Music Schools

Below please find a listing of music schools arranged alphabetically. Degrees are abbreviated as follows: Bachelor's: B.F.A. (Fine Arts), B.M. (Music), B.M.A. (Musical Arts), B.M.E. (Music Education), B.S. (Science). Master's: M.A.E. (Arts in Education), M.F.A. (Fine Arts), M.M. (Music), M.M.E. (Music Education). Doctorates: D.M.A. (Musical Arts), D.M.E. (Music Education), Ph.D. (Philosophy).  AF=Application Fee, R&B=Room and Board, and cost of courses are listed after title of School.  This list is ONLY for informational purposes to further your knowledge of music and is not an advertisement.  Contact the school directly for complete current information.

American-International Conservatory of Music
Chicago, IL. $245 per sem. hour. R&B: Student must secure own housing. AF: $50.
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., M.M., D.M.A.
Faculty: Charles Pikler, violin/viola/chamber music; Rebecca Yoon, Marvin Ziporyn, violin; Andreanna Moravec, viola/chamber music; Yuri Kadukov, Sally Kim, cello; Steven Balderston, cello/chamber music; Cecile Savage, bass.
Facilities: All rooms, including classrooms, may be used for practice; carpeted concert hall for chamber, larger facility available; local churches.
Performance groups: Instrumental/piano trios, quartets; choir; jazz combos; string ensembles with piano.
Campus: Downtown in Chicago Loop.
Contact: 36 S. Wabash, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 263-4161. Fax: (312) 263-5832.

Arizona State University, School of Music

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music
Berea, OH. $16,620. R&B: $5,460. AF: $15. Two weeks prior to audition. Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., B.A.
Faculty: Dr. Julian Ross, violin; Louise Zeitlin, viola; Regina Mushabac, cello; Henry Peyrebrune, bass.
Facilities: 40 piano-equipped practice rooms, Gamble Auditorium (seats 650), chamber hall (seats 100).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, symphonic wind ensemble, two choirs, various chamber ensembles.
Campus: Safe, suburban undergraduate conservatory within liberal arts college. Near downtown Cleveland and a vibrant arts community. The campus offers many student activities and opportunities for community outreach.
Contact: 275 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH 44017. (440) 826-2362. Fax: (440) 826-3239. E-mail:

Ball State University School of Music
Muncie, IN. $4,350/$10,212. R&B: $4,316. AF: $25. March 1.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Education, Music Engineering Technology, Performance (in all symphonic instruments), Music Composition.
Faculty: Dr. Hans Sturm, bass; Malitz, cello; S. Kloss, violin; H. Levin, viola.
Facilities: Practice rooms available.
Performance groups: Full-size orchestra, three bands, four choral groups, three jazz bands, etc.
Campus: BSU was founded as a state institution in 1918, when the Ball family, prominent Muncie industrialists, bought and donated to the state of Indiana the campus and buildings of the Muncie Normal Institute. In 1922 the school became Ball State Teachers College.
Contact: Muncie, IN 47306. (765) 285-5402. Fax: (765) 285-5401.

Baylor University School of Music
Waco, TX. $4,935 for 15 hours. R&B: $2,392 per sem. AF: $35.
Degrees: B.M.E.; B.M. in Performance, Theory, Church Music, Music History and Literature, Composition, Pedagogy; M.M.
Faculty: Bruce Berg, violin; Kathryn Steely, viola; Gary Hardie, cello; J. Christopher Buddo, bass.
Facilities: 78 practice rooms, all with pianos; Jones Concert Hall (seats 1,000), Meadows Recital Hall (seats 200), Roxy Grove Hall (seats 500), Waco Hall (2,200 seats).
Performance groups: Two orchestras, collegium musicum (Renaissance/Baroque), opera orchestra, Waco Symphony Orchestra (professional, by audition).
Campus: Baylor is one of the world's major church-related academic institutions. The 428-acre Waco campus is both beautiful and spacious. Waco is a city of 110,000 and is within 100 miles of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin.
Contact: PO Box 97408, Waco, TX 76798-7408. (254) 710-1161. Fax: (254) 710-1191. E-mail:

Belmont University School of Music
Nashville, TN. $5,650 per sem. R&B: $2,500 per sem. AF: $35. Rolling.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Church Music, Music Education; B.M. in Commercial Music, Composition, Musical Theater, Performance, Theory; M.M. in Pedagogy, Performance.
Faculty: Elisabeth Small, Martin Norgaard, Carrie Wann, Idalynn Besser, Joann Cruthirds, violin; Monisa Angell, viola; Julia Tanner, cello; Justin Thomas, bass; Sarah Johnson, string methods.
Facilities: Designated practice rooms, Massey Concert Hall (1,000-seat proscenium theater), Harton Recital Hall (seats 100), Belmont Mansion Grand Salon (seats 180).
Performance groups: More than 20 instrumental and vocal ensembles are offered, many of which tour annually.
Campus: The beautiful campus reflects a history dating to the 19th century, when the grounds were known as Adelicia Acklen's Belle Monte estate. The antebellum mansion remains and is flanked by university buildings that were erected a century apart. Victorian gardens, statuary, and gazebos remain.
Contact: 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757. (615) 460-8115. Fax: (615) 386-0239.  E-mail: littererk@mail.belm

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA. $16,915 per year. R&B: $8,890 per year. AF: $65. Rolling.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Production and Engineering, Film Scoring, Music Business/Management, Composition, Music Synthesis, Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, Contemporary Writing and Production, Jazz Composition, Songwriting, Professional Music.
Faculty: Matt Glaser (dept. chair), Laura Blustein, John Gibbons, Melissa Howe, Sandra Kott, Mimi Rabson.
Facilities: Performance center (seats 1,200), four recital halls.
Performance groups: Big band, rock, jazz, fusion, pop, R&B, alternative, gospel etc.
Campus: Founded in 1945, BCM is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. The college has 3,000 students and 300 faculty members.
Contact: 1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215. (800) BERKLEE (USA/Canada); (877) BERKLEE (international). Fax: (617) 747-2047. E-mail:

Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN. $24,000. R&B: $8,132. AF: $50. January 15.
Degrees: B.M., Five-year B.M./M.E.
Faculty: Christian Teal, Cornelia Heard, Gary Greer, Carolyn Huebl, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, violin; John Kochanowski, Kathryn Plummer, viola; Bradley Mansell, Felix Wang, cello; Edgar Meyer, Glen Wanner, bass.
Facilities: Turner Recital Hall (seats 300), a concert hall with orchestra pit (seats 600), two rehearsal halls under construction (to open August 2001).
Performance Groups: Orchestra, opera theater, choirs.
Contact: 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. (615) 322-7651. Fax: (615) 343-0324. E-mail:

Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC. $9,600 per year. R&B incl. AF: $45.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Church Music; B.S., M.E. in Music Education (Choral or Instrumental Track).
Faculty: Dianne Pinner, Joan Mulfinger, Janice Hutton, violin; Jay-Martin Pinner (head of dept.), violin/viola; Rebecca Grove, violin/viola; Dr. Sue Quindag, viola; Christine Lee, cello.
Facilities: Numerous studios available in our Fine Arts Center as well as in various dormitories; four recital halls: small chapel (seats 350), recital hall (seats 650), two large halls (seat 3,000 and 7,500), Peace Center for the Performing Arts (seats 3,000).
Performance groups: Orchestra of 60; various chamber ensembles trained throughout the year.
Campus: BJU is a Christian institution-biblical, fundamental, evangelistic, and non-denominational. Each year approximately 5,000 students are matriculated from practically all states and nearly 40 countries.
Contact: 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29614. (864) 242-5100. Fax: (864) 467-9302. E-mail:

Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA. $17,300, fees $480. R&B: $8,200. AF. Continuous; March 1 for financial aid consideration.
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., M.M. in Performance, Composition, Music Education; B.M.E.; M.M. in Jazz Studies, Musical Theater.
Faculty: Bonnie Bewick, Lynn Chang, Tatiana Dimitriades, Zinaida Gilels, Magdelena Richter, Victor Romanul, Jennie Shames, Tamara Smirnova-Sajfa, violin; Edward Gazouleas, Patricia McCarty, viola; Andrew Mark, Jonathan Miller, Rhonda Rider, Owen Young, cello; Robert Caplin, Vladimir Gurin, Joseph Holt, Dennis Roy, Larry Wolfe, bass.
Facilities: 25 practice rooms, two recital halls (seat 400 and 75); gig office provides performance opportunities in Boston area.
Performance groups: Orchestra, opera orchestra, musical theater orchestra, dance orchestra, chamber music groups, jazz ensembles.
Campus: Boston is a major center of higher education in America with more than 50 colleges and universities. Provides an endless array of courses, lectures, concerts, and social opportunities.
Contact: 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215. (617) 536-6340. Fax: (617) 536-3176.  E-mail:

Boston University
Boston, MA. $21,970, fees $308. R&B: $7,570; $4,640 room only. AF: $50. January 15 (freshmen), May 1 (transfers).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education, Theory and Composition, Music History and Literature; M.M. in Orchestral and Choral Conducting, Historical Performance.
Facilities: More than 100 soundproof rooms, three rehearsal halls, Tsai Performance Center (seats 650), concert hall (seats 485).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, new-music ensemble, collegium in early music, Baroque chamber music, opera theater, jazz ensemble.
Contact: 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. (617) 353-3350. Fax: (617) 343-7455. E-mail:

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH. $5,184 (undergraduate)/$5,898 (undergraduate). R&B: $4,910 (undergraduate). AF: $35. February 1 recommended.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Music Education, Music Performance, Composition, Music History; B.M. in Jazz Studies, Literature; M.M. in Theory.
Faculty: Vasile Beluska, Penny Kruse, violin; Nancy Buck, viola; Alan Smith, cello; Aaron Keaster, bass; Yuan Lu, string education.
Facilities: 88 practice rooms; Kobacker Hall (seats 850); Bryan Recital Hall (seats 250); Moore Musical Arts Center, a $9-million state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility.
Performance groups: Six bands, orchestra, more than 20 instrumental and vocal chamber-music ensembles.
Campus: The College of Musical Arts has achieved national recognition for its outstanding faculty and student performers and for its academic programs. The college educates talented musicians for professional careers in performance, teaching, composition, and musical scholarship.
Contact: College of Musical Arts, Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0290. (419) 372-8577. Fax: (419) 372-2938. E-mail:

Bradley University
Peoria, IL. $14,000. R&B: $15,850. AF: Free on-line. Continuous.
Degrees: B.S., B.A., B.M.
Faculty: Marcia Henry, Janis Wilkinson, Earl Gately.
Facilities: Constance Hall, an academic music building with 12 practice rooms; Dingeldine Music Center, with a concert hall (seats 440), six practice rooms.
Performance groups: Bradley Chamber Orchestra; credit through cooperation with Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Knox Galesburg Symphony Orchestra.
Campus: A private, comprehensive university of about 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.
Contact: Constance Hall, Peoria, IL 61625. (309) 677-2595. Fax: (309) 677-3871. E-mail:

Brandon University School of Music
Brandon, MB. $3,407 for 30 credit hours. R&B: $4,136-$5,196. AF: $30. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M. in General Music, Applied Music; B.M., M.M. in Music Education; M.M. in Performance and Literature.
Faculty: Mark Rudoff, cello/chamber music; Guillaume Tardif, violin/viola/chamber music.
Facilities: Practice studios, recital/rehearsal/choral halls, electronic-music studios.
Performance groups: Wide variety of small and large ensembles and chamber music groups; quartets, jazz sectionals.
Campus: Throughout its 90-year history, the School of Music has provided musical instruction to youths and adults in the Western region, professional training, and community outreach through recitals, concerts, and workshops by students, faculty, and guest artists.
Contact: 270-18th St., Q.E. 11 Music Building, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9. (204) 727-9633. Fax: (204) 728-6839. E-mail:

Brigham Young University School of Music
Provo, UT. $1,470 per sem. (LDS)/$2,210 per sem. (non-LDS). R&B: $2,308 per sem. (approx.). February 15.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.F.A. in Music/Dance/Theater; B.M., M.M. in Composition, Performance; B.M., M.A., M.M. in Music Education; M.M. in Conducting.
Faculty: Igor Gruppman, Vesna Gruppman, violin; Claudine Bigelow, viola; Julie Zumsteg, cello; Walter Birkedahl, bass.
Facilities: 40 small practice rooms, De Jong Concert Hall, Madsen Recital Hall.
Performance groups: Chamber orchestra, philharmonic orchestra, symphony orchestra, university string orchestra, jazz ensemble, folk-music ensemble.
Campus: Set at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains. Utah Valley, with a population of nearly 318,000, offers a beautiful setting with Mount Timpanogos on the east and Utah Lake on the west.
Contact: PO Box 26410, Provo, UT 84602-6410. (801) 378-3083. Fax: (801) 378-5973. E-mail:

Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY. $1,600 per sem. (undergraduate), $2,175 per sem. (graduate)/$3,400 per sem. (undergraduate), $3,800 per sem. (graduate). R&B: no campus housing available. AF: $30. Continuous.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.A., M.A. in Music Education; B.M., M.M. in Performance, Composition; M.A. in Musicology, Performance Practice.
Faculty: Liang Chai, Christopher Lee, Matthew Reichert, violin; Stephanie Baer, viola; Masao Kawasaki (head) violin/viola; Marion Feldman, Joseph Meyers, cello; Jules Hirsch, bass.
Facilities: George Gershwin Theater (seats 500), Walt Whitman Theater (seats 2,500), Sam Levenson Recital Hall (seats 160); 8 classroom/studio spaces with grand pianos; 18 individual Wenger acoustic practice rooms.
Performance groups: Conservatory orchestra, opera orchestra, jazz ensemble, contemporary and electro-acoustic ensembles, chamber ensembles (credit and non-credit).
Campus: Offers exceptional music study with distinguished faculty. Liberal-arts college setting at minimal cost. Beautiful landscaped urban campus minutes from Manhattan.
Contact: Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. (718) 951-5286. Fax: (718) 951-4502. E-mail:

Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts
Indianapolis, IN. $16,280. R&B: $5,500. AF: $25. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance; B.M. in Music Theory/Composition; B.M.E.; B.A. in Music History; B.S. in Arts Administration; M.M. in Composition, Conducting, Music Theory, Music History; M.M.E.
Facilities: Clowes Memorial Hall (seats 2,200).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and numerous chamber ensembles.
Campus: A small liberal-arts university with an outstanding music department.
Contact: 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. (317) 940-9656. Fax: (317) 940-9658.

