centered curriculum. With sophisticated and responsive instruction, students are presented with many performance opportunities and degree options which lead to high success levels in a variety of careers. Contact: Renee Norris, 101 N. College Ave, 717-867-6275, fax: 717.867.6390, vanzant@lvc.edu. Degrees: 2,13. Graduate Degrees: 2. 50 music majors, 13 faculty. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.
www.lvc.edu/music

Messiah College (Grantham). Messiah offers undergraduate programs that prepare musicians for careers in a wide variety of musical settings through academic and professional training, complimented by a Christian liberal arts education. Undergrad. contact: Paul Morgan, One College Avenue, 717-766-5000, 717.691.2307 admiss@messiah.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition $32,350. Degrees: 1,2,4,7, with concentrations in music business. Grad. contact: Matt Reitnour, 717-766-5000, gradprograms@messiah.edu. Dead­line: rolling. Grad. deadline: 6/15. Grad. tuition: $625/ hour. De­grees: 6. 120 music majors, 65 graduate students, 32 faculty. 2 bands, 4 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.

Moravian College (Bethlehem). Music majors are offered excellent, comprehensive, and personalized degree programs in music integrated with liberal arts studies. Post baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Music Education is also offered. 610-861-1320, admissions@moravian.edu. Deadline: 3/1. De­grees: 1,2,4,7. 90 music majors, 60 music faculty, 1,600 total enroll. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor. (2015 data)

Pennsylvania State University (University Park). Founded in 1855, Penn State is the Commonwealth’s only land-grant institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University Park campus offers outstanding programs with one of the largest full-time resident music faculty in the region. A wealth of opportunities plus individualized attention. Contact: Irene Kohute, 201 Shields Building, 814-865-5471, iel1@psu.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $16,952 res., $31,434 non-res. Degrees: 1-3,13, integrated undergraduate-graduate. Graduate deadline: varies. Graduate tuition: $19,964 res., $34,266 non-res. Degrees: 1-6, voice and piano pedagogy. 325 music majors, 70 faculty, 46,660 total enrollment. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

Seton Hill University (Greensburg). Is Music Your Life? It has been part of Seton Hill’s since we awarded our first two degrees – both Bachelors of Music – in 1919. As an accredited member of NASM, we believe in educating students in a rigorous yet supportive environment. Personalized attention, professional experiences and career advising. Contact: Ashley Zullo, Seton Hill Drive, 800-826-6234, admit@setonhill.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $27,000. Degrees: 1,2,7,8,12, BA in Music. 90 music majors, 33 faculty, 2,400 total enroll. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.
www.setonhill.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/

Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock) The Slippery Rock University Department of Music is committed to providing learning experiences to meet the current and future needs of today’s student. The department provides an environment for serious study and musical performance as students prepare for successful careers in music education, music therapy, and performance. Contact: Undergraduate Admissions, 1 Morrow Way, 800-929-4778, fax: 724.738.2913, asktherock @sru.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $4,960.90 for res., $6,887.90 with 3.0 for non-res. Degrees: 1,2,8. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate tuition: $581.45/cr. res., $648.65/cr. non-res. Degrees: Master of Music Therapy. 140 music majors, 24 faculty, 7,500 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.sru.edu/music

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove). Music has been at the heart of Susquehanna since the university was founded more than 150 years ago. With a combination of conservatory-level training and a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, we make multiple paths in music possible. Susquehanna provides small-school advantages as well as big-school opportunities! Contact: Sara Adams, 514 University Ave., 570-372-4309, fax 570.372.2789, musicdept@susqu.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $43,160. Degrees: 1,2,4, BA in Music. 100 music majors, 30 faculty, 2,200 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance (Philadelphia).



