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Music Schools In Washington DC

In Washington DC, there are 5 accredited schools where music classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Washington DC, and the future trends in music training at the following levels:


  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Music Employment

Washington DC 220
National 63,990

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

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Washington DC

550 790 380 310 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, music is a shrinking field. 330 less music professionals were working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has shrunk by 60% in Washington DC. This decline is faster 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 Washington DC

$31,860 $35,775 $0 $28,905 $30,165
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of music professionals is declining, the salaries earned by music professionals are decreasing. Music professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $31,860 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $30,165 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Washington DC

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Thus, there was a 6% decline in music professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Washington DC, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of music. The pay differential between the highest paid music professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 395%

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Liberal Arts
Music Production

In Washington DC, 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 DC


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited music schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006 there were 115 music graduates from music courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 104 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 10%. 41% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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