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA. $19,750. R&B: $4,800-$7,704. AF: $60. January 12.
Degrees: B.F.A., Certificate, Advanced Certificate, M.F.A.
Faculty: Elizabeth Baker, violin; Mark Menzies, violin/viola; Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, cello; Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Peter Rofe, bass.
Facilities: 25 practice rooms (12 with pianos), Roy O. Disney Music Hall (seats 100), Modular Theater (seats 500).
Performance groups: New Century Players, New Millennium Players Chamber Orchestra, student chamber ensembles.
Campus: 60-acre Southern California residential campus in the hills north of Los Angeles.
Contact: 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355. (611) 253-7816. Fax: (611) 255-0938.  E-mail:

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Music Department

California State University, Chico, Department of Music

California State University, Fresno, Department of Music

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA. $1,970/$246 per unit. R&B: $5,532. AF: $55. Graduate students: May 1; call for audition dates.
Degrees: B.A. in Music, Music Management; B.M., M.M. in Music Education; B.M. in Theory/Composition, instrumental concentrations; M.M. in Conducting, Composition, Music History and Literature, Performance; Postgraduate Performer's Certificate.
Faculty: Robin Sharp, Ian Swenson, William Barbini, Anna Prester, violin; Anna Kruger, viola; Andrew Luchansky, cello; Thomas Derthick, bass.
Facilities: More than 50 individual practice rooms, each equipped with a piano; recital hall, spacious classrooms, rehearsal halls.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, Sun Quartet, opera orchestra, opera production, jazz bands, various small ensembles and choirs.
Campus: California's capital university offers a wide variety of strong academic programs in small classes taught by full professors. Adjacent to the historic American River amid more than 3,000 trees, CSU sits in the center of a bustling city.
Contact: Music Dept., 6,000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6015. (916) 278-6543. Fax: (916) 278-7217. E-mail:

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA. $975 per sem./$246 per unit. R&B: Various options. AF: $55. Spring of previous year.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.A., M.M. in Performance, Education, History, Theory, Composition.
Faculty: Ernest Salem, violin; Robert Becker, viola; Ian McKinnell, cello; Doug Bayse, bass.
Facilities: 40-50 practice rooms.
Campus: Located in Orange County, 30 miles from Los Angeles, CSU has 22,000 students. The music school is housed in the Performing Arts building, which includes a recital hall and large theater.
Contact: 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835. (714) 278-3511. Fax: (714) 278-5956.

California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA. $923 per sem./$3,875 per sem. R&B: $5,600. AF: $55. November 30.
Degrees: B.A., M.M in Music; B.M. in Music with options in History and Literature, Theory-Composition, Instrumental (Teacher Credential Program), Performance, Composition; M.M.
Faculty: Richard Rintoul, Area Director; Elizabeth Holborn, Linda Rose, Kimiyo Takeya, violin; Adriana Chirilov, John Hayhurst, viola; Andy Honea, Richard Naill, Bongshin Ko, cello; Tom Peters, David Young, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms for students (fee required), share with others of same instrument; 15 classrooms, three rehearsal halls, two theaters, the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center (seats 1,200).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, string quartet, jazz ensembles, choirs, various chamber groups, opera workshop, musical-theater group, new-music ensemble, collegium musicum.
Campus: Located in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, CSULB is an urban campus with an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students.
Contact: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840- 2490. (562) 985-4781. Fax: (562) 985-2490. E-mail:

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA. $1,970/$4,932. R&B: $6,160. AF: $55. November 30.
Degrees: B.A. in Musical Arts, Vocal/Instrumental, Music Industry, Music Education, Music Theory; B.M. in Orchestral Strings, Composition/Theory, Jazz Studies.
Faculty: Franklyn D'Antonio, Michail Ferril, violin; Keith Greene, viola; Andrew Cook, cello.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, several with grand pianos; recital hall (seats 200); performing arts center with organ (seats 500).
Performance groups: Orchestra chamber ensembles, chamber orchestra, jazz band, symphony orchestra, department ensembles.
Campus: One of the largest of the CSU campuses, with 27,000 students, it is 25 miles from Central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley, and is the only public university in this metropolitan suburb with a population in excess of 1,200,000.
Contact: Music Dept., 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8314. (818) 677-3184. Fax: (818) 677-3164.
Website:  California State University, Northridge, Department of Music

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Pittsburgh, PA. $21,275. R&B: $6,555. AF: $85. January 1.
Degrees: B.F.A., M.M. in Performance, Composition; M.M. in Conducting.
Faculty: Andrea Cardeneso, Carolyn Huebl, violin; Atar Arad, Isaias Zelkowicz, viola; Anne Martindale Williams, David Premo, cello; Anthony Bianco, bass.
Facilities: 40 practice rooms, use of classrooms and studios also possible; performance halls (seat 200, 350, and 1800).
Performance groups: Orchestra, contemporary ensemble, opera orchestra, jazz ensemble.
Campus: National research university of 7,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. Located in a residential area of Pittsburgh, one of America's most livable cities, with fine and performing arts, outdoor festivals and activities, and great shopping and nightlife.
Contact: Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 268-2372. Fax: (412) 268-1431. E-mail:

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Music

The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Central Michigan University School of Music
Mt. Pleasant, MI. $195 (undergraduate); $234 (graduate)/$363 (undergraduate); $375 (graduate). R&B: $4,176 (19-meal plan). AF: 1-6 hours, $40; 7, $80. April 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Theory/Composition; B.A., B.S. in Music; B.M.E.; M.M. in Music Education, and minor in music.
Faculty: Seunghee Lee, violin/viola; Jane Fiste, cello/bass; Carlton Woods, director of orchestral studies.
Facilities: The $21-million music building consists of 68 practice rooms, chamber-music hall (seats 100), recital hall (seats 520), and three large ensemble rehearsal rooms.
Performance groups: Symphony, orchestra, chamber orchestra.
Campus: A comprehensive institution that, since 1892, has graduated more than 126,000 students. Its tradition of academic excellence, size, location, and value make CMU one of the best music schools in the country.
Contact: 162 Music Bldg., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. (517) 774-3281. Fax: (517) 774-3766. E-mail: randi.louis.l'
Website: Central Michigan University Department of Music

Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO. $105 per hour (undergraduate); $142 per hour (graduate)/$210 per hour (undergraduate); $284 per hour (graduate). R&B: $1,340 per sem. AF: $25.
Degrees: B.M.E. (instrumental); B.M., B.A., M.A.
Faculty: Dr. L. Tony Brandolino, violin/viola; Dr. Michael Bersin, cello/bass.
Facilities: Sufficient practice rooms with pianos and mirrors, in music building; Hart Recital Hall; Hendricks Hall (both with organ).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, string ensemble, string quartet; Central Trio and Central Quartet (faculty).
Campus: Located in Warrensburg (a west central Missouri community of 18,000), 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, Central occupies more than 100 acres and offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 12,000 students. Its facilities are exceptional.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Warrensburg, MO 64093-5044. (660) 543-4530. Fax: (660) 543-8271.  E-mail:
Website: Central Missouri State University Department of Music

Chapman University, Department of Music

Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL. $12,000. R&B: $6,000. AF: $25. Rolling, March 1 for scholarships.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., Artist Diploma (violin, cello), Professional Diploma (orchestral studies).
Faculty: Cyrus Forough, Joseph Golan, Yuko Mori, violin; Richard Ferrin, Li-Kuo Chang, viola; Natalia Khoma, John Sharp, cello; Stephen Lester, bass.
Facilities: 35 soundproof, air-conditioned studios; Ganz Recital Hall (seats 250); Marks Hall; the Herman Crown Center.
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber music, opera orchestra, collegium musicum, new-music ensemble.
Campus: Located in the heart of Chicago, a world-class city of tremendous artistic and intellectual vitality, the college features MIDI instruments and computers, and a large music library. The Herman Crown Center is a secure, modern residence hall.
Contact: 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. (312) 341-3780. Fax: (312) 341-6358.

City College of the City University of New York
New York, NY. $3,200/$6,800. AF: $40. Continuous.
Degrees: B.A., B.F.A., M.A. in Music Theory and History, Composition, Jazz or Classical Performance, Music and Technology.
Facilities: 20 practice rooms, four MIDI sound-synthesis studios, three recording stages, rehearsal studios, recital hall.
Performance groups: Symphony, studio orchestra, chamber music, jazz ensembles, Latin band, musical theater, chorus.
Campus: The oldest of the senior colleges in the CUNY system, conveniently situated in upper Manhattan, easily reached by East and West Side transportation. The Music Dept. is located in Gothic-style Shepard Hall, with beautifully renovated and well-appointed facilities.
Contact: 138th St. and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031. (212) 650-6977. Fax: (212) 650-6417.

Clemson University, Department of Performing Arts

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, OH. $18,675, fees $730/$8,675, fees $730. R&B: $3,350 room, $2,030 board/$3,640. AF: $70. December 1.
Degrees: BM., M.M., D.M.A. in various instruments, Composition; B.M. in Audio Recording, Theory, Eurhythmics; M.M. in Suzuki Pedagogy, Orchestral Conducting.
Faculty: David Updegraff (division head), David Cerone, Linda Cerone, Kurt Loebel, Stephen Majeske, William Preucil, David Russell, Donald Welerstein, violin; Robert Vernon (division head), Lisa Boyko, Kirsten Docter, Mark Jackobs, Lucien Joel, Stanley Konopka, Chauncey Patterson, viola; Stephen Geber (division head), Richard Aaron, Alan Harris, Fynette H. Kulas, cello; Lawrence Angell (division head), Scott Haigh, bass; Michele Higa George, Suzuki director; Cavani String Quartet.
Facilities: Two concert and recital halls.
Performance groups: Two symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, new-music ensembles.
Campus: Founded in 1920. Located in University Circle, a cultural, educational, and scientific research center, with museums, theater, gardens, and other colleges.
Contact: 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. (216) 795-3107. Fax: (216) 791-1530. E-mail:
Website: The Cleveland Institute of Music

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY. $25,565. R&B: $6,275. AF: $30. January 15.
Degrees: B.A.
Faculty: Laura Klugherz, director of Chamber Players, violin/viola; Michael Cleveland, violin; Florent Renard-Payen, cello; Darryl Pugh, bass.
Facilities: 10 piano rooms, Memorial Chapel (seats 700).
Performance groups: Full symphony orchestra, chamber music, jazz band.
Campus: Chartered in 1819, Colgate is an independent, coeducational, residential college of 2,700 students and 235 faculty. The campus is 45 miles southeast of Syracuse in beautiful, rural, central New York. Enrollment is limited and admission is highly competitive.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346-1398. (315) 228-7637. Fax: (315) 228-7557. E-mail:

College Music Schools Database (USA & Canada)

Columbus State University
Columbus, GA. $1,218 per sem. (undergraduate), $1,406 per sem. (graduate)/$4,032 per sem. (undergraduate), $4,784 per sem. (undergraduate). R&B: $2,240 per sem. AF: $20. Continuous. 
Degrees: B.M. in Performance (violin, viola, cello, bass); B.A. in Music; B.M., M.M. in Music Education.
Faculty: Patricio Cobos, violin; Manuel Diaz, viola; Ning Tien Scialla, cello; Barbara Roberts, bass.
Facilities: Fine Arts Hall (seats 930), Davidson Center Recital Hall (seats 275), River Center for the Performing Arts (under construction).
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber orchestra, string ensembles, chorale, jazz band, opera theater, opera orchestra.
Campus: The Performing Arts Center, under construction in the downtown business district, is a state-of-the-art facility providing a 2,000-seat concert hall, a 450-seat recital hall, 31 faculty studios/offices, 43 practice rooms, a recording studio, three instrument-repair shops, seven classrooms, and a large music library/technology center.
Contact: Schwob Dept. of Music, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, GA 31907-5645. (706) 568-2049. Fax: (706) 568-2409. E-mail:

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The Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY. $3,400/$8,300; fees $560, concert fee $137. R&B: room $3,050, board $2,000. AF: $25. Rolling.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education, Musical Studies (Theory/History or Composition), Business of Music; M.M. in History, Theory, Composition.
Faculty: John Lindsey, Dr. Sara Hersh, Iian Harea, violin; Ken Martinson, viola; Christopher Lanz, violin/viola; Mathias Wexler, cello; Richard Stephan, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, most with pianos; five-building complex with concert hall (seats 1,400), opera/music theater (seats 450), recital hall (seats 130).
Performance groups: symphony, chamber, string, and opera orchestras.
Campus: Housed in a $25-million modern complex of five buildings including three concert halls, four rehearsal halls, the Crane Library, recording and electronic music studios, an MIE keyboard lab, a MIDI technology lab, and instrument-repair facilities.
Contact: 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676. (315) 267-2415. Fax: (315) 267-2413. E-mail:
Website: Crane School of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA. $695. R&B: $1,180 per month. AF: $145. January 15.
Degrees: Artist Diploma, B.M., Professional Studies Certificate; M.M. in Opera.
Faculty: Victor Danchenko, Rafael Druian, Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian, Aaron Rosand, Yumi Ninomiya Scott, Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Joseph de Pasquale, Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, viola; Orlando Cole, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, cello; Harold Hall Robinson, bass.
Facilities: Curtis Hall (seats 250); Curtis Opera Theater (seats 125), Academy of Music (seats 2,800); Centennial Hall (seats 650).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, various smaller ensembles.
Campus: Located on Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square, the Institute provides merit-based full-tuition scholarships for all its students. Many grads have won top awards at international competitions and prestigious honors.
Contact: 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 893-5252. Fax: (215) 893-9065.

