Music Schools Offering Music Performance Programs

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In 2015, we rated 502 music colleges offering music performance programs. Music performance schools are located in New York (38 schools), Texas (36 schools), California (31 schools), Ohio (25 schools), Pennsylvania (24 schools), North Carolina (23 schools) and 46 other states.

The best music performance program in the United States is offered by The Juilliard School. That school offers an excellent music performance program evaluated with five-star rating for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

The ranking of the Best 25 music performance schools is below. To learn about all music performance schools, please narrow your search by state or desired diploma.


Top 25 music performance schools:

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
1. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Indiana University Bloomington - Music School Ranking
Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
4. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
6. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

Johns Hopkins University - Music School Ranking
7. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
New York University - Music School Ranking
9. New York University

New York City, New York

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
Berklee College of Music - Music School Ranking
12. Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University - Music School Ranking
13. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
16. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
The New School - Music School Ranking
18. The New School

New York City, New York

California State University Long Beach - Music School Ranking
Michigan State University - Music School Ranking
20. Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

CUNY Queens College - Music School Ranking
21. CUNY Queens College

Flushing, New York

University of Colorado Boulder - Music School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Music School Ranking
23. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah University - Music School Ranking
24. Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

Southern Methodist University - Music School Ranking


Music performance schools by state:

Schools by State5 Music Performance Schools in Alabama6 Music Performance Schools in Arizona5 Music Performance Schools in Arkansas31 Music Performance Schools in California2 Music Performance Schools in Colorado3 Music Performance Schools in Connecticut1 Music Performance Schools in Delaware15 Music Performance Schools in Florida17 Music Performance Schools in Georgia5 Music Performance Schools in Idaho21 Music Performance Schools in Illinois15 Music Performance Schools in Indiana12 Music Performance Schools in Iowa9 Music Performance Schools in Kansas8 Music Performance Schools in Kentucky15 Music Performance Schools in Louisiana2 Music Performance Schools in Maine3 Music Performance Schools in Maryland12 Music Performance Schools in Massachusetts21 Music Performance Schools in Michigan15 Music Performance Schools in Minnesota6 Music Performance Schools in Mississippi14 Music Performance Schools in Missouri3 Music Performance Schools in Montana6 Music Performance Schools in Nebraska3 Music Performance Schools in Nevada1 Music Performance Schools in New Hampshire7 Music Performance Schools in New Jersey3 Music Performance Schools in New Mexico38 Music Performance Schools in New York23 Music Performance Schools in North Carolina3 Music Performance Schools in North Dakota25 Music Performance Schools in Ohio10 Music Performance Schools in Oklahoma5 Music Performance Schools in Oregon24 Music Performance Schools in Pennsylvania2 Music Performance Schools in Rhode Island11 Music Performance Schools in South Carolina1 Music Performance Schools in South Dakota15 Music Performance Schools in Tennessee36 Music Performance Schools in Texas2 Music Performance Schools in Utah2 Music Performance Schools in Vermont11 Music Performance Schools in Virginia10 Music Performance Schools in Washington1 Music Performance Schools in District of Columbia3 Music Performance Schools in West Virginia7 Music Performance Schools in Wisconsin2 Music Performance Schools in Wyoming


Music performance schools by diploma:

Certificates: 75 schools
Associate's Degrees: 38 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 441 schools
Master's Degrees: 147 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 34 schools

Music performance schools by region:

Northeast: 91 schools
Midwest: 149 schools
South: 188 schools
West: 74 schools

Popular cities for music performance schools:

New York City: 9 schools
Nashville: 6 schools
Saint Paul: 5 schools
Philadelphia: 5 schools
Boston: 4 schools
Los Angeles: 4 schools
Chicago: 4 schools
Rochester: 4 schools
New Orleans: 4 schools
Kansas City: 3 schools
Dallas: 3 schools
Houston: 3 schools
Winston Salem: 3 schools
Grand Rapids: 3 schools
Seattle: 3 schools
San Francisco: 2 schools
Ann Arbor: 2 schools
Syracuse: 2 schools
San Juan: 2 schools
Pittsburgh: 2 schools

Other music programs:

General Music: 1,174 schools
Music History and Literature: 225 schools
Music Theory and Composition: 183 schools
Voice and Opera: 99 schools
Jazz Studies: 53 schools
Music Conducting: 49 schools
Music Therapy: 60 schools
Music Pedagogy: 608 schools
Music Management and Merchandising: 231 schools
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