University of South Carolina
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Music Ed; BM, DMA, MM composition,
Performance; BM, MM Jazz Studies, Music Theory; DMA, MM Conducting; Grad.
Cert. Music Performance; MM Music History; MME; PhD Music Ed.
Located in the state capital, a metropolitan area of more than 400,000 that
offers diverse cultural activities and performance opportunities. Nearly 500
music majors enjoy the newly completed, high-tech music building and several
innovative music teaching programs.
Contact: University of South Carolina Admissions, Columbia, SC 29208. (800)
868-5872 or (803) 777-7700.
University of South Dakota
Degrees Offered: BM; BMA; MM.
A degree in music provides students with a solid foundation to enter the
teaching profession, gain confidence as a performer, or to seek an advanced
Contact: Admissions, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069. (877) 269-6837.
Nashville, TN. (2008)
The Academy currently offers traditional and Suzuki strings, a comprehensive
theory program, in addition to ensemble and chamber music opportunities.
Contact: Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757. (615)
Belmont University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM Comm'l Music; BM, MM Church Music, Comp., Ed.
Musical Theater, Perf., Theory; MM Com'l Music, Pedagogy.
The beautiful campus reflects a history that dates to the 19th century, when the
grounds were known as Adelicia Acklen’s Belle Monte estate.
Contact: Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757. (615)
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
In addition to the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts, BSM
offers more than 60 teaching studios, over 50 practice rooms, three electronic
labs, and three interactive practice rooms. The Anne Potter Wilson Music
Library has an expansive collection and is linked to Vanderbilt campus with an
integrated library system.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2305 W. End Ave., Nashville, TN
37212-1727. (800) 288-0432 or (615) 322-2561.
FireHouse Community Arts Academy & Center
Memphis, TN. (2008)
The Academy offers music lessons to children and adults of all backgrounds.
Contact: Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc., PO Box 40854, Memphis, TN 38174-
0854. (901) 948-9522.
Degrees Offered: BA Applied Emphasis; BA, Master Cert. Church Music; BM
Perf.; BM, MM Ed.; BS Music Bus.
Lee University School of Music is home to 250 undergraduate and graduate
music majors housed in beautiful Curtsinger Music Building and the DeVos
Center for the Humanities. Lee is one of the fastest growing Christian liberal
arts institutions in American with its home in downtown historic Cleveland,
Contact: Admissions, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37320-3450. (800)
533-9930 or (423) 614-8000.
Tennessee Cello Workshop
The Tennessee Cello Workshop is an extensive three-day exploration and
celbration of cello plaing and music making. The program consists of a series
of seminars, lecure presentation, master classes, and concerts.
Contact: 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-2600. (865) 974-3241.
School of Fine Arts of First Baptist Church
Since 1997, the School of Fine Arts at First Baptist Church has provided quality
musical and arts instruction through private lessons and classroom formats.
The School of Fine Arts is made up of a professional, dedicated faculty who
teach in a nurturing, supportive and wholesome environment for optimal
learning and enjoyment. Students of all ages are welcome.
Contact: 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37402. (423) 265-2257.
University of Memphis Community Music School
Our program offers teacher training for Suzuki Piano and Suzuki Violin. Student
classes are available for students currently studying the Suzuki repertoire from
book one and beyond.
Contact: Room 124 - Music Building, 3775 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38152.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Cadek Conservatory of Music
Chattanooga, TN. (2008)
The conservatory is a non-degree granting outreach program for students of all
ages. Certificate programs are available. Private lessons, ensembles,
chamber music, and larger performance groups are all available.
Contact: 615 McCallie Ave., Mail Station Dept. 1201, Chattanooga, TN 37403-
2598. (423) 425-4624.
University of Tennessee School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Perf.; BM, MM Ed.; BME; BMus.; Grad. Cert.; MM;
University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.
Contact: 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-2600. (865) 974-3241.
Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Music, Music Bus.; BM, MM Comp., Perf., Theory; MM
Provides a quality education in a Christian environment. The compact and
beautiful campus is known as "The Forty Acres.".
