Music Schools in The Midwest - 2017 Ranking

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Our 2017 ranking contains music 387 schools offering majors in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Best-Music-Colleges.com team ranks Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN), and University of Michigan Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI) the best three music schools in the Midwest.

See the Top 50 Music schools in the Midwest below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the Midwest.


Top 50 music schools in the Midwest:

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 66 music programs

Indiana University Bloomington - Music School Ranking
2. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 19 music programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
3. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 25 music programs

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

Cincinnati, OH, 31 music programs

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Music School Ranking
5. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 14 music programs

Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
6. Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, 13 music programs

Michigan State University - Music School Ranking
7. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 16 music programs

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
8. Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH, 13 music programs

Ohio State University - Music School Ranking
9. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 12 music programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Music School Ranking
10. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 11 music programs

University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
11. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 16 music programs

Western Michigan University - Music School Ranking
12. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, 26 music programs

Bowling Green State University - Music School Ranking
13. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH, 21 music programs

DePaul University - Music School Ranking
14. DePaul University

Chicago, IL, 12 music programs

Kent State University at Kent - Music School Ranking
15. Kent State University

Kent, OH, 11 music programs

University of Wisconsin Madison - Music School Ranking
16. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 12 music programs

Roosevelt University - Music School Ranking
17. Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL, 16 music programs

University of Kansas - Music School Ranking
18. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 10 music programs

Illinois State University - Music School Ranking
19. Illinois State University

Normal, IL, 9 music programs

University of Nebraska Lincoln - Music School Ranking
20. University of Nebraska Lincoln

Lincoln, NE, 4 music programs

University of Iowa - Music School Ranking
21. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 4 music programs

Webster University - Music School Ranking
22. Webster University

Saint Louis, MO, 11 music programs

VanderCook College of Music - Music School Ranking
23. VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL, 2 music programs

Case Western Reserve University - Music School Ranking
24. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH, 9 music programs

North Dakota State University - Music School Ranking
25. North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND, 6 music programs

University of Chicago - Music School Ranking
26. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, 4 music programs

University of Notre Dame - Music School Ranking
27. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN, 3 music programs

Cleveland State University - Music School Ranking
28. Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH, 4 music programs

Washington University in St Louis - Music School Ranking
29. Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, 4 music programs

Columbia College Chicago - Music School Ranking
30. Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, 11 music programs

Butler University - Music School Ranking
31. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN, 22 music programs

McNally Smith College of Music - Music School Ranking
32. McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, MN, 21 music programs

Ball State University - Music School Ranking
33. Ball State University

Muncie, IN, 7 music programs

Central Michigan University - Music School Ranking
34. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, 10 music programs

University of Akron - Music School Ranking
35. University of Akron

Akron, OH, 27 music programs

University of Northern Iowa - Music School Ranking
36. University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA, 19 music programs

Wheaton College - Music School Ranking
37. Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL, 14 music programs

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point - Music School Ranking
38. University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI, 9 music programs

Oakland University - Music School Ranking
39. Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI, 19 music programs

Wichita State University - Music School Ranking
40. Wichita State University

Wichita, KS, 15 music programs

Miami University Oxford - Music School Ranking
41. Miami University Oxford

Oxford, OH, 7 music programs

Ohio University - Music School Ranking
42. Ohio University

Athens, OH, 10 music programs

Eastern Michigan University - Music School Ranking
43. Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI, 12 music programs

Missouri State University Springfield - Music School Ranking
44. Missouri State University Springfield

Springfield, MO, 4 music programs

Kansas State University - Music School Ranking
45. Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS, 5 music programs

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - Music School Ranking
46. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, 4 music programs

Wayne State University - Music School Ranking
47. Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, 4 music programs

Northern Illinois University - Music School Ranking
48. Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL, 4 music programs

Valparaiso University - Music School Ranking
49. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN, 9 music programs

Truman State University - Music School Ranking
50. Truman State University

Kirksville, MO, 5 music programs

Music schools in the Midwest by state:

Schools by State71 Music Schools in Illinois31 Music Schools in Indiana28 Music Schools in Iowa25 Music Schools in Kansas40 Music Schools in Michigan39 Music Schools in Minnesota37 Music Schools in Missouri17 Music Schools in Nebraska8 Music Schools in North Dakota53 Music Schools in Ohio8 Music Schools in South Dakota30 Music Schools in Wisconsin

Music programs in the Midwest:

General Music: 338 schools
Music History and Literature: 62 schools
Music Performance: 161 schools
Music Theory and Composition: 55 schools
Piano and Organ: 26 schools
Stringed Instruments: 8 schools
Voice and Opera: 29 schools
Jazz Studies: 25 schools
Music Conducting: 17 schools
Music Therapy: 23 schools
Music Pedagogy: 231 schools
Music Management and Merchandising: 81 schools

Music schools in other regions:

Northeast: 276 schools
South: 522 schools
West: 293 schools

Popular music school cities in the Midwest:

in Illinois:
Bloomington: 1 school
Carbondale: 1 school
Champaign: 2 schools
Charleston: 1 school
Chicago: 15 schools
Decatur: 1 school
Dekalb: 1 school
Elmhurst: 1 school
Evanston: 1 school
Macomb: 1 school
Naperville: 1 school
Normal: 1 school
Wheaton: 1 school
in Indiana:
Bloomington: 1 school
Fort Wayne: 2 schools
Greencastle: 1 school
Indianapolis: 4 schools
Muncie: 1 school
Terre Haute: 1 school
Valparaiso: 1 school
in Iowa:
Cedar Falls: 1 school
Decorah: 1 school
Iowa City: 1 school
in Kansas:
Lawrence: 1 school
Manhattan: 1 school
Wichita: 2 schools
in Michigan:
Allendale: 1 school
Ann Arbor: 3 schools
Big Rapids: 1 school
Detroit: 2 schools
East Lansing: 1 school
Grand Rapids: 4 schools
Kalamazoo: 2 schools
Mount Pleasant: 1 school
Rochester Hills: 2 schools
Ypsilanti: 1 school
in Minnesota:
Duluth: 2 schools
Minneapolis: 3 schools
Moorhead: 2 schools
Northfield: 2 schools
Saint Paul: 8 schools
Winona: 2 schools
in Missouri:
Columbia: 3 schools
Kansas City: 3 schools
Kirksville: 1 school
Saint Louis: 7 schools
Springfield: 4 schools
Warrensburg: 1 school
in Nebraska:
Lincoln: 3 schools
Omaha: 3 schools
in North Dakota:
Fargo: 1 school
Grand Forks: 1 school
in Ohio:
Akron: 1 school
Athens: 1 school
Berea: 1 school
Bowling Green: 1 school
Cincinnati: 5 schools
Cleveland: 4 schools
Columbus: 2 schools
Dayton: 4 schools
Kent: 1 school
Oberlin: 1 school
Oxford: 1 school
Westerville: 1 school
Youngstown: 1 school
in South Dakota:
Aberdeen: 1 school
Vermillion: 1 school
in Wisconsin:
Appleton: 1 school
Eau Claire: 1 school
Kenosha: 2 schools
La Crosse: 2 schools
Madison: 3 schools
Milwaukee: 5 schools
Stevens Point: 1 school
Whitewater: 1 school
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