Schools Offering Music Performance Programs - 2018 Ranking

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In 2018, we rated 545 music colleges offering music performance programs. Music performance schools are located in New York (44 schools), Texas (35 schools), California (34 schools), Pennsylvania (28 schools), North Carolina (26 schools), Ohio (25 schools) and 46 other states.

The best music performance program in the United States is offered by Yale University. 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 50 music performance schools is below. To learn about all music performance schools, please narrow your search by state or desired diploma.


Top 50 music performance schools:

Yale University - Music School Ranking
1. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
2. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
3. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

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

Baltimore, Maryland

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
7. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

New York City, New York

University of Maryland College Park - Music School Ranking
The University of Texas at Austin - Music School Ranking
Boston University - Music School Ranking
13. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
15. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Coral Gables, Florida

Brigham Young University Provo - Music School Ranking
Syracuse University - Music School Ranking
18. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Ohio State University - Music School Ranking
University of Georgia - Music School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Music School Ranking
21. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
22. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

California State University Long Beach - Music School Ranking
The New School - Music School Ranking
24. The New School

New York City, New York

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
Michigan State University - Music School Ranking
26. Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Temple University - Music School Ranking
27. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of South Carolina Columbia - Music School Ranking
Berklee College of Music - Music School Ranking
29. Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

Florida State University - Music School Ranking
30. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

University of Colorado Boulder - Music School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Music School Ranking
CUNY Queens College - Music School Ranking
33. CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York

University of Kentucky - Music School Ranking
34. University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

University of Massachusetts Lowell - Music School Ranking
University of Houston - Music School Ranking
Texas Tech University - Music School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Music School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
University of Oklahoma Norman - Music School Ranking
California State University Northridge - Music School Ranking
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music School Ranking
43. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
University of Southern Mississippi - Music School Ranking
Harvard University - Music School Ranking
47. Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rice University - Music School Ranking
48. Rice University

Houston, Texas

Vanderbilt University - Music School Ranking
49. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Music School Ranking
50. University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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