Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; BME; BMus.; Dipl.; MA; MM; MMEd; MusBac; Perf.'s
There are a number of opportunities to perform in ensembles at the university.
For specially qualified students, there are scholarships available. Each year,
ensembles participate in a tour performing for communities in Colorado and
Contact: Colorado State University Dept. of Music, 1778 Campus Delivery, Fort
Collins, CO 80523-1778. (970) 491-5533.
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; MM.
Located at the University Park Campus of the university, about two hours from
the mountains. Housed in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Contact: 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208. (303) 871-6400.
Parlando School for the Arts
Offers private lessons in all orchestra instruments as well as a number of
music classes and ensembles to students ages three months to adult.
Contact: The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Ste 6, Boulder, CO
80302-5700. (303) 442-0006.
Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts
Individual & small group lessons on all instruments & voice, theory &
composition, performance ensembles, concerts, & outreach. Member of
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
Contact: 200 E. Baseline Rd., PO Box 698, Lafayette, CO 80026. (303) 665-
University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Ed.; BM; BME; DMA; MM; MME; PhD; Prof. Cert. String
Offers high-level experiences for string players through weekly individual
lessons with an excellent faculty and through the opportunity to participate in
various outstanding ensembles. Weekly performance classes are a vital part of
the core curriculum and give string players a regular forum for their solo and
chamber-music repertory. Regular coaching sessions by faculty and the
internationally renowned Takács Quartet.
Contact: Undergraduate Admissions, 301 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0301.
University of Northern Colorado
Degrees Offered: BA, BM, BME, MM Perf.; BA, BM, MM Theory/Comp.; BM, BME
Ed., Instrumental Music; BME Ed. (Instrumental or General); DA Music; DME;
MM Music Hist. & Lit.; MME.
Founded in 1895, the school of music provides a focused environment for
talented musicians, with outstanding opportunities for academic, applied, and
Contact: School of Music, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 28,
Greeley, CO 80639. (970) 351-2993.
Community Music School [Centerbrook, CT]
Community School of the arts.
Contact: 90 Main St., PO Box 387, Centerbrook, CT 06409. (860) 767-0026.
Neighborhood Music School
New Haven, CT.
A nonprofit community arts school and concert venue serving children and
adults. Instruction includes Suzuki and non-Western instruments, theory,
composition, early music, an arts-based preschool, and summer arts program
are also included.
Contact: 100 Audubon St., New Haven, CT 06510. (203) 624-5189.
Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts Music School
The Nutmeg Conservatory offers private lessons, music theory, Suzuki
classes, and chamber ensembles.
Contact: 58 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. (860) 482-4413.
University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts
Offers private and group instruction to children through adults. Programs
include Suzuki violin and cello, chamber music, string ensembles, early
childhood music, as well as individual instruction on string and wind
instruments and voice. Performance opportunities in solo and large ensemble
Contact: 3 Witryol Pl, U-5195, Storrs, CT 06269-5195. (860) 486-1073.
University of Hartford, The Hartt School Community Division
West Hartford, CT.
In two 17-week semesters each year, 2,500 students (from preschoolers to
seniors) participate in private lessons, classes, and performing ensembles
under the instruction of a 140-member faculty. The school offers numerous
orchestra and chamber music concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures,
and training activities. The division is also involved in First Steps in Music, the
Hartt Suzuki Institute, the Connecticut Youth Symphony, and music theater
training programs for pre-college students.
Contact: Hartt Community Division, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield
Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 768-4451.
Hartt School at the University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT.
Degrees Offered: BM Jazz/African-American Music, Music Mgmt., Music Prod. &
Tech., Theory; BM, DMA, MM Comp., Music Hist.; BM, DMA, MM, MME Perf.; DMA,
MM, MME Conducting; MM Liturgical Music, Perf. (Suzuki Pedagogy); MME Early
Childhood, Pedagogy, Research; PhD Ed.
