Schools Offering Music Theory and Composition Programs - 2018 Ranking

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In 2018, we rated 201 music theory and composition colleges in the United States. Music theory and composition schools are located in Texas (21 schools), Ohio (19 schools), New York (18 schools), California (16 schools), Illinois (11 schools), Pennsylvania (9 schools), Michigan (8 schools) and 36 other states.

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

The Top 50 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 50 music theory & composition 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

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
Johns Hopkins University - Music School Ranking
4. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
7. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

New York City, New York

The University of Texas at Austin - Music School Ranking
University of Miami - Music School Ranking
11. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Boston University - Music School Ranking
12. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
13. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Syracuse, New York

University of Georgia - Music School Ranking
Ohio State University - Music School Ranking
Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Music School Ranking
19. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
20. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

Temple University - Music School Ranking
21. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The New School - Music School Ranking
22. The New School

New York City, New York

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

East Lansing, Michigan

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
University of South Carolina Columbia - Music School Ranking
Berklee College of Music - Music School Ranking
26. Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

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

Tallahassee, Florida

University of Houston - Music School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Music School Ranking
University of Kentucky - Music School Ranking
30. University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music School Ranking
34. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Music School Ranking
Stanford University - Music School Ranking
37. Stanford University

Stanford, California

Rice University - Music School Ranking
38. Rice University

Houston, Texas

Vanderbilt University - Music School Ranking
39. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Cornell University - Music School Ranking
40. Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Curtis Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
41. Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brandeis University - Music School Ranking
42. Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Case Western Reserve University - Music School Ranking
Southern Methodist University - Music School Ranking
University of California Santa Barbara - Music School Ranking
California Institute of The Arts - Music School Ranking
Pennsylvania State University - Music School Ranking
47. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

University of Washington Seattle - Music School Ranking
Ithaca College - Music School Ranking
49. Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

University at Buffalo - Music School Ranking
50. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

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