Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory of Fine & Performing Arts
Founded in 1895, the Birmingham Conservatory of Music joined with the
Birmingham-Southern College in 1953.
Contact: 900 Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35254. (205) 226-4950.
Gadsden Community School for the Arts
Operated as a division of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, the school
serves more than 200 students in private and group classes.
Contact: Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, 501 Broad St., Gadsden, AL
35901. (256) 543-2787.
University of Alabama Community Music School
The CMS offers private and group lessons on all orchestral instruments to over
600 students of all ages. Programs include individual instruction, Suzuki,
chamber music, infant and toddler music and movement classes, and youth
Contact: School of Music, PO Box 870366, 171 Moody Music Bldg., Tuscaloosa,
AL 35487-0366. (205) 348-6741.
Degrees Offered: BA, BS Music; BM Education, Instrumental Performance,
Theory/Composition; BM, MM Church Music; MMEd w/o Teaching Certificate,
Contact: Admissions, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL 35229. (800) 888-
7218 or (205) 726-3673.
University of Alabama School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Jazz Studies, Music Therapy; BM, DMA, MM
Comp., Perf.; BM, MM Theory; BS, MA Ed.; DMA Conducting; DME; MM
The school of music provides the highest level of instruction and a supportive
environment in the splendid Frank Moody Music Building, one of Alabama's
most important cultural facilities. Stellar faculty and guest artists are some of
the finest in the country.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL
35487-0132. (800) 933-2262 or (205) 348-5666.
University of North Alabama
Degrees Offered: BA, BS Music; BM Ed.
Contact: Office of Admissions, UNA Box 5011, University of North Alabama,
Florence, AL 35632-0001. (800) 825-5862.
University of South Alabama
Students receive individual instruction and mentoring from nationally renowned
faculty and staff. Small class sizes and excellent instructors provide all
students with a highly personalized learning experience.
Contact: Laidlow Performing Arts Center 1072, Mobile, AL 36688. (251) 460-
Henderson State University
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Comp., Ed., Perf.
Contact: 1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia, AR 71999. (870) 230-5000 or (800)
Northern Arizona University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BA, BM Ed.; BM Perf.
Flagstaff offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in a four-
season climate. Varied northern land of mountains, gorges, forests, and lakes
provides the university with natural classrooms and laboratories for research
as well as recreation.
NAU is fortunate to be located in Flagstaff at the base of the majestic 12,633-
foot San Francisco Peaks. With a population of 55,000, the friendly city offers
numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in a four-season climate. The
campus is surrounded by scenic beauty and natural wonders, such as the
Grand Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon. The varied northern land of mountains,
gorges, forests, and lakes provides the University with natural classrooms and
laboratories for research as well as recreation.
Contact: PO Box 6040, Building 37, Room 120, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. (928) 523-
Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Litchfield Park, AZ.
The purpose of the PCM is to provide high quality musical development
programs, experience and education, and is open to all interested persons
regardless of age, race, sex, nationality, income, or ability.
Contact: PO Box 1163, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340-1163. (602) 997-9915.
Prime School, Inc.
A nonprofit corporation that provides music education and performance
programs to Tucsonans of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on young people
who would not otherwise be able to afford music instruction.
Contact: 3434 E. Broadway Blvd., Tuscon, AZ 85716-5406. (520) 327-4166.
Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children
Short Description: At Rosie's House, we offer group and private lessons in
string instruments, piano, brass and woodwind instruments, a variety of
ensembles ( including chorus), and , in addition, performance opportunities for
Contact: P.O. Box 13446, Phoenix, AZ 85002. (602) 252-8475.
University of Arizona School of Music and Dance
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Jazz; BM, DMA, MM Comp., Perf.; BM, MM, PhD
Ed.; DMA, MM Conducting; MM Accompanying, Musicology; MM, PhD Theory.
On 350 acres; 35,000 students, 12,500 faculty and staff. Founded in 1885.
Music department since 1896. Metro Tucson population of about 800,000.
Founded 1885. Music department since 1896. Metro Tucson population of
Contact: School of Music, P.O. Box 210004, 1017 N Olive Rd., Music Bldg, Rm
109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0004. (520) 621-1655.
University of Central Arkansas, Community School of Music
A division of the university's department of music, the community music school
offers instrumentalists and singers of all ages an opportunity to pursue music
study through individual and group instruction in a university setting.
Approximately 1,000 students enroll, from toddlers to senior citizens.
Contact: SFAC 203, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035. (501) 450-5755 or
University of Central Arkansas
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed., Perf.; MM Pedagogy; Mmus.
Students and graduates have excelled in regional, national, and international
competitions and have achieved positions of prominence in teaching,
conducting, composing, and performing.
