Music Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 20 accredited music schools where music faculty who teach music classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in music in the state of Kentucky, which encompasses music training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Bellarmine University

    2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

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  3. Berea College

    101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182

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  4. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

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  5. Centre College

    600 W Walnut St, Danville, Kentucky 40422-1394

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  6. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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  7. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  8. Georgetown College

    400 East College Street, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

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  9. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  10. Kentucky Wesleyan College

    3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

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  11. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Kentucky Christian University

    100 Academic Pkwy, Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199

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  13. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  15. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  16. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  17. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40280-0001

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  18. Thomas More College

    333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017-3495

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  19. Transylvania University

    300 N Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-1797

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  20. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Music Employment

Kentucky 240
National 63,990

Approximately 0% of the country's music professionals work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Kentucky

360 390 260 230 240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music is a shrinking field in Kentucky. 120 less music professionals were working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of music professionals has shrunk by 33%. This is faster than the trend for music professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of music professionals has grown by 14% between 2006 and 2010.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$22,070 $0 $0 $0 $12,735
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by music professionals is decreasing in Kentucky. Music professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $22,070 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $12,735 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Kentucky

10th percentile
$7,820
25th percentile
$8,235
50th percentile
$9,635
75th percentile
$18,225
90th percentile
$20,345

This represents a 73% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid music professionals earning 160% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kentucky state.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Art
$50,300
Liberal Arts
$53,430
Music
$12,735
Music Production
$34,918

Music professionals in Kentucky earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
29
master
11
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total44

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited music schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006 there were 271 music graduates from music courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 275 graduates.

Thus there was a 1% percent increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. A majority of these graduates, or 66%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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