Contact: School of Music, PO Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698-6230. (325) 670-
Degrees Offered: BM Comp., Ed., Perf.; MM; MME.
Located in Beaumont, with a population of more than 114,000, the campus
features the Mary and John Gray Library, Montagne Center Coliseum, Setzer
Student Center, residence halls, and state-of-the-art computing and
Contact: PO Box 10077, Beaumont, TX 77710. (409) 880-8888.
Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Featuring an 80-member faculty, more than 600 music majors, and a beautiful,
state-of-the-art music building. Degrees are offered in theory, performance,
composition, music history, pedagogy, conducting, and music education.
Through the excellence of its curriculum, the distinction of its faculty, the
success of its graduates, and its alliances with the city’s esteemed arts
organizations, the school enjoys a reputation which brings students to Houston
from throughout the world.
Contact: 120 School of Music Building, Houston, TX 77204-4017. (713) 743-
5934 or (713) 743-9630.
Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM Music, Per.; BM, DMA, MM Comp., Conducting,
Musicology; DMA, MM Perf., Theory.
Offers pre-professional training for musicians, combining the intensity of a
conservatory experience with the educational excellence of a renowned private
liberal arts/research university.
Contact: 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892. (713) 348-3032.
Southern Methodist University
Conservatory-level music training with a high-profile liberal-arts education.
Each student receives personalized instruction and attention from a faculty of
more than 65 professors through private lessons, performances, and a
comprehensive core curriculum in music history and theory.
Contact: P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-3217.
Suzuki Institute of Dallas
This is a comprehensive music program including strings, piano, flute, guitar
and harp. Primary focus is young children starting at age 3. Students take
private lessons combined with group and theory. Monthly play-ins, home
concerts, quartet and orchestra classes and workshops are offered. Kodomo
classes for toddlers are available for music enrichment and preparation for
Contact: 508 Twilight Trail #105, Richardson, TX 75080. (972) 437-6422.
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the TCU School of
Music offers students a wealth of diverse and professional musical
experiences while providing challenging academic opportunities in a liberal
Contact: TCU School of Music, Box 297500, Fort Worth, TX 76129. (817) 257-
7341 or (817) 257-7603.
Texas Technical University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; BME; BMus.; DMA; MM; MMEd; PhD.
Contact: PO Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005. (806) 742-2270.
University of North Texas College of Music
Degrees Offered: Artist's Cert.; BA; BM; DMA; MA; MM; MMEd; Majors: Perf., Ed.,
Jazz Studies, Comp., Conducting, Theory, Musicology, Ethnomus..; PhD.
Half of the College of Music’s 1,600 music majors hail from outside Texas.
Majors: performance, education, jazz studies, composition, conducting, theory,
Founded in 1890, UNT is a comprehensive research university just north of
Dallas-Fort Worth on 500 acres of rolling hills.
Contact: Admissions, PO Box 311367, Denton, TX 76203-1367. (940) 565-
University of Texas at Austin School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; DMA; MM; PhD.
About 50,000 students enjoy more than 70 academic departments and
programs plus the resources of a large, artistically aware city. The School of
Music offers the friendly atmosphere of a small school, with 347 undergraduate
and 403 graduate students.
Contact: Office of Admissions, PO Box 8058, Austin, TX 78713-8058. (512) 475-
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX.
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; MM.
BM degrees in composition, music education, music marketing, performance;
BA in music; MM in conducting, music education, and performance.
Ensembles include: UTSA Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra,
chamber music, Mariachi, Jazz Ensemble. UTSA String Project allows string
education majors a chance to learn the art of teaching strings through guided
Contact: UTSA Department of Music, One USTA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.
Baylor University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM, MM Church Music, Comp., Music Hist. & Lit., Perf.,
Theory; BME Instrumental String concentration; MM Conducting.
Offers a comprehensive program across all music disciplines. Degrees are
awarded at the undergraduate and master’s levels.
Baylor University crrently enrolls nearly 14,00 studetns, and its nationally
recognized academic divisions provide 146 baccalaureate degree programs at
the undergraduate level. The University also offers 73 master's and 22 doctoral
programs. The 735-acre campus is located on the banks of the Brazos River in
Waco, Texas, a metropolitan area of 200,000 people.
