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College Directory

Find links to the college music programs featured in Best Music Schools 2015 as well as schools from previous editions of our annual special report.

Whether you’re a senior deep in the college application process or an underclassman just starting to explore your options, the links below should offer valuable insight into the wide variety of opportunities to continue your musical education.

Sites with links to music schools


Bridge to Music: http://www.bridgetomusic.com
Do Something: http://www.do-something.com
College Bound: http://www.collegebound.net

Schools From the In Tune Directory:

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma ([email protected])
25 S. Oklahoma Ave
Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

[email protected] is currently offering Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Music Performance (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals), Music Production, and Music Business. Beginning in Fall 2011, students who graduate from the [email protected] AAS program will be eligible to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology with an area of concentration in Contemporary Music. Plans of study will include: Performance, Production, Sound Design, or Music Business for Performers and Producers.


Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center
Music Department, PAC 207
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
http://adelphi.edu
Degrees› › BS with a major in Music


Austin Peay
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
877-861-APSU
http://apsu.edu
Degrees› › Music Education:
Guitar Emphasis, Instrumental Emphasis (percussion, string, wind), Keyboard Emphasis
Vocal Emphasis; Music Performance: Composition Emphasis, Guitar Emphasis, Instrumental Emphasis (percussion, string, wind), Keyboard Emphasis, Vocal Emphasis; Degree in Music–Liberal Studies
Music Major with Liberal Studies
Music Minor


Ball State
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
800-382-8540
http://cms.bsu.edu
Degrees› › BM in Performance,
Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Music Technology; Artist Diploma in Music Performance


Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212-3757
615-460-6000
http://belmont.edu
Degrees› › BM in Church Music, Commercial Music, Composition, Music Education, Music with an Outside Minor, Musical Theatre, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theory; BA with a Major in Music; and a Music Minor


Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone (617) 266-1400
http://berklee.edu
Degrees› › BM programs and four-year programs leading to a professional diploma in: Composition, Contemporary Writing and Production, Film Scoring, Jazz Composition, Music Business/Management, Music Education, Music Production and Engineering, Music Synthesis, Music Therapy, Performance (Bass, Brass, Ear Training, Ensembles, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds), Songwriting


Biola Conservatory
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
(562) 903-4892
http://academics1.biola.edu/music/
Degrees› › Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music in Worship, Music Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano, Voice)


Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway,
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-6340
http://bostonconservatory.edu
Degrees› › BM in Brass, Composition, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Voice & Opera, Woodwinds, Woodwind Performance (Saxophone)


Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
419-372-8577
http://bgsu.edu
Degrees› › BM (from College of Musical Arts); BA (from College of Arts and Sciences): Jazz Studies, Music Composition, Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Performance Studies, World Music


Butler University School of Music
Jordan College of Fine Arts
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
800-368 – 6852
http://butler.edu
Degrees› › BM in Performance
(orchestral instrument, piano, or voice major), Composition, Instrumental Principles, Keyboard Principles, Voice Principles, Piano Pedagogy and Music Education (four and five year programs offered); BS in Arts Administration


Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forber Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-2349
http://music.cmu.edu
Degrees› › BFA in Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Performance, Music Composition,
Vocal Performance; Music minor offered.


Case Western
Cleveland, OH 44106
416-368-2000
http://music.cwru.edu
Degrees› › Minor in Music
BA in Music
BS in Music Education


Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
704-637-4345
http://catawba.edu
Degrees› › BA, Music
Music Performance
Sacred Music
Music Education
Music Business


Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-791-5000
http://cim.edu
Degrees› › Bachelor of Music
Artist Diploma


Columbia College (Chicago)
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
http://colum.edu
Degrees› › BM in Music Composition, Contemporary Urban Pop; BA in Music Composition, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Jazz Studies 


The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
1-800-637-8556
http://www.strose.edu/music
Degrees› › BA in Music, BS in Music Education, BS in Music Industry, MS in Music Education, Music Minor


Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam)
44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam NY 13676
(315) 267-2000
http://potsdam.edu
Degrees› › BM in Business of Music, Musical Studies, Music Education, Performance; BA in Music


Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-893-5252
http://curtis.edu
Degrees› › BM and Artist Diplomas in Composition, Conducting, Keyboard, Orchestral Instrument, and Voice


Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604
585-274-1000
http://esm.rochester.edu
Degrees› › BM in Applied music (performance), Composition, Jazz studies and contemporary media, Music education, Musical Arts, Theory; BA and BS programs offered for students matriculated to the University of Rochester


Full Sail University
3300 University Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
http://fullsail.edu
800-226-7625 or 407-679-6333
Degrees› › Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business, AS in Recording Arts


The Hartt School at The University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
860.768.4454
http://harttweb.hartford.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Music History (Research or Performance Practice), Music Management, Music Production and Technology, Music Theory, Performance; BA in Performing Arts Management, Music; BFA in Music Theatre; BS in Engineering–Acoustics and Music


Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. Third Street,
Merrill Hall 003
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-1583
http://music.indiana.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition
Early Music
Jazz Studies,
Performance (voice and instrumental); BS and AS in Recording Arts; Bachelor of Music Education (multiple disciplines); BS Music and an Outside Field (multiple disciplines); others.


Ithaca College
607-274-3201
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
http://ithaca.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition,
Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music in Combination with an Outside Field, Performance, Performance and Music Education, Sound Recording Technology, Theory; BA in Music; Music Minor


The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6588
(212) 799-5000
http://juilliard.edu
BM and Diploma in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Studies, Orchestral Instruments, Organ, Piano, Voice


Los Angeles College of Music
300 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105
1 (626) 427-6244
1-800-960-4715 (US only)
http://www.lacm.edu/ Drum Performance, Guitar Performance, Vocal Artist Development, Bass Performance, Brass & Woodwind Performance, Music Producing & Recording, Composing for Visual Media, Songwriting, Music Business


Mannes School of Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-580-0210
http://newschool.edu/mannes
Degrees› › BM and Diploma in Orchestral Instruments, Piano, Harpsichord, Voice, Classical Guitar, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Composition, Theory; BS (combines BM with additional liberal arts study)


McNally Smith
19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
651-291-0177
http://mcnallysmith.edu
Degrees› › BM in Performance, Composition; Diploma in Music Performance, Music Business, Music Production, Engineering and Live Sound; BA in Music Business; BS in Music Production; AS in Music Performance, Music Business, Music Production, and Recording Technology


Messiah College
One College Avenue
Mechanicsburg PA 17055
717-766-2511
http://www.messiah.edu/
MM in Conducting, BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BA in Music and Worship, BS in Music Education, BM in Music Performance, BFA in Musical Theatre, Minor in Music, minor in Church Music, concentration in Commercial Music, concentration in Composition, certification program in Music Education


Musician’s Institute
6752 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 
800-255-7529
http://mi.edu
Degrees› › BM and AS in Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drum Set, Keyboard or Voice); Certificates in Performance and Music Industry; Minors in Music Business and Audio Production


New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5018
617-585-1100
http://newenglandconservatory.edu
Degrees› › BM in Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, Keyboard Instruments, Jazz Studies, Contemporary Improvisation, Voice, Historical Performance, Composition, Music History and Musicology, Theoretical Studies; Diploma in Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, Keyboard Instruments, Jazz Studies, Contemporary Improvisation, Voice, Historical Performance, Composition


Northwestern University School of Music
711 Elgin Road
Evanston, IL 60208-1200
847-491-7575
http://music.northwestern.edu
Degrees› › BM in Music Cognition, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Technology, Music Theory, Musicology, Jazz Studies, Piano Performance, String Performance, Voice & Opera Performance, Wind & Percussion, Performance, Music Academic Studies; BA in Music Cognition, Music Composition, Music Technology, Music Theory, Musicology, Music Academic Studies


New York University (Steinhardt and Clive Davis program)
24 Waverly Place, Room 268
New York, NY 10003
212.998.8300
http://nyu.edu
Steinhardt Department of Music
Degrees› › BM in Music Business, Composition, Music Education, Music Technology, Vocal Performance/Music Theater
The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music
Degrees› › BFA in Recorded Music


Oberlin Conservatory of Music
39 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-1588
440-775-8413
http://oberlin.edu 
Degrees› › BA, BM and Performance Diplomain programs including Performance (vocal and instrumental), Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Electronic and Computer Music, Jazz Studies, Music History, and a double major in Piano Performance and vocal accompanying


