How to Select a Music School
While researching schools, prospective music students might begin by comparing available degree types. Focuses may include performing, recording studio production, music business or music education with possible concentrations including music engineering, vocal performance, instrumental performance, musical theatre, entertainment business, composition, music therapy, jazz and musicology. Prospective undergraduates who have not yet decided upon a focus area may pursue a general Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music program.
- Research faculty profiles to see if they share a focus or instrument with you.
- Find out the caliber of visiting speakers and performers a school brings in.
- Know what performance opportunities a school has, such as campus bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and other groups along with the potential for student performances.
Top 10 Music Schools
|Southern Methodist University||4-year, Private|
|Boston College||4-year, Private|
|Princeton University||4-year, Private|
|Yale University||4-year, Private|
|Stanford University||4-year, Private|
|Cornell University||4-year, Private|
|Brown University||4-year, Private|
|Duke University||4-year, Private|
|Columbia University||4-year, Private|
|College of William and Mary||4-year, Private|