Contact: One Bear Place #97408, Waco, TX 76798-7408. (254) 710-3571x1-1
or (254) 710-3571.
Music Preparatory Division, Stephen F. Austin State University
Private lessons in violin, cello, Suzuki violin, classical guitar, and harp are
offered. The purpose of the program is to provide excellent musical training on
any level of proficiency. Overall musicianship is stressed in addition to the
study of an instrument. The Music Preparatory Division's goal is to help each
student achieve his best. Performance opportunities are an important part of
the program. The Piney Woods Youth Orchestra is open to students who must
Contact: Box 13043, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. (936) 468-1291.
Brigham Young University School of Music
Utah Valley is located at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, part of
the Rocky Mountains. With a population of nearly 318,000, it offers a beautiful
setting with Mount Timpanogos on the east and Utah Lake on the west.
Contact: School of Music, C-550 Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT 84602.
Weber State University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed.
Modern facilities, classrooms and performance spaces. Ongoing development
of new buildings. BA, BM, and BME degrees in performance and pedagogy;
music minors also offered.
Contact: Admissions, 1137 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408. (801) 626-
Music School of the Brattleboro Music Center
The school offers students private lessons, ensembles, orchestras, classes,
and five summer camps. Performance events include recitals, concerts, and
the annual community String Bash (where community members are invited for
a day-long performance), chamber concerts, and the New England Bach
Contact: 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. (802) 257-4523.
Vermont Independent School of the Arts
VISA offers instruction on stringed instruments in traditional and fiddle styles.
Early childhood music is also available.
Contact: 5126 Route 14, PO Box 216, Sharon, VT 05065. (802) 763-2334.
Community Music School of the Piedmont
The school offers a wide variety of private strings instruction, group classes
and performing ensembles for infants, children, and adults.
Faculty: C. Taylor Almao; Stephen Arnold; Cynthia Saucedo.
James Madison University School of Music
Degrees Offered: BM; DMA; MM Conducting, Ed., Perf., Theory/Comp.
Beautiful, centralized campus set in the Shenandoah Valley in a mid-size city.
Contact: 800 S. Main St., MSC 7301, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. (540) 568-6714.
Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia
The Academy offers a broad program of music study, including private lessons,
early childhood music, group lessons, theory-ear training, chamber music, and
Contact: 2070 Mt. Tabor Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060-8908. (540) 552-1383.
Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy
Classes and private instruction are available for people of all ages. Early
childhood music, music therapy, youth orchestra, chamber orchestra, and
various ensembles are also included.
Contact: 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester, VA 22601. (540) 665-4602.
Degrees Offered: BM Comm'l Music, Jazz Studies, Music Therapy; BM, DMA,
MM Ed., Perf.; BM, MM Church Music, Comp.; BS Arts Mgmt.; MM Accompanying,
Conducting, Dance Accompanying, Pedagogy; MS Arts Admin.
An innovative, forward-thinking, coeducational, United Methodist-affiliated
university founded in 1875. Serves more than 2,500 students from across the
U.S. and 37 countries. The main campus of nearly 100 acres has modern
buildings for instruction, performance, student living, and recreation.
Contact: 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601. (800) 432-2266 or (540)
University of Richmond
Degrees Offered: BA concentrations: Perf. or Hist./Theory/Comp.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173.
(804) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; MM; MMEd.
Four-year program offers degrees in performance, music education and BA
degree in music including an emphasis in music business. Also offers minor.
Master of Music in Music Education is offered as a three summer program.
Contact: 922 Park Avenue, PO Box 842004, Richmond, VA 23284-2004. (804)
Conservatory of Music at Highline Community College
Des Moines, WA.
Offers classes kindermusik classes, beginning and advanced chamber
orchestra, and appreciation classes for the fine and performing arts.
Contact: 2400 S. 240th St., Box 98000, MS 5-1, Des Moines, WA 98198. (206)
Eastern Washington University
Degrees Offered: BA Ed.; BA, MA Music; BM Comp., Perf.; MME.
