Music Schools Offering Music Theory and Composition Programs

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In 2017, 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 Berklee College of Music. That school has an excellent music theory and composition program - four stars for curriculum and five 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:

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

Boston, Massachusetts

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

New York City, New York

The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
4. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
5. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
7. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, New York

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

Baltimore, Maryland

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

Rochester, New York

The New School - Music School Ranking
11. The New School

New York City, New York

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

Coral Gables, Florida

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
Temple University - Music School Ranking
17. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Tallahassee, Florida

Boston University - Music School Ranking
19. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

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

East Lansing, Michigan

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oberlin College - Music School Ranking
22. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
Brigham Young University Provo - Music School Ranking
Syracuse University - Music School Ranking
25. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

University of Georgia - Music School Ranking
The University of Texas at Austin - Music School Ranking
University of Houston - Music School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Music School Ranking
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music School Ranking
30. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

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

Champaign, Illinois

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
University of South Carolina Columbia - Music School Ranking
University of Kentucky - Music School Ranking
35. University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Full Sail University - Music School Ranking
36. Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida

DePaul University - Music School Ranking
37. DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

California Institute of The Arts - Music School Ranking
Rice University - Music School Ranking
39. Rice University

Houston, Texas

Bowling Green State University - Music School Ranking
SUNY at Purchase College - Music School Ranking
Ithaca College - Music School Ranking
42. Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

Southern Methodist University - Music School Ranking
CUNY Brooklyn College - Music School Ranking
44. CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

SUNY at Fredonia - Music School Ranking
45. SUNY at Fredonia

Fredonia, New York

Vanderbilt University - Music School Ranking
46. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Western Michigan University - Music School Ranking
Belmont University - Music School Ranking
48. Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

Longy School of Music of Bard College - Music School Ranking
University at Buffalo - Music School Ranking
50. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

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