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Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH. $3,600/$5,300. R&B: $4,350. AF: $25. March 1 (most).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education; B.A. in Applied Theory, History; M.M. in Theory/Composition, History and Literature.
Faculty: John Wilcox, Susan Brenneis-Fisher, violin; Michael Gelfand, cello; Tony Leonardi, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms are assigned, four or five students to a room; recital hall (seats 200); Powers & Stambough Auditoriums; Kilcawley Center.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber groups.
Campus: Provides intensive professional training in music based on a thorough understanding of the fundamental skills and theory upon which all music rests, and provides an opportunity for the non-music major to develop a background of musical knowledge.
Contact: 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555. (330) 742-3646. Fax: (330) 742-2341.  E-mail:

DePaul University
Chicago, IL. $18,700 (undergraduate), $9,500 (graduate). R&B: $6,700. AF: $25. January 15 (undergraduate), February 15 (graduate), August 15 (transfers).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education, Composition, Jazz Studies; B.M. in Sound Recording, Technology, Music Business; B.A. in Music; Performer's Certificate.
Faculty: The Chicago String Quartet (Joseph Genualdi, Stephan Hersh, violin; Rami Solomonov, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello); Mark Zinger, Hilel Kagan, violin; William Cernota, cello; Brad Opland, Rob Kassinger, Kelly Sill, bass.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, 140-seat lecture-recital hall, 500-seat concert hall, MIDI recording studio, 1,300-seat opera house.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, string quartets, opera concert, chamber choir, Baroque ensembles, jazz ensembles.
Campus: 30-acre campus in Lincoln Park, one of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods-15 minutes from Orchestra Hall, Lyric Opera, and Chicago's major cultural institutions.
Contact: School of Music, 804 West Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-3296. (773) 325-7444. Fax: (773) 325-7429. E-mail:

DePauw University School of Music
Greencastle, IN. $20,000. R&B: $6,324, fees $310. AF: $40. March 5.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Education, Musical Arts; musical minors.
Faculty: Dan Rizner, violin; Michael Strauss, viola; Eric Edberg, cello; Greg Ducan, Bennet Crantford, bass.
Facilities: 32 practice rooms, three performance facilities.
Performance groups: University choirs, chamber music, jazz ensembles, opera theater program, university orchestra.
Campus: The Performing Arts Center contains modern facilities for all facets of music study including teaching studios, a Music Library, classrooms, an electronic-piano laboratory, and a computer-technology laboratory.
Contact: Performing Arts Center, Greencastle, IN 46135. (800) 447-2495, ext. 4118. Fax: (765) 658-4042. E-mail:
Website: DePauw University

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Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music
Pittsburgh, PA. $20,203. R&B: $6,504. AF: $45. May 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance; B.M., B.S. in Music Technology; B.S. in Music Therapy; B.S., M.M.E. in Music Education; M.M. in Sacred Music, Music Theory/Composition.
Faculty: Warren Davidson, Hong-Guang Jia, Charles Stregeman, violin; Randolf Kelly, Joen Vasquez, viola; Mikhail Istomin, Misha Quint, cello; Jeffrey Mangone, Jeffrey Turner, bass.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, recital hall, Carnegie Music Hall, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.
Performance groups: Orchestra, contemporary and chamber ensembles, opera orchestra.
Campus: The School of Music boasts a collegiate enrollment of nearly 400 and a 90-member faculty. The key to its growth lies in its ongoing commitment to new, groundbreaking initiatives and the proposition that music is alive and changing.
Contact: 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282. (412) 396-5983. Fax: (412) 590-5917.   E-mail:
Website: Duquesne's School of Music

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, School of Music
Greenville, NC. $3687/14,126. R&B: $6540. AF: $50. January 1 recommended; March 15 latest for freshman, April 15 for transfers.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, Theory/Composition; Minor or Certificate in Jazz Studies; M.M. in Church Music, Pedagogy.
Faculty: Ara Gregorian, Yoram Youngerman, violin/viola; Emanuel Gruber, cello; Leonid Finkelshteyn, bass; Joanne Bath, Suzuki string pedagogy; Jorge Richter, orchestra director.
Facilities: 50 practice rooms, piano labs, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall (seats 300), Hendrix Theater (seats 800), Wright Auditorium (seats 1,500). Performance groups: More than 20 student and faculty chamber ensembles.
Campus: Located in Greenville, North Carolina, a rapidly growing city of 56,000 that is a business, cultural, educational, and medical hub of the region. A two-hour drive from Raleigh and Atlantic Coast beaches.
Contact: Greenville, NC 27858-4353. (252) 328-6851. Fax: (252) 328-6258.
E-mail: Website:

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI. $3,377/$8,110. R&B: $4,528. AF: $20. March 15.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Music Therapy; B.M.E. in Instrumental; M.A. in Music.
Faculty: Daniel Foster, violin/viola; Diane L. Winder, cello; Derek Weller, bass; Arianna String Quartet in residence; Kevin Miller, string education/Director of Orchestral Activities.
Facilities: More than 60 practice rooms, lecture/recital hall (seats 150), organ recital hall, Pease Auditorium (seats 1,430).
Performance groups: Chamber orchestra, collegium musicum, jazz ensemble, symphony orchestra.
Campus: A comprehensive university 30 miles from Detroit and ten from Ann Arbor, with roots dating back to 1849. The Dept. of Music is housed in the Frederick Alexander Music Building, featuring 11 general classrooms, a music technology center, 54 studio-offices, and separate rehearsal halls for band, choir, and orchestra.
Contact: Dept. of Music, N101 Alexander, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. (313) 487-4380. Fax: (313) 487-6939. E-mail:
Website: Eastern Michigan University, Music Programs

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Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA. $840 per quarter/$2,985 per quarter. R&B: $1,400 per quarter. AF: $35.
Degrees: B.A. in Music, Music Education; B.M. in Performance and Composition; M.A. in Music.
Faculty: Kelly Farris, violin/viola; John Marshall, cello; Roma Vayspapir, bass; Spokane String Quartet in residence.
Facilities: Individual practice rooms, recital hall, auditorium.
Performance groups: Symphony, chamber, and Baroque orchestras; chamber groups; contemporary ensembles.
Campus: Campuses in Cheney and Spokane serve 7,000 students. The Music Dept. has more than 125 music majors, and strong connections with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Bach Festival, and Coeur d'Alene Music Festival.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Cheney, WA 99004. (509) 359-2241. Fax: (509) 359-7028.  E-mail:

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Rochester, NY. $21,040, fees $513. R&B: $7,720. AF: $50. November 1 (January entrance), December 15 (June or September entrance).
Degrees: B.M., M.M., M.A., Ph.D. in Composition, Music Education; B.M., B.M.A., M.M. in Performance and Literature, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, Theory; M.A. in Theory, Pedagogy; D.M.A. in Performance and Literature, Conducting; Ph.D. in Musicology, Theory; Performer's Certificate; Artist's Certificate.
Faculty: Lynn Blakeslee, Charles Castleman, Ilya Kaler, Oleh Krysa, Zvi Zeitlin, violin; John Graham, Melissa Micciche, George Taylor, viola; Steven Doane, Rosie Elliott, Alan Harris, Stefan Reuss, cello; James VanDemark, bass; Ying Quartet in residence.
Facilities: Eastman Theater (seats 3,094), Kilbourn Hall (seats 459), recital halls, professional recording facilities, electronic-music labs.
Performance groups: Philharmonia, jazz and chamber ensembles, Musica Nova, Collegium Musicum, InterMusica, opera theater, symphony orchestra, New Eastman Symphony.
Contact: 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604. (716) 274-1060. Fax: (716) 232-8601. E-mail:
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Glenn Gould Professional School
Toronto, ON. CDN$8,500 (Canadians, landed immigrants)/CDN$11,000-$18,000 (non-Canadians, VISA students). AF: CDN$75. December 15 (Glenn Gould); March 21 (Young Artist Performance Academy).
Degrees: B.A. in Performance; Performance Diploma, Artist Diploma in Program, Solo, and Orchestra.
Faculty: Marie Bérard, Lorand Fenyves, Mark Fewer, Erica Raum, Mayumi Seiler, violin; Jeanne Lamon, Baroque violin; Steven Dann, Rennie Regehr, viola; Bryan Epperson, Simon Fryer, Thomas Weibe, cello; Joel Quarrington, bass.
Facilities: 198 pianos, Eggore Mazzoleni Concert Hall (seats 240), Recital Hall (seats 100), Remenyi Room (seats 50).
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber orchestra, chorus, opera workshop.
Campus: Offers the highest level of training for solo performers, orchestral players, and chamber musicians. Students from all over the world are attracted to the 150-plus master-class schedule featuring an international roster of guest artists including William Preucil, Donald Weilerstein, Timothy Eddy, Harold Robinson, Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Gilbert Kalish, and Leon Fleisher.
Contact: 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M53 1W2. (416) 408-2825. Fax: (416) 408-3096. E-mail:

Gonzaga University, Music Department

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
Abilene, TX. $310 per credit hour. R&B: $730-860 room, $770-$1,650 board. AF: $25. Rolling.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Education Theory, Composition, Church Music; B.A. in Music Business, Music; M.M. in Conducting.
Faculty: Celeste Myall, violin/viola; Tiola Janisen, cello/bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, recital hall, auditorium, Civic Center Auditorium, Paramount Theater (restored).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, collegiate orchestra, concert choir, chorale, opera workshop.
Campus: Provides a quality education in a Christian environment. The compact and beautiful campus is known as "The Forty Acres." The modern Mabee Hall, the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall, and the Rupert and Pauline Richardson Library are recent additions.
Contact: PO Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698. (915) 670-1426. Fax: (915) 670-5873. E-mail:

The Harid Conservatory School of Music at Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL. No tuition, $500 one-time fee. R&B: Off-campus housing arranged. March 31.
Campus: The Harid Music Division is transferring to nearby Lynn University, which began integrating the music curriculum in 1999. Students will be enrolled at Lynn University but continue to receive music instruction in the current Harid music facility.
Contact: Music Division, 2285 Potomac Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. (561) 997-2677. Fax: (561) 997-8920.

The Hartt School, University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT. $18,626, fees $1,134. R&B: $7,048; room only $4,460. AF: $65. November 1 or February 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance, Composition, Music History; B.M. in Jazz/African-American Music, Music Management, Theory, Music Production and Technology; B.M., Ph.D. in Music Education; M.M. in Opera, Liturgical Music, Conducting, Performance (Suzuki pedagogy); M.M.E. in Conducting, Early Childhood, Performance, Pedagogy, Research; D.M.A. in Instrumental Conducting.
Faculty: The Emerson String Quartet (David Finckel, Eugene Drucker, Larry Dutton, Philip Setzer), T. Einfeldt, N.Y. Hu, K. Lansdale, S. Larson, B. Lewis, B. Lurie, M. Reisman, S. Tenenbom.
Facilities: Practice studios, Millard Auditorium, Berkman Recital Hall, Wilde Auditorium, Bliss Music Room, Lincoln Theater, recording studio, university radio and television stations.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, concert jazz band, collegium musicum, early-music ensemble, chamber music, Performance 20/20.
Campus: The Hartt School is in the Music Center on the University of Hartford campus; additional facilities on the Hartford College for Women campus. The Fuller Music Center is a three-building complex housing classrooms, teaching studios, recital halls, a recording studio, rehearsal rooms, and an auditorium.
Contact: 200 Bloomfield Ave.,West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 768-4465. Fax: (860) 768-4441. E-mail:

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA. $36,766.
Facilities: Practice rooms (with piano), instrument lockers, electronic-music studio, music library, ethnomusicology lab.
Performance groups: Bach Society Orchestra, Mozart Society Orchestra, Group for New Music, Collegium Musicum.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Music Bldg., North Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-2791. E-mail:

Houghton College
Houghton, NY. $15,180. R&B: $5,400. AF: $25. March 19 (for scholarship).
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Theory/Composition; B.M.E.
Faculty: Dr. Mark Hartman, violin; Donna Lorenzo, viola; Janneke Hoogland, cello; Robert Zimmerman, bass.
Facilities: 30 practice rooms, keyboard lab, electronic-music studio, recording studio, Wesley Chapel Auditorium (seats 1,200), recital hall (seats 225).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, jazz workshop.
Campus: Affiliated with the Wesleyan church, Houghton provides a conservatory-style environment with a Christian liberal-arts education. In western New York, 60 miles south of Rochester and east of Buffalo, the campus includes a ski slope, equestrian center, and new fine-arts center.
Contact: 1 Willard Ave., Houghton, NY 14744-0128. (716) 567-9408. E-mail:

Hunter College of City University of New York
New York, NY. $135 per credit (undergraduate); $185 per credit (graduate)/$285 per credit (undergraduate); $320 per credit (graduate).
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.A. in Composition, Ethnomusicology, Music History, Performance, Teacher Education.
Faculty: Laura Fautschi, Peter Winograd, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola; Eugene Moye, cello; Marji Danilow, bass.
Facilities: 16 practice rooms (some with MIDI), two-piano studio, chamber-music studio, piano laboratory, sound-synthesis studios, rehearsal and recital halls, the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber music, choir, collegium musicum, jazz band, jazz workshop, musical theater.
Campus: The second-oldest of the CUNY senior colleges, Hunter was founded in 1870 and is located in the heart of Manhattan's East Side. The Music Dept. offers a wide range of courses and programs for music majors, master's-degree students, and music enthusiasts.
Contact: 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021. (212) 772-5020. Fax: (212) 772-5022.

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Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music
Bloomington, IL. $20,410. R&B: $5,150. February 15 (recommended).
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., B.A.
Faculty: Vadim Mazon, violin; Michael Hining, viola; Nina Gordan, cello; Judith Hanna, bass.
Facilities: More than 50 practice rooms; 550 seat recital hall.
Performance groups: Jazz ensemble, Civic Orchestra, Camerata Chamber Orchestra, opera theater, choirs.
Campus: IWU enrolls 2,070 students in a College of Liberal Arts, and individual schools of Music, Art, Theater Arts, and Nursing. Construction of the $26-million Ames Library and $6-million Hansen Student Center will be completed in 2001. Kiplinger's magazine ranks IWU 12th among the nation's 1,600 colleges as a "best value."
Contact: PO Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702. (309) 556-3063. Fax: (309) 556-3121.  E-mail:

Indiana University School of Music
Bloomington, IN. $1,743 per sem. (undergraduate); $147 per credit hour (graduate)/$5,705 per sem. (undergraduate); $428.25 per credit hour (graduate). R&B: $2,300-$3,200 room, $1,643-$2,459 board, per year. March 1.
Degrees: B.A., B.S., B.M.E., M.A., M.M., M.M.E., Ph.D., D.M., D.M.E.; 17 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs offering degrees in all instruments of the standard orchestra, Audio Recording, Composition, Early Music, Electronic and Computer Music, Instrumental Conducting, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology.
Faculty: Paul Biss, Rostislav Dubinsky, Miriam Fried, Mauricio Fuks, Franco Gulli, Henry Kowalski, Nelli Shkalnikova, Yuval Yaron, violin; Stanley Ritchie, Baroque violin; Atar Arad, Alan de Veritch, Mimi Zweig, viola; Errulio Colon, Janos Starker, Tsuycshi Tsutsumi, Helga Winold, cello; Bruce Bransby, Lawrence Hurst, bass.
Facilities: More than 120 practice rooms with pianos, many ensemble rehearsal rooms, Musical Arts Center (seats 1,450), recital hall (seats 485), Ford Hall (seats 98).
Performance groups: 12 choral ensembles, new-music ensemble, jazz ensembles, Latin music center, early-music institute.
Campus: With the academic strengths of a great university yet the atmosphere of a conservatory, the School of Music has been ranked number one in the country three times in recent years.
Contact: Merril Hall 121, Bloomington, IN 47405. (812) 855-7998. Fax: ( 812) 855-4936. E-mail:
Website: Indiana University Music Resource Page