The Boyer College music programs offer professional training within the context of a modern research university. Students enjoy challenging and diverse curriculums and excellent performing opportunities in Philadelphia, a city with a distinguished history of musical excellence. Contact: James Short, Presser Hall, 2001 N. 13th Street, 215-204-8938, fax: 215.204.4957, music@temple.edu. Undergraduate tuition: $17,760 res., $29,664 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5,8,9,12. Graduate deadline: varies. Tuition: $994/ per credit hour res., $1,318/ per credit hour non-res. Degrees: 1-6,8; Collaborative Piano; Piano Pedagogy, String Pedagogy, Hist. Keyboard Performance. 465 music majors, 245 graduate students, 100+ faculty, 38,000 total enrollment. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 6 chor.
www.temple.edu/boyer

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(West Chester)



Explore a career in music at the School of Music at West Chester University, an All-Steinway School, accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music. Bachelors of Music are available in Music Performance, Music Education, Music Theory & Composition, and Elective Studies. Contact: Gabrielle Buzgo, 2 East Rosedale Ave., 610-436-3042, gbuzgo@wcupa.edu. Under­­grad­uate dead­line: roll­ing. Under­­grad­uate tui­tion: $7,060 res., $17,650 non-res. Under­­grad­uate de­grees: 1-4,8,9, elective studies. Grad­uate dead­line: roll­ing. Grad­uate tui­tion: $7,050 res., $10,575 non-res. Grad­uate de­grees: 1-6. 457 music majors, 69 graduate students, 50 faculty, 14,226 under­­grad­uate enrollment.
wcupa.edu/arts-humanities/music/

Westminster College (New Wilmington). The School of Music at Westminster College remains a significant force in the training of future music educators (98% placement) and music performers (100% placement). The band program continues to win accolades for superior performances. In addition, programs relating to music business and pre-music therapy are currently being added. Contact: Thomas Stein, 319 South Market Street, 724-946-7279, fax: 724.946.6270, email greigrt@westminster.edu. Dead­­line: rolling. Tuition: based on scholarships awarded. Degrees: 1,2,11. 70 music majors, 28 music faculty, 1,400 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.

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South Carolina

Charleston Southern University, Horton School of Music (Charleston). Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern is located near historic Charleston, home of major fine arts events including Spoleto Festival USA. Charleston Southern is one South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities. The University’s vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. Contact: Matt Swingle, 9200 University Blvd., 843-863-7364, jswingle@csuniv.edu. Deadline 8/1. Undergraduate tuition: $26,000. Degrees: 1,2,7-10. 110 music majors, 25 faculty, 3,600 total enrollment. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Converse College, Petrie School of Music (Spartanburg). The Petrie School of Music at Converse College is the nation’s only comprehensive school of music within a liberal arts college for women. This year the Petrie School adds an innovative degree in Contemporary Music/Media Applications (pending accreditor approval) and certificates in Music Business and Arts Cognition. Contact: Ashley Moreira, 580 E. Main, 864-596-9040, fax: 864.596.9225, admissions@converse.edu. Deadline: rolling. Undergraduate tuition: $16,900. Undergrad. degrees: 1,2,4,8,12, Contemporary Music/Media Applications, certificates in Music Business and Arts Cognition. Grad. tuition: $390/hr. Grad. degrees: 1,2. 83 music majors, 18 graduate students, 16 faculty, 800 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 orch., 2 chor. (2015 data)

Furman University (Greenville) is a private liberal arts university founded in 1826 and nationally acclaimed for its academic excellence, engaged learning program, sustainability program, Division I athletics, and campus beauty. Students: 2,700 undergraduates from 47 states & 43 countries. Stu­dent/faculty ratio 11:1. 32 music ensembles; 250-280 yearly recitals/concerts. Non-majors welcome. Con­tact: Claire Garst, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., 864-294-2034, claire.garst@furman.edu. Deadline: varies; ED, EA, RD. Tuition: $48,000. Deg: 1-4,7, BA in Music. 250 music majors, 51 faculty, 2,700 enroll. 4 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch, 4 chor. (2015 data)

University of South Carolina (Colum­bia). The USC School of Music offers more than 20 degree programs, including music education, performance, jazz composition, theory, history and conducting. An additional 1,500 university students pursue degrees outside of music and participate in USC Music ensembles and classes. Reduced tuition rates available for out-of-state students who receive USC Music or academic scholarships. Contact: Jennifer Jablonski, 813 Assembly St., 803-777-6614, fax: 803.777.6508, jjablonski@mozart.sc.edu. Deadline: 12/1. Tuition: $11,082 res., $29,898 non-res. Undergrad-uate degrees: 1-4,9. Graduate deadline: rolling. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9. 500 music majors, 500 graduate students, 50 faculty, 24,000 total enrollment. 8 bands, 5 jazz bands, 2 orch., 6 chor.

