Music Schools In Hawaii

In Hawaii, there are 3 accredited schools where music classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music training in Hawaii, which includes music training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music
  • PhD degree in Music


  1. University of Hawaii at Hilo

    200 W Kawili St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa

    2600 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Room 001, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Brigham Young University-Hawaii

    55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, Hawaii 96762-1294

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Music Employment

Hawaii 550
National 63,990

Of all of the music professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Hawaii.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Hawaii

830 970 760 780 550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of music professionals is shrinking in Hawaii. 280 less music professionals were working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has shrunk by 34% in Hawaii. This decline is faster than the national trend for music professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of music professionals working around the nation.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$21,785 $17,810 $17,875 $26,220 $24,665
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of music professionals is declining, the salaries paid to music professionals are increasing in Hawaii. In 2006 music professionals made a mean salary of $21,785 per year, and in 2010 they made $24,665 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Hawaii

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 12% growth in music professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Hawaii state, within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music professionals earn 437% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Liberal Arts
Music Production

In Hawaii, music professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


As the number of music professionals is decreasing in Hawaii state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited music schools in Hawaii state is increasing. In 2006, 35 students graduated from music courses in Hawaii. And in 2010, 53 students graduated.

Thus there was a 51% percent increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. A majority of these graduates, or 78%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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