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Iowa State University
Ames, IA. $4,874. R&B: $4,170. AF: $45. Rolling.
Degrees: B.A., B.M. in Performance; B.M. in Education.
Faculty: Mahlon Darlington, violin; George Work, cello/bass.
Facilities: 29 practice rooms, two chamber-music ensemble rooms, recital hall (seats 327); Ames City Auditorium (seats 800), C.Y. Stephens (seats 3,000).
Performance groups: Orchestra and various chamber ensembles.
Campus: More than 25,00 students attend Iowa State University, a land-grant institution founded in 1863. Situated on a park-like campus of nearly 2,000 acres. ISU offers undergraduate degrees in 119 programs of study, with 209 programs leading to advanced degrees.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 149 Music Hall, Ames, IA 50011. (515) 294-0400. Fax: (515) 294-6409.  E-mail:
Website: Iowa State University Department of Music

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY. $19,192. R&B: $8,284. AF: $40. March 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education, Theory, Composition; B.M. in Jazz Studies, Music Outside Field, Recording; M.M. in Suzuki Pedagogy.
Faculty: Margaret Cooper, Susan Waterburyt, violin; Debra Moree, viola; Elizabeth Simkin, cello; Henry Neubert, bass.
Facilities: 94 practice rooms with pianos, three electro-acoustic music studios, computer-assisted instruction facilities, stringed instruments; Ford Hall Auditorium (seats 735), Nabenhauer Recital Hall (seats 150), new 250-seat recital hall.
Performance groups: 24 ensembles including orchestra, chamber orchestra, choir, madrigal singers, vocal jazz.
Campus: Devoted primarily to undergraduate study, the School of Music is acknowledged as one of the best in the nation. Students benefit from first-class faculty, innovative programs, varied options, and outstanding facilities, all on one of the most strikingly beautiful campuses in America.
Contact: 3322 Whalen Center, Ithaca, NY 14850. (607) 274-3366. Fax: (607) 274-1727.  E-mail:
Website: Ithaca School of Music

Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University
New York, NY. $19,160/$19,160. R&B: $9,000. AF: $50. June 1.
Degrees: B.F.A. in Jazz Performance or Composition and Arranging.
Faculty: John Blake, violin; Reesie Worhman, Cecil McBee, Andy McKee, Doug Weiss, Johannes Weidenmueller, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms with pianos, sound-proofing, and mirrors; performance space (seats 100); access to larger space (seats 500).
Performance groups: 28 small improvisational ensembles, two big bands (one jazz, one Afro-Cuban), and a number of elective ensembles.
Campus: Set in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the school location is the quintessential urban campus. The Jazz Program is located on two floors of one building; liberal-arts classes take place a block away.
Contact: 55 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011. (212) 229-5896, ext. 302. Fax: (212) 229-8936.  E-mail:

The Juilliard School
New York, NY. $14,400 per year. R&B: $6,500. AF: $85. December 15.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Faculty: Earl Carlyss, Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, Dorothy DeLay, Glenn Dicterow, Hyo Kang, Lewis, Kaplan, Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert Mann, Margaret Pardee, Joel Smirnoff, Sally Thomas, violin; Misha Amory, Toby Appel, Eugene Becker, Earle Carlyss, Heidi Castleman, Masao Kawasaki, Paul Neubauer, Margaret Pardee, Samuel Rhodes, Karen Tuttle, viola; Ardyth Alton, Carter Brey, Joel Krosnick, Lorne Munroe, Zara Nelsova, Aldo Parisot, Harvey Shapiro, Fred Sherry, cello; Eugene Levinson, Homer Mensch, Orin O'Brien, David Walter, bass.
Facilities: Paul Recital Hall, Morse Recital Hall, Juilliard Theater; students also perform in Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.
Performance groups: Orchestra, symphony, chamber ensembles.
Contact: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. (212) 799-5000. Fax: (212) 724-0263. Website: The Juilliard School of Music

Kent State University School of Music
Kent, OH. $2,643 per sem. (undergraduate); $2,811 per sem. (graduate)/$5,321 per sem. (undergraduate); $5,399 per sem. (graduate). R&B: $4,764 per year. AF: $30. Six weeks prior to enrollment.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M., M.M. in Performance; B.M., M.A. in Theory, Composition; B.M., M.M., Ph.D. in Music Education; M.M. in Conducting; M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology; Ph.D. in Theory/Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology.
Faculty: Gregory Fulkerson, Almita Vamos, violin; Roland Vamos, viola; Moshe Amitay, Alan Harris, Peter Rejto, cello; Mark Atherton, bass.
Facilities: Various practice areas.
Performance groups: President's string quartet, graduate quartet, orchestra.
Campus: Outstanding faculty of Hugh A. Clauser School of Music continually emphasize excellence in teaching. Location, in a small town near Cleveland and Akron, offers many cultural opportunities as well as performance opportunities in several regional orchestras.
Contact: PO Box 5190,Kent, OH 44242-0001. (330) 672-2172. Fax: ( 330) 672-7837.  E-mail:

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX. $1,148 per 15-hour load/$4,358 per 15-hour load. R&B: $1,650 per sem. AF: None. Varies by sem.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Composition, Music Education; M.M., M.M.E.
Faculty: Dr. Kurt Gilman, violin/viola; Thomas Schroeder, cello/bass.
Facilities: 24 practice rooms with pianos, Theater (seats 500), Rotherwell Recital Hall (seats 125), Julie Rogers Theater (seats 1,700).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, various small ensembles, a cappella choir, grand chorus, jazz bands.
Campus: Located in Beaumont, with a population of more than 114,000, the campus features the Mary and John Gray Library, Montagne Center Coliseum, Setzer Student Center, residence halls, and state-of-the-art computing and engineering facilities.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Theater, and Dance, PO Box 10044, Beaumont, TX 77710. (409) 880-8144. Fax: (409) 880-8143. E-mail:

Lamont School of Music, University of Denver
Denver, CO. $17,532. R&B: $5,742. AF: $40. April 15.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M.
Faculty: James Maurer, violin; Basil Vendryes, viola; Richard Slavich, cello; John Arnesen, bass; Da Vinci String Quartet.
Facilities: 25 practice rooms, Corkin Theatre (seats 668), Foote Hall (seats 316), Grout Theater in the Round.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, Jazz combos, jazz orchestra, chamber ensembles.
Campus: Located at the Park Hill Campus of the University, about two hours from the mountains. Housed in the Houston Fine Arts Center.
Contact: 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220. (303) 871-6973. Fax: (303) 871-3118.   E-mail:

Lawrence University
Appleton, WI. $18,744, fees $120. R&B: $4,455; $1,920 (room only). AF: $30. February 1 (freshmen); May 15 (transfers).
Degrees: B.M. in Music Education, Theory/Composition, Performance; B.A./B.M. in 25 areas in liberal arts with Music Performance, Music Education, Theory-Composition.
Facilities: Memorial Chapel (seats 1,250), Harper Recital Hall (seats 250), orchestra rehearsal hall (seats 315), jazz rehearsal/recording studio, outdoor amphitheater.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, contemporary-music ensemble, cello ensemble, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles.
Contact: PO Box 599, Appleton, WI 54912. (888) 556-3952. Fax: (414) 832-6782.  E-mail:
Website: Lawrence University, Conservatory of Music

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Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA. $15,000. AF: $75. March 1.
Degrees: M.M., Artist Diploma.
Faculty: Laura Bossert-King, Jennifer Elowitch, Zinaida Gilels, Clayton Hoener (assoc. chair), Valeria Vilker Kuchment, Lucia Lin, Dana Pomerants-Mazurkevich, Janet Packer (chair), Eric Rosenblith, Joseph Silverstein, Sophia Sogland, Roman Totenberg, Sophia Vilker, violin; Raphael Hillyer, Patricia McCarty, Michael Zaretsky, John Ziarko, viola; Iseut Chuat, David Finch, Eugene Kim, Terry King, Ronald Lowry, Andrew Mark, George Neikrug, George Seaman, Leopold Teraspulsky, cello; Pascale Delache-Feldman, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, two recital halls, early-music and electronic/recording facilities.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, jazz band, new-music and chamber groups.
Campus: An intimate campus made up of two historic, elegant buildings.
Contact: 1 Follen St., Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 876-0956. Fax: (617) 876-9326. E-mail:

Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY. $20,100. R&B: $5,900. AF: $90. December 15.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Classical Performance, Classical Composition, Jazz/Commercial Music.
Faculty: Stanley Bednar, Ariana Broone, Laurie Carney, Glenn Dicterow, Burton Kaplan, Patinka Kopec, Curtis Macomber, Isaac Malkin, Albert Markov, Lucie Robert, Sylvia Rosenberg, Sheryl Staples, Mitchell Stern, Yoko Takebe, Neil Weintrob, Peter Winograd, Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, Leonard Davis, Karen Dreyfus, Patina Kopec, Robert Reinhart, Mitchell Stern, Michael Tree, Pinchas Zukerman, viola; Ardyth Alton, Marion Feldman, David Geber (chair), Marta Istomin, Julia Lichten, Nathaniel Rosen, David Soyer, Nathan Stutch, Alan Stepansky, Paul Tobias, Frederick Zlotkin, cello; Timothy Cobb, Linda McKnight, Homer Mensch, Orin O'Brien, Donald Palma, bass.
Facilities: Borden Auditorium (seats 1000), Hubbard Hall (seats 300), Pforzheimer Hall (seats 75), Myers Hall and Recording Studio (seats 35).
Performance groups: Symphony, philharmonia, chamber sinfonia, contemporary ensemble, early-music ensemble, jazz orchestra, numerous smaller groups.
Contact: 120 Claremont Ave., New York, NY 10027. (212) 749-2802. Fax: (212) 749-5471. E-mail:

The Mannes College of Music
New York, NY. $18,900. R&B: Varies. AF: $100. December 15.
Degrees: B.A., B.S., M.A. in Music; Professional Studies Diploma.
Faculty: Lewis Kaplan, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Todd Phillips, Daniel Phillips, Sally Thomas, Lucie Robert, Hiroko Yajima, Nina Beilina, Shirley Givens, Margaret Pardee, violin; Karen Ritscher, Paul Neubauer, Caroline Levine, Eugene Becker, viola; Timothy Eddy, Paul Tobias, Irene Sharp, cello; Homer Mensch, Orin O'Brien, bass; Orion String Quartet in residence.
Facilities: Concert hall, small recital hall, more than 30 rooms for practicing.
Performance groups: Orchestra, Chamber Music, New Music Mannes Ensemble.
Campus: Mannes is located in the heart of New York City's upper West Side, a fine residential and artistic neighborhood, just a walk from treasures like Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, plus open spaces in Riverside and Central Parks.
Contact: 150 West 85th St., New York, NY 10024. (212) 580-0210, ext. 246. Fax: (212) 580-1738.

McGill University
Montreal, PQ. CDN$2,000 /CDN$10,000 (non-Canadians). R&B: N/A. AF: CDN$85. January 15, March 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M., M.A., Ph.D. in Performance, other music disciplines.
Faculty: Thomas Williams, Yehonatan Berick, Richard Roberts, Denise Lupien, violin; Douglas McNabney, Andre Roy, viola; Antonio Lysy, Gary Russell, cello; Michael Leiter, Brian Robinson, bass.
Facilities: 12 practice modules, two floors of studios, 50 rooms; Pollack Concert Hall (seats 600), concert hall (seats 400), recital hall (seats 100).
Performance groups: All strings must enroll in quartets and play in orchestra.
Campus: Occupies almost 80 acres across the center of the city, with 70 heritage and modern buildings, including the impressive, historic Stranthcona Music Building. Provides a cosmopolitan, affordable, safe environment in a city of three million people.
Contact: Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, PQ H3A 1E3. (514) 398-4535.  Fax: (514) 398-8061. E-mail:
Website: McGill University

Miami University, Department of Music

Michigan Technical University, The Musical Arts

Millikin University School of Music
Decatur, IL. $13,988. R&B: $5,070. AF: None. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music; B.S. in Music Business; B.A.
Faculty: Georgia Hornbacker, violin; Christine Bock, viola; Eileen Johnson, cello; Diana Stettner, bass; Michael Luxner, orchestra.
Facilities: 20 practice rooms, four rehearsal halls, Kirkland Fine Arts Center (seats 2,000), Kaeuper Hall (seats 125).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, string arts ensemble, string quartets and trios.
Campus: Our striking Italianate building is located in a beautiful old neighborhood in Decatur, a city of 85,000. Of the 2,000 students at Millikin, 400-one in five-are music majors, music minors, or musical-theater majors. A $9.6-million campaign to renovate and expand our facilities is underway.
Contact: 1184 West Main St., Decatur, IL 62522. (217) 424-6300. Fax: (217) 420-6652. E-mail:

Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Houston, TX.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Music; Ph.D. in Music Arts.
Faculty: Fredell Lack, Andrzej Grabieo, Albert Muenzer, James Gardner, Emmanuel Borok, violin; Lawrence Wheller, Rita Portfiris, viola; Lazlo Varga, David Tomatz, cello; Dennis Whittaker, bass.
Facilities: 60 practice and four chamber rooms; opera house (seats 800), recital hall (seats 250).
Performance groups: Orchestra, jazz ensembles, four operas per year, collegium musicum, chamber music.
Campus: A commitment to the highest academic and performance standards has made the school a vital resource in Houston's educational and cultural life. Featuring an 80-member faculty, more than 600 music majors, and a beautiful state-of-the-art music building.
Contact: 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204-4201. (713) 743-3009. Fax: (713) 743-3166.  E-mail:

New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, MA. $20,000. R&B: $8,800. AF: $100. December 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Faculty: Michele Auclair, Robert Brink, James Buswell, Marylou Speaker Churchill (orchestral repertoire), Nancy Cirillo, Malcolm Lowe, Kazuo Matsusaka (viola for violinists), Eric Rosenblith (chair), Masuko Ushioda, Valeria Vilker-Kuchment, violin; James Dunham, Marcus Thompson, viola; Colin Carr, Ronald Feldman (orchestral repertoire), Yeesun Kim, Laurence Lesser, David Wells, cello; James Orleans, Donald Palma, Todd Seeber, Lawrence Wolfe, bass; Scott Nickrenz (chair), chamber music; Borromeo String Quartet in residence.
Facilities: 150 practice rooms with pianos; five on-campus performance venues (seat 70-1,800), including Jordan Hall.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, 50 student chamber ensembles, contemporary ensemble, Bach and historical-performance ensembles.
Campus: Located in Boston, NEC is the country's oldest independent school of music, a National Historic Landmark. Recognized internationally as a leader among music schools, with more than 800 students from 42 states and 33 countries and a student/faculty ratio of 4:1.
Contact: 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. (617) 262-1120. Fax: (617) 585-1165.