Comprehensive program designed for the student of superior talent and
motivation whose goal is to be a professional performer. Solo, chamber, and
large ensemble opportunities provide ample performance experience.
Pedagogy classes ensure preparedness for private teaching. Learn contract
negotiation, the recording process, stage presentation, preparation for
orchestra auditions, and repertoire selection.
Contact: Hartt Admissions, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.
University of Connecticut
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Perf.; BS Ed.; DMA; MMA; Mmus; Perf.'s Cert.;
As a center for artistic excellence in musical performance, teaching, and
scholarship, Uconn's music department offers comprehensive and
challenging programs that provide superb training for students seeking a
career in music. Each year young musicians from across the US as well as
from countries around the world, choose to pursue advanced musicianship
through undergraduate and graduate study here.
Contact: Admissions Office, 2131 Hillside Rd, Unit 3088, Storrs, CT 06269-
3088. (860) 486-3137.
Westport School of Music, Inc
Offers private instruction with 18 professional, performing musicians on faculty.
Playing parties, repertoire and theory classes, chamber music coaching and
performance, and recitals. "Music Works!" offers music therapy to disabled
youth and Kindermusik classes are available to toddlers. Scholarships
Contact: 18 Woods Grove Rd., Westport, CT 06880. (203) 227-4931.
Yale University School of Music
New Haven, CT.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Dipl.; DMA; MM; MMA; Perf.'s Cert.
Short Description: A graduate professional school, limited to about 200
students, dedicated to the training of performers and composers. Full
scholarships for all students.
Contact: Office of Admissions, PO Box 208246, New Haven, CT 06520-8243.
University of Delaware
Degrees Offered: BA Music, Music Mgmt.; BM Applied Music (Instru.), Music Ed
(Instru.), Theory/Comp.; MM Comp., Perf.; MMEd.
Bachelor of Music, performance and education; Theory/Composition; and
Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Contact: Orchard Road and Amstel Ave., Newark, DE 19716. (302) 831-8123 or
Wilmington Music School
We offer private instrumental and vocal instruction, introductory and
supplemental music classes and ensembles, public performances and
performance opportunities for students, faculty and special guests.
Contact: 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802. (302) 762-1132.
District of Columbia
Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM Ed. (Instrumental); BM, DMA, MM Comp., Perf.; DMA, MM
Conducting; MA Music Hist. & Lit., Musicology (Hist. or Theory); MLM Liturgical
With alumni in many of the top orchestras throughout the US, the school of
music is located on a beautiful tree-lined campus within quick Metrorail access
to the Library of Congress and Kennedy Center.
Contact: 111 Ward Hall, 610 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064. (202)
Levine School of Music
Provides the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities
for persons of ever age, ability, and background. The school also participates
in community outreach.
Contact: Sallie Mae Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW, Washington DC, 20008. (202)
Florida International University, School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM, MM Music Tech.; BS, MS Ed.; MM Conducting, Perf.
Faculty: Chuck Bergeron, Nicky Orta, bass; Javier Arias, cello; Richie Zellon,
guitar; Michael Klotz, viola; Robert Davidovici, Marcia Littley, Misha Vitenson,
Contact: University Park Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami, FL
33199. (305) 348-2896.
Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc.
Founded in 1949. Offers the following programs: Youth Orchestra (featuring five
youth orchestras), Summer at the Symphony (three-week youth orchestra day
camp), Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artist Concerto Competition, music
education classes (early childhood and adult), children's concerts, and Opus
Outreach programs for school workshops and Sarasota Music Festival, official
teaching and performing Festival of the state of Florida.
Contact: Education Dept., 709 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, FL 34236. (941) 953-
Indian River Community College Performing Arts Academy
Ft. Pierce, FL.
The PAA offers individual and group instruction in strings.
Contact: 3209 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FL 34981. (772) 462-7695.
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
The JSYO is now in its 11th season and offers students from seven to 22 an
opportunity to play and participate in a competitive music environment.