Ohio State School of Music
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-6571
http://music.osu.edu
Degrees› › BM in Performance, Theory, Composition, History, Jazz Studies, and Education;
BA in Musi


Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-8100
http://www.peabody.jhu.edu
Degrees› › BM in Music Performance, Music Education, Recording Arts and Sciences


Pepperdine University Seaver College
Music Department

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4462
310-506-4462
http://seaver.pepperdine.edu
Degrees› › BA in Music


Syracuse University
The College of Visual and Performing Arts – Setnor School of Music
204 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244
315-443-2517
http://vpa.syr.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition, Music Education, Music Industry, Performance;
BA in Music; BS in Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries


UCLA Department of Music
2539 Schoenberg Music Building
Box 951616
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1616
(310) 825-4761
http://music.ucla.edu
Degrees› › BA in Classical Performance (vocal and instrumental), Composition, and Music Education


University of Colorado at Denver
1250 14th Street
Denver, Colorado
303-556-2400
http://www.ucdenver.edu/
Degrees› › BS in Music Business, BS in Performance, BS in Recording Arts, BS in Singer/Songwriter


University of Houston Moores School of Music
The University of Houston
3333 Cullen Boulevard Room 120
Houston, Texas 77204-4017
(713) 743-3009
http://www.uh.edu/class/music/
Degrees› › BM with elective studies in: Music Theory, Music Composition, Teacher Certification, Music Marketing, Religion, BM in Applied Music (piano, organ, voice, wind, brass, strings, or percussion), BA in Music, EC-12 Music Teacher Certification
For a full list of the Moores School of Music’s degree programs, click here.


University of Miami Frost School of Music
P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610
305-284-2241
http://www.miami.edu/frostschoolofmusic
Degrees› › BM in Composition/Theory, Music Business, Music Education, Music Engineering, Music Therapy, Performance;
BA in Music; BS in Music Engineering


University of North Texas College of Music
PO Box 311367
Denton, TX 76203-1367
(940) 565-2791
http://www.music.unt.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Music History and Musicology, Music Theory; BA in Music


University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
(213) 740-6935
http://usc.edu/music
Degrees› › BM in Classic Guitar, Composition, Jazz Studies, Keyboard Studies, Music Industry, Organ Studies, Strings, Studio/Jazz Guitar, Vocal Arts, Winds and Percussion


University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Music
3561 Humanities
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-1900
http://music.wisc.edu
Degrees› › BM in Composition, Music Education; Performance Artist Certificate; BA and BS in Music History, Music Theory; others offered


University of Tampa
3561 Humanities
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
(813) 253-3333
http://www.ut.edu/music/
Degrees› › BA in Music, BM in Music Education, BM in Music Performance, BA in Musical Theatre, Music minor


William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
877-978-3923
http://www.wpunj.edu/
Degrees› › Music Classical Management BM, Music Classical Performance Guitar BM, Music Classical Performance Instrument BM, Music Classical Performance Percussion BM, Music Classical Performance Piano BM, Music Classical Performance Voice BM, Music Classical Secondary Ed K-12 Instrumental BM, Music Classical Secondary Ed K-12 Performance Voice BM, Music Classical Sound Engineering BM, Music Jazz Mgt Performance BM, Music Jazz Sound Engineering BM, Music Jazz Studies Drums BM, Music Jazz Studies Keyboard BM, Music Jazz Studies Vocal BM, Music Jazz Studies Wind, Mallet, Guitar BM, Music Performance Jazz/Classical BM, Music Popular Music BA, Musical Studies – BA, Secondary Ed. Music Jazz BM


Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music
922 Park Ave.
P.O. Box 842004
Richmond, VA 23284-2004
(804) 828-1166
http://vcu.edu
Degrees› › BM in Performance (Guitar, Jazz, Piano, Vocal, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion) and Music Education (Instrumental and Voice); BA in Music


VanderCook College of Music
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288
http://www.vandercook.edu/
Degrees› › Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, MECA Continuing Education, Community Music Program, MMEd & Certification, Certificate Only