Study Music in The United States


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Music Studies in The United States

The University of Michigan has one of the top music schools in the United States.

Of all the different forms of art, music is the most enjoyable art that any person can take part, be it singing, playing an instrument, or simply listening. Those that pursue a music degree in higher learning are very talented and committed individuals. Most music programs are very selective, somewhat small, and have many prerequisites. For those really passionate about music, a degree in this art can be very rewarding and enjoyable and the best place to pursue such as degree is in the United States.

Studying music in the US

The US offers a number of degrees in the music program. These provide a number of options for students to choose from. Most music learning institutions will offer some of these degree options: Bachelor of Music Education, B.M.E, Bachelor of Science, B.S, Bachelor of Arts, B.A, Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A, and Bachelor of Music, B.M among others.

The most common degree in the US is the Bachelor of Music and it takes a total of four years to complete. The different specializations include music technology, jazz studies, performance, church music, music production, composition, theory, and history. A Bachelor of Fine Arts is completed in four or more years and its specializations are in dance and musical theatre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program is completed in four years and it is a combination of music courses and other art courses such as history, literature, science, and math. This degree program is different from the Bachelor of Music (BM) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs because it does not need auditions and sophomore assessment. It also does not need a recital requirement to proceed with the program. BFA and BM programs are based on musical theory and they need as ensemble participation.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is normally offered to students who wish to attain a degree not only in Music but in another field as well outside the music program. The Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree is pursued by students who want to teach music from elementary school to high school. This integrates music with education courses.

Studying music in the US gives students the opportunity to pursue further education once they attain their undergraduate degrees. Some of the graduate programs students can pursue include Master of Education (MME), Master of Music (MM), and Master of Arts (MA) among others. Students can decide to specialize in a number of fields, for instance, conducting, musicology, arranging, accompanying, or ethnomusicology just to mention a few.

Those wishing to pursue a career as a music professor at the university, they must have a Doctor or PhD in Musical Arts (DMA) degree.

All these programs are offered to all students both local and international. There are many other musical programs offered in different institutions in the United States and students, especially international students are advised to consider the area they would want to live in, and the different programs available in their field of interest before settling on a course and a university or college.

Universities offering Music in the US

There are quite a number of learning institutions that offer music courses in the US and this can make university selection overwhelming. Of all the music school, some of the top schools to consider are Juilliard School, NY, University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music), NY, University of Michigan (School of Music Theatre and Dance), MI, Indiana University (Jacobs School of Music), IN, and Curtis Institute of Music, PA just to mention a few.

These are the best and most competitive musical schools in the US and students may be required to prepare musical pieces in their applications so as to be admitted into the school.

Music Schools in The United States

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Contact: Abilene Christian University

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ACU Box 29140, Abilene, Texas, The United States
Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university, founded in 1906. The school is based in Abilene, Texas and is also affiliated with Churches of Christ. The university is organized into the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human... See full description.
Contact: Academy of Art University

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International Admissions Department, 79 New Montgomery Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA, The United States
The Academy of Art University is a private university owned by the Stephens Institute. The institution was established in San Francisco, California in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens. Receiving about 18,000 students per year the Academy of Art University is the largest art and design school in the... See full description.
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Greeley Campus, 5401 W. 20th Street, P.O. Box 69, Greeley, CO, The United States
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4900 Meridian Street, Normal, Alabama, The United States
Alabama A&M University is a public institution of higher education, located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama, United States. It consists of five undergraduate schools - Agricultural & Environmental, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering & Technology – as well as Graduate... See full description.
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915 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL, The United States
Alabama State University is a public institution of higher education, established in 1867 in Marion, Ala. Initially it was a school for African-Americans, but over the years has turned into a reputable institution of higher learning, which receives students from all races. The university... See full description.
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PO Box 447, Amarillo, TX, The United States
Amarillo college was established in 1929 as Amarillo Junior College, and currently operates as a two-year community college in Amarillo, Texas.
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4700 College Oak Drive,, Sacramento, Calif., The United States
The American River College is a community college, offering its educational services in Sacramento County, California. The college was establised in 1955 as an American River Junior College. The institution is a very popular choice among students in the greater Sacramento area, as it acts as a... See full description.
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1100 East Fifth Street, Anderson, IN, The United States
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450 South Easton Road, Glenside, Pennsylvania, The United States
Arcadia University is a private university based in Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States. The school has established itself as a reputable institution, offering bachelor’s, graduate's, master’s, and doctoral degrees. There are over 80 fields of study, while the school is organized into the... See full description.
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Box 873504, Tempe, Arizona, The United States
Arizona State University (ASU) is a public educational institution, premier research center and a leader in innovation. The American English and Culture Program (AECP) within the university was established in 1974, since when it has been dedicated to providing specifically-designed intensive... See full description.
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