2016-17 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Frost School of Music
University of Miami
Frost School of Music
MISSION
The mission of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.
The Frost School of Music is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive and relevant in all of higher education.
Frost has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, and was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, as well as Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.
Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides Frost students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation's Ensemble Scholars program which provides free tuition, room and board to 19 academically strong and highly talented undergraduate music students; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
The Frost School of Music is a dynamic place where exceptional students and faculty come together to transform the world of music. Brilliant performance, creativity and scholarship are at our core.
LOCATION
1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(305) 284-6168
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Frost School of Music dean, faculty and professional staff provide music career advisement to students during all years of study. The majority of students also enroll in music business courses. The University of Miami's Toppel Career Center [http://www.sa.miami.edu/toppel/mainSite/] is also available for consultation.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
700 music students
Music Faculty: 80 full time, 40 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Music Engineering Technology • Sound Recording Arts • Music Business and Entertainment Industries • Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management • Music Therapy • Musicology • Choral Conducting
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
ONLINE COURSES
SOCIAL LINKS

The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music
The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music
MISSION
The Glenn Gould School represents the highest standards in music education and is dedicated to nurturing its students so they reach the highest level possible.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Committed to mentoring, The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School keeps classes small and encourages supportive relationships with teachers. Additionally, it offers ample private lesson time, plentiful performance opportunities, and extensive master class programs. All classes and events take place in unparalleled facilities, including the internationally-acclaimed Koerner Hall.
LOCATION
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2
CANADA
ADMISSIONS
(416) 408-2824 x322
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Glenn Gould School – Rebanks Family Fellowship (one-year)
https://learning.rcmusic.ca/rebanksfellowship
The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School offers a rich curriculum for career development. The Program has been designed to be the catalyst for launching successful professional careers of extraordinary Canadian emerging artists who have completed their formal training, and it will include private study with exceptional faculty and guest artists, concert presentations and career coaching, along with marketing training and support. Additionally, each Rebanks Fellow will participate in a funded residency.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
130 music students
Music Faculty: 43 full time, 32 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
MISSION
The Guildhall School is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts. Twice-rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide, and selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), it has over 900 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. The School is also the UK's leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians.
Since its founding in 1880, the Guildhall School has stood as a vibrant showcase of the City of London Corporation's commitment to education and the arts. Situated in the heart of the City, the School moved to its present premises in the Barbican in 1977, solidifying a unique performance and learning partnership with Europe's largest arts venue, the Barbican Centre, and its resident orchestra, the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. The School has also developed partnerships with three other key organisations--the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House and the Academy of Ancient Music--organisations that contribute significantly to our programmes of study and provide Guildhall students with many exciting opportunities.
The reputation of the teaching and increasingly the research across all the disciplines in the School is unrivalled. Students experience working in a professional context to professional standards, drawing on a pool of outstanding world-renowned artists who work with us as directors, conductors, coaches and tutors. Guildhall School graduates consistently succeed at the highest levels of their chosen profession--our alumni include trumpeter Alison Balsom, pianist Paul Lewis, violinist Tasmin Little OBE, composer Thomas Adès, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel CBE and actors Daniel Craig, Michelle Dockery, Lily James, Damian Lewis OBE and Simon Russell Beale CBE.
In autumn 2013, the most significant investment in the Guildhall School for 36 years was unveiled: the £90 million redevelopment of our neighbouring Milton Court site. This state-of-the-art building, an addition to our existing Silk Street facilities, houses three new performance spaces: a world-class concert hall, theatre and studio theatre, as well as high quality teaching and administration spaces. With the opening of Milton Court, the Guildhall Schoo's facilities at long last match the outstanding quality of our training and the success of our graduates.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
At Guildhall we believe in the power and duty of the arts to transform lives. Collaboration is a key aspect of our approach. Students benefit from links to the profession via partnerships with the London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Centre, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Opera House.
LOCATION
Silk Street, Barbican
London EC2Y 8DT
UNITED KINGDOM
ADMISSIONS
+44 (0)20 7382 7144
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Training at Guildhall School aims to equip students for the career of their choice. It combines academic rigor and artistic skill with a strong professional focus. All of our programs are closely engaged with the professions, through talks and workshops from visiting industry figures, work placements, mentoring, master classes, and performance collaborations. Many of our teaching staff continue to work on or offstage in their industry, and are well placed to provide insight, advice, and contacts.
Guildhall graduates go on to employment acrossthe globe: in the most recent survey, 93 percent of Guildhall students who left in 2014 were in work or further study six months later.
Undergraduate musicians take modules that include advice on teaching, business and marketing, and professional portfolios. Electives include music administration and workshop skills in hospitals and schools. Postgraduate musicians are required to plan external events. The Integration and Professional Development module provides seminars on freelance work as well as opportunities to consider longer-term artistic development.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
750 music students
469 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 174 full time, 535 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Electronic Music • Music Therapy • Opera Making & Writing in association with the Royal Opera House
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