New World School of the Arts

New York University, Department of Music

New York University: Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions

Northeastern University, Music Department

Northwestern University, School of Music

North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC. $1,359/$9,570. R&B: $3,798; $1,978 (room only). AF: $35. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance; M.M. in Opera, Film Music Composition.
Facilities: Stevens Center (seats 1380), Crawford Hall (seats 590), Recital Hall (seats 60), two electronic studios.
Performance groups: Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Contemporary Ensemble, opera productions, chamber groups.
Contact: 200 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem, NC 27117. (910) 770-3291. Fax: (910) 770-3370.

Northern Illinois University School of Music
Dekalb, IL. $3,800/$11,400. R&B: $3,600-$4,800. AF: None. August 1 for Fall, December 15 for Spring, May 15 for Summer (undergraduate); June 1, November 1, April 1 (graduate).
Degrees: B.A.; B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Composition; M.M. in individualized studies (World Music, Electronic Music, Recording Techniques, etc.).
Faculty: Shmuel Ashkenasi, Mathias Tacke, Ann Montzka-Smelser, violin; Richard Young, viola; Marc Johnson, cello; Gregory Sarchet, Marlene Rosenberger, bass.
Facilities: 120 practice rooms, several with grand pianos; concert hall (seats 775); recital hall (seats 150); Egyptian Theater (seats 1,200).
Performance groups: Nearly 40 each sem.; three bands, two orchestras, three jazz bands, ten jazz combos, dozens of chamber and world-music groups.
Campus: Located 65 miles west of Chicago, Dekalb is a town of 35,000 residents. NIU enrolls 23,000 students. The nearby Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas provide many opportunities for musical employment.
Contact: Dekalb, IL 60115. (815) 753-1546. Fax: (815) 753-1759. E-mail:

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL. $24,648 (undergraduate); $23,301 (graduate). R&B: $7,320 (undergraduate). AF: $55 (undergraduate); $40 (graduate). January 1 (undergraduate), June 1 (transfers), January 15 (graduate).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Church Music, Composition, Music History, Music Technology, Strings; B.A./B.M. in Music and Liberal Arts; B.M./B.S. in Music and Engineering; M.M., D.M. Conducting, Strings, Composition; M.M. in Jazz Pedagogy, String Pedagogy; B.M., M.M., Ph.D. in Music Education, Theory; M.M., Ph.D. in Musicology.
Faculty: Blair Milton, Gerardo Riberiro, Almita Vamos, violin; Roland Vamos, viola; Hans Jorgen Jensen, cello; Michael Hovnanian, bass.
Facilities: 28 practice rooms, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (seats 1,000), Lutkin Hall (seats 400).
Contact: School of Music, 711 Elgin Rd., Evanston, IL 60208. (847) 491-3141. Fax: (847) 491-5260.  E-mail:

Oberlin College-Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, OH. $25,180. R&B: $6,358. AF: $75. February 15 (Conservatory); January 15 (College of Arts and Sciences).
Degrees: B.M. in Performance; Artist Diploma; M.M. in Teaching; M.M.E.
Faculty: Greg Fulkerson, Taras Gabora, Almita Vamos, violin; Roland Vamos, Lynne Ramsey, viola; Andrew Jennings, violin/chamber music; Marilyn McDonald, violin/Baroque violin; Peter Rejto, Andor Toth, cello; Peter Dominguez, Scott Haigh, Thomas Sperl, bass; St. Petersburg String Quartet in residence.
Facilities: 150 practice rooms with windows; instruments include two Gagliano violins, 232 pianos; Kulas Recital Hall (seats 144), Warner Concert Hall (seats 696), Finney Chapel Orchestra Hall (seats 1,376).
Performance groups: More than 25 student ensembles including orchestra, chamber orchestra, contemporary-music ensemble, chamber groups; jazz ensemble, College Community Strings, plus collaboration with Theater and Dance Program.
Campus: The oldest conservatory of music in the nation, and the only major music school linked with a preeminent liberal-arts college, Oberlin has a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. The town of about 8,600 is located 35 miles from Cleveland.
Contact: 77 W. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8413. Fax: (440) 775-6972. E-mail:
Website: Oberlin Conservatory

The Ohio State University School of Music
Columbus, OH. $4,137/$12,087. R&B: $5,446.
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., B.A. in Performance, Theory, Composition, Jazz Studies, History; M.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: Michael Davis, Laurel Butler, violin; Edward Adelson, viola; William Connable, cello; Paul Robinson, bass; Marshall Haddock, orchestral conductor; Robert Gillespie, violin/music education/string-teacher training.
Facilities: Ample facilities with pianos in nearly all; Weigel Hall for recitals, Hughes Hall Auditorium, Mershon Auditorium.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, string quartets, various ensembles.
Campus: The School of Music has more than 60 full-time professors, serving a student body of 350 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Located in the state capital, one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the U.S.
Contact: 1866 College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. (614) 292-2870. Fax: (614) 292-1102.  E-mail:

Ohio University School of Music
Athens, OH. $1,360 per quarter/$2,858 per quarter. R&B: $770 per quarter. AF: $30. February 1.
Degrees: B.M.; M.M.
Faculty: Howard Beebe, chamber music; Stephen Boe, violin/viola; Mark Schroeder, cello; David Mesina, bass; Lark Quartet in residence.
Facilities: 81 modern practice rooms with pianos, large concert hall, recital hall (seats 190).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber-music ensembles, university singers, glee clubs.
Campus: Ohio University has a student body of 19,000 and offers degrees in more than 250 undergraduate programs. Located in Athens, among the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, which provide a wealth of social and cultural activities in a scenic setting.
Contact: Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-4244. Fax: (740) 593-1429. E-mail:

Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH. $21,880/$21,880. R&B: $6,610. AF: $35. Rolling.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Education; B.A. in Music.
Faculty: Korine Fujiwara, violin/viola; Wendy Morton, cello; Mark Morton, bass.
Facilities: Electronic-music studio, instrumental rehearsal hall, 29 individual practice rooms, Jemison Recital Auditorium (seats 229), Gray Chapel Auditorium (seats 1,100).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, various string ensembles, jazz ensemble, choral art society.
Campus: An independent, undergraduate liberal-arts institution enrolling about 1,750 students, almost equally men and women, from 41 states and 50 countries. Its 200-acre campus is located in a residential community of 27,000 some 20 miles north of Columbus.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware, OH 43105. (740) 368-3700. Fax: (740) 368-3723.   E-mail:

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA. $15,136 per 32 credit hours. R&B: $5,060 per year (double room). AF: $35. July 1.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance (Instrumental), Composition; B.M.E. in Orchestra; B.M.A.
Faculty: Marta Kirk, violin; Betty Agent, viola; David Hoffman, cello; Todd Larson, bass.
Facilities: 19 individual and small-ensemble rooms in Music Building, more elsewhere; state-of-the-art concert hall (seats 534).
Performance groups: Symphonic orchestra, string chamber ensembles.
Campus: PLU offers a strong foundation in the arts and other fields. Students gain hands-on experience by working side-by-side with their professors in major music performances.
Contact: Music Dept., Tacoma, WA 98447-0003. (253) 535-7603. Fax: (253) 535-8669. E-mail:

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD. $36,000. R&B: $8,420. AF: $55. December 15 for February auditions, April 1 for May auditions.
Degrees: B.M., Performer's Certificate, M.M., D.M.A., Graduate Performance Diploma, Artist Diploma.
Faculty: Victor Danchenko, Shirley Givens, Herbert Greenberg, Violaine Melancon, violin; Earl Carlyss, violin/chamber music; Victoria Chiang, Joseph dePasquale, Richard Field, viola; Alan Stepansky, Mihaly Virizlay (prep. school only), cello; John Hood, Paul Johnson, Robert Kesselman, bass.
Facilities: Concert hall (seats 700), three recital halls (seat 150).
Performance groups: Two symphony orchestras, scores of music ensembles.
Campus: One of the city's architectural landmarks, Peabody occupies a square block in one of the most beautiful and historic sections of Baltimore. The complex includes teaching and performance facilities, administrative offices, and a library, bookstore, and residence-hall/cafeteria/student-center complex.
Contact: 1 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-2397. TEL: (410)659-8100,
Website:  Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Pennsylvania State University School of Music
University Park, PA. $5,300/$12,000. R&B: $4,200. AF: None. March 1.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., B.M.A., B.S.
Faculty: James Lyon, violin; Timothy Deighton, viola; Kim Cook, cello; Robert Nairn, bass.
Facilities: 50 practice rooms, recital hall, auditorium.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, two chamber orchestras, chamber music.
Contact: School of Music, University Park, PA 16802. (814) 863-4421. Fax: (814) 865-7140. E-mail:

Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS. $1,130 per sem./$3,491 per sem. R&B: $1,889 per sem. AF: $20. Rolling.
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., M.M.
Faculty: Scott Nelson, Suzuki/preparatory division; Dr. Wei-Kang Zhou, upper strings; Dr. Carolann Martin, cello/bass.
Facilities: 20 practice rooms, concert hall (seats 400), auditorium (seats 1,200).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, jazz band, choirs.
Campus: PSU serves as a cultural center for the four-state area (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas), and music plays a central role. The attractive campus is 35 minutes from Joplin, Missouri, and two hours from Kansas City and Tulsa.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762. (316) 235-4466. Fax: (316) 235-4468. E-mail:

Pomona College Orchestra

Portland State University Department of Music

Portland State University School of Fine and Performing Arts

Purchase College, State University of New York
Purchase, NY. $3,400 (undergraduate); $5,100 (graduate)/$8,300 (undergraduate); $8,416 (graduate). R&B: $5,500 (approx.). AF: $35. Continuous.
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A. in Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies; B.F.A. in Studio Production; Performer's Certificate; Artist's Diploma.
Faculty: Laurie Smukler (head of Strings Area), Lucy Stolzman, Daniel Phillips, violin; Maria Lambros, viola; Peter Wiley, Julia Lichten, cello; Tim Cobb, bass.
Facilities: 75 practice rooms, concert hall, two recital halls.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, camerata, chamber music, jazz orchestra, jazz ensemble.
Campus: Uniquely combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts with a distinguished liberal-arts curriculum. Students may apprentice with artists, performers, scholars, and scientists. Offers programs designed to promote students' cognitive, aesthetic, ethical, physical, and social development.
Contact: 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. (914) 251-6700. Fax: (914) 251-6739. E-mail:

Queens College of the City University of New York
Flushing, NY. $3,200/$6,800. AF: $40. March 15.
Degrees: B.M., M.A., M.M. in Performance; M.S. in Music Education.
Faculty: Daniel Phillips, violin; other outstanding teachers.
Facilities: Soundproof practice rooms, concert hall (seats 500), two smaller performance spaces.
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber ensembles.
Campus: The music school is in a beautiful building with practice and performance facilities, centered on a lovely atrium.
Contact: Aaron Copland School of Music, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367. (718) 997-3800. Fax: (718) 997-3849.

Radford University Department of Music

Reading University Opera

Rhodes College, Music Department, Memphis, Tennessee

Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Houston, TX. $15,950 (undergraduate); $16,700 (graduate). R&B: $6,500-$7,000. AF: $35. January 2 (undergraduate); May 15 (graduate).
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance, Composition, Theory, Musicology.
Faculty: Raphael Fliegel, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sergiu Luca, Kathleen Winkler, violin; Martha Strongin Katz, Karen Ritscher, viola; Lynn Harrell, Norman Fischer, Desmond Hoebig, Paul Katz, cello; Paul Ellison, David Malone, Timothy Pitts, bass.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, Stude Concert Hall (seats 1,000), Duncan Recital Hall (seats 250), Wortham Opera Theater (seats 200), Old Recital Hall (seats 225).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, Campanile Orchestra, numerous chamber-music groups.
Campus: The campus consists of sprawling lawn and oak trees, surrounded by hedges. Alice Pratt Brown Hall, home of the School of Music, consists of two parallel wings joined by gardens and connecting corridors.
Contact: PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251. (713) 348-4854. Fax: (713) 285-5317. E-mail:

Royal School of Church Music

Rutgers University, Programs of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA. $19,300. AF: $70. February 15.
Degrees: B.M., M.M., Music Diploma in Orchestral Instruments; B.M., M.M. in Composition, Conducting, Chamber Music; Artist Certificate in Chamber Music.
Faculty: Stuart Canin, Wei He, Ian Swensen, Camilla Wicks, violin; Don Ehrlich, Leonid Gesin, Paul Hersh, viola; Jennifer Culp, Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Peter Shelton, cello; Stephen Tramontozzi, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, Agnes Albert Hall, Hellman Hall; printed programs and recording capabilities are available to students for major recitals.
Performance groups: Opera theater, orchestra, new-music ensemble, Conservatory Baroque, many chamber-music groups.
Campus: Founded in 1917. The main facility includes a library and listening room, bookstore, and extensive instrument collection. Recent construction includes a composition studio, computer center, and library addition. San Francisco offers a small-town feel with the sophistication of a big city.
Contact: 1201 Ortega St., San Francisco, CA 94122. (415) 564-8086. Fax: (415) 759-3499

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA. $1,904 per year/additional $246 per unit. R&B: $7,380. AF: $55. Continuous.
Degrees: B.A. in Classical Music, Jazz/World Music Studies; B.M. in History and Literature; B.M., M.A. in Composition, Music Education; B.M., M.M. in Performance; M.A. in History; M.M. in Chamber Music, Conducting.
Faculty: Irene Sharp, cello; Shinti Eshima, bass; Alexander String Quartet (Yang, Lifsitz, Yarbrough, Wilson).
Facilities: 30 practice rooms, Knuth Hall (seats 300), McKenna Theater (seats 700), Morrison Chamber Music Center.
Performance groups: Symphony, choruses, chamber ensembles.
Campus: A large department of music in the College of Creative Arts of a public, urban university.
Contact: Dept. of Music, College of Creative Arts, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.  (415) 338-1431. Fax: (415) 338-3294. E-mail:

Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA. $7,850. R&B: $2,650. AF: $20.
Degrees: B.A., M.M. in Church Music, Composition, Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, Pedagogy; B.M. in Music, Commercial Music, Jazz Studies; B.S. in Arts Management; M.S. in Arts Administration; M.M. in Conducting; D.M.A. in Musical Arts.
Faculty: Marc Ramirez, violin; Olivia Hajioff, violin/viola; Seljuk Kardan, viola; James Kirkwood, Julian Tryczynski, cello; William Hones, William David Hurt, bass; Ray Fowler, conducting.
Campus: An innovative, forward-thinking, coeducational, United Methodist-affiliated university founded in 1875, with more than 2,500 students from across the U.S. and 37 countries. The main campus of nearly 100 acres has modern buildings for instruction, performance, student living, and recreation.
Contact: 1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601. (540) 665-5456. Fax: (540) 678-4331. E-mail:

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX. $18,000 per year (undergraduate); $13,929 per sem., nine hours (graduate). R&B: $6,110 per year. AF: $40. Undergraduate March 1, scholarships January 15 (for Fall), November 1 (for Spring); graduate April 1, scholarships March 1 (for Fall), November 1 (for Spring).
Degrees: B.M. in Music Therapy, Performance, Theory, Composition, with Teacher Certification; B.A. in Music, Music and Computer Science; M.M. in Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Performance, Music History and Literature; M.S.M.
Faculty: Eduard Schmieder, Vesselin Demirev, Ron Neal, violin; Ko Iwasaki, Barbara Hustis, Ellen Rose, viola; Christopher Adkins, cello; Thomas Lederer, bass; Louise Rossi, string techniques.
Facilities: 55 private practice rooms, each with piano, mirror and stand; Caruth Auditorium (seats 490); Robert J. O'Donnell Lecture-Recital Hall (seats 150); Bob Hope Theater (seats 400) for opera performances.
Performance groups: Orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles, choral ensembles, opera.
Campus: SMU has 75 buildings, a total enrollment that has averaged more than 9,000 in the past few years, and a faculty of approximately 500. The suburban, tree-lined campus offers a comfortable setting for learning.
Contact: Division of Music, Meadows School of the Arts, PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275-0356. (214) 768-2643. Fax: (214) 768-4669. E-mail:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Department of Music

Sam Houston State University Music Department

SEWANEE, Department of Music

Sibelius Academy

Stanford Symphony Orchestra

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN. $16,500, medical $395. R&B: $4,020. AF: None. January 15.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Education (Instrumental), Theory-Composition, Church Music; B.A. in Music Education (Instrumental), History-Literature, Theory-Composition.
Faculty: Geraldine Casper, violin; Andrea Een, Charles Gray, Lucinda A. Marvin, violin/viola; David Carter, Anna Clift, cello; Paul Ouslsy, bass.
Facilities: 40 practice rooms with pianos, keyboard laboratory, electronic-music studio, three rehearsal halls, recital halls, Boe Memorial Chapel, Speech-Theater Building.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, philharmonic orchestra, jazz ensembles, collegium musicum, chamber music, eight choral ensembles.
Campus: Founded in 1874 and located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Named to nine national "best colleges" lists in 1995; is in the 99th percentile for instructional spending among U.S. liberal-arts colleges.
Contact: Music Dept., 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057. (507) 646-3180. Fax: (507) 646-3527.  E-mail:
Website:  St Olaf College Music Department

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY. $18,440. R&B: $4,090 room, $3,360 board. AF: $40. January 15.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M., M.S.
Faculty: James Krehbiel, Nicholas Ross, Muneko Otami, violin; Carol Sasson, viola; Gregory Wood, Eduard Gulabian, cello; Edward Castiliano, bass.
Facilities: Individual studios, ensemble rehearsal space, concert hall.
Performance groups: Orchestra, two jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, Orange Opus (new-music series), first-year players.
Campus: Beautiful, residential campus 250 miles northwest of New York City and near the countryside, with buildings ranging from historic to contemporary, on a hill overlooking downtown Syracuse. Traditional college atmosphere with the cultural and recreational opportunities of a medium-sized city.
Contact: 202 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244-1010. (312) 443-5892. Fax: (315) 443-1935. E-mail:

Temple University, Esther Boyer College of Music
Philadelphia, PA. $6,436/$11,974. R&B: $5,988. AF: $30. May 1, February 15 (scholarships).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Music History, Music Therapy; B.M. in Instrumental Performance, Jazz Arranging/Composition, Jazz Instrumental Performance, Music Education/Jazz, Music Therapy/Jazz; B.S. in Music; M.M. in Stringed Instruments, String Pedagogy.
Faculty: Helen Kwalwasser, Luis Biava, Sylvia Ahramjian, Johnathan Beiler, David Booth, Min Soo Chang, William dePasquale, Larry Grika, Arnold Grossi, Diane Monroe, Charles Parker, Yumi Scott, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, Sidney Curtiss, Evelyn Jacobs Luise, Anastasia Solberg, Ira Weller, viola; Jeffrey Solow, Orlando Cole, Kathryn Picht-Read, Deborah Reeder, cello; Neal Courtney, John Hood, Anne Peterson, Henry Scott, bass.
Facilities: Presser Hall, Rock Hall, Mitten Hall, Tomlinson Theater.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, jazz ensembles, chamber orchestra, opera theater, small and large ensembles.
Campus: Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries create a diverse community. There are more than 200 recreational and cultural activities, organizations, and clubs. Temple's location in Philadelphia offers unlimited cultural, recreational, social, and educational opportunities.
Contact: 2001 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122. (215) 204-8301. Fax: (215) 204-4957.   E-mail:

Texas A&M University, Music Program

Truman State University
Kirksville, MO. $1,772 (12-18 hrs.)/$3,172 (12-18 hrs.). R&B: $4,136-$5,152. AF: None. Continuous (November 15 for scholarships).
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.A., M.A.E.
Faculty: Dr. Elaine Boda, cello/bass; Dr. Sam McClure, violin/viola.
Facilities: Individual rehearsal modules, auditorium (seats 1,300), recital hall (seats 200).
Performance groups: Jazz, percussion, brass choir, string quartet, several choirs, orchestra.
Campus: In a town of about 17,000, Truman State is the designated liberal-arts and sciences university for Missouri, with about 6,000 students. The Fine Arts Division includes music, visual arts, and theater, and provides liberal-arts experiences for music majors.
Contact: Fine Arts Division, 100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO 63501. (660) 785-4417. Fax: (660) 785-7463. E-mail:

University of Southwestern Louisiana School of Music
Lafayette, LA. $950/$3,276. R&B: $1,296.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Media, Performance, Jazz Studies, Theory-Composition; B.M.E. (vocal and instrumental); M.M. in Performance, Performance Pedagogy, Theory-Composition, Conducting.
Faculty: Michael Blaney, violin/viola; Mark Wallace, cello; Robert Nash, bass.
Facilities: 40 practice rooms, three large ensemble rehearsal rooms, Angelle Hall Theater, large hall (seats 900), lecture/recital hall (seats 125).
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber ensembles, three jazz ensembles, opera workshop, new-music ensemble, fusion ensemble, various choirs.
Contact: PO Drawer 41207, Lafayette, LA 70504. (318) 482-6016. Fax: (318) 482-5017

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama Huntsville, Music Department

University of Arizona School of Music and Dance
Tucson, AZ. $2,088/$6,952 surcharge. R&B: $2,000 per sem. AF: None. April 1.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M. in Jazz; B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance, Composition; B.M., M.M., Ph.D. in Music Education; M.M. in Musicology; M.M., D.M.A. in Conducting; M.M., Ph.D. in Theory.
Faculty: Mark Rush, violin; Jeffrey Showell, viola; Nancy Green, cello; Patrick Neher, bass; Donald Hamann, string-music education.
Facilities: Practice rooms, individual and ensemble; three halls.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, opera orchestra, contemporary ensemble.
Campus: On 350 acres; 35,000 students, 12,5000 faculty and staff. Founded 1885. Music Dept. since 1896. Metro Tucson population of about 800,000.
Contact: PO Box 210004, Tucson, AZ 85721. (520) 621-7023. Fax. E-mail:

University of British Columbia School of Music
Vancouver, BC. $2,850 (undergraduate); $2,280 (graduate)/$15,000 (undergraduate); $7,200 (graduate). AF: $22/$100 (undergraduate); $65 (graduate). April 15 (undergraduate); June 1 (graduate).
Degrees: B.M., M.M., M.A., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Facilities: Practice rooms, recital hall (seats 289), auditorium (seats 600), Chan Centre for Performing Arts (seats 1,400).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, Instrumental Collegium Musicum, Contemporary Players, chamber strings.
Contact: 6361 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. (604) 822-3113. Fax: (604) 822-4884. E-mail: isabelm@interchange.vbc.

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB. $3,500/$7,000. R&B: $3,000 for eight months. AF: $60. April 1.
Degrees: B.M., B.A., M.M., M.A., Ph.D. in Music.
Faculty: Edward Agopian, violin; Chris Sandvoss, viola; Charles Garett, bass.
Facilities: 30 practice rooms, Eckhardt-Guamalte Hall.
Performance groups: Various.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4. (403) 220-5376. Fax: (403) 284-0973. E-mail:

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA. Vary.
Degrees: B.A.; M.A., Ph.D. in Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology.
Facilities: About 40 small practice rooms, most with pianos; Hertz Hall (seats 800), Elkus Room (seats 100).
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber ensembles, contemporary-music ensembles.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. (510) 642-2678.
Fax: (510) 642-8480. E-mail:
Website: University of California, Berkeley Division of Arts and Humanities

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Music

University of Central Arkansas, Department of Music

University of Central Florida, Department of Music

University of Chicago, Department of Music

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH. $4,359/$10,986. R&B: $5,427-$5,643. AF: $30 (U.C.), $45 (CCM). February 15.
Degrees: B.M., Artist Diploma, M.M., D.M.A.
Faculty: Dorothy DeLay, Constantime Kiradjeff, Henry W. Meyer, Piotr Milewski, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Won-Bin Yim, violin; Catherine L. Carroll, Masao Kawasaki, viola; Lee Fiser, Yehuda Hanani, cello; Albert Laszio, bass; Peter Oundjian, violin/chamber music.
Facilities: 85 practice rooms, Corbett Auditorium (seats 736), Patricia Corbett Theater (seats 400), Watson Recital Hall (seats 140).
Performance groups: Two large orchestras, three chamber orchestras, five choruses, more than 40 chamber groups.
Campus: The merger of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (established 1867) and the College of Music at Cincinnati (established 1878), plus a later union with the University of Cincinnati, combined professional training in the performing arts and media.
Contact: PO Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003. (513) 556-5463. Fax: (513) 556-1028. E-mail:
Website: University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT. $5,242/$13,760. R&B: $5,462. AF: $40. March 1.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Performance; B.A. in Music; B.S. in Music Education; M.M., M.A., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: Theodore Arm, violin; Laurel Thurman, viola; Mary Lou Rylands, cello; Volkan Orhon, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms in music building.
Performance groups: Orchestra, symphonic band.
Campus: UConn is a complex and modern institution with 23,000 students, more than 125,000 alumni, and 120 major buildings on 3,100 acres. Located some 35 miles east of Hartford, the state capital.
Contact: Dept. of Music U-12, 876 Coventry Rd., Storrs, CT 06269. (860) 486-3728. Fax: (860) 486-3796.   E-mail: RStephens@fine
Website: The University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts

University of Delaware, Music Department

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music

University of Evansville, Department of Music

University of Georgia School of Music
Athens, GA. $1,517 per sem./$5,138 per sem. R&B: $2,239-$2,825. AF: $25 (undergraduate),
$30 (graduate). February 1; June 1 (transfers).
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M. in Performance, Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Therapy; M.A., M.M., Ph.D. in Musical Arts, Music Education.
Faculty: Levon Ambartsumian, Michael Heald, Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, violin; Mark Cedel, viola; David Starkweather, cello; Milton Masciardi, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms are totally sound-isolated and feature Steinway pianos; performance halls (seat 180, 300, and 1,150).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, contemporary chamber ensemble, ARCO Chamber Orchestra, various chamber groups.
Campus: UGA serves 30,000 students in the town of Athens, population 85,000. The School of Music building, completed in 1995, serves 55 music faculty, 300 undergraduates, and 180 graduate students, and features a Center for New Music.
Contact: University Plaza, 250 River Rd., Athens, GA 30602. (706) 542-2780. Fax: (706) 542-0276. E-mail:

University of Illinois School of Music
Urbana, IL. $2,200 per sem./$3,840 per sem. R&B: $3,600-$4,800 per year. August 1 for Fall, December 15 for Spring, May 15 for Summer (undergraduate); June 1 for Fall, November 1 for Spring (graduate).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education; B.M. in Jazz Studies, Composition; M.M. in Individualized Studies (world music, electronic music, recording techniques, etc.).
Faculty: Shmuel Ashkenasi, Mathias Tacke, Ann Montzka-Smelser, violin; Richard Young, viola; Marc Johnson, cello; John Floeter, Marlene Rosenberg, bass.
Facilities: 120 practice rooms, several with grand pianos; concert hall (seats 775), recital hall (seats 150).
Performance groups: Sinfonia DaCamera, symphony, four jazz bands, two orchestras, 11 choral ensembles, three opera productions.
Campus: Located 65 miles west of Chicago, DeKalb is a town of 35,000 residents. NIU enrolls 23,000 students. Proximity to the Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas afford students numerous opportunities for musical employment.
Contact: 1114 West Nevada, Urbana, IL 61801. (217) 333-2620. Fax: (217) 244-4585. E-mail:
Website: University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), School of Music

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA. $2,470 fees $176/$9,068 fees $176. R&B: $3,688. AF: $20. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Composition, Music Therapy; M.A. in Performance, Composition, Theory, Musicology, Music Education; D.M.A. in Performance, Conducting; Ph.D. in Composition, Musicology, Music Education, Theory, Music Literature.
Contact: School of Music, 1012VMB, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-1658. Fax: (319) 335-2637. E-mail:

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS. $2,700/$9,000. R&B: $4,000-5,000. AF: $25. February 1.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M, D.M.A in Performance; B.A., B.M., M.M, in Music Theory, Music History; B.M.E., M.M.E., Ph.D. in Music Education; B.M.E., M.M.E in Music Therapy; M.M. in Theory/Composition, Musicology; Ph.D. in Musicology, Theory; D..A. in Conducting and Composition.
Faculty: Ben Sayevich, violin; Peter Chun, violin/viola; Ed Laut, cello; Laurence Rice, bass.
Facilities: Grand pianos, instrumental rooms, ensemble rooms, recital hall, theaters, Bales Organ Hall, Performing Arts Center.
Performance groups: Full and chamber orchestras, quartets, jazz ensembles, like-instrument choirs, vocal ensembles, pit groups.
Campus: A major educational and research institution with more than 28,000 students on 1,000 acres, in a growing community of 80,000 some 35 miles from Kansas City. The Dept. of Music and Dance has a full-time faculty of more than 60.
Contact: Dept. of Music and Dance, 452 Murphy Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-2279. (785) 864-3436. Fax: (785) 864-5387. E-mail:

University of Louisville, School of Music

University of Miami School of Music
Coral Gables, FL. $19,513 per year. R&B: $7,352 per year. March 1.
Degrees: B.M. in Music Engineering Technology, Musical Theater, Performance, Studio Music, Jazz; B.M, M.M. in Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Business and Entertainment Industries; B.M., D.M.A. in Composition; M.M. in Computer Music, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Performance, Media Writing and Production, Music Theory/Composition, Musicology; M.S. in Music Engineering; M.M., D.M.A. in Accompanying and Chamber Music, Conducting; D.M.A. in Jazz Composition.
Faculty: Glenn Basham, Robert Rozek, violin; Pamela McConnell, viola; Ross Harbaugh, cello; Lucas Drew, bass; Bergonzi String Quartet in residence.
Facilities: Two computer/MIDI keyboard labs, instructional studios, practice rooms, concert hall (seats 600), recital hall (seats 150), three rehearsal halls.
Performance groups: More than 50.
Campus: Situated minutes from Miami, which is home to the Florida Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the Florida Grand Opera, and sees many major concert tours. Master classes are given frequently by visiting artists.
Contact: PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124. (305) 284-2241. Fax: (305) 284-6475.