Contact: 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035. (800) 243-8245 or (501) 450-
Biola University–Conservatory of Music
La Mirada, CA.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed., Perf.; BS.
Contact: Admissions, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639-1000. (800) 652-
California Institute of the Arts
Degrees Offered: BFA; MFA.
High standards and vital, contemporary initiatives, along with tenacious
insistence upon strong, individual initiative, are CalArts’ hallmark and its
formula for success.
Contact: 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355. (661) 255-1050.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Degrees Offered: BA.
Contact: Bldg. 24, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.
California State University, Fresno
Degrees Offered: BA Ed., Music; BA, MA Comp., Perf.
Contact: Department of Music, 2380 E. Keats Avenue M/S MB77, Fresno, CA
93740-8024. (559) 278-2654.
California State University, Fullerton
Degrees Offered: BA, BM, MA, MM Comp., Ed., Music Hist., Perf., Theory.
Standard offering for music degrees through the master’s level. These include
undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, performance,
history/literature, and composition.
Contact: 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834. (714) 278-3552.
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA.
Degrees Offered: BA, MM Music; BM Perf. (Teacher Cred. Prog.), Theory/Comp.;
BM, MM Comp.; MM.
Urban campus with approximately 25,000 students in the Los Angeles
Contact: Brotman Hall, Rm. 101, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840.
(562) 985-5471 or (562) 985-2500.
California State University, Northridge
Degrees Offered: BA Music Industry, Music Therapy; BA, MA Ed.; BM Jazz
Studies, Orch. Strings, Theory/Comp.; MA Theory; MM Comp., Conducting, Perf.
One of the largest of the CSU campuses, with 27,000 students, it is 25 miles
from central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley, and is the only public
university in this metropolitan suburb (population 1,200,000).
Contact: Cypress Hall Room 116, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-
8314. (818) 677-3184 or (818) 677-5876.
California State University, Sacramento
Degrees Offered: BA Music, Music Mgmt.; BM Theory/Comp. (Instrumental
Concentrations); BM, MM Ed.; MM Comp., Conducting, Music Hist. & Lit., Perf.;
Postgrad. Cert. for Perf.
Contact: Department of Music, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819-6015. (916)
Claremont Community School of Music
Community and master teacher programs for students of all ages, Suzuki and
Contact: 951 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. (909) 624-3012.
Colburn School Conservatory of Music
Los Angeles, CA.
Degrees Offered: BM; Perf.'s Cert.; Prof'l Studies Dipl.
Offers college-level training to the most advanced instrumentalists. Admission
is highly selective, and is limited to orchestral instruments and piano. All
enrolled students have tuition, room and board paid by the School's
endowment. Applied studies, orchestra and chamber music are required each
semester of enrollment.
Contact: Conservatory of Music Office of Admissions, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los
Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 621-4534.
Community Music Center
San Francisco, CA.
A San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1921 with the
mission of making music accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Affordable music instruction to 2,200 students and concerts to over 12,000
people each year.
Contact: 544 Capp St., San Francisco, CA 94110. (415) 647-6015.
Community School of Music & Arts
The CSMA offers private lessons, Suzuki instruction, musicianship and theory
classes, early childhood music, two youth string ensembles, a youth
symphony, and three graded Orff ensembles.
Contact: 1200 E. Colton Ave., PO Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373-0999. (909)
748-8074 or (909) 748-8014.
Crowden Center for Music in the Community
The Crowden Music Center offfers music education programs through its two
divisions: The Crowden School, a full academic day program for 4th - 8th
graders, as well as the Crowden Center for Music in the Community, which
offers after-school, weekend and summer programs for all ages.
Contact: 1475 Rose St., Berkeley, CA 94702. (510) 559-6910.
Pacific Union College
Degrees Offered: BM Ed., Perf.
Founded in 1882, a fully-accredited four-year college located near the scenic
Napa Valley. Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Contact: Admissions, 1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, CA 94508. (800) 862-7080 or
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Palo Alto, CA.
Founded in 1966, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) is an award-
winning training orchestra for San Francisco, Bay Area string players of high-
school age and younger. The emphasis on chamber music uniquely sets
PACO apart from other youth orchestras in the Bay Area and lies at the core of
our educational program.
Contact: (650) 856-3840.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
The String Department prepares students to achieve technical proficiency on
their instruments. The comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the following
learing sequence: balanced posture, beautiful tone production, accurate
intonation, musicianship skills and learning a sequential body of repertoire.
Contact: 100 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106. (626) 683-3355.
Distinguished faculty, top studio professionals, as well as members of the Los
Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Performance opportunities include recitals,
master classes, and opera and theater productions.
Contact: 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90263-4392. (310) 506-4392.
