2017-18 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Bard College Conservatory of Music
Bard College
Bard College Conservatory of Music
MISSION
Music, like all art, engages the mind and the heart. It redefines boundaries and questions limits in order to make a meaningful statement about the human condition. The education of the mind is, therefore, as important as the education of the fingers. The greatest musicians not only have the technical mastery to communicate effectively, but also are deeply curious and equally adept at analytical and emotional modes of thought. The mission of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to provide the best possible preparation for a person dedicated to a life immersed in the creation and performance of music. The innovative curriculum of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is guided by the principle that musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences in order to achieve their greatest potential.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
All Conservatory undergraduates pursue a five-year program leading to two degrees: the bachelor of music degree and the bachelor of arts degree in a field other than music.
LOCATION
30 Campus Rd.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
ADMISSIONS
845-752-2409
Audition Requirements
Graduate Vocal Arts Program Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Our undergraduates tend to pursue graduate degrees from other major conservatories.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
135 music students
Music Faculty: 10 full time, 55 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music
The University of Texas at Austin
Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music
MISSION
Through professional education of the highest caliber, the Butler School of Music of The University of Texas at Austin prepares students for productive careers as performers, teachers, composers, and scholars and for satisfying lives as informed and responsible members of a democratic society. In accordance with the university’s mission, the school also seeks to extend the boundaries of knowledge and human experience through research and the creation of new music.
While preserving the best of traditional education in music, the School seeks to prepare students for the changing realities of the modern world through engagement with diverse musical traditions, community outreach, and new technologies that can be used creatively to further the art of music. The School promotes the interdependence of performance and scholarship, innovative relationships between music and other disciplines within and outside the arts, and a wider appreciation throughout society of music and its significance.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Housed in one of the country's major universities, the Butler School provides students with opportunities unavailable in many smaller institutions.
LOCATION
2406 Robert Dedman Drive
Stop E3100
Austin, TX 78712-1555
ADMISSIONS
512-471-7764
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Fine Arts Career Services, a division of the Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, helps fine arts majors explore career options, plan for careers, and develop strategies for seeking jobs upon graduation. Career advising and planning services are also available from the university's Career Center in Jester Center.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
700 music students
Music Faculty: 90 full time, 10 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Chamber and Collaborative Music • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon School of Music
MISSION
The School of Music educates outstanding, intellectually gifted musicians through excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship and pedagogy. We inspire imagination and creativity in music and in the construction of musical knowledge in all its diverse forms. Through an understanding of both tradition and innovation, we enrich the community within and beyond Carnegie Mellon.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
The School of Music combines the strengths of a conservatory with those of a global research university. Students are a part of a diverse fine arts community on campus and in the city of Pittsburgh.
LOCATION
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
ADMISSIONS
412-268-4118
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Our distinguished alumni populate the ranks of the world's most prestigious orchestras, opera companies, and faculties including: the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera, Harvard University, Prague Philharmonia, Oberlin College & Conservatory, Boston Pops, BBC Orchestras, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and many more.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
337 music students
Music Faculty: 35 full time, 51 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Music Education • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Music & Technology • Interdisciplinary degrees (BXA)
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
MISSION
The mission of the Cleveland Institute of Music is empower the world's most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
CIM is an independent conservatory known for superior orchestral, chamber music, composition, piano, and voice programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its world-renowned faculty-many of whom are members of The Cleveland Orchestra-are eminent performers and pedagogues who cultivate life-long mentoring relationships with their students.
LOCATION
11021 East Boulevard,
Cleveland, OH 44106
ADMISSIONS
216-795-3107
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
CIM's commitment as a modern conservatory ensures that every student's education includes the acquisition of high-level artistry coupled with the practical and essential skills necessary for a seamless transition into a professional career. The new CIM Center for Innovative Musicianship (CIM2) will offer a cohesive, sequential learning curriculum that mirrors our institutional DNA and helps to develop skills in creative entrepreneurship, business insight, and professional communications. In addition, the Center will further connect CIM students to our partners at The Cleveland Orchestra and Case Western Reserve University.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
405 music students
Music Faculty: 47 full time, 91 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Audio Recording • Chamber Music • Dalcroze Eurhythmics • Minor and dual degree programs offered in association with Case Western Reserve University
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