Comprehensive regional state university with a student population of 10,000.
The university offers more than 100 areas of study. The Department of .
Contact: 119 Music, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004. (509)
Holy Names Music Center
Private lessons and Honors Chamber Music Groups, New Horizons Bluegrass
Band, New Horizons Choir and New Horizons Orchestra.
Located on the Mukogawa Ft. Wright Campus in the Park area, of Northwest
Spokane, next to the Spokane Falls Community College.
Contact: 3910 W. Custer Dr., Spokane, WA 99224. (509) 326-9516.
Music Center of the Northwest
The Center offers private and group lessons, Music Together classes, Suzuki
lessons, chamber music, an early music program, and Seattle's only
community string orchestra.
Contact: 96th and Linden, Seattle, WA 98103. (206) 526-8443.
Pacific Lutheran University
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Comp., Perf.; BMA; BME Orch.
Offers comprehensive professional music instruction within the framework of a
liberal arts university. Boasts one of the Northwest’s finest concert halls and
music facilities as part of its campus. PLU’s alumni pursue music-related
careers in education, performance, research, and administration. Graduates
have distinguished themselves in lives of service through music.
Contact: Office of Admissions, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447.
University of Puget Sound Community Music Dept
Tacoma, WA. AF: $40. App. Deadline: February 1 for fall enrollment. (2008)
Students of all ages and abilities can participate in year-round private lessons,
chamber music ensembles, Kindermusik, Suzuki programs, and children's
musical theater classes and activities. There is no academic credit offered
through this department.
Contact: 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416. (253) 879-3211.
University of Puget Sound, School of Music
Music conservatory in a liberal arts and sciences setting, offering three
professional degrees, a liberal arts degree, and a music minor. It is an
accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Contact: 1500 N. Warner, CMB 1076, Tacoma, WA 98416-1076. (253) 879-
University of Washington School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; DMA; MA; MM; PhD.
The University of Washington is set ten minutes from downtown Seattle, a
culturally and musically rich city with numerous arts and music festivals and
professional arts organizations. On campus, Meany Hall offers concerts,
dance, and theatrical productions. Seattle is also the home of the Experience
Music Project, a state-of-the-art, interactive music museum.
Contact: 1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98195-5852. (206) 543-9686.
Western Washington University
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BM Jazz Studies; BM, MM Comp., Ed., Music Hist. &
Lit., Perf.; MM Conducting.
A music degree from Western is highly regarded in the profession. The music
department graduates successful teachers, performers, composers, and
leaders in all fields of music. The strength of Western's Department of Music is
its forty member music faculty, each of whom is deeply committed to serving
music majors in achieving their aspirations.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 516 High St., Bellingham, WA 98225-9009.
West Virginia University
Degrees Offered: BA; BM; BME; DMA; MM; MMEd; PhD.
The BM program offers students several specialized courses of study. Those
concentrating in music education are prepared to teach vocal, instrumental,
and general music in grades pre-K through adult. The BA program is designed
for those seeking a broad liberal-arts education while majoring in music.
Contact: 1 Fine Arts Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506-6111. (304) 293-4841.
West Virginia University Community Arts Program
Offers private lessons as well as child development and adult classes and
several chamber music ensembles. A community orchestra and string
chamber music ensemble are also available.
Contact: 401A Creative Arts Center, PO Box 6111, Morgantown, WV 26506-
6111. (304) 293-4842x3168.
Lakeland College/Sheboygan Symphony Community School of Music
The CMS offers music instruction to all member of the community. It
complements and cooperates with area schools, private music teachers, and
independent music ensembles.
Faculty: Andrews Sill, orchestra.
Contact: 921 North 8th St., Ste. 208, Sheboygan, WI 53081. (920) 565-1350.
Lawrence Academy of Music
Offers instruction to musicians of all ages. Instruction includes large
ensembles, music theory, private instruction, musicianship, chamber music,
early childhood music, preschool music, and continuing education for adults.
Summer programs includes day camps and eight-wk sessions.
