October 2016

Best Music Schools 2017

Here you’ll find bonus content to supplement our Best Music Schools 2017 report, including a list of schools mentioned in the article and extra alumni interviews.

Schools Mentioned in Best Music Schools 2017

Click here to browse the list of schools mentioned in the report.

Extra Alumni Interviews
Northwestern University: Evan Boyer - “You are giving four years of your life and a small fortune toward framing the rest of your existence—take advantage!”
Ithaca College: Allison Russo - “I use what I learned at Ithaca College on a daily basis.”
Lee University: Phil Nitz - “I learned that you can do your best to anticipate what’s to come, but what really matters is how you react in the moment when challenges arise.”
SUNY Purchase: Rebecca Haviland - “Having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many inspiring works of art really influenced my songwriting.”
Northwestern University: Megan Beugger - “I always thought professional musicians must stand up to harsh critiques, but I discovered I could accomplish much more in a supportive environment.”
Lee University: Christian Williams - “I went to school planning on being a performer and after being there decided that the business side of the music industry is where my strengths are.”
The Hartt School: Katherine Trainer - “Look for a program that gives you real teaching experience from freshman year.”
The Hartt School: Jacqueline Des Rosier - “I didn’t expect my teachers to care so much about my well-being. That sense of family was something I wasn’t expecting to find.”
Frost School UMiami: Evan Goldman - “I expected that my education would teach me everything I needed to know about being a film composer. I’m not sure any academic program on earth can do that.”
Boston Conservatory: Matthew Lowy - “I entered school with an idea of what kind of music I would be writing, and ended up being exposed and influenced by so many other styles.”
Schools Mentioned in Best Music Schools 2017
Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) Oklahoma City, OK
Bard College Annandale, NY
Belmont University Nashville, TN
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Boston Conservatory Boston, MA
Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University Philadelphia, PA
Brown University Providence, RI
Catawba College Salisbury, NC
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts New York, NY
College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
The College of Wooster Wooster, OH
Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City, NC
Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts New York, NY
Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Miami, FL
Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
Hartt School at the University of Hartford Hartford, CT
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
The Juilliard School New York, NY
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
Lee University Cleveland, TN
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
McNally Smith College of Music St. Paul, MN
Messiah College Mechanicsburg, PA
Moores School of Music at the University of Houston Houston, TX
New England Conservatory Boston, MA
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
The Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Purchase College, State University of New York Purchase, NY
Reed College Portland, OR
St. Olaf College Northfield, MN
Texas A&M College Station, TX
Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Tufts University Medford, MA
University of Colorado Denver Denver, CO
University of Houston Houston, TX
University of Illinois Urbana, IL
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA
University of West Chester West Chester, PA
VanderCook College of Music Chicago, IL
Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University Lawrenceville and Princeton, NJ