Winthrop University (Rock Hill) has been identified in the US News and World Report as a top 10 Southern regional university for 20 consecutive years. Out-of-state students receiving a scholarship pay in-state fees. Contact: Donald Rogers, 129 Conservatory of Music, 803-323-2255, fax 803.323.2343, music@winthrop.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 5/1. Undergraduate tuition: $14,510 res., $28,090 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4, Liberal Arts. Graduate deadline: 7/15. Graduate tuition: $14,312 res., $27,570 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1,2,6,10. 190 music majors, 20 graduate students, 43 faculty, 7,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

South Dakota
Northern State University (Aberdeen).



The NSU Department of Music offers the BME and BA undergraduate degrees in music at the Aberdeen Main Campus. The highly qualified faculty is dedicated to student success. The facilities are outstanding and include the 1,000 seat Johnson Fine Arts Center main theatre (currently being remodeled). NSU is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM. Northern’s Master of Music Education program is designed to fit into the busy lives of current music educators. It’s a low-residency, practice-oriented degree program that will advance the knowledge and skills of professional, working music educators. It covers the essentials of research in music education, music theory, performance practices, conducting, pedagogy, and music education management. You can complete the MME degree program in two years while retaining your current job. Take 32 credits  worth of courses – most online – and finish the program with just one week on the beautiful Northern campus for two summers. online@northern.edu. Undergraduate contact: Tracy Jurgens, 1200 South Jay St., 605-626-2257, fax: 605.626.2263, tracy.jurgens@northern.edu. Tuition: $8,340 SD/ND res., $10,222 MN non-res., $12,516 other non-res. Degrees: 2. Grad. contact: Tammy Griffith, 605-626-2558, gradoff@northern.edu. Grad. tuition: $14,145.60. Degrees: 2. 119 music majors, 17 faculty, 3,220 total enroll. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.northern.edu/music

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Tennessee
Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City). Our mission is to nurture and challenge students in a Christian environment. Contact: 865-471-3328, music@cn,edu. Deadline: rolling. Degrees: 1,2,3,7. 75 music majors, 10 faculty, 2,000 total enroll. 3 bands, 1 jazz, 1 orch., 4 chor. (2015 data)

Lee University School of Music (Cleve­land)is a Christ-centered university in southeast Tennessee with faculty, curriculum, facilities, and opportunities to prepare you as tomorrow’s musician. Contact: McKenna Fetzer, 1120 N. Ocoee St., 423-614-8240, fax: 423.614.8242, music@leeuniversity.edu. Undergraduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: $15,770. Degrees: 1,2,7,11. Graduate deadline: rolling. Tuition: $11,376. Degrees: 1,2,6,7. 305 music majors, 60 faculty, undergraduate enrollment 5,041. 3 bands, 2 jazz band, 1 orch., 8 chor.

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro). Located minutes from Nashville, MTSU’s School of Music houses an acclaimed faculty of more than 65 artists/educators who perform, compose, teach, and present their works internationally. Our low faculty-to-student ratio enables personalized instruction and interaction. Focused on the future, we invest deeply in each student to help ensure professional success. Con­tact: Christopher Dye, 1301 E. Main Street, 615-494-8714, fax 615.898.5037, Christopher.Dye@mtsu.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $8,500 res., $24,500 non-res. De­grees: 1-4,9,11, audio technology, music business and commercial songwriting offered through Recording Industry department. Grad. deadline: 3/1. Tuition: $5,134 res., $15,062 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4-6,9. 247 music majors, 35 grad students, 65 faculty. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 3 orch., 5 chor.