Contact: Lawrence University, PO Box 599, Appleton, WI 54912-0599. (920)
Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Degrees Offered: BA, BM Ed., Perf., Theory/Comp.; also offers a five-year BA/BM
A program of study focusing on solo, chamber, and orchestral literature. The
department endeavors to develop exceptional individual musicianship through
intensive private study and frequent contact with the faculty. Students perform in
chamber ensembles, weekly studio classes, master classes, departmental
recitals, studio recitals, and the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra.
Contact: Office of Admissions, 706 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911. (800)
227-0982 or (888) 556-3952.
Northern Lakes School of the Arts
The Northern Lakes School of the Arts is an educational organization formed
as an outgrowth of the Center for the Arts mission. It develops the creative
talents and abilities of local residents. Our nationally certified school, unique in
rural Wisconsin, offers local students the very highest quality instruction in
music, drama, the visual arts, dance, writing, and other artistic disciplines
taught by an experienced faculty. The School provides the instructional basis
for what happens at the Center in terms of concerts, performances and
exhibits; the Center provides the perfect place where those developed abilities
may be creatively exercised. Areas of private study include strings. String
students participate in performances with the Northern Lakes Chamber
Contact: 113 Elm St., Amery, WI 54001. (715) 268-6811.
String Academy of Wisconsin
Degrees Offered: MM String Pedagogy.
Pre-college music school for violin, viola and cello
Contact: Enrollment, PO Box 11941, Milwaukee, WI 53211. (414) 963-4729.
University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI.
Offers the BM degree with emphases in music education, performance, music
literature, and jazz studies.
Contact: 2100 Main St., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point,
WI 54481. (715) 346-2441.
University of Wisconsin School of Music
Degrees Offered: BA Music Hist.; BA, BM, DMA, MM Perf.; BA, MA, PhD Theory;
BM, DMA, MM Comp.; BM, MM Ed.; DMA, MM Conducting; MA, PhD Ethnomus.,
Musicology; MM Opera, Strings Development.
More than 40,000 students in a beautiful setting along Lake Mendota. Adjacent
to the state capitol.
Contact: 5661 Mosse Humanities, 455 N. Park, Madison, WI 53706-1483. (608)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Degrees Offered: BA Music; BFA Comp. & Tech., Music Hist. & Lit.; BFA, MM Ed.,
Perf.; MM Chamber Music, Conducting, Music Hist. & Lit./Lib. Science, Strings
Nestled in an elegant residential neighborhood on the East side of Milwaukee
a few blocks from Lake Michigan, the Peck School of the Arts is part of the UWM
campus. From the nearby Lake Park district students can walk or bike on
lakefront paths to downtown cultural destinations such as the Milwaukee Art
Museum, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee
Repertory Theater, and many other internationally recognized performance
series and organizations.
Contact: Dept of Recruitment & Outreach, PO Box 2174, 120 Bolton Hall,
Milwaukee, WI 53201. (414) 229-2222.
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Degrees Offered: BA Arts Mgmt., Ed., Instrumental Music.
Contact: Office of Admissions, Molinaro D111, 900 Wood Rd, PO Box 2000,
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000. (262) 595-2355.
University of Wisconsin–Superior
Degrees Offered: BA; BM Ed.
Contact: Admissions, Belknap & Catlin, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880.
Wausau Conservatory of Music, Inc
We are a community music school open to all ages and levels of students. We
offer private instruction in all orchestral instruments, piano and vioce and have
ensembels serving student and adults in flute, string orchestra, children's and
high school choirs, young childhood development classes.
Contact: 404 Seymour St., PO Box 606, Wausau, WI 54402. (715) 845-6279.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Community music School lessons for all ages and all Levels. Suzuki violin,
viola and cello program.
Contact: 1584 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. (414) 276-5760.
Wyoming Fine Arts Center
Since 1995. Private instrumental and voice lessons, group classes in music,
composition, art, dance and rock band, to concerts, workshops and various
community events. All ages and abilities.
Contact: 322 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, OH 45215. (513) 948-1900.
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