Rehearsals and training expand players classical music skills.
Contact: 300 W. Water St., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202. (904) 807-1007 or
Degrees Offered: BA Applied Music, Music Bus., Music Hist., Music Theater,
Theory; BM Perf., Theory/Comp.; BME; MAT.
Beautiful campus on the St. Johns River. By virtue of their liberal-arts
preparation, music graduates find themselves well equipped for careers in a
wide variety of other fields and for advanced study at the graduate level.
Contact: Office of Admission, 2800 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
(800) 225-2027 or (904) 256-7000.
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Boca Raton, FL.
Degrees Offered: BM Perf.; Prof'l Studies Dipl.
Private residential campus community of 2600 students five miles from the
Lynn University's Conservatory of Music is one of the leading conservatories
within a university environment. A select group of gifted music students is
admitted annually to pursue rigorous performance training in solo, chamber,
and orchestral music. Located in the heart of Boca Raton, the University’s
beautiful campus offers modern facilities and a close-knit design.
Contact: Admissions, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431. (561) 237-
Miami Conservatory of Music
The Conservatory provides young children ages five to 18 music education.
Classes include theory, musicianship, composition, instrumental training,
lessons, and master classes.
Contact: 2860 Oak Ave., Miami, FL 33133. (305) 442-2283.
New World School of Arts
Degrees Offered: BM Comp., Perf.
Contact: 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132. (305) 237-3135.
Rollins College Community School of Music
Winter Park, FL.
Rollins College Community School of Music offers programs for preschoolers
through seniors. Programs include private instruction, classes, and performing
ensembles. Classes include Music "Fun" Damentals for preschoolers and
Contact: 1000 Holt Ave., Campus Box 2731, Winter Park, FL 32789-4499. (407)
De Land, FL.
Degrees Offered: BM Ed., Perf.
Historic main campus in DeLand, between Orlando and Daytona Beach. 2,000
students. In music school, student/faculty ration of 6:1. Main campus houses
School of Music, School of Business, and College of Arts and Sciences.
Contact: Music Admissions Counselor, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland
Blvd., Unit 8399, DeLand, FL 32723. (386) 822-8975.
Stetson University Community School of the Arts
The CSA is an outreach program of Stetson's School of Music and serves over
300 people per semester. Offerings include: individual instruction, Orff-
Schulwerk classes, and Young String Chamber Orchestra.
Contact: 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8399, DeLand, FL 32723. (386) 822-8962.
University of Central Florida
Contact: Music Department, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-
1354. (407) 823-2869.
University of Miami Frost School of Music
Coral Gables, FL.
Degrees Offered: BM Music, Music Eng., Music Eng./Tech., Musical Theater,
Perf. Studio Music & Jazz; BM, DMA, MM Comp.; BM, MM Music Bus. &
Entertainment Industries, Music Therapy; BM, MM, MS, PhD Ed.; DMA Jazz
Comp.; DMA, MM Conducting, Perf.; MM Accompanying & Chamber Music,
Computer Music, Electronic Music, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Perf., Media Writing &
Prod., Musicology, Theory/Comp.
Situated minutes from Miami, which is home to the Florida Philharmonic, the
New World Symphony, and the Florida Grand Opera, and sees many major
concert tours. Master classes are given frequently by visiting artists.
Contact: Office of Admission, PO Box 248025, Coral Gables, FL 33124. (305)
University of South Florida School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM; BM, MM Comp., Jazz Studies, Perf.; BS; MA, PhD Ed.; MM
Located in vibrant Tampa Bay, the main campus covers 1,700 acres, housing
more than 320 buildings. Its libraries hold some 1.4 million volumes as well
as a vast computer link to hundreds of library databases and international
Contact: University of South Florida, School of Music, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.
FAH110, Tampa, FL 33620. (813) 974-2311 or (813) 974-8721.
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