Music Schools In Massachusetts

There are 41 accredited music schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach music classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in music training at the following levels:

  • Music Certificate
  • Associates degree in Music
  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music
  • PhD degree in Music


Schools

  1. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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  2. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  3. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  4. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  5. Berklee College of Music

    1140 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  6. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. The Boston Conservatory

    8 the Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  8. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  11. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  12. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  13. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  15. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

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  16. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  17. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  18. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Hebrew College

    160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459-2237

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  20. College of the Holy Cross

    One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

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  21. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  22. Longy School of Music

    One Follen St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  23. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  26. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

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  28. The New England Conservatory of Music

    290 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5018

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  29. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. Pine Manor College

    400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  31. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  32. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  33. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  34. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  35. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  36. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  37. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  38. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

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  39. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  40. Wheaton College in Norton

    26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

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  41. Williams College

    880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Music Employment

Massachusetts 420
National 63,990

Of all of the music professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Massachusetts

700 900 960 1,080 420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of music professionals is shrinking in Massachusetts. There were 280 less music professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 40% decline in the field. 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 Massachusetts

$34,305 $32,420 $27,380 $27,290 $52,610
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
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 Massachusetts. In 2006 music professionals made a mean salary of $34,305 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,610 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$18,710
25th percentile
$37,530
50th percentile
$53,480
75th percentile
$68,640
90th percentile
$82,580

This represents a 35% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid music professionals earning 341% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Art
$58,800
Liberal Arts
$70,450
Music
$52,610
Music Production
$55,868

In Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts

associate
3
bachelor
65
master
36
doctor
18
Certificate
21
Total143

The number of students graduating from the 41 accredited music schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,538 music graduates from music courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 1,404 graduates.

This represents a 9% decrease in the number of music degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. Most of these graduates, or 45%, earned an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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