Music Schools In New Jersey

New Jersey has 23 accredited music schools where music faculty who teach music classes can find employment. The trends in New Jersey's music academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in music includes 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. Bergen Community College

    400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, New Jersey 07652-1595

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  2. Caldwell College

    120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey 07006-6195

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  3. County College of Morris

    214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, New Jersey 07869-2086

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  4. Drew University

    36 Madison Ave, Madison, New Jersey 07940

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  5. Essex County College

    303 University Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102

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  6. Georgian Court University

    900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701-2697

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  7. Rowan University

    201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

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  8. New Jersey City University

    2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

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  9. Kean University

    1000 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083-0411

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  10. Monmouth University

    400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898

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  11. Montclair State University

    1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624

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  12. Princeton University

    Princeton, New Jersey 08544-0070

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  13. Ramapo College of New Jersey

    505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-1680

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  14. Rider University

    2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099

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  15. Rutgers University-Camden

    406 Penn, Camden, New Jersey 08102

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  16. Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1281

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  17. Rutgers University-Newark

    249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Seton Hall University

    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. College of Saint Elizabeth

    2 Convent Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960-6989

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  20. Raritan Valley Community College

    118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

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  21. Stevens Institute of Technology

    Castle Point On Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030-5991

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  22. The College of New Jersey

    2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718

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  23. William Paterson University of New Jersey

    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Music Employment

New Jersey 1,030
National 63,990

Of all of the music professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in New Jersey state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In New Jersey

1,130 1,140 1,020 960 1,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music is a shrinking field in New Jersey. In New Jersey, 100 less music professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has shrunk by 9% in New Jersey. This decline is slower than the change in the number of music professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of music professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in New Jersey

$21,625 $23,030 $26,930 $31,515 $32,040
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Jersey, as the number of music professionals is declining, the salaries earned by music professionals are increasing. The mean salary for music professionals in 2006 was $21,625 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $32,040 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in New Jersey

10th percentile
$19,715
25th percentile
$23,235
50th percentile
$29,825
75th percentile
$37,055
90th percentile
$45,745

This represents a 33% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 132% pay differential between the highest paid music professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of music in New Jersey.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Art
$58,296
Liberal Arts
$73,500
Music
$32,040
Music Production
$60,478

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

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey

associate
4
bachelor
29
master
13
doctor
3
Certificate
3
Total52

As the number of music professionals is decreasing in New Jersey state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited music schools in New Jersey state is decreasing. In New Jersey, there were 453 graduates in 2006. And there were 411 graduates from music courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 9% percent decrease in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. 56% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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