Massachusetts
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA.
Small, liberal arts school.
Located nine miles west of Boston on 235 attractive suburban acres in
Waltham, Massachusetts.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 415 South St., PO Box 549110, Waltham, MA
02454-9110. (781) 736-3500 or (800) 622-0622.

Brookline Music School
Brookline, MA.
BMS offers a full range of classes and private instruction. The School's
curriculum includes early childhood music as well as Suzuki instruction, theory
classes, a certificate program and a wide range of community and outreach
programs.
Contact: 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA 02445. (617) 277-4593.

Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts–Barnstable
West Barnstable, MA.
CCC offers a variety of classes, ensembles, and family events. CCC also
presents many concerts throughout the year. In addition to student recitals, the
Conservatory also presents a major artist series.
Contact: Route 132, West Barnstable, MA 02668. (508) 362-2772.

Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts–Falmouth
Falmouth, MA.
Contact: 60 Highfield Drive, PO Box 233, Flamouth, MA 02541. (508) 540-0611.

Community Music School of Springfield
Springfield, MA.
Applied lessons are available in all orchestral instruments. Early childhood
music education, the Orff method, and small and large instrumental ensemble
programs are offered at CMSS. Community outreach programs are active at
CMSS as well.
Contact: 127 State St., Springfield, MA 01103-1944. (413) 732-8428.

Community Music School of Thayer Symphony Orchestra
Leominster, MA.
The Thayer Symphony Orchestra offers many special family and educational
programs to students of all ages.
Contact: 14 Monument Sq., 4th Floor, Leominster, MA 01453. (978) 466-1800.


Creative Arts
Reading, MA.
Community school of music, art and theater
Contact: 25 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867. (781) 942-9600.

Dana Hall School of Music
Wellesley, MA.
Contact: 103 Grove St., Wellesley, MA 02482-9010. (781) 237-6542.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BS Ed.
Contact: Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-1551.

Indian Hill Music Center
Littleton, MA.
Indian Hill Music School serves more than 1,600 students with its faculty of
over 80 professional musicians. The school offers private lessons, group
classes and ensembles to children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Contact: 36 King St., PO Box 1484, Littleton, MA 01460. (978) 486-9524.

Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed.; BME; BS; MM.  
Contact: Department of Music, Terre Haute, IN 47809-9989. (812) 237-2772.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN.
Degrees Offered: BA; BME; BS; DM; DME; MA; MM; MME; PhD.
Fields include education, performance, business, and liberal arts. Offers more
than 1,100 performances a year, including seven fully staged operas. Facilities
include five buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus and
outstanding recital halls, more than 170 practice rooms, choral and
instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios. Musical
Arts Center features exceptional technical capabilities.
Contact: 1201 E. 3rd St., Merrill Hall 101, Bloomington, IN 47405. (812) 855-
7998.

Indiana University Retreat for Professional Violinists and Violists
Indiana, IN.
The retreat gives proffesional violinists and violists the opportunity to participate
in an intensive string academy pedagogy workshop, and to immerse
themselves in private lessons where they can apply the workshop principles.
Contact: Office of Special Programs, 1201 E. Third St., Merrill Hall 006,
Bloomington, IN 47405. (812) 855-6025.

Joy of Music Program, Inc
Worcester, MA.
A nonprofit music school with programs offered in the following: classical
ensembles, chamber music, and private instruction.
Contact: 1 Gorham St., Worcestor, MA 01605. (508) 856-9541.


Longy School of Music Conservatory
Cambridge, MA.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Dipl.; BM (In conjunction with Emerson College);
Dalcroze Cert.; MM; Postgrad dipl; Undergrad. Dipl.
Offering instruction in chamber music, composition, Dalcroze Eurhythmics,
early music, modern American music, strings, and more. Offers lessons,
classes, and performance opportunities to students of all ages and levels,
including: preparatory studies (ages 12 months to 18 years), Suzuki strings,
chamber music, instrumental ensembles (including four orchestras),
continuing education, undergraduate and graduate degrees and diplomas.
Contact: Admissions, 1 Follen St., Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 876-0956x521.

Northampton Community Music Center, Inc.
Northampton, MA.
NCMC offers music education, performances, and actives that are accessible
to all. Private instruction, large and small ensembles, jazz, workshops, Music
for the Young Child, theory and improvisation classes, and public concerts are
all part of the Center's offerings to the community.
Contact: 139 South St., Northampton, MA 01060. (413) 585-0001.

