2019-20 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS



Frost School of Music
Frost School of Music
University of Miami
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
5503 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
ADMISSIONS
305-284-6168
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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
Arts Leadership • Brass • Composition • Conducting • Early Music • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Musicology • Organ • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management • Choral Conducting • Music Therapy
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Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Kent State University
MISSION
The mission of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is to advance the art of music by preparing students for productive musical careers, broadening intellectual perspectives, fostering artistic, humanitarian and ethical values, and promoting the goal of responsible citizenship through professional and avocational study.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Through discovering, integrating, and applying knowledge in a comprehensive and diverse range of bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, we provide a dynamic learning environment that fosters artists, scholars, and teachers who will assume leadership roles in a global society.
LOCATION
1325 Theatre Drive E101
Kent, OH 44242
ADMISSIONS
330-672-2172
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The College of the Arts at Kent State University, of which the School of Music is part, has a designated Career Advisor who serves both current students and alumni.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
350 music students
Music Faculty: 40 full time, 20 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Piano • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Ethnomusicology • Music Theory • Strings (no harp)
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The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music
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Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
MISSION
Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked as one of the top performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019), and recently awarded top conservatoire in the Complete University Guide Music League Table 2020, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. Guildhall School offers state-of-the-art facilities to match the talent within its walls, including a world-class concert hall and three theatres at Milton Court, and has a distinguished list of music graduates, including Thomas Adès, Alison Balsom, Sa Chen, Sir James Galway, Tasmin Little, Zara McFarlane, Anne Sophie von Otter, Sir Bryn Terfel, Roderick Williams and Debbie Wiseman. 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.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Guildhall School is one of the world's leading conservatories, highly regarded in the profession for intensive, dedicated training taught by renowned international teaching staff and through partnerships with the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, and the Academy of Ancient Music.
LOCATION
Silk Street, Barbican
London
EC2Y 8DT
UNITED KIINGDOM
ADMISSIONS
+44 (0)20 7382 7144
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
750 music students
481 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 175 full time, 535 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Electronic Music
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Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Chapman University, College of Performing Arts
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The Hartt School
University of Hartford
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iClassical Academy
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IU Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University
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The Juilliard School
Columbia & Barnard Colleges
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Longy School of Music
Longy School of Music
Bard College
MISSION
Longy's innovative Catalyst Curriculum compels graduate students to explore their artistry and to take risks to build their skills, guided by a world-class faculty that encourages them to push their artistic presentation beyond the proscenium model. Longy promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, inspires growth of imagination, and fosters an attitude of inquiry about the musician's role in the world.
Internationally recognized for its efforts to meet a changing musical landscape head-on, Longy gives its graduates the opportunity to perform professionally, teach in a variety of settings, and expand access within classical music.
Longy now offers a time-condensed three-year undergraduate diploma and a range of graduate degrees, including a one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program on our Los Angeles Campus and the new Master of Music in Music Education (MMME) program in Cambridge. It also offers artist diplomas—its highest performance credential—and certificate and license programs.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Longy prepares musicians to make a difference in the world with a social imperative that is at the core of the School's curriculum. Breaking down traditional conservatory constraints, Longy students learn to lead meaningful lives in music through project-based courses and performances alongside professional partners.
LOCATION
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
ADMISSIONS
617-876-0956
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
From their first days at Longy, students become a Boston musician, performing professionally with faculty on concert stages around the city. Networking opportunities with an extensive community of musicians and music organizations develop the skills needed to become a successful musician. In addition to performing alongside our professional partners, Longy students can further expand their skills through Teaching Assistantships or Graduate Fellowships, which reduce tuition by up to $10,000 per year. There are also numerous employment opportunities on campus that provide additional income and professional development.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
300 music students
251 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 0 full time, 127 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Early Music • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Organ • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Guitar • Chamber Music • Historical Performance • Dalcroze Eurhythmics • Certified Music Practitioner • Theory
DEGREE PROGRAMS
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Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Lynn University
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Manhattan School of Music
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Mannes School of Music
Mannes School of Music
The New School
MISSION
Mannes School of Music is an iconic music conservatory, internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical excellence while being deeply committed to developing citizen artists who make the world a better place. Today, Mannes is developing a new reputation as one of the most progressive schools of its kind, thanks to the rapid evolution of its overall curriculum to address the demands of what musicians need to know, understand, and be able to do in the 21st century.
