Top Music Education Programs: List of Schools
This article identified two of the best schools to offer music education programs in the US. Learn about school rankings and locations, degree titles and curriculum, as well as program requirements.
The following two schools have been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report and offer some of the best music education programs in the country. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education are available, including doctoral degrees in music education at both educational institutions. The programs offered by at least one of the schools includes music teacher certification as part of the curriculum, ensuring that graduates are qualified to find employment as educators. Read on for more information about the best music education programs offered in the US.
Best Schools for Music Education
1. Columbia University in New York, NY
Columbia University was named as having the 11th best fine arts program in 2008 by the U.S. News & World Report. The music education program draws its education coursework from the Teachers College, which was ranked as the second best graduate education program by U.S. News & World Report for 2010. The program offers graduate degrees, such as the Master of Arts in Music Education, Master of Education in Music Education, and Doctor of Education in Music Education. Columbia has a number of performing arts groups, including the Columbia Musical Theater Society.
2. University of Wisconsin - Madison
The University of Wisconsin in Madison (UW-Madison) was named as having the ninth best graduate education program in 2010, as well as the 21st best fine arts program in 2008, by U.S. News & World Report.
UW-Madison offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the Bachelor of Music, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Music, and Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, which offer concentrations in music education. Music education programs offered at UW-Madison can prepare students for music teacher certification and coursework is taken from the School of Music and School of Education.
Good Schools with Music Education Programs
|College/University Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Arizona State University||68,064||Tempe, AZ 85287||(480) 965-9011|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,659||100 Church St., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455||(612) 625-5000|
|The University of Texas at Austin||50,995||Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|University of Washington - Seattle Campus||45,943||1400 N.E. Campus Pkwy., Seattle, WA 98195||(206) 543-2100|
|Pennsylvania State University||45,185||201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||43,881||601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|New York University||43,404||70 Washington Sq. So., New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,674||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,654||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|Florida State University||39,785||211 Westcott Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306||(850) 644-2525|
|University of Georgia||34,885||Athens, GA 30602||(706) 542-3000|
|University of Southern California||34,824||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(213) 740-2311|
|University of Colorado at Boulder||33,010||Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309||(303) 492-1411|
|University of Kansas||29,242||Lawrence, KS 66045||(785) 864-2700|
|University of Iowa||28,987||101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242||(319) 335-3500|
|University of Oregon||22,335||110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, OR 97403||(541) 346-1000|
|Johns Hopkins University||20,383||3400 N. Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218||(410) 516-8000|
|Northwestern University||19,853||633 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60208||(847) 491-3741|
|Vanderbilt University||12,506||2101 W. End Ave., Nashville, TN 37240||(615) 322-7311|
|Columbia University||5,307||525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027||(212) 678-3000|
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