University of Maine, School of Performing Arts

University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Music Department

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI. $5,710, fees $178/$17,916, fees $178. R&B: $5,137. AF: $40. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M. in Music and Technology; B.M., B.M.A. in Music History; B.M., B.M.A., M.M. in Music Theory; B.M., B.M.A., M.M., D.M.A. in Composition, Performance; B.M., M.M. in Music Education; B.F.A. in Musical Theater, Jazz and Improvisational Studies; B.M.A. in Jazz Studies; M.M. in Arts Administration, Improvisation, Chamber Music; M.M., D.M.A. in Conducting.
Facilities: 135 practice rooms with pianos; rehearsal hall for ensembles; Hill Auditorium (seats 4,200), Power Center for the Performing Arts (seats 1,400), Rackham Auditorium (seats 1,100), recital hall, many theaters.
Performance groups: Symphony and philharmonic orchestras, jazz orchestra, Creative Arts Orchestra, early-music ensemble, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Composers' Forum.
Campus: Founded 1880, one of oldest and largest music schools in the U.S. Ranked among the top four conservatories by U.S. News and World Report.
Contact: School of Music, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (313) 764-0593. Fax: (313) 763-5097.  E-mail:
Website: University of Michigan's School of Music

University of Minnesota School of Music
Minneapolis, MN. $4,500 (undergraduate), $5,300 (graduate)/$12,000 (undergraduate), $9,900 (graduate); tuition reductions for residents of some states. R&B: $4,500. AF: $40-$70. March 1 for scholarships.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance; B.M., M.A., Ph.D., M.E. in Music Education; M.M. in Jazz Studies; M.M., D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting; M.M., M.A., Ph.D. in Musicology; M.A., Ph.D. in Theory, Composition; B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. in Music Therapy; D.M.A. in Accompanying/Coaching.
Faculty: Sally O'Reilly, Mark Bjork, Young Nam Kim, Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Korey Konkol, viola; Tanya Remenikova, cello; Chris Brown, James Clute (Minnesota Orchestra), Peter Lloyd, bass.
Facilities: 72 practice rooms, 12 with grand pianos; four chamber-ensemble rooms; recital hall for solo recitals (seats 150); Ted Mann Concert Hall (seats 1,250).
Performance groups: Two orchestras, chamber orchestra, four choirs, two jazz ensembles, full array of chamber ensembles.
Campus: The School of Music has offered professional degrees for 50 years. Within the University population of 38,000, music majors are members of a small community. The 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate majors work side by side, drawing upon the resources of a large university while maintaining a close, supportive relationship built within the School of Music.
Contact: 2106 4th St. So., Minneapolis, MN 55455. (612) 624-2847. Fax: (612) 624-8001. E-mail:
Website: University of Minnesota Department of Music

University of Mississippi, Department of Music

University of Missouri Conservatory of Music
Kansas City, MO. $4,800 per year/$8,500 per year. R&B: $4,350-$5,200. AF: $25. Continuous. March 10 (auditions for full financial aid).
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Theory; B.M.; M.M., D.M.A. in Performance, Composition; B.M.E. in Instrumental, Music Therapy; B.A., M.A. in Music, Music Therapy; M.M. in History; M.M., D.M.A. in Conducting; M.M.E.; Ph.D. in Music Education.
Faculty: Benny Kim, Paul Hatton, violin; Steven Kruse, viola; Carter Enyeart, cello; Susan Stubbs, bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, White Recital Hall, Grant Recital Hall.
Performance groups: Conservatory orchestra, chamber orchestra, quartets, opera orchestra.
Campus: On the designated campus for the arts within the four-campus U.M. system, the Conservatory is housed in two outstanding facilities. Nearby are the symphony, opera, ballet, Jazz Festival, the Conservatory's Signature Series, and more.
Contact: 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110-2229. (816) 235-2900. Fax: (816) 235-5264. E-mail:
Website: University of Missouri - Columbia, Department of Music  

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music

University of Montana
Missoula, MT. $1,338 per sem./$3,030 per sem. R&B: $2,119-$2,262. AF: $30. March 1.
Degrees: B.M., B.M.E., B.A., M.M., M.M.E., M.A.
Faculty: Margaret Baldridge, violin/viola; Fern Glass Boyd, cello; Don Beller, bass; Joseph Henry, orchestra.
Facilities: Practice rooms with pianos, recital hall (seats 400), theater (seats 1,100); Wilma Theater (seats 1,200).
Performance groups: Orchestra, symphony orchestra; numerous performance groups.
Campus: Located in a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community of 80,000 recognized for its high quality of life. Recreational opportunities in surrounding forests and parks complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. U.M. ranks fourth among public universities in its number of Rhodes Scholars.
Contact: Dept. of Music, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. (406) 243-6880. Fax: (406) 243-2441. E-mail:

University of Nebraska School of Music
Lincoln, NE. $87.25 per credit hour/$237.50 per credit hour. R&B: $4,070. AF: $25. January.
Degrees: B.A.; B.M.; B.M.E.; M.M., D.M.A. in Composition, Performance; M.M. in Music Education, Musicology, Orchestral Conducting, Theory.
Faculty: David Neely, violin; Clark Potter, viola; Karen Becker, cello; Russel White, bass; Tyler White, orchestra.
Facilities: Practice rooms with pianos, three auditoriums (seating 2,200, 875, and 300).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, opera orchestra, chamber ensembles; comprehensive instrumental and vocal ensembles.
Campus: The largest educational institution in the state, UNL matriculates about 24,000 students annually and is centrally located in Nebraska's capital, host to five other colleges and universities. Lakes, numerous trails, and 15,000 acres of recreational areas are nearby.
Contact: 120 Westbrook Music Building, Lincoln, NE 68588-0100. (402) 472-5775. Fax: (402) 472-8962. E-mail:

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV. $67 per credit (undergraduate); $95 per credit (graduate)/$5,200 for winter. R&B: $630-$800 per five-week session; $2,500 per term in winter. AF: $25. Varies.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Jazz, Music Education; B.A. in Music
Faculty: Andrew Smith, cello; Audrey Bush, bass; Kim Delibro, harp; George Stelluto, orchestra; Byron Tanchi, violin, John Haggand, viola.
Facilities: 24 practice rooms (seven more under construction); two theaters (seat 500 and 200); concert hall (seats 1,800); recital space (seats 99).
Performance groups: Orchestra, jazz band, jazz combos, chamber music.
Campus: A premier urban university in a dynamic city, UNLV serves more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Music Dept. is housed in the college of Fine Arts. Facilities include residence halls and a three-building performing-arts complex.
Contact: Music Dept., 4505 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154-5025. (702) 895-3332. Fax: (702) 895-4239. E-mail: pkreider@ctpa.

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM. $2,071/$7,822. R&B: $3,968. AF: $15. July 24.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Theory; B.M.E.; M.M. in Conducting; M.M.E.
Faculty: Rita Angel, Michael Chapdelaine, John Clark, Thomas Dodson, Bradley Ellingboe, Arlett Felberg, Richard Hermann, Karl Hinterbichler, Patrick Hughes, Leslie Humphrey, Joanna de Keyser, Glenn Kostur, Ellen McCullough-Brabson, Scott Ney, Jorge Perez-Gomez, Jeffrey Piper, Valerie Potter, Marilyn Tyler, Nancy Uscher, William Wood, Bernard Zinck.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM 87131. (505) 277-5215. Fax: (505) 277-0708. E-mail:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC. $2,148/$10,602. R&B: $4,064. AF: $35. March 1.
Degrees: B.M., B.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: John Fadial, violin; Scott Rawls, viola; Elizabeth Anderson, cello; Craig Brown, bass.
Facilities: Recital hall (seats 350), auditorium (seats 2,100).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, choirs and glee clubs, collegium musicum, string ensembles, 20th-century players, West African music ensemble.
Campus: Located in Greensboro, with a population of approximately 200,000. Nearly 80 buildings and a rich array of trees are spread among the university's green lawns and brick walks. Students can walk the campus end to end in 15 minutes.
Contact: PO Box 26167,Greensboro, NC 27402-6167. (336) 334-5789. Fax: (336) 334-5497. E-mail:
Website: University of North Carolina Greensboro, School of Music

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC. $2,224/$11,200. R&B: $4,500. December 1.
Degrees: B.M., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; preparation for Master of Arts in Teaching.
Faculty: Richard Luby, Tasi Johns, violin; Hugh Partridge, viola; Annalee Kalam, ensemble viola; Brent Wissick, cello/viola da gamba; Rob Link, bass/jazz.
Facilities: Large hall, small recital hall.
Performance groups: Full symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, collegium musicum, choral ensembles, jazz combo.
Campus: Located in the prosperous central Piedmont area of North Carolina, it is the oldest state university in the U.S. (established 1792) and a major research university with 22,000 students. The lovely historic campus is near Duke University.
Contact: Music Dept., Chapel Hill, NC 27599. (919) 962-1039. Fax: (919) 962-3376.

University of North Texas College of Music
Denton, TX. $3,000/$10,000. R&B: $4,000.
Degrees: B.M., B.A., M.M., M.M.E., M.A., D.M.A., Ph.D. in Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Composition, Conducting, Music Theory, Musicology, Ethnomusicology.
Faculty: Igor Borodin, Waleri Gradow, Phil Lewis, violin; Susan Dubois, George Papich, viola; Walter Gray, cello; Jeff Bradetich, bass.
Facilities: More than 350 practice rooms; Murchison Center for the Performing Arts, with opera theater, concert hall (1,100 seats); concert hall (600 seats); recital hall (200 seats); multimedia concert hall; Stan Kenton jazz hall (100 seats); Campus Theater (350 seats).
Performance groups: Full range, including symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, early music.
Campus: Founded in 1890, UNT is a comprehensive research university just north of Dallas-Fort Worth on 500 acres of rolling hills. Half of the College of Music's 1,400 music majors come from outside Texas.
Contact: PO Box 311367, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-2791. Fax: (940) 565-2002. E-mail:
Website: University of North Texas, College of Music

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO. $1,914/$8,416. R&B: $4,270. AF: $30. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Instrumental Performance, Theory and Composition; B.M.E. in Instrumental Music Education, General Music Education; B.M., B.M.E. in Music Education, Instrumental Music, Performance; M.M. in Music History and Literature, Wind/Orchestral Conducting; M.M.E.; D.A. in Music; D.M.E.
Faculty: Frederick Halgedahl, violin/viola; Jonathan Chenoweth, cello/chamber music; Mark Urness, bass; Rebecca Burkhardt, orchestra.
Campus: Founded in 1895, the School of Music provides a focused environment for talented musicians.
Contact: School of Music, Frasier 108, Greeley, CO 80639. (970) 351-2194. Fax: (970) 351-1923. E-mail:

University of Northern Iowa School of Music
Cedar Falls, IA. $3,130 per year/$8,094 per year. R&B: $4,161 per year. AF: $20.
Degrees: B.A., M.A. in Music; B.M., M.M. in Music Education, Performance; B.M. in Composition/Theory; M.M. in Composition, Conducting, Jazz Pedagogy, Music History.
Faculty: Frederick Halgedahl, violin/viola; Jonathan Chenoweth, cello/chamber music; John Hall, bass; Rebecca Burkhardt, orchestra
Facilities: 44 practice rooms, two chamber-music practice rooms; Russel Hall Auditorium (seats 600), Strayer Wood Theater (seats 800), Performing Arts Center Davis Hall (seats 300), Grand Concert Hall (seats 1,600).
Performance groups: Orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber-music ensembles.
Campus: On a campus of 740 acres, with a faculty of about 650 and a total enrollment of about 13,000. The population of Cedar Falls is approximately 35,000 and that of the greater Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area is more than 110,000.
Contact: 110 Russel Hall, Minnesota St., Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0246. (319) 273-2024. Fax: (319) 273-7320.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN.
Degrees: B.A. in Music History; B.A., M.M. in Performance; M.M., M.A. in Theory; M.M. in Literature; M.A. in Musicology; graduate assistantships.
Faculty: Carolyn Plummer, violin; Karen Buranskas, cello.
Facilities: Annenberg Auditorium (seats 304), Hesburgh Library Auditorium (seats 307), Washington Hall (seats 571), the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (seats 300); new performing-arts center to be built within five years.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, jazz band, collegium musicum, chamber orchestra.
Campus: Located north of South Bend, 90 miles east of Chicago, on 1,250 acres, with two lakes, extensive wooded areas, tree-lined quadrangles, and gothic-style structures with statuary and masonry carvings.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 105 Crowley Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. (219) 631-6211. Fax: (219) 631-4539. E-mail:

University of Oregon School of Music
Eugene, OR. $3,825 per year (undergraduate); $7,060 per year (graduate)/$13,847 per year (undergraduate); $11,965 per year (graduate). R&B: $5,564-$9,411. AF: $50. March 1.
Degrees: B.A., B.S. in Music; B.S. option in Music Technology; B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance; B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D. in Composition; B.M., M.A., M.M., Ph.D. in Music Theory; M.M. in Music Education, Conducting; M.A., M.M., Ph.D. in Music History; B.M., M.M. in Jazz Studies; D.M.A., Ph.D. in Music Education.
Faculty: Kathryn Lucktenberg, Fritz Gearheart, Lawrence Maves, violin; Leslie Straka, viola; Steven Pologe, cello; Forrest Moyer, bass; Shelley Rich, violin/viola pedagogy.
Facilities: 26 practice rooms, music floor in a dorm; Beall Concert Hall (seats 540), large ensemble rooms, theaters, various other halls.
Performance groups: Six bands, five choirs, two orchestras, four jazz ensembles, more than nine chamber and special ensembles; faculty artist series, vanguard series, chamber series, world-music series, guest-artist series, children's concert series, chamber jazz series.
Campus: A beautiful campus with 17,000 students, easily accessible by bicycle or bus, located in the heart of Eugene, an arts-friendly community. The city lies near the Cascade Mountains, only an hour's drive from ski resorts and the Pacific Ocean.
Contact: 1225 Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 346-3765. Fax: (541) 346-0723.   E-mail:
Website: University of Oregon, School of Music