New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Cert.; BM; DMA; Grad. Dipl.; MM.
Degree-granting conservatory of music offers undergraduate and graduate
programs in classical and jazz performance and composition, contemporary
improvisation, music history, theory, and conducting. Special programs include
joint-degree programs with Tufts University (BM/BA) and Harvard University
(AB/MM).
Contact: Office of Admission, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. (617)
585-1101.

New England Conservatory of Music Div. of Prep & Continuing Education
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: Perf.'s Cert.
Composed of three programs—the Preparatory school (offering lessons in all
instruments, ensembles, music theory, workshops, master classes, and other
events), the School of Continuing Education (offering lessons, classes,
ensembles, and certificates in classical, jazz, and Kodaly studies), and the
Community Collaborations Program (offering scholarships, outreach, and
public school programs).
Contact: School of Continuing Education, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
02115. (617) 585-1130.

New England Conservatory of Music Div. of Prep & Continuing Education
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: Perf.'s Cert.
Composed of three programs—the Preparatory school (offering lessons in all
instruments, ensembles, music theory, workshops, master classes, and other
events), the School of Continuing Education (offering lessons, classes,
ensembles, and certificates in classical, jazz, and Kodaly studies), and the
Community Collaborations Program (offering scholarships, outreach, and
public school programs).
Contact: School of Continuing Education, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
02115. (617) 585-1130.

Berklee College of Music-College Credit Certificate Programs
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: Master Cert.; Prof. Cert.; Specialist Cert.
Twenty-one different online study options include music production, arranging,
theory, harmony, ear training, electronic music production, home recording,
music technology for teachers, and the music business. Programs are from six
to 12 months; longer 2+ year programs ensure your complete mastery of your
area of interest.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215. (800) 237-
5533 or (617) 747-2221.

Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: BFA, MM Musical Theatre; BM, MM Comp., Perf.; MM Ed.,
Music Hist.
Boston is a major center of higher education in America with more than 50
colleges and universities. Provides an endless array of courses, lectures,
concerts, and social opportunities.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215. (617) 912-
9153.


Boston University School of Music
Boston, MA.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Dipl.; BM, DMA, DMA, MM Ed.; BM, DMA, MM Perf.,
Theory/Comp.; BM, MM Music Hist. & Lit.; DMA Comp. (Hist'l Perf.), Conducting,
Music His. & Lit., Theory & Comp.; MM Conducting (Orch. & Choral), Hist'l Perf.;
Perf.'s Cert.
The music program at Boston University was founded in 1872, making it the
oldest degree granting music program in the United States.
Contact: 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. (617) 353-3341.

Community Music Center of Boston
Boston, MA.
CMCB provides music education and related services to diverse
constituencies throughout Boston. It also reaches out with programs for
seniors and persons with special needs.
Contact: 34 Warren Ave., Boston, MA 02116. (617) 482-7494x30.

Packachoag Community Music School
Auburn, MA.
Private lessons, including Suzuki violin for ages 4 and up.
PCMS is a small community school of the arts located in a Church facility in a
residential suburb of immediately south of Worcester, MA.
Contact: 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn, MA 01501. (508) 791-8159.

Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
Framingham, MA.
Offers music training for all ages, from preschool to adult. Resident performing
groups and an outreach program in the public schools and community centers.
Strives to make the arts accessible to everyone.
Contact: 140 Pearl St., Framingham, MA 01702. (508) 875-5554.

Performing Arts School of Worcester
Worcester, MA.
All of PASOW's programs are open to preschoolers, elementary through high-
school students, and adults of all levels. Music programs include private
instruction, theory classes, ensembles, and faculty and student recitals.
Contact: 29 High St., Worcestor, MA 01608. (508) 755-8246.

Powers Music School
Belmont, MA.
Contact: 396 Concord, PO Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478. (617) 484-4696.

Rivers Music School
Weston, MA.
The RMS is a performance-based community conservatory providing
instruction to musicians of all ages and abilities. Student recitals, workshops,
and master classes, as well as concerto competition and the prestigious
Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young are included in the RMS
offerings.
Contact: 333 Winter St., Weston, MA 02493. (781) 235-9300.

School of Creative Arts
Lexington, MA.
The CSA provides opportunities for music education for all ages through
private lessons, Kindermusik, workshops, and community outreach.
Contact: PO Box 61, Lexington, MA 02420. (781) 272-1014x180 or (781) 454-
6310.