University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (Memphis). Our renowned program offers bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration, with the distinction of being Tennessee’s only doctoral degree granting program in music. In a city as live-music-rich as Memphis, the school is proud to present more performances than any other music organization in the Mid-South. Con­tact: Meagan Fertig, 123 Music Building, 901-678-2541, music@memphis.edu. Dead-line: 12/1. Tuition: $426/cr. res., $914/cr. non-res. De­grees: 1-6,9,11,13. Grad. deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $596/cr. res., $1,084/cr. non-res. Degrees: 1-6,9. 41 faculty. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

University of Tennessee (Knoxville).



Our tight-knit community provides a nurturing environment in which to explore your full potential. World-class instructors give you the personal attention you need to refine your musical skills. Energetic ensembles provide dynamic performance opportunities. Our academic programs will put you on the right path to achieving your goals. Contact: Lori Brown, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., 865-974-6134, lbrown@utk.edu. Tuition: $12,724 res., $31,144 non-res. Degrees: 1-4,7,9, Applied Music, Music and Culture, Piano Pedagogy. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9, Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy. 300 music majors, 60 faculty, 21,000 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 3 orch., 7 chor.
music.utk.edu

Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music (Nashville). Blair is an all-undergraduate professional music school within a top 15 university, where all students experience conservatory-level training with an exceptional liberal arts core in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and mentoring students with continuing involvement in performance, composition, and/or research. Contact: Thomas Crespo, Director of Admissions, 2400 Blakemore Ave., 615-322-6181, blair.inquiries@vanderbilt.edu. Deadline: 11/1 and 1/1. Tuition: $44,720. Degrees: 1,2,4, liberal arts, engineering, and education. 210 music majors, 130 faculty, 6,800 total enrollment. 1 band, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

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Texas
Baylor University (Waco). Baylor is a private Baptist university and nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state. Though 80% of our students come from Texas, we are home to students from all 50 states and 80 countries. Contact: Mary Sage, One Bear Pl. #97408, 254-710-7681, fax: 254.710.1191, mary_sage@baylor.edu. Undergraduate tuition: $37,996. Undergraduate de­grees: 1-5,7, piano pedagogy. Graduate tuition: $28,494. Graduate degrees: 1-7, piano pedagogy. 275 music majors, 70 graduate students, 65 faculty, 14,189 total enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 6 chor.

Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene). The School of Music and Fine Arts is one of the oldest accredited programs in the state of Texas. Students receive a well-rounded education in a liberal arts environment. A nationally recognized faculty offers a challenging curriculum for students in all performance disciplines. Contact: Vicki House, 2200 Hickory Street, Box 16050, 325-670-1000, fax 325.671.2115, vhouse@hsutx.edu. Tuition: $12,615. Degrees: 1-4,7; BA in music with music business emphasis. 90+ music majors, 7 graduate students, 17 faculty, 2,300+ total enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Lamar University (Beaumont). The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music offers varied degrees in all aspects of music. Located in Southeast Texas, 90 miles east of Houston, Lamar offers a superior-quality educational experience with emphasis on individual achievement. Contact: Brian Shook, PO Box 10044, 409-880-8144, fax: 409.880.8143, brian.shook@lamar.edu. Deadline: 2 weeks prior to 1st day. Tuition: $8,750/15 hrs. res.; $7,146/9 hrs. non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4, BA in Music. Grad. deadline: 2 weeks prior to 1st day. Tuition: $20,500/15hrs. res., $14,300/9 hrs. non-res. Degrees: 1,2. 178 music majors, 13 graduate students, 31 faculty, 10,000 total enroll. 3 bands, 1 jazz band. 1 orch., 2 chor.

Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls). Midwestern State’s Department of Music prepares future leaders for the musical profession. With top-notch faculty and small class sizes, we will help you reach your ambitions. The wider university offers a fantastic liberal-arts education and beautiful campus for one of the lowest public college tuitions in Texas. Contact: Susan Harvey, 3410 Taft Blvd., 940-397-4502, fax 940.397.4511, susan.harvey@mwsu.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $4,387 res., $5,427 non-res. Degrees: 1,2; BA in music. 72 music majors, 12 faculty, 6,043 total enroll. 4 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 2 chor.

