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Music Schools In Montana

In Montana, there are 5 accredited schools where music classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Montana'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:


  1. Dawson Community College

    300 College Dr, Glendive, Montana 59330

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Montana State University-Billings

    1500 University Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-0298

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Montana State University

    Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Rocky Mountain College

    1511 Poly Drive, Billings, Montana 59102-1796

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Music Employment

Montana 420
National 63,990

Of all of the music professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Montana.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Montana

140 310 290 350 420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Music is a growing field in Montana. There were 280 more music professionals working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has grown by 200% in Montana. This growth 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 Montana

$9,530 $11,445 $13,065 $15,090 $16,195
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of music professionals is growing, the salaries paid to music professionals are increasing in Montana. The mean salary for music professionals in 2006 was $9,530 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $16,195 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Montana

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90th percentile

Thus, music professionals' salaries grew by 41% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Montana, 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 250%

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Montana

Liberal Arts
Music Production

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

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in Montana


As the number of music professionals is increasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited music schools in Montana state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 32 music graduates from music courses in Montana and in 2010 there were 48 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Montana by 50%. 78% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Montana

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The number of music faculty, growth in the field of music academia and music faculty salaries in Montana, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching music courses to students at the associates degree in music, bachelors degree in music, and masters degree in music levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future music faculty in Montana. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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