Saturday, September 6, 2008

In Tune's Best Music Schools 2009

(Jon Koepsell, this article is for you, and for all my music students at WLA, and their parents, and my kids, and for anyone else who needs to know how to start selecting a music school.)

More than 1,200 schools in the US and Canada offer some form of music education. In Tune Monthly picked the best of them in their October 2008 issue. You can view their college list here. The article acknowledges that many "traditional" music schools are now updating their technology and contemporary music offerings because the way music is created, composed, performed, recorded, and produced is constantly changing.

One nearby music school was mentioned in this article:
McNally Smith, in St. Paul, MN is a contemporary music school that offers degrees in Music Performance, Music Business, Recording Technology, and Composition. The school is beginning a new Bachelor of Science in Music Production program for music producers this fall. Students oversee and album production form start to finish and are required to study music theory, composition, arranging and performance, technology and business, and general liberal arts subjects designed to round out their educations.
Sites with links to music schools
Bridge to Music - THIS IS AN AMAZING SITE!
Do Something
College Bound

Other Resources:
Great Jobs for Music Majors by Jan Goldberg
Schools that Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide by Jenny Eliscu
The Student's Guide to College Music Programs by Hal Leonard Corp.
Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske

1 comment:

  1. yess McNally Smith is a VERY good school for music!!!!......i've read a lot about it...cuz I was interested...