Music Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 19 accredited schools where music classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State'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:

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


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Cornish College of the Arts

    1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  5. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  6. Trinity Lutheran College

    2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Washington 98201

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  7. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  8. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  9. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  10. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  11. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  12. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  13. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  14. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  15. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  16. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  17. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  18. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  19. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Music Employment

Washington State 1,070
National 63,990

Approximately 2% of the country's music professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Washington State

1,400 1,330 1,380 1,000 1,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, music is a shrinking field. There were 330 less music professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of music professionals has shrunk by 24%. 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 Washington State

$32,315 $31,710 $30,970 $32,045 $33,895
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. In 2006 music professionals made a mean salary of $32,315 per year, and in 2010 they made $33,895 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$12,125
25th percentile
$16,640
50th percentile
$29,390
75th percentile
$37,970
90th percentile
$63,950

This represents a 5% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music professionals earn 427% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Washington State

Art
$55,388
Liberal Arts
$54,920
Music
$33,895
Music Production
$56,320

In Washington State, 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 Washington State

associate
2
bachelor
45
master
16
doctor
9
Certificate
1
Total73

The number of students graduating from the 19 accredited music schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 448 graduates in 2006. And there were 336 graduates from music courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 25% percent decrease in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 62%, earned an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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