Music Production Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 5 accredited music production schools where music production faculty who teach music production classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in music production in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses music production training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Music Production
  • Bachelors degree in Music Production


  1. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  2. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  3. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  4. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  5. Institute of Production and Recording

    312 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Music Production Employment

Minnesota 2,430
National 167,320

Of all of the music production professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Minnesota.

Employment Growth for Music production professionals In Minnesota

1,790 1,780 2,390 2,490 2,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of music production is growing. There were 640 more music production professionals working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music production has grown by 36% in Minnesota. This growth is faster than the change in the number of music production professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of music production professionals has grown by 31% from 2006 to 2010.

Music Production VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$48,553 $52,475 $55,235 $54,622 $55,180
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music Production
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by music production professionals is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 music production professionals made a mean salary of $48,553 per year, and in 2010 they made $55,180 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music production professionals in Minnesota

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Thus, music production professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Minnesota state, within the field of music production, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music production professionals earn 160% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music production professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Music Production
Video Production

In Minnesota, music production professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music Production programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited music production schools in Minnesota is increasing. In Minnesota, there were 32 graduates in 2006. And there were 130 graduates from music production courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 306% percent increase in the number of music production school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. 67% of these graduates received a associate's degree in music production.

Music Production Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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