South Shore Conservatory
Hingham, MA.
Offers arts education to students of all ages and abilities. Curriculum is
primarily music. Also offers instruction in dance, drama and audio recording.
Two campuses have comprehensive early childhood music programs,
including an art-based preschool program, and at its Hingham campus, an
arts-based full-day kindergarten program.
Contact: One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02043. (781) 749-7565x10.

Suzuki School of Newton
Newtonville, MA.
Suzuki method instrumental music education. There are three class types
comprising the "core" curriculum: individual lessons, group classes and music
theory classes.
Contact: 225 Nevada St., Newtonville, MA 02466. (617) 964-4522.

The Berkshire Music School
Pittsfield, MA.
The Berkshire Music School (formerly known as Pittsfield Community Music
School) provides music instruction to all students, from 18 months to well over
60. BMS offers preschool programs, private instrumental lessons, theory,
orchestral and small ensemble instruction, and numerous performance
opportunities.
Contact: 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201. (413) 442-1411.

The New School of Music
Cambridge, MA.
NSM is a nonprofit community music school founded in 1976. Since its
inception, the mission has been to provide high quality and affordable musical
instruction to all who seek it, and to share the musicianship of our faculty and
visiting artists with the community.
Contact: 25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 492-8105.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA.
Degrees Offered: BA Ed., Jazz & Afro-American Music, Music Hist., Perf.,
Theory/Comp.
Contact: Room 273, Fine Arts Center East, North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA
01003-9300. (416) 545-2227 or (413) 545-6048.

Winchester Community Music School
Winchester, MA.
Full range community music school, ranging in ages from 18 months through
senior citizen.
Contact: 407 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890-4050. (781) 721-2950.


Michigan
Central Michigan University School of Music
Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Degrees Offered: BA, BS Music; BM, MM Perf., Theory/Comp.; BME; MM Ed.
A comprehensive institution that, since 1892, has graduated more than
126,000 students. Its tradition of academic excellence, size, location, and value
make CMU one of the best music schools in the country.
Contact: Music Building, Room 162, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. (989) 774-3281 or
(989) 774-3766.

Community Music School [East Lansing, MI]
East Lansing, MI.
Contact: Michigan State University, Rm. 253, Music Bldg., School of Music, East
Lansing, MI 48824-1043. (517) 355-7661.

Community Music School of the Music Center of South Central Michigan
Battle Creek, MI.
CMS offers early childhood classes based on the Gordon Music Learning
Theory and Kindermusik. Private lessons are also offered for most band and
orchestra instruments. Hastings location offers Fiddles ‘n’ Strums and Green
Street Fiddlers programs.
Contact: PO Box 1613, Battle Creek, MI 49016. (269) 963-1911.

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Music Therapy; BME; MA Ed., Perf., Theory/Comp.
Strives to promote lifelong musical learning, to prepare students for
professional careers in music, and to advance the cultural life of the campus,
community, and beyond.
Contact: 401 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. (734) 487-3060 or (800) 468-
6368.

Flint School of Performing Arts
Flint, MI.
Orchestras, chamber music, private lessons, and classes are offered at the
main FSPA building and other locations around the city. Outreach programs,
such as those for Head Start, homeless children, and children and seniors in
public housing communities are offered as well.
Contact: Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503. (810) 238-
1350.

Michigan State University, School of Music, Community Music School
East Lansing, MI.
Provides comprehensive music education for interested individuals of all ages
and levels, with financial assistance for those in need.
Contact: 841-B Timberlane, East Lansing, MI 48823. (517) 355-7661x15.


Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute at Wayne State
Detroit, MI. (2008)
The SPMI offers classes in music history, instrumental performance, and string
instruction to students ages 11 to 18.
Contact: Sphinx Organization, 400 Renaissance Center, Ste. 2550, Detroit, MI
48243. (313) 877-9100.

Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music
Royal Oak, MI.
Private lessons, group classes, four orchestras (open to students of varying
experience levels), and chamber ensembles are offered through the SRO
Institute of Music. Additionally, students have opportunities to perform in
recitals, concerts, community events, and national/international performance
tours.
Contact: 707 Girard, Royal Oak, MI 48073. (248) 561-7227.

