Ball State University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM; BM, MM Music Tech.; BME; BS; DA; MM; MME.
Offers degrees in music performance, education, and technology. Within these
there are many sub-tracks including string-music education.
Contact: Hargreaves Music Building, MU 203, Muncie, IN 47306. (765) 285-
Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts
Degrees Offered: BA, MM Music Hist.; BM Theory/Comp.; BM, MM Perf.; BME; BS
Arts Admin.; MM Comp., Conducting, Theory; MME.
A small liberal-arts university located on 290 acres of park-like landscape just
five miles from the cultural center of Indianapolis’s downtown area.
Contact: Office of Admission, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. (317)
940-9656 or (888) 940-8100.
Depauw University School of Music
Contact: Office of Admissions, 101 E. Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135-
0037. (765) 658-4006 or (800) 447-2495.
Goshen College Community School
The CSA offer music lessons to all ages on piano, voice, guitar, Suzuki strings,
and o most ochestral instruments; also Kindermusik® classes, two children's
choirs and a community gospel group.
Contact: Goshen College Music Center, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; BS; MA.
Contact: 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750. (260) 356-6000.
IUPUI Music Academy
The Academy currently enrolls over 400 students and offers instruction in
most orchestral instruments.
Contact: 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. (317) 278-4139.
University of Evansville
Evansville, IN. AF:
Fully accredited, private, liberal arts and sciences-based university affiliated
with the United Methodist Church. Music curricula are designed to prepare
students for professional careers in music, to give them opportunities to
understand themselves and the world around them through participation and
study of musical arts, and to contribute to the artistic and cultural life of the
university and broader community.
Contact: 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47722. (800) 423-8633x2468.
University of Indianapolis Community Music Center
Contact: 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. (317) 788-3400.
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN.
Degrees Offered: BA Music Hist., Perf., Theory; MSM.
Located north of South Bend, 90 miles east of Chicago on 1,250 acres with two
lakes, extensive wooded areas, tree-lined quadrangles, and gothic-style
structures with statuary and masonry carvings.
Contact: 105 Crowley Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. (574) 631-6211.
Cedar Rapids Symphony School of Music
Cedar Rapids, IA.
Programs offered by the CRSS include Music Together, Suzuki and traditional
private instruction, like-instrument ensembles, two youth choruses and an Irish
Music Ensemble program. Students of all ages are welcome.
Contact: 119 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. (319) 363-3960 or (319)
Degrees Offered: BA Music, Music Education.
The program features flexibility and responsiveness to students’ career goals
and allows them to concentrate on traditional orchestra instruments, piano,
voice, and composition/arranging or songwriting. Students also may focus on
classical and/or jazz/pop styles. All music majors take an innovative sequence
of traditional theory followed by contemporary/jazz theory.
Contact: Central College, 812 University, Pella, IA 50219. (641) 628-7604 or
Des Moines Symphony Academy
Des Moines, IA.
Provides fun, enriching, comprehensive, and interactive music education
experiences for students, teachers, and other music lovers. Early childhood
and youth symphony programs, private and group lessons, group piano,
chamber music, adult music enrichment, master, and theory and composition
classes, and music workshops.
Contact: 1011 Locust St., Ste. 400, Des Moines, IA 50309. (515) 280-3332.
Drake University School of Music
Des Moines, IA.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed.
Drake offers the best of both worlds: a music department that is large enough
to support a vast range of musical activities, but small enough that students
receive highly personal attention. The Department of Music offers both breadth
and depth, which gives Drake students flexibility in career choices. Drake offers
the following degrees: BM in performance, education, and with electives in
business or a concentration in jazz studies; BA in music.
Contact: Office of Admission, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311-4505.
(515) 271-3181 or (800) 443-7253.
Iowa State University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM.
Offers a strong undergraduate music program, where students study with full-
time faculty professionals in a supportive environment that encourages
students to become their best. Curriculum provides a comprehensive program
of professional studies for students who wish to prepare for careers in
teaching, performance, and composition. A faculty of active scholars, teachers,
and artists committed to excellence in teaching, creative and scholarly work,
and arts outreach.