New England Conservatory
New England Conservatory
MISSION
New England Conservatory educates and trains musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
NEC is a premier conservatory that values exploration and collaboration. Students are mentored by a devoted faculty of esteemed artists, teachers and scholars. Alumni fill orchestra chairs, concert halls, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide.
LOCATION
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(617) 585-1101
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
NEC has reinvented how we equip young musicians to thrive amidst the challenges they find after graduation. Our mission has not changes — we educate and nurture exceptionally gifted musicians to perform at the highest levels of accomplishment. But today, performance excellence is the starting point. Musicians must be more than virtuosi; they must be their own businesses. Learn more at http://necmusic.edu/em.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
750 music students
Music Faculty: 113 full time, 313 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Choral Conducting • Collaborative Piano • Contemporary Improvisation • Piano Trio Program • String Quartet Program
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

The Ohio State University
School of Music
The Ohio State University
MISSION
The Ohio State University School of Music educates students for professional careers in composition, performance, scholarship, and teaching. As an integral part of a major public university with a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service, the school recognizes the relationship that binds music to other academic and artistic disciplines. The school aims to provide, at the highest level, instruction in the study and practice of music and, in so doing, to promote an awareness of music as a humanistic study. The school encourages musical research in all its dimensions by providing students and faculty opportunities for performance, creative activity, and scholarly inquiry.
The school is dedicated to sustaining and advancing musical culture in the academy and in the society at large, and it endeavors to meet service obligations to various communities within and beyond the university. Recognizing the dynamic and evolving character of music in contemporary life, the school acknowledges an ongoing responsibility to evaluate its programs and procedures, and to investigate fresh approaches to the realization of its mission. In keeping with the university’s broader mission, the school is committed to nurturing the best of Ohio’s students, while maintaining excellence and diversity by recruiting nationally and internationally.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Home of the Artist/Teacher; Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Music Education; Music Cognition; Singing Health and Pedagogy; Exceptional Ensembles and Conductors; Graduate Degree Programs; Best Damn Band in the Land; Community Outreach; Research One Institution
LOCATION
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(614) 292-6571
Audition Requirements
Undergraduate [http://music.osu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-procedures] / Graduate [http://music.osu.edu/admissions/grad-adm--procedures]
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
600 music students
Music Faculty: 52 full time, 1 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
ONLINE COURSES

Park University
Park University
MISSION
The International Center for Music at Park University trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians for careers in music at the highest level, in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner, is artistic director; Behzod Abduraimov, 2009 London International Piano Competition winner, is artist-in-residence.
LOCATION
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(816) 746-2533
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The International Center for Music provides personalized attention and curricula that serves the artistic growth of the individual student. Our educational programs are designed to train and inspire gifted musicians who have the potential to develop important international careers. Students receive training in all aspects of musicianship and career development.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
25 music students
Music Faculty: 4 full time, 3 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Piano • Strings •
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
ONLINE COURSES
SOCIAL LINKS

Royal College of Music
Royal College of Music
MISSION
The Royal College of Music provides specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers, within an environment that stimulates innovation and research. This enables talented students from all backgrounds to develop the musical skills, knowledge, understanding and resourcefulness which will equip them to contribute significantly to musical life in this country and internationally.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Situated in the cultural heart of one of the world’s great musical cities, London’s Royal College of Music has trained some of the most significant musical ?gures in history. RCM professors are world-class musicians who enable students to unlock their artistic potential in an unparalleled environment for inspiration.
LOCATION
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS
UNITED KINGDOM
ADMISSIONS
+44 (0)20 7591 4300
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Royal College of Music is a world leader in career development for musicians and is home to the renowned Creative Careers Center. The dedicated team offers extensive external performance and job opportunities; advice on developing professional career skills and preparing essential publicity materials; guidance on self-management and self- employment, including finance; and a wide range of seminars, workshops, and special events giving students a better view of the professional landscape. These vital services continue to be available to RCM graduates for five years after they graduate.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
820 music students
Music Faculty: 130 full time, 250 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: BSc in Physics and Musical Performance • MSc in Performance Science • Research Degrees
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