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Comp., Ed., Perf.
The university offers a BA degree with a major in music; a concentration of
music and ministry is also available. The BA degree with a major in music
education is also offered. In addition, the BM degree is offered with majors in
instrumental performance and composition.
Contact: 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego, CA 92106. (619) 849-2445.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 1917, SFCM is the only independent conservatory of music in the
western United States. It was also the first conservatory in the country to offer a
MM in chamber music. Its distinguished artist faculty teaches some 400
students from around the world. Its alumni pursue professional careers in
major orchestras, opera companies, and universities.
Contact: 50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94122. 415-864-7326.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Prep & Extension Divisions
San Francisco, CA.
The conservatory offers preparatory and adult extension divisions. Programs
include private lessons, early childhood classes, musicianship, composition,
and ensemble training.
Contact: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA.
Degrees Offered: BA Classical Music, Electronic Music, Jazz/World Music
Studies; BM Music Hit. & Lit.; BM, MA Comp., Ed.; BM, MM Perf.; MA Music Hist.;
MM Chamber Music, Conducting.
Contact: School of Music & Dance, San Francisco State Univ, 1600 Holloway
Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132. (415) 338-1431.
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA.
Home to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, the nation's largest
collection of Beethoven scores.
Contact: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192. 408-924-1000.
Degrees Offered: BA Conducting, Perf., Theory; BA, DMA, MA Comp.; BA, MA
Music Hist.; MA, MST Music; MA, PhD Computer-based Theory & Acoustics;
All students majoring in music are required to complete course work in music
theory, music history, performance, music analysis, and departmental
ensembles, in addition to fulfilling the general education requirements in the
university at large.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Bakewell Building, 355 Galvez
St., Stanford, CA 94305-3005. (650) 723-2091.
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San Rafael, CA.
Contact: 255 West End Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901. (415) 485-6946.
San Francisco, CA.
Symphony Parnassus encompasses the talents of musicians from the Bay
Area community. Originally called the UCSF Orchestra, it was founded in 1989
by Jonathan Davis, then a graduate student in Biophysics. Symphony
Parnassus announced the appointment of Stephen Paulson as its Music
Director in 1998.
Contact: Symphony Parnassus, PO Box 225297, San Francisco, CA 94122-
5297. (415) 728-5997.
The Colburn School: School of Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA. None.
Offers private and class instrumental instruction, music theory classes,
instrumental ensembles, and chamber music for community learners from pre-
school through adult. A graduated series of recital opportunities and frequent
master classes by faculty and guest artists provide more performance and
Contact: Arts Registration Office, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
University of California at Berkeley
Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Comp., Ethnomus., Musicology.
Contact: University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #
1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. (510) 642-2678.
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA.
Degrees Offered: BA composition.
Academic offerings span 150 disciplines, with more departments ranked in the
top 10 nationally than at any other public or private university. World-ranked
scholars in musicology, theory, and ethnomusicology. Boasts a graduate-
student scholarship string quartet, an ensemble for contemporary music, a
chamber-music program supported by a collaborative piano program, many
fine ensembles and outstanding facilities, concert halls, and music library.
Contact: 1315 Music Building, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa
Barbara, CA 93106-6070. (805) 893-3261.
University of Redlands
Degrees Offered: BM; MM.
A liberal-arts university located at the foot of Southern California’s tallest
mountains, this stunning campus offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Music
training within a liberal arts and sciences university. We are the second oldest
NASM member in Southern California. We offer a curriculum that balances
classroom study of Western music theory, history, and literature with
extraordinary individual and ensemble performance opportunities.
Contact: 1200 E. Colton Ave., PO Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373-0999. (800)
455-5064 or (909) 793-2121.
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA.
Degrees Offered: BM Comp. (emphasis: Film Scoring), Music Insdustry; BM,
DMA, MM Comp., Ed., Jazz Studies, Perf.; BS Music Industry; DMA, MA Early
Music; DMA, MM Sacred Music; MA Music Hist.; MM Conducting; PhD Hist'l
Brings together a distinguished faculty of world-renowned teachers and
musically gifted students from around the world. Instruction is offered in
virtually all professional and scholarly branches of music. A large department
with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in performance,
composition, education, music history, and music industry.
Contact: USC Thornton School of Music, Office of Admission, University Park
Campus UUC 218, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2991. (800) 872-2213 or (213) 470-
University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Comp., Music Hist., Music Mgmt., Perf.; BM, MM Ed.,
Established in 1878, the conservatory is the oldest accredited professional
school of music in the western US, recognizing the value of creativity,
experimentation, and musical discrimination as well as scholarship,
independent and critical thinking, self-motivation, skill development, and
Contact: 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211. (209) 946-2418.
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