Rice University, Shepherd School of Music (Houston) offers preprofessional training for musicians, combining the intensity of a conservatory experience with the educational excellence of a renowned private university. Our illustrious faculty of artist-teachers dedicate themselves to the special talents and skills of each individual student. Contact: Geoffrey Scott, 6100 Main Street, 713-348-4854, fax: 713.348.5317, musi@rice.edu. Undergrad. deadline: 12/1. Undergrad. tuition: $43,220. Undergrad. degrees: 1,3-5. Graduate deadline: 12/1. Graduate tuition: $27,490. Graduate degrees: 1,3-6, Artist Diploma in Performance. 100 music majors, 197 graduate students, 68 faculty, 3,910 total enrollment. 2 orch., 1 chor.

University of North Texas, College of Music (Denton).



The UNT College of Music is one of the world’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. Our faculty includes internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in performance, composition, conducting, theory, history, and education. Contact: Joel Wiley, 1155 Union Circle, #311367, 940-565-3860, collegeofmusic@unt.edu. Dead­line: 12/5. Tuition: $10,910 res., $23,150 non-res. Degrees: 1-5,9. Grad. deadline: 12/5. Tuition: $7,418 res., $14,762 non-res. Degrees: 1-6,9, ethnomusicology. 935 music majors, 637 grad. students, 146 faculty, 30,503 total enroll. 7 bands, 15 jazz bands, 3 orch., 6 chor.
music.unt.edu

University of Texas, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music (Austin). Located in one of our nation’s most musical cities, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare artists, thinkers, makers and teachers to make profound contributions to the future of music. Contact: Sarah Borshard, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr. Stop E3100, 512-471-0504, fax: 512.475.6788, uga@mail.music. utexas.edu. Undergraduate deadline 12/1. Undergraduate tuition: $5,155 res., $18,262 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4,9, BA in Music. Graduate deadline 12/1. Graduate tuition: $4,836 res., $8,964 non-res. Grad. degrees: 1-7,9. 360 music majors, 95 faculty, 330 graduate students, 39,523 total enrollment. 6 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 5 chor.

University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso). The UTEP Department of Music offers outstanding undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Performance, Theory/Com­position, and Commercial Music. Our graduate program offers degrees in Music Education and Music Performance with additional emphases in conducting, composition, and theory. Our student population reflects our community and we are deeply committed to student success. Contact: Charles Leinberger, 500 West Uni­ver­si­ty Ave., 915-747-5606, 915.747.5023, music@utep.edu. Under­­grad­uate tui­tion: $6,314 res., $16,126 non-res. Under­­grad­uate de­grees: 1-4,6,11. Grad­uate tui­tion: $5,952 res., $14,290 non-res. Grad­uate de­grees: 1,2,4,6. 314 music majors, 25 graduate students, 37 faculty, 14,226 under­­grad­uate enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 3 chor.

Wayland Baptist University (Plainview). Wayland is a private liberal arts university of a distinctively Christian nature. The School of Music achieved status as an All Steinway School in December 2015. Offering scholarships to majors, minors, and participants, students participate in the major ensembles as well as chamber and praise ensembles. Contact: Gail Williams, 1900 W. 7th St., #1286, 806-291-1074, gail.williams@wbu.edu. Under-graduate deadline: open enrollment. Tuition: $13,800. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5,7,12. 60 music majors, 12 faculty, 1,100 total enrollment. 1 bands, 1 jazz bands, 1 orch., 2 chor.

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Vermont
University of Vermont (Burlington). As a department within an Arts and Science College, the focus of the Music Department at the University of Vermont is music within a liberal arts setting. In addition, our Music Education program combines the best of this focus with our outstanding College of Education curriculum. Contact: D. Thomas Toner, Music Department, 392 So. Prospect St., 802-656-3040, fax: 802.656.0759, music@uvm.edu. Deadline: 1/15. Tuition: $15,096 res., $38,160 non-res. Degrees: 1-3,5,9,13. 60 music majors, 33 faculty, 10,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 6 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.
www.uvm.edu/music
 