Contact: 100 Alumni Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2010. (800) 262-3810.
Preucil School of Music
Iowa City, IA.
Contact: Preucil School of Music, Main Campus, 524 North Johnson St., Iowa
City, IA 52245. (319) 337-4156 or (319) 337-7422.
Degrees Offered: BA, BM Music; BM Ed.
Liberal-arts college with a Methodist affiliation. Strings only as a minor or
Contact: Department of Music, Simpson College, 701 N. C St., Indianola, IA
(800) 362-2454 or (515) 961-1570.
UNI Suzuki School
Cedar Falls, IA.
This community music school offers individual and group Suzuki lessons, as
well as theory classes, small ensemble sessions, a visiting artist program,
annual individual and group recitals, and outreach performance opportunities
to pre-college aged children. It also sponsors an advanced violin performance
group (Fiddlesticks), The Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra, the Northern Iowa
Youth Orchestra. Scholarships are available through the MusicWorks project.
Adult students are also welcome.
Contact: University of Northern Iowa, School of Music, Russell Hall, Cedar
Falls, IA 50614-0246. (319) 273-2508.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA.
Degrees Offered: BM Music Therapy; BM, DMA, MA Perf.; BM, MA, PhD Comp.;
DMA Conducting; MA, PhD Ed., Musicology, Theory; PhD Music Lit.
Contact: University of Iowa, School of Music, 1006 Voxman Music Building, Iowa
City, IA 52242-1795. (319) 335-1603 or (800) 553-4692.
University of Northern Iowa School of Music
Cedar Falls, IA.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Dipl.; BA, MA Music; BM Theory/Comp.; BM, MM Ed.,
Perf.; MM Comp., Conducting, Jazz Pedagogy, Music Hist., Piano Perf. &
On a campus of 740 acres, with a faculty of about 650 and a total enrollment of
about 13,000. The population of Cedar Falls is approximately 36,000 and that
of the greater Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area is more than 120,000.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 120 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018.
(800) 772-2037 or (319) 273-2281.
Bethel College Academy of Music
North Newton, KS.
The Academy offers private instruction in strings and Suzuki strings. It also
sponsors a variety of group lessons, master classes, and recitals during each
term of instruction.
Contact: 300 E. 27th St., North Newton, KS 67117-0531. (316) 283-2500.
Kansas State University
Degrees Offered: BM Ed.; MM.
Located in the beautiful, rolling Flint Hills of Kansas, K-State has an enrollment
of 22,000 students with 175 music majors and 28 music faculty. 100 percent
placement rate for all music-education majors.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 119 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. (800)
532-8270 or (785) 532-6250.
Pittsburg State University
Degrees Offered: BM; BME; MM.
Music plays a central role at PSU, which serves as a cultural center for the four-
state area of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The attractive
campus is 35 minutes from Joplin, Missouri, and two hours from Kansas City
Contact: Office of Admission, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762. (800)
854-7488 or (620) 235-4251.
University of Kansas
Degrees Offered: BA, BM, DMA, MM Perf.; BA, BM, MM, PhD Theory; BME, MME
Music Therapy; BME, MME, PhD Ed.; DMA Comp., Conducting; MM
Theory/Comp.; MM, PhD Musicology.
A major educational and research institution with more than 28,000 students
on 1,000 acres, in a growing community of 80,000 some 35 miles from
Kansas City. The Dept. of Music and Dance has about 60 full-time faculty and
Contact: School of Fine Arts, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr., Rm. 446,
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102. (785) 864-3421.
Wichita State University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; MM; MME.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0124. (800)
362-2594 or (316) 978-3085.
Music Institute of Lexington
Nonprofit community music school celebrating its tenth year. Twenty highly
qualified artist/teachers with years of experience in performace and pedegogy.
Lessons and classes offered for all ages, from newborns through adults.
