Music in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Music Programs in Connecticut


Around 0.5% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from music degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 384 musicians graduate from Connecticut's 14 music schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a music program is Yale University, which is located in New Haven. In 2010, it was ranked 2nd nationwide. In 2010, Yale University graduated 137 students from its music program. Students at Yale University paid $38,300 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a music program is Wesleyan University. Wesleyan University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in Middletown. 25 students graduated with degree in music from Wesleyan University in 2010. Tuition at Wesleyan University was $42,084 per year.

University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a music program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. 51 students graduated with degree in music from University of Connecticut in 2010. University of Connecticut charged in-state students $10,416 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Connecticut music school, average tuition will be $21,058 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,406 per year to $42,420 per year. The Connecticut music schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Trinity College - located in Hartford, students are charged $42,420 per year
  2. Wesleyan University - located in Middletown, students are charged $42,084 per year
  3. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year

The following Connecticut music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Manchester Community College - located in Manchester, students are charged $3,406 per year
  2. Central Connecticut State University - located in New Britain, students are charged $7,861 per year
  3. Western Connecticut State University - located in Danbury, students are charged $7,909 per year

A music degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

The largest populations of Connecticut musician are working in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 280 musicians
  2. Middlesex County - 180 musicians
  3. Fairfield County - 90 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,440 musicians working in the Connecticut then.

Salary

musicians in Connecticut make an average of $28,775 per year. However, Connecticut musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,290 per year to more than $95,330 per year in 2010. Musicians in the following Connecticut counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Fairfield County - $59,390 per year
  2. Hartford County - $58,570 per year

The Connecticut counties with the lowest average salary for musicians are:

  1. Hartford County - $58,570 per year
  2. Fairfield County - $59,390 per year

The musicians with highest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Music Composer - $57,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

The musicians with lowest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Music Composer - $57,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in music and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as music or audio engineering.

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

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

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,316 miles from location University of Connecticut Storrs Mansfield CT 81.1342 29% 25,029
5,341 miles from location Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 61.3421 35% 12,461
5,345 miles from location Southern Connecticut State University New Haven CT 26.7526 31% 11,815
5,344 miles from location Yale University New Haven CT 98.1624 68% 11,593
5,333 miles from location Manchester Community College Manchester CT 9.89282 n/a 7,366
5,340 miles from location University of Hartford W Hartford CT 29.8145 15% 7,212
5,371 miles from location Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT 56.3583 39% 6,617
5,345 miles from location University of New Haven West Haven CT 58.8755 34% 5,770
5,313 miles from location Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic CT 28.5665 42% 5,610
5,355 miles from location University of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT 46.4473 10% 5,103
5,358 miles from location Fairfield University Fairfield CT 72.6181 17% 5,074
5,333 miles from location Wesleyan University Middletown CT 83.6527 32% 3,148
5,338 miles from location Trinity College Hartford CT 77.2966 31% 2,438
5,303 miles from location Connecticut College New London CT 37.5239 29% 1,911
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers + 580 n/a 45.0%
2
Music Directors and Composers + 220 $57,550 266.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are music related jobs in Connecticut