University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
Stockton, CA. $9,225 per sem. R&B: $6,200 per sem. AF: $50. February 15.
Degrees: B.A., B.M. in Theory-Composition, Music Education, Music History, Music Therapy, Music Management; M.M.; M.M.E.
Faculty: James Stern, violin; Nina Flyer, cello; Thomas Derthicke, bass.
Facilities: 50 practice rooms, instrumental rehearsal hall, concert hall (seats 1,000), recital hall (seats 120), opera/musical theater (seats 400).
Performance groups: Orchestra, three choruses, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles.
Campus: Established in 1878, the conservatory is the oldest accredited professional school of music in the western U.S., recognizing the value of creativity, experimentation, and musical discrimination as well as scholarship, independent and critical thinking, self-motivation, skill development, and dedication.
Contact: 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211. (209) 946-2417. Fax: (209) 946-2770. E-mail:

University of Pittsburgh, Music Department

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI. $4,928/$13,148. R&B: $3,592-$5,218 room, $2,340-2,876 board. AF: $45. April 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M. in Performance, Music Education; B.M. in Composition; B.A. in Music, Music History and Literature.
Faculty: John Dempsey, violin; Anne Danis, viola; Michelle Djohic, cello; David Zinno, bass.
Facilities: 12 practice rooms, fine-arts computer lab., newly renovated concert hall.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, choruses, opera workshop, jazz studio ensembles, nine chamber-music ensembles.
Campus: URI has about 10,600 undergraduate and 3,100 graduate students on a spacious, rural campus 30 miles south of Providence, between New York and Boston. A quadrangle of old granite buildings is surrounded by newer academic buildings, student residence halls, and fraternity and sorority houses.
Contact: Fine Arts Building, Dept. of Music, Kingston, RI 02881. (401) 874-2780. Fax: (401) 874-2772.  E-mail: Music

University of Richmond Department of Music

University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M., M.M.E., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: Donald Portnoy, William Terwilliger, violin; Ryan Kho, Fritz Dejonge, violin/viola; Robert Jesselson, cello; Tim Easter, bass.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, recital hall, large concert hall.
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber ensemble.
Campus: Located in the state capital, a metropolitan area of more than 400,000 that offers diverse cultural activities and performance opportunities. Nearly 500 music majors enjoy the newly completed, high-tech music building and several innovative music teaching programs.
Contact: School of Music, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. (803) 777-4335. Fax: (803) 777-6508. E-mail:
Website: University of South Carolina, Thornton School of Music

University of South Florida School of Music
Tampa, FL. $75.21 per credit hr. (undergraduate); $148.03 per credit hr. (graduate)/$308.16 per credit hr. (undergraduate); $508.76 per credit hr. (graduate). R&B: $1,156-$1,908 per sem. AF: $20. Continuous.
Degrees: B.M.; B.S; B.M., M.M. in Performance, Composition; B.M., M.M. in Jazz Studies; M.M. in Theory, Conducting; M.A.; Ph.D. in Music Education.
Faculty: Carolyn Stuart, violin; William Hayden, violin/viola; Kathie Aagaard, Ben Markwell, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; Dee Moses, bass.
Facilities: 25 practice rooms (five with Vivace), music technology lab., SYCOM electronic-composition studios, two theaters, one recital hall.
Performance groups: Orchestra, jazz ensembles, opera theater, singing groups, 14 chamber ensembles.
Campus: Located in vibrant Tampa Bay, the main campus covers 1,700 acres, housing more than 320 buildings. Its libraries hold some 1.4 million volumes as well as a vast computer link to hundreds of library databases and international communications.
Contact: FAH 110, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620. (813) 974-2311. Fax: (813) 974-8721. E-mail:
Website: The University of South Florida, School of Music

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Music Media Program

The University of Texas at Austin School of Music
Austin, TX. $1,432 (undergraduate); $1,935 (graduate)/$4,642 (undergraduate); $5,145 (graduate). R&B: $4,200. February 1 for Fall, October 1 for Spring.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: Vincent Fritelli, Eugene Gratovich, Leorard Posner, violin; Roger Myers, Donald Wright, viola; Ronald Crutcher, Paul Olefsky, Phyllis Young, cello; David Neubert (division head), bass; Cavani String Quartet in residence (Annie Fullard, Mari Sato, violin, Kirsten Docter, viola, Merry Peckmam, cello).
Facilities: 133 practice rooms (115 are Wenger soundproof modules), Bass Concert Hall (seats 3,000), McCullough Theater (seats 400), Jessen Auditorium (seats 325), Bates Recital Hall (seats 700), recital studio (seats 185), organ recital room (seats 60).
Performance groups: More than 20 large groups, including symphony, jazz, choir, and chamber.
Campus: About 50,000 students enjoy more than 70 academic depts. and programs plus the resources of a large, artistically aware city. The School of Music offers a friendly atmosphere of a small school, with 350 undergraduates and 350 graduate students.
Contact: 25th and E. Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78712-1208. (512) 471-7764. Fax: (512) 471-2333. E-mail:
Website: University of Texas at Austin, Department of Music

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX. $280. AF: None. June 1.
Degrees: B.M., M.M.
Faculty: Mary Ellen Goree, Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, Ertan Torgul, violin; Allyson Dawkins, Dan Reinker, viola; Dan Zollars, cello; Steven Zeserman, Judith Vander Weg, bass; Eugene Dowdy, orchestra/string education.
Facilities: Individual, soundproof practice rooms with pianos.
Performance groups: Orchestra, symphony, chamber orchestra, various chamber-music ensembles.
Campus: More than 18,000 students are enrolled at the 600-acre campus, 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio in the South Texas Hill Country. The city offers a symphony orchestra, art museums, and organizations that sponsor concert, recital, opera, and dance series.
Contact: Div. of Music, 6900 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78249-0645. (210) 458-4354.  Fax: (210) 458-4381. E-mail:

University of Utah

University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Music

University of Warwick Music Centre

University of Washington School of Music
Seattle, WA. $3,200 (undergraduate); $5,000 (graduate)/$9,800 (undergraduate); $13,000 (graduate). R&B: $8,300-$11,000.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D. in Music; also five-year B.A./B.M.
Faculty: Ronald Patterson, violin; Helen Callus, viola; Margriet Tindemans, viola da gamba; Toby Saks, cello; Barry Lieberman, bass.
Facilities: Soundproofed practice rooms, Brechemin Auditorium (seats 225), theater (seats 1,200), studio theater (seats 270), large rehearsal hall.
Performance groups: Eight choral/opera groups, symphony orchestra, two jazz ensembles, collegium musicum, jazz workshop, Baroque chamber ensemble, contemporary group, World Music Traditions.
Campus: Set northeast of the center of ethnically diverse Seattle, with lake and mountain views but easy access to the opera, symphony, ballet, Early Music Guild, Film Festival, and more. The campus theater also offers concerts, and dance and theatrical productions.
Contact: PO Box 353450, Seattle, WA 98195-3450. (206) 543-1201. Fax: (206) 685-9499. E-mail:

University of Wisconsin School of Music
Madison, WI. $3,650/$12,400. R&B: $5,250. AF: $100. February 1 (freshmen), March 1 (transfers).
Degrees: B.A. in History, Theory; B.A., B.M. in Performance; B.M.E. (instrumental, general).
Faculty: Suzanne Beia, Tyrone Greive, Vartan Manoogian, David Perry, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Parry Karp, Uri Vardi, cello; Richard Davis, bass; Janet Jensen, string pedagogy.
Facilities: 200 rooms, all with pianos; Mills Concert Hall (seats 770), Morphy Recital Hall (seats 200), Eastman Organ Recital Hall (seats 175), Carol Rennebohm Auditorium (seats 385).
Performance groups: Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, Sinfonietta, opera orchestra.
Campus: More than 40,000 students in a beautiful setting along Lake Mendota. Adjacent to the state capitol.
Contact: 455 N. Park, Madison, WI 53706. (608) 263-1900. Fax: (608) 262-8876.  E-mail:
Website:  University of Wisconsin (Madison), School of Music

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI.
Degrees: B.F.A. in Music Composition and Technology; B.F.A., M.M. in Music Education, Performance, Music History and Literature; B.A.; M.M. in String Pedagogy, Chamber Music Performance, Conducting, Theory and Composition.
Faculty: Efian Boico, Ralph Erans, violin; Jerry Horner, Robert Levine, viola; Wolfgang Laufer, cello; Catherine McGinn, bass; Fine Arts Quartet in residence.
Facilities: 30 soundproof practice rooms, recital hall (seats 300).
Performance groups: Collegium Musicum, Music from Almost Yesterday, jazz ensemble, chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra, chamber music.
Campus: Degree candidates receive individual instruction from members of the Fine Arts Quartet and can observe master classes by guest artists, along with pedagogical training and hands-on teaching opportunities through the String Academy of Wisconsin, a precollege outreach program.
Contact: Dept. of Music, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-9816. (414) 229-5162. Fax: (414) 229-2776. E-mail:

USC Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA. $25,450 (undergraduate); $14,390 (graduate). R&B: $9,000. AF: $55. January 10 (undergraduate), March 1 (graduate).
Degrees: B.M., M.M., D.M.A. in Performance, Composition, Music Education, Jazz; B.M. in Music Industry and Recording Arts, Composition (with emphasis in Film Scoring); M.M., D.M.A. in Conducting, Early Music, Music History.
Faculty: Martin Chalifour, Lyndon Johnston-Taylor, Miran Kojian, Robert Lipsett, Alice Schoenfeld, Eudice Shapiro, Suli Xue, violin; Ralph Fielding, Pamela Goldsmith, Donald McInnes, viola; Ronald Leonard (chair), Daniel Rothmuller, Eleanor Schoenfeld, Nancy Yamagata, cello; Nico Abondolo, Dennis Trembly, bass; Peter Marsh, chamber music.
Facilities: 60 practice rooms, Bovard Auditorium (seats 2,500), Alfred Newman Recital Hall (seats 300), Schoenberg Hall (seats 200), Bing Theater (seats 500).
Performance groups: String, vocal, chamber, jazz, and early- and contemporary-music ensembles; symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, opera.
Campus: Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, the School of Music brings together a distinguished faculty of world-renowned teachers and musically gifted students from around the world. Instruction is offered in virtually all professional and scholarly branches of music.
Contact: University Park, UUC 218, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2991. (213) 740-8986. Fax: (213) 740-8995.   E-mail:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA. $4,037 per year/$13,341 per year. R&B: $2,718 room, $2,162 board. AF: $25. February 1.
Degrees: B.M., B.A., M.M.
Faculty: Susan Bedell, violin; Robert Murray, violin/viola; Eva Stern, viola; Rebecca Carrington, Teresa Bjornes, cello; Paul Bedell, bass; Victor Dvoskin, jazz bass.
Facilities: Practice rooms, private studios, concert hall (seats 502), recital hall (seats 400), Performing Arts Center, VCU Music Center.
Performance groups: Symphony, orchestra, various small string ensembles, opera theater.
Campus: A comprehensive, state-supported research institution serving more than 22,000 students on two campuses. The Dept. of Music's instructional program, based on classical music and jazz, offers a full range of degree options and the nationally recognized Jazz Studies program.
Contact: Dept. of Music, 922 Park Ave., Box 842004, Richmond, VA 23284-2004. (804) 828-1166. Fax: (804) 827-0230. E-mail:

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Wake Forest University, Department of Music

Washington University
St. Louis, MO. $12,250 per sem. (undergraduate), $12,250 per sem. (graduate). AF: None. January 15.
Degrees: B.M., B.A. in Music; M.A. in Composition; M.A., Ph.D in Musicology, Music Theory.
Faculty: Silvian Iticovici, Ron Vince, violin; Beth Felice, violin/viola; Elizabeth Macdonald (director of strings), cello; Donita Bauer, bass.
Facilities: 27 practice modules, various halls.
Performance groups: Various chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, Black Composer Reparatory Chorus, jazz band, various vocal ensembles, jazz combos.
Campus: Two campuses, separated by a large metropolitan park, are on the western edge of St. Louis, which offers an array of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The University offers more than 80 programs and 1,400 courses in a broad spectrum of major.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Campus Box 1032, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. (314) 935-5519. Fax: (314) 935-4034. E-mail:
Website: Washington University in St. Louis, Music Department

West Chester University Music Education Department

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV. $2,748/$8,100. R&B: $4,832. AF: None. February 1.
Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty: Dr. Laura Kobayashil, violin; Philip Tietze, viola; William Skidmore, cello; Dr. Andrew Kohn, bass.
Performance groups: Orchestra, string quartets, choirs, faculty chamber groups.
Campus: Located an hour south of Pittsburgh in scenic Morgantown, which has been rated one of the best small towns in the country. The Div. of Music, one of the oldest music schools in a public institution in the U.S., is in a $12.5-million facility.
Contact: Div. of Music, PO Box 6111, Morgantown, WV 26506-6111. (304) 293-4617. Fax: (304) 293-7491. E-mail:

Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA. $999/$3,333. R&B: $1,592. AF: $50. March 1; April 1 for transfers.
Degrees: B.A. in Music; B.M. in Jazz Studies; B.A., M.M. in Music Education, Composition, Music History and Literature, Performance; M.M. in Conducting.
Faculty: Walter Schwede, Grant Donnellan, violin; Joe Gottesman, viola; John Friesen, cello; Anna Doak, bass.
Facilities: 21 general practice rooms with pianos; concert hall (seats 700).
Campus: Located on Puget Sound in a city of 52,000 in the northwest corner of the state, the 224-acre campus serves 11,300 students on a hillside overlooking Bellingham Bay. Seattle is 85 miles south, Vancouver 55 miles north.
Contact: Dept. of Music, Bellingham, WA 98225-9107. (360) 650-3130. Fax: (360) 650-7538. E-mail:

Willamette University
Salem, OR. $18,300. R&B: $5,000-$5,300. AF: $50.
Degrees: B.M. in Performance, Music Education, Composition, Music Therapy; B.A.; Music Therapy Equivalency.
Faculty: Dan Rouslin, violin; Bruce McIntosh, cello.
Facilities: 13 practice rooms, Smith Auditorium (seats 1,252), Cone Chapel, Hatfield Room, new concert hall.
Performance groups: Choirs, chamber orchestras, jazz ensemble, musical-theater opera workshop, combo and chamber groups.
Campus: The oldest university in the West (1842). Tokyo International University of America is adjacent. Salem, with a population of 117,000, is within easy walking distance of campus. Skiing is two to four hours away, the coast, about an hour.
Contact: 900 State St., Salem, OR 97301. (503) 370-6255. Fax: (503) 370-6260. E-mail:

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