To go to college and major in music is the dream of students all over the country. Whether you want to play in world class symphonies, Broadway stage productions, a rock n roll band, or be a record company mogul, you can do this when you major in music. The music major is offered at almost every school in the country. Many outstanding programs are in places many people simply do not expect.
"While studying instrumental music at Missouri State, you will have the opportunity to be an active performer in a band or orchestra while also getting focused, often one-on-one training. You can round out your musical training with extensive courses in music theory and other aspects of the discipline."
(Provided By: Missouri State University)
"Music has occupied a central role in the Fisk experience since the University’s opening in 1866. The Fisk Jubilee Singers’® first historic tour established a reputation for excellence in musical performance and preserved the rich heritage of the Negro Spiritual. Today, Fisk continues to provide students the opportunity to develop individual talent, appreciation, and aesthetic sensibility."
(Provided By: Fisk University)
"Each student's educational goals are guided by our knowledgeable and supportive faculty. Our program prepares students for professional careers as performers, K–12 music educators, studio teachers, and composers. We offer a multitude of performing ensembles, both large and small, in instrumental, choral, jazz, chamber, opera, and musical theatre."
(Provided By: Sonoma State University)
"The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a special institute within Townsend School of Music is a highly selective program that prepares string students for success in the real world. Students study with some of the nation's renowned string musicians, receiving music instruction of conservatory quality, while earning an academically well-rounded education from a comprehensive, nationally recognized university."
(Provided By: Mercer University)
"As an NEC student, you will perform frequently as a soloist and in large and small ensembles, and that's just the beginning. You will also find incredible opportunities throughout the Boston area, including paid gigs through NEC's Music Referral Service and fellowships and outreach concerts through our Community Performances & Partnerships program."
(Provided By: The New England Conservatory)
"We know how you feel about music because we feel the same way! Our faculty live and love music every day of the week, and are out there doing it. UNO and the School of the Arts gives you the chance to hone your skills in close proximity to Blue Note recording artists, GRAMMY winners, top-notch conductors, and world-renowned players, producers and band-leaders."
(Provided By: The University of New Orleans)
"The Cleveland Institute of Music is one of just seven independent conservatories of music in the United States, one of three devoted exclusively to classical music performance....More than half of the members of The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to CIM as members of the faculty, alumni or both."
(Provided By: The Cleveland Institute of Music)