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ann Arbor, MI.
Degrees Offered: BFA Jazz & Comtemplative Studies, Jazz & Improv. Studies,
Musical Theatre; BM Music & Tech.; BM, BMA, DMA, MM Comp.; BM, BMA, MA,
PhD Music Hist., Theory; BM, BMA, MM Perf.; BM, MM Ed.; BMA Jazz Studies; BS
Sound Eng.; DMA, MM Conducting; MM Arts Admin., Chamber Music, Improv.
Founded 1880, one of oldest and largest music schools in the U.S. Ranked
among the top four conservatories by U.S. News and World Report. The
campus itself features architecture that ranges from the medieval grandeur of
the Law School's reading room to the state-of-the-art beauty of the Duderstadt
Center on North Campus. Situated on nearly 27 square miles, Ann Arbor has
almost 150 city parks, which very much define its character. Recreational and
cultural opportunities abound. Students enjoy canoeing down the Huron River,
running in the Nichols Arboretum, or just strolling through downtown. Very
much a classic college town, the University and the Ann Arbor community co-
exist and enhance one another beautifully.
Contact: Undergrad Admissions, 1220 Student Activities Bldg, 515 E. Jefferson
St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316. (734) 764-7433.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI.
Degrees Offered: BA; Grad. Cert.; MA; MM.
Contact: Department of Music, 4841 Cass Ave., Rm. 1321 Old Main, Detroit, MI.
(313) 557-1795.


Minnesota
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BA, BM Ed.; BM Perf., Theory.
Music plays an important part in campus life. Nearly 1/3 of all Concordia
students participate in music activities. Regardless of major, there are
opportunities for students to perform in great concert halls on campus,
throughout the US and the world.
Contact: Admissions, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562. (281) 299-4000.

MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, MN.
MacPhail offers instruction in classical tradition, jazz and rock performance,
early childhood music education, Suzuki programs, The Prelude Program,
classes, and ensembles and private music therapy for students with special
needs.
Contact: 501 S 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401. (612) 321-0100.

Minnesota State College–Southeast Technical, Red Wing Campus
Red Wing, MN.
Choose between violin repair and maintenance or guitar repair and building.
Hands-on learning and one-on-one time with instructors. No previous musical
or woodworking experience necessary.
Contact: 308 Pioneer Rd., Red Wing, MN 55066. (800) 657-4849.

Minnetonka Music Academy
Minnetonka, MN. (2008)
The MMA offers classes for musical instrument study to children in convenient
locations within the Minnetonka school district.
Contact: Deephaven Education Center, 4584 Vine Hill Rd., Deephaven, MN
55331. (952) 401-6800 or (952) 401-6801.


Saint Paul Conservatory of Music
St Paul, MN. (2008)
The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a non-profit community music
education center offering a wide-range of musical instruction for all ages, in
both individual and group settings. The faculty is of the highest caliber,
including artist/teachers with well-established reputations. The Conservatory
has systematically developed a music program with demanding, yet age-
appropriate expectations, with the ability to effectively teach the youngest of
students as well as prepare those seeking to become music majors. We are
also able to meet the needs of students who are life-long learners of music
and music appreciation
Contact: 29 E. Exchange St., St Paul, MN 55101. (651) 224-2205.

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN.
Degrees Offered: BA Music (or with Teaching Cred.), Music Hist. & Lit.; BA, BM
Theory/Comp.; BM Church Music, Ed., Perf.; BMus.; Teaching Cert.
Offers a conservatory-quality music curriculum and performance opportunities
in an academically-rigorous liberal arts setting. Student body of 3,000 includes
300 music majors. Two symphony orchestras, three concert bands, eight
choirs, many small ensembles and chamber opportunities. Admission to the
music major is competitive, with about 350 applicants for approximately 75
music-major spots per class year. About 130 students study strings.
Contact: Admissions Office, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057. (800) 800-
3025.

University of Minnesota - Duluth
Duluth, MN.
Degrees Offered: BA; MB Ed., Jazz Studies, Perf., Piano Pedagogy; MM.
Contact: 1201 Ordean Court, Humanities, Duluth, MN 55812. (218) 726-8208.

University of Minnesota School of Music
Minneapolis, MN.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BA, ME, PhD Music Therapy; BM, DMA, MM Perf.;
BM, MA, ME, PhD Ed.; DMA, MM Conducting; MA, MM, PhD Musicology; MA, PhD
Comp., Theory.
Within the University population of 39,000, the 300 undergraduate and 240
graduate majors within the School of Music work side by side, drawing upon
the resources of a large university while maintaining a close, supportive
relationship.
Contact: 100 Ferguson Hall, 2106 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
(612) 624-5740 or (612) 624-5093.