Virginia
George Mason University (Fairfax). The George Mason University School of Music is an inclusive community – students and faculty, performers and scholars, administrators and staff – whose common goal is to inspire artistic and academic excellence as an intrinsic element of a balanced education within an atmosphere of discipline, lifelong learning, and service. Contact: Andrew Dougherty, 4400 Uni­versity Drive, 703-993-1380, music@gmu.edu. Deadline: 11/1 (scholarship), 1/15. Tuition: $10,888 res., $31,448 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,9, BA in Music, BA in Music Technology. Graduate deadline: 11/1 (spring), 3/1 (fall). Tuition $9,934 res., $23,466 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,6,9,10. 376 music majors, 85 graduate students, 92 faculty. 30,000 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor.

Longwood University (Farmville). Small classes with individual attention from award-winning faculty with doctoral degrees. Numerous performance opportunities, multiple applied studies, and scholarships leading to varying employment opportunities. Contact: Gordon Ring, 201 High Street, 434-395-2504, music@longwood.edu. Deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $408/credit res., $889/credit non-res. Degrees: 1,2, Piano Pedagogy. 75 music majors, 18 faculty, 4,574 total enrollment. 1 band, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Old Dominion University (Norfolk). ODU prepares a richly diverse student body to enter the profession as outstanding leaders in music education, performance, composition, sound recording, and research. We promote excellence through our highly dedicated and supportive faculty, while presenting exceptional lectures, performances, and masterclasses by faculty and internationally known guest artists and scholars. Contact: Susan Vosler, 1339 W. 49th St., 757-683-4061, fax: 757.683.5056, music@odu.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 3/11 (scholarship), 4/25. Undergraduate tuition: $325/cr. hour res., $891/cr. hour non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-5,9,13, minors in performance, composition, and history. Graduate deadline: rolling. Grad. tuition: $478/cr. hour res., $1,195/cr. hour non-res. Grad. degree: 2, MME with concentrations on applied or conducting, research, and pedagogy. 200 music majors, 60 faculty, 24 graduate students, 20,101 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.
www.odu.edu/musicdept

Shenandoah University (Winchester). World-renowned Shenandoah Conservatory offers intense, specialized, professional training in music, theatre, and dance. Students work with a faculty of active professionals as they develop artistically and intellectually for careers in the performing arts. Shenandoah Conservatory offers more than 60 degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, artist diploma, and doctoral levels. Contact: Jean Swartz, 1460 University Drive, 540-665-4581, admit@su.edu. Undergraduate deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $30,132. Degrees: 1,2,4,7-9,12,13. Graduate deadline: 2/1. Tuition: $846/cr. hr. Degrees: 1,4,6-8,10. 300 music majors, 2,200 total undergraduate enrollment. 2 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 chamber orch., 4 chamber chor.

Virginia Commonwealth University (Rich­mond). At VCU Music, we combine an accomplished faculty with the resources of a top-ranked school and a leading public research university. Contact: 922 Park Ave., 804-828-1167, epatterson2@vcu.edu. Dead­line: 1/15. Degrees: 1,2,9. 300 music majors, 76 faculty, 32,000 total enrollment. 10 bands, 5 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor. (2015 data)

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West Virginia
Glenville State College (Glenville). Our department features internationally recognized faculty and ensembles, an incredible faculty-to-student ratio, a beautiful and clean modern facility, and a wide range of performing opportunities. Contact: Sheri Goff, 200 High St., 304-462-6340, Fax: 304.462.4049, sheri.goff@glenville.edu. Tuition: $3,348 res., $7,560 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,13, Bluegrass Music. 65 music majors, 8 faculty, 1,850 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz band, 2 chor.