Colburn School
Colburn School
MISSION
With a 65-year legacy of excellence, the Colburn School has grown to become an internationally recognized leader in the field of performing arts education with a vibrant campus located in downtown Los Angeles. Through the generous support of benefactor Richard D. Colburn, the school became an independent nonprofit institution in 1980. Sel Kardan joined the Colburn School as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2009 and Dr. Adrian Daly joined the Colburn School as Provost in 2015.
Established in 2003, the Conservatory of Music is a nationally accredited, degree-granting postsecondary institution serving musicians from around the world. Approximately 120 students pursue degree, diploma, and certificate programs and careers in music with full tuition, room, and board provided. Many Conservatory students and graduates win national and international competitions, and secure jobs with top orchestras around the world.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Students receive full-tuition scholarships, room, and board. The Colburn Orchestra emulates a professional orchestra experience with distinguished guest conductors and Music Director Yehuda Gilad. Students perform alongside faculty and guest artists as part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society. Career development and wellness programs support all areas of student well-being.
LOCATION
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ADMISSIONS
213-621-4534
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Colburn School offers a range of resources to help the Colburn School students and alumni plan and build their professional careers. Conservatory students all take two essential classes: the Teaching Musician, which equips them with pedagogical skills; and the Working Musician, which guides students in managing their careers as musicians. The Career Development Center offers individual advising and planning; staff work with students to find opportunities and further explore their interests. The Colburn Community Fellowship Program teaches students outreach skills, including creating programs to engage new audiences and become arts leaders.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
120 music students
120 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 15 full time, 32 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Harp • Percussion • Piano • Strings •
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
City University of New York
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
MISSION
The primary mission of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College is to prepare students at both the undergraduate and masters level to contribute to the broad field of musical art locally, nationally and internationally through a rigorous multi-faceted curriculum including a balanced immersion in performance, theory, composition and education. This is being achieved through nineteen interrelated degree and non-degree program offerings taught by a diverse and world-class faculty from the traditional Bachelor of Arts in Music degree within a broad liberal arts curriculum, through a post-masters diploma in performance. Several of our courses serve the liberal arts curriculum of the College at large (Pathways). Performance opportunities also exist for qualified non-majors.
Our mission is also closely aligned to that of the College: To educate and prepare its students to become leaders and contributing citizens in an increasingly challenging and complex global society. Being located in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the United States, the School of Music draws from a culturally rich population that adds to the value of a Queens College education. While preparing our students for this global society, we are also closely linked to the community we serve as evidenced by housing the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music (serving over 400 school-aged children in the local community), and the Queens College Choral Society (made up of approximately 60 community members).
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
ACSM offers a first-class curriculum, renowned faculty, and an extraordinary facility at an affordable tuition.
LOCATION
Aaron Copland School of Music, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367-1597
ADMISSIONS
718-997-3800
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
ACSM has an excellent career placement record for the music education graduates (99% placement rate). We also offer Business of Music and Music Career Development courses to provide critical industry knowledge to our students.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
450 music students
17 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 25 full time, 62 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Music and Production
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

Curtis Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
MISSION
The Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school's distinctive "learn by doing" approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia, as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour.
The extraordinary young musicians of Curtis graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. Each season leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series around the world feature Curtis alumni. They are in the front rank of soloists, composers, and conductors and hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra. Curtis graduates are musical leaders, making a profound impact on music onstage and in their communities.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students ensuring that admissions are based on artistic promise alone. There is no minimum or maximum age to enroll and the school admits only enough students to fill the places of the previous graduating class.
LOCATION
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
ADMISSIONS
215-717-3117
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Curtis offers several professional bridge programs designed for young artists beginning their careers. These include fellowships for conductors and string quartets that offer performance opportunities and mentoring from faculty and guest artists. The post-graduate Community Artist Fellowship program brings art access and education to underserved communities through a year of paid service.
Alumni resources include access to the Careers in Music Speaker Series, in which successful artists, industry experts, and ensembles share advice and perspective; start-up entrepreneurship grants; an online directory encouraging alumni to make connections as they travel and perform; and an alumni email address.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
175 music students
Music Faculty: 90 full time, 0 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Conducting Fellowship • String Quartet in Residence • ArtistYear Fellowship program
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
MISSION
Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin was founded in 1950 and is located in the heart of Berlin at the Schloßplatz and the Gendarmenmarkt. The school boasts a symphony orchestra, a school choir, the ECHO Ensemble and numerous chamber music ensembles. Courses are coordinated under four areas of discipline, ranging from voice and direction to strings, woodwind and brass and musicology and composition. The educational profile is complemented by cooperation with institutes shared with Berlin University of the Arts such as the Jazz Institute Berlin, the Institute for New Music Klangzeitort and the Kurt Singer Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians’ Health. Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin presents close to 300 public events annually, including concerts, opera projects, presentations and masterclasses..
Alongside the highly decorated staff and the practical approach of the training, the encouragement for students that emanates out of the cooperation with Berlin cultural institutions is a key attribute. These intensive cooperative relations include partnerships with Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper. Internationally renowned artists such as Kolja Blacher, Christine Schäfer, Tabea Zimmermann, Nicolas Altstaedt, Claudio Bohórquez, Hanspeter Kyburz, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Thomas Quasthoff, Julia Varady and Antje Weithaas offer students practice-oriented teaching. Masterclasses and workshops refine the direct work with artistic personalities – in this context, students have already benefited from working with Midori, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Quasthoff, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann.
The markedly international student community makes the school a place of international encounters. Two thirds of the students come from outside of Germany, one third from outside of Europe.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Musical excellence is our duty. Exceptional musical personalities are the foundation of our educational quality and musical practice. We promote talent in its holistic development, from the attainment of the finest technical precision to being ready for the stage.
LOCATION
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Charlottenstr. 55
D-10117 Berlin
ADMISSIONS
+49 (0)30 688305-830
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
500 music students
Music Faculty: 104 full time, 219 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Music Theater Direction • Correpetition • Choir conducting
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