Mississippi
Belhaven College
Jackson, MS.
Degrees Offered: BA.
The music department exists to multiply Christian leaders who demonstrate
unquestionable excellence in the musical arts and apply timeless truths in
every aspect of their artistic discipline.
Contact: Office of Admission, 1500 Peachtree St., Box 153, Jackson, MS 39202.
(601) 974-6471 or (800) 974-6494.

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed.; DMA; MM.
Contact: 118 College Dr., No. 5081, Hattiesburg, MI 39406-5081. (601) 266-
5543.


Missouri
Community Music & Dance Academy
Kansas City, MO.
The Academy offers private and group instruction, in addition to coordinating
camps, festivals, and workshops.
Contact: 301 East 51st Street, 201, Kansas City, MO 64112. (816) 235-2741.

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BS Music (business), Music (education-
instrumentation), Music (education-vocal), Music (technology).
Music students are instructed by highly-trained faculty members who provide
students with relevant instruction in performance and music education, as well
as high-quality experiences in ensemble performance. Students and faculty
work closely together through solo recital preparation, independent study
projects, developing a private teaching studio, conducting, composition, solo
performances, and music recording projects.
Contact: 4525 Downs Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507. (816) 271-4420.

Southeast Missouri Music Academy
Cape Girardeau, MO.
The Music Academy guides the development of basic musical and performing
skills through offering musical instruction to students of all ages, abilities, and
backgrounds .
Contact: Brandt Music Hall MS 7925, 1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO
63701-4799. (573) 651-2378.

Truman State University
Kirksville, MO.
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM; MA; MAE.
The music program offers an outstanding performance and academic
background, the opportunity to study individual applied music with well-known
artists/teachers, and the opportunity to participate in instrumental and choral
ensembles with national reputations for excellence. Truman offers a variety of
music classes and activities, yet allows individual time and attention for each
student.
Contact: Office of Admission, McClain Hall 205, 100 E. Normal St., Kirksville,
MO 63501-4221. (800) 892-7792 or (660) 785-4114.

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Music Technology; BME (Instrumental); MA; MMA.
Located in Warrensburg (a west-central Missouri community of 18,000), 50
miles southeast of Kansas City, Central occupies more than 100 acres and
offers more than 150 programs to approximately 12,000 students.
Contact: Office of Admissions, Ward Edwards 1401, Warrensburg, MO 64093.
(800) 729-2678 or (660) 543-4290.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Kansas City, MO.
Degrees Offered: Artist's Cert.; Artist's Dipl.; BA; BM; BME; DMA; MA; MM; MMEd;
PhD.
Mid-town campus. On-campus residential living offered and near arts centers.
Contact: Grant Hall, Rm. 141, 5227 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110. (816)
235-2900.

Washington University
St. Louis, MO.
Degrees Offered: BA, BM, MA, PhD Musicology, Theory.
Two campuses, separated by a large metropolitan park, are on the western
edge of St. Louis, which offers an array of social, cultural, and recreational
opportunities. The university offers more than 80 programs and 1,400 courses
in a broad spectrum of majors.
Contact: Department of Music, Campus Box 1032, One Brookings Drive, St.
Louis, MO 63130. (314) 935-5581 or (314) 935-9225.


Montana
University of Montana
Missoula, MT.
Degrees Offered: BA Fine Arts; BM, BM, MM Ed.; MA Music Hist. & Lit.; MFA
Music Media Prod.
Located in a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community of 90,000 recognized for
its high quality of life. Recreational opportunities in surrounding forests and
parks complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. U.M. ranks fourth among
public universities in its number of Rhodes Scholars.
Contact: Music Building, Room 101, Missoula, MT 59812. (406) 243-6880
.

Montana State University-Bozeman
Bozeman, MT.
Degrees Offered: BA Perf.; BA, MM Ed.
Contact: 120 Hamilton Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-2190. (406) 994-2452.


North Valley Music School
Whitefish, MT.
A nonprofit, community music school serving over 600 students annually.
String programs include traditional and Suzuki private instruction, a community
string orchestra, and summer camps. String summer camps include Camp
Crescendo for beginning to intermediate youth and a chamber camp for
intermediate to advanced youth. Other instruments and programs include
piano, voice, guitar, harp, flute, mandolin and banjo, preschool music and
children's choir.
Contact: PO Box 4446, Whitefish, MT 59937. (406) 862-8074.
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