Contact: Musicorps, Inc., 1321 Trent Blvd., Bldg. 6, Lexington, KY 40517. (859)
University of Kentucky
There are around 400 music majors in the School of Music, including 110
graduate students. The 39 faculty members are recognized for excellence in
teaching, performance, and research. Within their disciplines they are leaders
in the community and region, and across the United States. With a low faculty-
to-student ratio, the School of Music provides personal attention with small
classes and excellent private applied instruction. The UK School of Music is
one of 10 designated Ares of Excellence within the University for its outstanding
programs. The School has achieved awards and national recognition for high-
caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as
well as for musci education, composition, theory and music history. Our faculty
has gained national and international prominence in their respective fields.
Contact: Director of Recruitment/Diversity Initiatives, 100 W.D. Funkhouser
Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0054. (859) 257-2000.
Louisiana State University School of Music
Baton Rouge, LA.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM, DMA, MM Perf.; BME Instrumental Music; MM
Conducting; MM, PhD Comp., Ed., Musicology, Theory.
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts includes almost 100 faculty and
staff and more than 600 music and theater majors. Approximately 29,000
Students enjoy an intimate and nurturing atmosphere that offers opportunities
for individual attention and regular performance.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 110 Thomas Boyd Hall, Baton
Rouge, LA 70803. (225) 578-1175.
Loyola University College of Music
New Orleans, LA.
Degrees Offered: BA, BS Music Bus.; BM Comp.; BM, MM Music Therapy, Perf.,
Contact: Communications/Music Complex, Room 165, New Orleans, LA
70118. (800) 456-9652 or (504) 865-3240.
University of Louisiana-Lafayette School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM Jazz Studies, Music Media; BM, MM Ed., Perf.,
Theory/Comp.; MM Conducting, Perf. Pedagogy.
New undergraduate string-quartet program includes full tuition waiver for
qualified applicants plus free dorm-room housing.
Faculty: David Carbonara, bass; Jeffrey George, guitar; Jennifer Cassin, viola;
Michael Blaney, violin; Susan Morton, Mark Wallace, violoncello.
Contact: University of Louisiana-Lafayette, PO Box 41207, Lafayette, LA 70504.
National Orchestral Institute
College Park, MD.
Offers an intensive three-week experience in orchestral musicianship and
professional development for musicians (ages 18–28) on the threshold of their
Contact: 2110 Clarice Smith Perfroming Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742-
1620. (301) 405-2317.
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Degrees Offered: Artist's Dipl.; BM; BME; DMA; MM; Perf. Dipl.; Perf.'s Cert.
One of the nation’s major sources of professionally trained musicians.
Through its constituent divisions, the degree-granting conservatory music
school, and the community-based preparatory music and dance school, the
institute trains musicians from small children to seasoned professionals,
dedicated amateurs to winners of international competitions. The institute
boasts a preeminent faculty, a nurturing, collaborative learning environment,
and an affiliation with one of the nation’s leading universities, the Johns
Contact: Conservatory Admissions Office, 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD
21202-2397. (800) 368-2521 or (410) 659-8110.
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, The Prepatory
Founded in 1894, the Peabody Preparatory is the community-based
complement to the Peabody Conservatory. The Preparatory has a dual
mission: to provide a broad-based performing arts education to all who are
desirous of high-quality performing arts study, and to provide an accelerated
curriculum for talented pre-professional musicians and dancers.
Contact: 21 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202. (410) 659-8100x1130.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD.
The culturally vibrant DC/Baltimore corridor provides unsurpassed educational
and professional opportunities for music students. Close proximity to
professional orchestras, opera companies, and research and cultural centers
add significant value to the UM experience. Combines first-rate academics and
conservatory-caliber training in a comprehensive, mid-size program.
Contact: Admissions Office, 2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
College Park, MD 20742. (301) 405-8435.
Washington Conservatory of Music
The Washington Conservatory of Music is a nationally accredited community
school with acclaimed multinational faculty offering private instruction on all
instruments, performances, and comprehensive classes for all ages from
early childhood through adult.
Contact: One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816. (301) 320-2770.
Portland Conservatory of Music
The Portland Conservatory of Music offers year-round private lessons,
ensembles, and music classes to over 400 students, ages preschool through
adult. The Conservatory employs Suzuki, MusicGarden, Kodaly, and Dalcroze
Contact: 202 Woodford St., Portland, ME 04101. (207) 775-3356 or (207) 671-
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