Global Beats: 10 U.S. Music Ed Programs Leading the Way

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (Ann Arbor, MI)

Offers a 100% placement rate for graduates in teaching positions across major music markets in the nation, including New York and Chicago​​.

Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music (Nashville, TN)

Combines conservatory-level training with a liberal arts focus, providing students scholarship opportunities and state teaching certificates​​.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, IN)

Students can pick from four areas of emphasis: choral, general, band, or orchestra, and participate in one of the school's many ensembles​​.

Florida State University School of Music (Tallahassee, FL)

Offers a variety of emphases, such as choral and instrumental conducting, and a summers-only program for educators to earn a master's degree​​.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati, OH)

Renowned for its success in placing students into the workforce with a 100% placement rate in the industry​​.

Boston University (Boston, MA)

Provides four Music Education degree programs, with a significant number of graduates each year across bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels​​.

New York University (New York, NY)

Offers comprehensive Music Education degree programs with graduates earning degrees at various levels, including master's and doctoral​​.

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

Known for its Bachelor and Master of Music in Music Education programs, Berklee prepares students for licensure to teach K–12 and incorporates global learning opportunities, such as study abroad in Valencia, Spain​​​​.

VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, IL)

Specializes in Music Education with a focus on preparing students for immediate teaching roles upon graduation, offering both Bachelor's and Master's degrees​​.

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

Provides a comprehensive music education program with options for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees, known for its high review scores and varied degree options​​.