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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 (ACM@OCU)
25 S. Oklahoma Ave
Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

ACM@UCO 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 ACM@UCO 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
Degrees› › BS with a major in Music

Austin Peay
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
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
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
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
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
Degrees› › Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music in Worship, Music Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano, Voice)

Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway,
Boston, MA 02215
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
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
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
Degrees› › BFA in Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Performance, Music Composition,
Vocal Performance; Music minor offered.

Case Western
Cleveland, OH 44106
Degrees› › Minor in Music
BA in Music
BS in Music Education

Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Degrees› › BA, Music
Music Performance
Sacred Music
Music Education
Music Business

Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Degrees› › Bachelor of Music
Artist Diploma

Columbia College (Chicago)
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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
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
Degrees› › BM in Business of Music, Musical Studies, Music Education, Performance; BA in Music

Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Degrees› › BM and Artist Diplomas in Composition, Conducting, Keyboard, Orchestral Instrument, and Voice

Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604
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
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
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
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
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
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
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
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Degrees› › BA in Music

Syracuse University
The College of Visual and Performing Arts – Setnor School of Music
204 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244
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
Degrees› › BA in Classical Performance (vocal and instrumental), Composition, and Music Education

University of Colorado at Denver
1250 14th Street
Denver, Colorado
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Degrees› › Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, MECA Continuing Education, Community Music Program, MMEd & Certification, Certificate Only