College of Music
Florida State University
College of Music
MISSION
FSU is home to one of the largest and most diverse music programs in the country, offering 25 degree programs at the undergraduate level alone. Our students participate in nearly 50 ensembles and perform in more than 500 concerts each year. Our graduates are highly successful beyond the classroom.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
FSU is home to one of the largest and most diverse music programs in the country offering 25 degree programs at the undergraduate level alone. Our students participate in nearly 50 ensembles and perform in more than 500 concerts each year. Our graduates are highly successful beyond the classroom.
LOCATION
122 North Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
ADMISSIONS
850-644-6102
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Career preparation is an ongoing process here. Faculty mentors take an active role in connecting students to career opportunities, and the FSU Career Center works directly with music students. The Allen Music Library offers workshops on resume writing, Music Entrepreneurship classes focus on career development, and "Applying to Graduate School" workshops are offered each fall.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
1000 music students
Music Faculty: 94 full time, 5 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Arts Administration • Commercial Music • Choral Conducting • Wind Conducting • Historical Musicology • Ethnomusicology • Music Therapy • Opera Production • Piano Pedagogy • Piano Technology • Sacred Music
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

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
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 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 • 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
ADMISSIONS
416-408-2824 x322
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Rebanks Family Fellowship (one-year) 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) • Piano • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: • Orchestral Instruments
DEGREE PROGRAMS

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 artist-teachers and scholars. Alumni fill orchestra chairs, concert halls, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide.
LOCATION
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
ADMISSIONS
617-585-1101
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
NEC has reinvented how we equip young musicians to thrive amid the challenges they find after graduation. Our mission has not changed-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.
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

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy
New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy
MISSION
The mission of the New World Symphony is to train gifted graduates of music schools and conservatories for leadership roles in classical music.
The New World Symphony envisions a strong and secure future for classical music and will reimagine, reaffirm, express and share its traditions with as many people as possible.
The New World Symphony will be diverse and inclusive. We recognize that the viability of the performing arts depends on their being reflective of the communities in which they live. NWS is proud to be partnering with many organizations to realize the goal of the reflective orchestra.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented, and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training, and personalized experiences working with leading guest faculty.
LOCATION
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
ADMISSIONS
305-428-6713
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
An intensive four-day audition preparation seminar, involving visiting coaches from major orchestras, is held each year and consists of training exercises, private coaching, and discussion from the perspective of the orchestra audition committee. Fellows also organize monthly mock auditions with the occasional participation of guest conductors and coaches. To assist Fellows in achieving optimal performance, NWS presents an annual series of workshops with psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama, who also offers individual training and group exercises.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
87 music students
87 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 5 full time, 100 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings •
Other Areas of Study: • Fellowships: Instrumental, Conducting, Library, Audio Engineering.
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
ONLINE COURSES
SOCIAL LINKS

School of Music
The Ohio State University
School of Music
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
The school recognizes the relationship that binds music to other academic and artistic disciplines and provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing them for professional careers in composition, performance, scholarship, and teaching.
LOCATION
1866 College Road North
Columbus, OH 43210
ADMISSIONS
614-292-2870
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Career Counseling and Support Services website lists relevant, on- and off-campus resources to assist all OSU students in their career decision-making processes.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
400 music students
Music Faculty: 60 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
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS

Park University International Center for Music
Park University International Center for Music
MISSION
The International Center for Music at Park University trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence. ICM offers degree, certificate and diploma programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses of study are focused in the areas of performance in violin, viola, cello and piano. At the core of all ICM programs is one-on-one studio instruction providing vital interactions between the student and master faculty
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Among our world-renowned faculty are Van Cliburn gold medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch and artist-in-residence Behzod Abduraimov, a London International Piano Competition gold medalist. Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg is a current graduate student.
LOCATION
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
ADMISSIONS
816-746-2533
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
25 music students
Music Faculty: 6 full time, 0 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Piano • Strings •
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
ONLINE COURSES
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
The School of Music offers beautiful facilities, including the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; an inclusive community with supportive faculty; individual attention for students; and a diverse Big 10 campus with wide-ranging performance and research opportunities.
LOCATION
1114 W Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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, individual planning and hands-on sessions, professional feedback, and courses in cover letter and résumé writing. The Career Services' Mentoring Program helps all degree-level students establish connections and explore career paths.
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
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EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music
University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music
MISSION
Our mission: Provide a comprehensive program of undergraduate and graduate education that promotes the highest levels of professional development while challenging students to achieve their greatest potential; cultivate an environment that inspires creativity, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and fosters critical thinking; and serve the University community, the public, and the profession through performance, composition, scholarship, music education and outreach.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is world-renowned as one of the Top 10 public universities in the country, and the intimate School of Music is ranked in the Top 10 percent of comprehensive music programs.
LOCATION
3561 Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
ADMISSIONS
608-263-1900
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CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The College of Letters & Science is committed to preparing undergraduates for satisfying and rewarding careers. Wisconsin's advantage for implementing this career development effort is the alignment among students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and employers.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
335 music students
Music Faculty: 40 full time, 10 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Master of Music, Master of Arts, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
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