West Virginia University (Morgantown). The School of Music offers professional preparation for careers in teaching, performance, and composition of music. The school’s accredited programs provide an exciting environment for the exploration and understanding of music. The distinguished faculty of outstanding teachers includes internationally acclaimed artists and scholars. Contact: James Froemel, One Fine Arts Drive, 304-293-4339, jfroemel@mail.wvu.edu. Undergraduate tuition: $8,760 res., $23,640 non-res. Undergraduate degrees: 1-6,8,9,11. Graduate tuition: $9,792 res., $24,354 non-res. Graduate degrees: 1-6,9,11. 214 music majors, 87 graduate students, 53 faculty. 3 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Wisconsin
Carthage College (Kenosha). Carthage, a four-year, private liberal arts college on the shore of Lake Michigan, combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. Students can audition for more than $300,000 in music scholarships. Contact: Ashley Hanson, 2001 Alford Park Drive, 800-351-4058, admissions@carthage.edu. Deadline: rolling. Tuition: $40,275. De­grees: 1,2,4,12, Piano Pedagogy. 150 music majors, 40 faculty, 2,600 total enrollment. 3 bands, 1 jazz band, 1 orch., 4 chor.

Lawrence University (Appleton).



Lawrence is an undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, both devoted to engaged learning. With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and global options for off-campus study, Lawrence is a supportive community of 1,500 students on a residential campus adjacent to downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. Contact: Katie Seidel, 711 E. Boldt Way, 920-832-6993, katie.s.seidel@lawrence.edu. Tui­tion: $44,544. Degrees: 1,2,3,4. 350 music majors, 65 faculty, 1,500 total enrollment. 2 bands, 3 jazz bands, 1 orch., 3 chor. 
www.lawrence.edu/admissions

University of Wisconsin (Madison) is one of the top 10 public universities in the country, and the School of Music is ranked in the top 10% of comprehensive music programs. Undergraduate contact: Jared Jellison, 608-263-5986, admissions@music.wisc.edu. Graduate contact: James Doing, Jr., 608-263-3220, gradadmissions@music.wisc,edu. Undergraduate tuition: $483.77/cr. res., $1,410.84/cr. non-res. undergraduate degrees: 1,2,4. Graduate tuition: $791.02/cr. res., $1,623.05/cr. non-res. Grad. degrees: 1-6. 250 music majors, 150 grad. students, 50 faculty. 4 bands, 3 jazz bands, 2 orch., 7 chor.

University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Artist-teacher professionals from around the world teach and maintain active careers nationally and internationally as solo artists with the Milwaukee, Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Ballets, the Florentine, Skylight, and Lyric Operas. NASM accredited, UW-Milwaukee provides the cultural mainstream for a thriving, sophisticated metropolis, an ideal cultural environment for aspiring young musicians. Undergraduate contact: Jim Burmeister, 414-229-5162, fax 414.229.2776, music-admissions@uwm.edu. Deadline 3/1. Tuition: $10,900 res., $19,850 non-res. De­grees: 1-6,12, collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy. Graduate deadline: 3/1. Graduate tuition: $13,200 res., $24,824 non-res. Graduate de­grees: 1,2,4-6, string pedagogy, piano pedagogy, music library science, chamber music performance, chamber music artist diploma. 400 music majors, 70 faculty, 28,000 undergraduate enrollment. 5 bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 orch., 4 chor.

University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh). Where excellence and opportunity meet. We offer a high degree of individual attention with an outstanding, internationally recognized student-centered faculty, excellent facilities, and great performing opportunities. Study music in a comprehensive music program with innovative degrees in performance, music education, music recording, music business, and composition. Contact: Ashley Elmer, 800 Algoma Blvd., 920-424-4224, fax: 920.424.1266, music@uwosh.edu. Deadline: open. Tui­tion: $7,600 res., $15,174 non-res. Degrees: 1,2,4,11,13; BA Music, BS Music, Music Minor, Music Industry Minor. 160 music majors, 31 faculty, 13,000 total enrollment. 2 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 4 chor.

University of Wisconsin (Platteville). Experience musical excellence at one of Wisconsin’s finest universities. You will find a music program that is committed to providing the highest quality music education to meet the current and future needs of today’s students. Our artist teachers are here to teach and inspire. Contact: Angela Udelhofen, 1 Univ. Plaza. 608-342-1125, admit@uwplatt.edu. Deadline: open. Tuition $7,484 res., $13,871 non-res. Degrees: 2,11. 85 music majors, 25 music faculty, 8,900 total enrollment. 3 bands, 2 jazz bands, 1 orch., 5 chor.

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