Music Schools and Colleges

Music Schools
Colleges and Schools Listed
1,501
Music schools will train their students to become proficient in an instrument or field of study, but long term on-the-job training is generally required for students wishing to become professional musicians or singers.

Most colleges and schools around the country offer music theory, composition, conducting, and music interpretation courses for students studying at the associate's or bachelor's degree level.

Some online music schools are also available to students, as several private music schools around the country offer their students distance learning opportunities. Many graduates of these programs go on to play in a symphony or orchestra, become a music composer, conductor, director, or a music arranger.

Average Tuition Per Year
$25,200
The average salary for people in the music degree program varies but most students can expect between $46,750 and $60,350 annually, with some of the best music school graduates earning more than $100,000 per year as a conductor or composer.

If you'd like to learn more about the various options within this career field, we currently list 1,501 colleges offering music programs. Narrow your search to find colleges granting certificates, associate's diplomas, bachelor's diplomas, master's diplomas, and doctoral diplomas in music majors.

Check an alternative detailed ranking of music schools at Best-Music-Colleges.com. The related programs are Art and Dance and Ballet.

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Programs Offered by State

Alabama
Learn about 25 music colleges in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Marion, Troy, and 13 more cities. Approximately 400 music diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for music programs in AL - $20,000.

Alaska
Read about 2 music colleges in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Around 100 music degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for music programs in AK is around $18,800.

Arizona
Our listing contains 17 music schools in Phoenix, Coolidge, Thatcher, Flagstaff, Yuma, Chandler, Tempe, and 9 more cities. About 400 music diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in AZ is around $22,300.

Arkansas
Learn more about 20 music colleges in Conway, Arkadelphia, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Searcy, Beebe, Monticello, and 13 more cities. Approximately 400 music diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in AR is roughly $15,300.

California
Detailed information about 169 music colleges in Los Angeles, Claremont, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside, Irvine, and 109 more cities. Approximately 3,700 music diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in CA is roughly $27,100.

Colorado
Learn about 17 music colleges in Denver, Boulder, Lakewood, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Alamosa, Gunnison, and 9 other cities. About 700 music degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in CO is approximately $26,100.

Connecticut
Get details on 17 music colleges in New Haven, Hartford, Middletown, Fairfield, West Hartford, Bridgeport, Manchester, and 11 more cities. About 700 music diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in CT - $35,000.

Delaware
Our directory contains 3 music colleges in Dover and Newark. Approximately 100 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for music programs in DE: $28,400.

District of Columbia
Learn more about 6 music colleges in Washington. Around 200 music diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for music programs in DC is about $39,300.

Florida
Our directory contains 40 music colleges in Jacksonville, Miami, Boca Raton, Orlando, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, and 24 more cities. About 2,400 music diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for music programs in FL - $20,500.

Georgia
Read about 41 music schools in Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Mount Berry, West Point, Cleveland, Franklin Springs, and 29 other cities. Around 900 music degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for music degree programs in GA: $24,300.

Hawaii
We reviewed 5 music schools in Honolulu, Hilo, and Laie. Approximately 100 music diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for music degree programs in HI is about $19,800.

Idaho
Our directory contains 8 music schools in Rexburg, Moscow, Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Nampa, and Caldwell. Approximately 200 music diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in ID is about $13,300.

Illinois
Our directory contains 71 music colleges in Chicago, Quincy, Champaign, Elgin, Galesburg, Carterville, Dekalb, and 50 other cities. About 1,900 music diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in IL - $29,100.

Indiana
Read about 31 music schools in Indianapolis, Notre Dame, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Huntington, Oakland City, Vincennes, and 23 other cities. Approximately 1,100 music degrees are granted each year. Average tuition for music degree programs in IN is about $31,000.

Iowa
We list 28 music colleges in Dubuque, Des Moines, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Ames, Orange City, Davenport, and 20 more cities. Around 400 music diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in IA is about $28,300.

Kansas
We list 26 music colleges in Wichita, McPherson, Baldwin City, Iola, Ottawa, Hays, Dodge City, and 21 more cities. About 400 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in KS is about $20,000.

Kentucky
Read about 23 music schools in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Murray, Columbia, Berea, Grayson, and 16 more cities. Approximately 500 music degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in KY is approximately $23,100.

Louisiana
We reviewed 19 music colleges in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Grambling, Ruston, Natchitoches, Lafayette, Thibodaux, and 10 other cities. About 500 music degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for music programs in LA is roughly $19,500.

Maine
Our listing contains 7 music schools in Brunswick, Waterville, Lewiston, Augusta, Portland, Farmington, and Orono. Approximately 100 music diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in ME - $24,100.

Maryland
Detailed information about 23 music schools in Baltimore, Westminster, Bowie, Saint Mary's City, Frederick, College Park, Takoma Park, and 11 other cities. Around 600 music degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in MD is approximately $34,400.

Massachusetts
Get details on 47 music colleges in Boston, Cambridge, Amherst, Worcester, Bridgewater, Lowell, Quincy, and 27 other cities. Approximately 2,700 music diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in MA is around $38,000.

Michigan
Get details on 40 music schools in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Adrian, Kalamazoo, Rochester Hills, Flint, Detroit, and 27 other cities. Around 1,100 music degrees are granted every year. Average tuition for music degree programs in MI: $29,900.