Founded in 1916 by America's first great violin recitalist and noted educator, David Mannes, The Mannes School of Music's distinguished alumni include the 20th century songwriting legend Burt Bacharach; the great pianists Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, and Bill Evans; acclaimed conductors Semyon Bychkov, Myung Whun Chung, JoAnn Falletta, and Julius Rudel; music theorist and educator Carl Schachter; path-breaking jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell; beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade as well as the newest opera stars of today, Yonghoon Lee, Danielle de Niese, and Nadine Sierra; and Pulitzer Prize-winning arts journalist, Tim Page.
Along with The New School's Jazz and Drama schools, Mannes is now a part of The College of Performing Arts at The New School. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of this initiative, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Conservatory students experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with other students at The New School, including those at Parsons School of Design. In its new location, Mannes upholds its long-standing tradition of providing access to free and affordable performances for the public.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
As part of The New School's College of Performing Arts, Mannes offers students unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration with students from the School of Drama, the School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Parsons School of Design; in partnership with New York's premiere arts institutions.
LOCATION
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
ADMISSIONS
212-580-0210 x4862
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
At Mannes, students receive exceptional preparation for careers in music by engaging in a highly progressive curriculum aimed not only at developing their unique artistic voice, but also at exploring how to use that voice to engage with the world around them. They benefit from the mentorship and guidance of world-class faculty and a supportive staff, and can participate in partnerships with top tier arts organizations such as the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Orchestra of Saint Luke's, International Contemporary Ensemble, The Museum of Modern Art, and many more. They also have full access to the New School's Career Services office, offering workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs, internship support, and other resources.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
460 music students
Music Faculty: 12 full time, 238 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Technology (including production) • Organ • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
DEGREE PROGRAMS
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
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Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
Mercer University
MISSION
Combining an intensive, conservatory experience with the practicality of a music, business, and liberal arts curriculum, the McDuffie Center for Strings prepares the entrepreneurial musician for success. The Center's distinguished faculty artists are dedicated to the development of young artists pursuing personal and musical excellence through four years of one-on-one mentorships. Through Mercer courses, the Center encourages its young musicians to engage with all aspects of the 21st century performing-arts world. This present environment is challenging to navigate, yet bursting with opportunity for the imaginative, entrepreneurial artist—precisely the type of performer on faculty at the Center.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Founded as a special institute within Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, the McDuffie Center for Strings is limited to 26 students: 12 violinists, six violists, six cellists, and two bassists. All accepted students receive a full-tuition scholarship to study with an unparalleled faculty of international performing artists.
LOCATION
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
ADMISSIONS
478-301-2886
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
26 music students
27 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 13 full time, 0 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Strings and Harp
Other Areas of Study: String only: violin, viola, cello and bass
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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 amidst 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)
800 music students
Music Faculty: 113 full time, 313 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Musicology • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Contemporary Improvisation • Music Theory • Piano Trio Program • String Quartet Program
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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 exist. 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 StreetMiami 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 a series of audition training exercises and private audition coaching, as well as a panel discussion of the audition process from the perspective of the orchestra audition committee. In addition, Fellows organize monthly mock auditions, with the occasional participation of guest conductors and coaches. To assist Fellows in achieving optimal performance, NWS offers workshops with psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama, whose groundbreaking work includes 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
Arts Leadership • Brass • Conducting • Early Music • Music Education • Music Technology (including production) • Piano • Strings and Harp • Winds and Percussion
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Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Oberlin College
MISSION
For its students, the aims of Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music are to: Graduate liberal arts and conservatory students who have learned to think with intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence; provide the highest level of conservatory education; offer superb liberal education; open the world to its students and develop the skills and knowledge they will need to engage highly diverse communities; nurture students' creativity; help students clarify and integrate their intellectual strengths and interests, social commitments, and vocational aspirations; enable students to integrate and apply their knowledge; and nurture students' social consciousness and environmental awareness.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Oberlin Conservatory is the country's oldest continuously operating school of music. This National Medal of Arts winner is renowned for its focus on undergraduate pre-professional education and for the double-degree program. The conservatory shares a seamless campus with Oberlin College a premier liberal arts college.
LOCATION
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
ADMISSIONS
440-775-8413
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Oberlin College's Career Center and Oberlin Conservatory's Professional Development Office help students and recent alumni in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences. We offer group and individual counseling as well as experiential opportunities that complement students' experiences during their time at Oberlin.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
580 music students
550 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 80 full time, 25 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Early Music • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Technology (including production) • Musicology • Organ • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Piano Technology • Vocal Accompanying
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
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