Music Schools Offering Music Theory and Composition Programs

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In 2015, we rated 183 music theory and composition colleges in the United States. Music theory and composition schools are located in Texas (19 schools), New York (18 schools), Ohio (17 schools), California (14 schools), Michigan (10 schools), Pennsylvania (10 schools), Illinois (9 schools) and 32 other states.

The best music theory and composition program in the United States is offered by Berklee College of Music. That school has an excellent music theory and composition program - five stars for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

The Top 25 music theory and composition schools are below. To compare all music theory and composition schools, please narrow your search by state or desired diploma.


Top 25 music theory & composition schools:

Berklee College of Music - Music School Ranking
1. Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

California Institute of The Arts - Music School Ranking
DePaul University - Music School Ranking
3. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
4. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
5. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

New York University - Music School Ranking
6. New York University

New York City, New York

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
Florida State University - Music School Ranking
8. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
13. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
Johns Hopkins University - Music School Ranking
15. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

University of Miami - Music School Ranking
16. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Carnegie Mellon University - Music School Ranking
17. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
The New School - Music School Ranking
19. The New School

New York City, New York

Temple University - Music School Ranking
20. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
21. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Boston University - Music School Ranking
22. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Bowling Green State University - Music School Ranking
Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
24. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking


Music theory & composition schools by state:

Schools by State2 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Alabama7 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Arizona1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Arkansas14 Music Theory and Composition Schools in CaliforniaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Colorado1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in ConnecticutNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Delaware7 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Florida2 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Georgia3 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Idaho9 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Illinois4 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Indiana1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in IowaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in KansasNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Kentucky3 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Louisiana1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Maine1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Maryland5 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Massachusetts10 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Michigan5 Music Theory and Composition Schools in MinnesotaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Mississippi4 Music Theory and Composition Schools in MissouriNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Montana1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in NebraskaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in Nevada1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in New Hampshire2 Music Theory and Composition Schools in New JerseyNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in New Mexico18 Music Theory and Composition Schools in New York4 Music Theory and Composition Schools in North CarolinaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in North Dakota17 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Ohio3 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Oklahoma4 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Oregon10 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Pennsylvania1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Rhode Island4 Music Theory and Composition Schools in South CarolinaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in South Dakota5 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Tennessee19 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Texas1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Utah2 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Vermont1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Virginia6 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Washington1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in District of ColumbiaNo Music Theory and Composition Schools in West Virginia1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Wisconsin1 Music Theory and Composition Schools in Wyoming


Music theory & composition schools by diploma:

Certificates: 17 schools
Associate's Degrees: 8 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 146 schools
Master's Degrees: 70 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 29 schools

Music theory & composition schools by region:

Northeast: 41 schools
Midwest: 52 schools
South: 54 schools
West: 36 schools

Popular cities for music theory & composition schools:

New York City: 6 schools
Boston: 3 schools
Philadelphia: 3 schools
Nashville: 3 schools
San Antonio: 3 schools
Houston: 2 schools
Cleveland: 2 schools
Ithaca: 2 schools
Waco: 2 schools
Rochester: 2 schools
Chicago: 2 schools
Dallas: 2 schools
Saint Paul: 2 schools
Pittsburgh: 2 schools
Tulsa: 2 schools
New Orleans: 2 schools
Columbus: 2 schools
Valencia: 1 school
Eugene: 1 school
Cincinnati: 1 school

Other music programs:

General Music: 1,174 schools
Music History and Literature: 94 schools
Music Performance: 502 schools
Piano and Organ: 83 schools
Stringed Instruments: 29 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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