Music Schools In Virginia

Music classes faculty can choose to work at one of 33 accredited music schools in Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music training in Virginia, which includes music training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Bluefield College

    3000 College Dr, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

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  3. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  4. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Christopher Newport University

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  6. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  7. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  8. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  9. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  11. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  12. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  13. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  14. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  15. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  16. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  17. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  18. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  19. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  20. Randolph-Macon College

    204 Henry St, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505

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  21. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  22. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  23. Roanoke College

    221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

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  24. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  25. Southern Virginia University

    One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

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  26. Sweet Briar College

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

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  27. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  31. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  32. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  33. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Music Employment

Virginia 830
National 63,990

Approximately 1% of the country's music professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Virginia

990 1,050 940 940 830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music is a shrinking field in Virginia. There were 160 less music professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% 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 Virginia

$21,245 $21,490 $20,955 $19,370 $20,920
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to music professionals are declining in Virginia. The mean salary for music professionals in 2006 was $21,245 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $20,920 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$9,495
25th percentile
$12,965
50th percentile
$18,780
75th percentile
$26,470
90th percentile
$38,100

Thus, there was a 2% decline in music professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music professionals earn 301% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Virginia

Art
$55,308
Liberal Arts
$57,620
Music
$20,920
Music Production
$48,988

In Virginia, 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 Virginia

associate
0
bachelor
44
master
15
doctor
3
Certificate
3
Total65

The number of students graduating from the 33 accredited music schools in Virginia is increasing. In Virginia, there were 444 graduates in 2006. And there were 592 graduates from music courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 33%. Most of these graduates, or 68%, earned a bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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