The Shepherd School of Music
Rice University
The Shepherd School of Music
MISSION
When Sallie Shepherd Perkins entered into an agreement with Rice University to endow the Shepherd School of Music, it was a realization of her lifelong dream and a testament to her love of music. Her gift laid the foundation from which one of the nation's premier music schools has grown and flourished, preparing young musicians to succeed in the world of classical music and beyond.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
A dedicated faculty of artist-teachers, extraordinary performance opportunities, beautiful facilities and an unparalleled education at one of America's premiere universities.
LOCATION
6100 Main Street, entrance 18
Houston, TX 77005
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(713) 348-4854
Audition Requirements
Undergraduate [http://music.rice.edu/undergraduate/audition.shtml]
Graduate [http://music.rice.edu/graduate/audition.shtml]
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
To ensure that our students are fully prepared to meet the demands of the profession, we have created an instructional area entitled Music Career and Skills Enhancement. Within this area, specific courses are designed to complement the superb musical and academic training already provided at the Shepherd School in order to help our students transition to professional life. Additionally, Rice University’s Center for Career Development supports alumni through career counseling services and access to career resources.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
285 music students
Music Faculty: 49 full time, 19 part time, 1 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Music History/Musicology
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

University of Illinois School of Music
University of Illinois
University of Illinois School of Music
MISSION
The mission of the School of Music is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines. It seeks to educate students in the various fields of the profession and to promote an understanding of music on the campus and in the larger community. The School endeavors to preserve diverse repertories and cultural traditions while also creating opportunities for artistic, intellectual, technological, and scholarly innovation in the realm of music. The School is dedicated to excellence in research, performance, composition, and teacher education, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration among its own constituents, as well as with those of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the University at large.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Beautiful facilities including the Krannert Centerfor the Performing Arts, inclusive community with supportive faculty, individual attention for students, diverse Big 10 campus with wide-ranging performance and research opportunities.
LOCATION
1114 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(217) 244-7899
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The School of Music and the College of Fine + Applied Arts are dedicated to preparing our students for successful careers in their fields. The Career Services Office offers workshops, job fairs, hands-on sessions, and individual appointments for professional feedback and individualized career planning sessions. Additionally, we offer courses in cover letter and résumé writing. The Career Services’ Mentoring Program helps juniors, seniors, and grad students establish connections and explore career paths through informational online conversations, interviews, and job shadowing. The School of Music hosts a number of entrepreneurship events each year to help students develop important business and marketing skills.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
725 music students
Music Faculty: 90 full time, 0 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Harp • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Choral Conducting • Musicology • Music Technology • Open Studies • Piano Pedagogy • Vocal Coaching and Accompanying • Wind Band Conducting
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
ONLINE COURSES
SOCIAL LINKS

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
School of Music
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
MISSION
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts provides gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and it serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation. UNCSA is the state's unique professional school for the performing, visual and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate and master's levels for professional careers in the arts.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
The UNCSA School of Music offers a transformative conservatory experience that combines intensive individual study under artist mentors with exceptional performance opportunities (more than 200 recitals, concerts, and operas annually, including collaborations with other UNCSA arts schools— dance, drama, film, and design and production).
LOCATION
1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(336) 770-3290
Audition Requirements
Admission requirements vary according to academic level: Undergraduate [http://www.uncsa.edu/admissions/music/undergraduate/index.aspx] / Graduate [http://www.uncsa.edu/admissions/music/graduate/index.aspx] / High School [http://www.uncsa.edu/admissions/music/high-school/index.aspx]
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
UNCSA's Office of Career Services that provides students with a central resource for assistance with their career planning. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with the arts schools (Schools of Music, Dance, Drama, etc.) in supplementing career preparation training. UNCSA students participate in career development seminars as part of their curriculum.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
162 music students
Music Faculty: 31 full time, 20 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Collaborative Piano
DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

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