Music in Arizona

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Schools Offering Music Programs in Arizona

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Arizona receive music degrees every year. Thus, Arizona's 15 music schools put out approximately 306 musicians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a music program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. 33 students graduated with a degree in music from Northern Arizona University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a music program is Prescott College, which is located in Prescott. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Prescott College music program. The tuition rate at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a music program is Arizona State University. Arizona State University, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Tempe. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated 152 students from its music programs. Tuition at Arizona State University was $8,132 per year.


If you choose to attend a Arizona music school, average tuition will be $7,073 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,520 per year to $26,235 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. Arizona Christian University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,174 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year
  2. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  3. Glendale Community College - located in Glendale, students are charged $1,734 per year

A music degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Arizona musicians:

  1. Maricopa County - 450 musicians
  2. Pima County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,730 musicians will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of musicians to grow by 2%.


musicians in Arizona make an average of $20,600 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona musician earned as little as less than $32,510 per year or as much as more than $58,640 per year. Musicians in the following Arizona counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Maricopa County - $43,670 per year

The musicians with highest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Music Composer - $41,200 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Arizona were:

  1. Music Composer - $41,200 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in music in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as music or audio engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Music in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Music in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,489 miles from location Ottawa University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 2.73172 n/a 1,127
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,484 miles from location Arizona Christian University Phoenix AZ 22.2073 56% 401
7,480 miles from location International Baptist College New River AZ 16.0727 n/a 91

Curious what studying Music gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Musicians and Singers + 530 n/a 51.4%
Music Directors and Composers + 220 $41,200 175.0%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are music related jobs in Arizona