Tech Tip:Music Schools, Cross Country Index


Music Schools:
Cross Country Index


Berklee College of Music
Profile: Emphasis on contemporary music with an eye towards the music industry. Furnished with state of the art equipment.
Programs: Technical Recording, Production, Instrument Instruction, Performance, and Music Business.


1140 Boylston Ave
Boston, MA 02215
P: 617-266-1400
F: 617-536-2632
Contact: Rena Ware


Indiana State University Music Department
Center for Performing and Fine Arts
Profile: Large Staff of 34 teachers and scholars. Bachelor and Masters degrees offered.
Programs: Technical Recording, Production, Instrument Instruction, Music Business, Performance, and Education.


7th and Chestnut St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809
P: 812-237-3008
F: 812-237-3009
Contact: Dr. James O' Donnell


University of North Texas
Profile: Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). Sponsors computer music and electro acoustic workshops. Noted percussion and jazz school. Bachelor and Masters degrees offered.
Programs: Performance, Education, Composition, Oldest Jazz Program in the U.S., Postproduction studies, and on campus high tech lab.


P.O. Box 305040
Denton, TX 76203
P: 940-565-2791


University of Miami School of Music
Profile: Strong jazz program. State of the art engineering program.
Programs: Technical Recording, Production, Instrument Instruction, and Music Business.


P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124
P: 305-284-2245
F: 305-284-6475


New England Conservatory
Profile: Very competitive and prestigious school. Strong jazz and experimental music programs.
Programs: Instrument Instruction


290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
P: 617-536-2412
F: 617-369-5644 Contact: Admissions


Musicians Institute
Profile: Contemporary music, technology, and creativity focus.
Programs: Technical Recording, Production, Instrument Instruction, Music Business, and Songwriting.


1655 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
P: 213-462-1384
F: 213-462-6978
Contact: admission (x771)


State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia School of Music
Profile: Noted for Sound Recording Technology Program.
Programs: Performance, Education, Composition, Sound Recording Technology.

Fredonia, NY 14063
P: 761-673-3111
Contact: Music Dept.


University of New Orleans Music Department
Profile: Strong jazz studies program headed by Ellis Marsalis.
Programs: Performance and Education with concentrations in Music Theory, Composition, Jazz Performance, and Music History.


Lakefront Campus
New Orleans, LA 70148
P: 504-280-6381


Manhattan School of Music
Profile: Faculty includes many jazz performers and recording artists
Programs: Instrument Instruction, Jazz Performance, and Composition


120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027
P: 212-749-2802
Contact: Lee Cioppa


Los Angeles Music Academy
Profile: All style of music. Small school makes for large amount of individual attention.
Programs: Instrument Instruction, and Music Business.


370 S. Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91105
P: 626-568-8850
F: 626-568-8854
Contact: Guada Reyes


California Institute of the Arts
Profile: Emphasis on creativity, strong ethnic music program.
Programs: Technical Recording, Production, Instrument Instruction, Jazz, Voice, and Composition.


24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
P: 805-253-7816
F: 805-255-0938
Contact: David Rosenbloom


Northwestern University School of Music
Profile: Strong jazz studies program
Programs: Instrument Instruction, Theory and Composition.


711 Elgin Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208
P: 847-491-3141
F: 847-491-5260
Contact: Admissions


Indiana University School of Music
Profile: Large school with many noted departments, contemporary as well as jazz and classical.
Programs: Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies, Audio Recording, String Instrument Technology, Musicology, and Music Theory.


Bloomington, IN 47505
P: 812-855-7998
Contact: Music Admissions


The Collective
Profile: Started as drummers collective, now includes bass collective, jazz study center, and world rhythm center.
Programs: Instrument Instruction from beginners through advanced.


541 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
P: 212-741-0091
F: 212-604-0760


William Patterson University Dept. of Music
Profile: Offers Masters in Jazz studies, strong contemporary programs
Programs: Classical Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music Management, Sound Engineering, and Musical Studies.


300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470
P: 973-720-2125
F: 973-720-2910
Contact: Admissions


University of California at Los Angeles
Profile: Full liberal arts education combined with music conservatory experience. Jazz legend Kenny Burrell heads Jazz Studies program
Program: Instrument instruction, performance, jazz studies


P.O. Box 951616
Los Angeles, CA 90095
P: 310-825-4768
F: 310-206-4738
Contact: Alfred Bradley


National Guitar Workshop
Profile: Contemporary orientated with classes in rock, blues, classical jazz, and acoustic guitar. Classes are available for students of all ages and abilities.
Program: Instrument instruction for over 1,700 students at eight campuses across North America. Emphasis on guitar instruction, though some courses are offered in drums and keyboards.


P.O. Box 222
Lakeside, CT 06758
P: 800-234-6479
F: 860-567-6479


Old Town School of Folk Music
Profile: Opened in 1957, The Old Town School of Folk Music currently has over 5,000 students. Classes are open to students of all ages and abilities, in group or private classes.
Program: Instrument instruction ranging from guitar to fiddle to African drumming, as well as Latin dance, art and theater instruction.


4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
P: 773.728.6000
F: 773.728.6999