Minnesota
Learn more about 39 music schools in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester, Northfield, Winona, Moorhead, Mankato, and 21 more cities. Around 600 music diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for music programs in MN is around $26,300.

Mississippi
Our listing contains 24 music colleges in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Columbus, Raymond, Clarksdale, University, Alcorn State, and 18 more cities. Around 300 music degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in MS: $13,900.

Missouri
Our listing contains 37 music colleges in Saint Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City, Fayette, Joplin, Point Lookout, and 20 more cities. Approximately 600 music degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for music programs in MO is around $19,100.

Montana
We reviewed 6 music colleges in Billings, Glendive, Dillon, Missoula, and Bozeman. Approximately 100 music diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in MT is about $20,700.

Nebraska
Read information about 17 music schools in Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, Seward, Kearney, York, Crete, and 10 other cities. Around 300 music degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in NE is about $19,600.

Nevada
Our listing contains 5 music colleges in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. Around 200 music diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for music programs in NV is roughly $17,800.

New Hampshire
We reviewed 6 music schools in Durham, Rindge, Keene, Plymouth, Hanover, and Manchester. Approximately 200 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for music programs in NH is roughly $26,800.

New Jersey
Read about 26 music schools in Newark, Lincroft, Paramus, Caldwell, Morristown, Wayne, Jersey City, and 22 other cities. Around 1,000 music degrees are granted every year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in NJ: $22,400.

New Mexico
Read about 7 music colleges in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Portales, Espanola, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque. About 200 music diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in NM is roughly $18,500.

New York
Get details on 90 music schools in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn, Syracuse, Garden City, Staten Island, and 54 more cities. Approximately 4,600 music degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for music programs in NY is around $34,200.

North Carolina
Detailed information about 49 music colleges in Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, High Point, Fayetteville, Durham, and 27 other cities. Approximately 900 music diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in NC is roughly $22,900.

North Dakota
Learn more about 8 music colleges in Bismarck, Dickinson, Valley City, Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo, and Jamestown. Around 100 music degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for music programs in ND - $14,900.

Ohio
Learn more about 53 music schools in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Tiffin, Canton, Columbus, North Canton, and 35 other cities. Approximately 1,700 music diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for music programs in OH is approximately $27,800.

Oklahoma
Read information about 31 music colleges in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Bethany, Durant, Norman, Bartlesville, and 22 more cities. About 600 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in OK: $18,500.

Oregon
Our directory contains 23 music schools in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Corvallis, Newberg, Marylhurst, and 12 more cities. About 400 music diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in OR - $27,200.

Pennsylvania
Learn about 73 music colleges in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, University Park, Bethlehem, Greensburg, Allentown, Erie, and 51 other cities. About 1,700 music diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for music degree programs in PA is roughly $31,200.

Puerto Rico
Our directory contains 7 music schools in San Juan, Ponce, Mayaguez, San German, and Gurabo. Approximately 200 music diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for music programs in PR is approximately $3,800.

Rhode Island
We list 7 music schools in Providence, Bristol, Newport, Warwick, and Kingston. About 100 music diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for music degree programs in RI is around $32,100.

South Carolina
Detailed information about 26 music schools in Columbia, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, Charleston, Greenville, Central, Gaffney, and 16 other cities. Approximately 500 music diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in SC is approximately $20,100.

South Dakota
Our directory contains 8 music schools in Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Mitchell, Spearfish, Brookings, Yankton, and Aberdeen. Approximately 100 music degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in SD: $8,800.

Tennessee
Learn about 43 music colleges in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Jackson, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Cleveland, and 24 other cities. Approximately 1,300 music diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for music degree programs in TN is approximately $25,500.

Texas
Get details on 104 music schools in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, Tyler, Abilene, and 64 more cities. Approximately 2,500 music diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for music programs in TX: $20,100.

Utah
Our directory contains 11 music schools in Salt Lake City, Ephraim, Saint George, Ogden, Cedar City, Provo, Logan, and Orem. Approximately 400 music degrees are granted each year. Average tuition charges for music degree programs in UT is around $14,900.

Vermont
We reviewed 11 music colleges in Burlington, Marlboro, Colchester, Bennington, Montpelier, Lyndonville, Castleton, and 7 other cities. About 200 music diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition for music programs in VT is around $26,500.

Virginia
Read information about 38 music colleges in Norfolk, Lynchburg, Hampton, Richmond, Harrisonburg, Blacksburg, Fairfax, and 27 other cities. About 800 music diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for music degree programs in VA - $24,200.

Washington
Detailed information about 19 music colleges in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Lacey, College Place, Bellingham, Redmond, and 11 other cities. Around 600 music diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for music programs in WA is approximately $28,000.

West Virginia
Learn about 10 music colleges in Bethany, Shepherdstown, Huntington, Elkins, Philippi, Glenville, Buckhannon, and 7 more cities. Around 200 music degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for music programs in WV - $20,500.

Wisconsin
Get details on 30 music colleges in Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse, Kenosha, De Pere, Mequon, Superior, and 19 more cities. About 700 music degrees are granted every year. Average tuition for music programs in WI: $22,900.

Wyoming
We reviewed 8 music colleges in Cheyenne, Sheridan, Powell, Casper, Rock Springs, Laramie, Torrington, and Riverton. About 100 music degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for music programs in WY is about $9,500.