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Schools Offering Music Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, roughly 0.6% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in music. Thus, Massachusetts' 41 music schools put out approximately 1,354 musicians each year.

Top Schools

Harvard University, which was ranked 0th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a music program. It is located in Cambridge. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Harvard University's music program. Harvard University charged in-state students $38,415 in tuition fees per year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ranked 9th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a music program. It is located in Cambridge. 5 students graduated with degree in music from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. The tuition rate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was $39,212 per year.

Tufts University, which was ranked 9th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a music program. It is located in Medford. 22 students graduated with degree in music from Tufts University in 2010. Tufts University charged in-state students $41,598 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Massachusetts music school, average tuition will be $28,101 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,144 per year to $41,982 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

The following Massachusetts music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year
  3. Cape Cod Community College - located in West Barnstable, students are charged $3,624 per year

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

The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of musician are:

  1. Bristol County - 250 musicians
  2. Hartford County - 50 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 520 musicians working in the Massachusetts then.

Salary

On average, musicians earn a salary of $52,610 per year in Massachusetts state. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts musician earned as little as less than $18,700 per year or as much as more than $83,750 per year. On average musician earn the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Bristol County - $52,410 per year
  2. Hartford County - $41,950 per year

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

  1. Hartford County - $41,950 per year
  2. Bristol County - $52,410 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Massachusetts were:

  1. Music Composer - $52,610 per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Massachusetts were:

  1. Music Composer - $52,610 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Music in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Music in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,267 miles from location Boston University Boston MA 85.9479 20% 31,960
5,268 miles from location Harvard University Cambridge MA 100.0 80% 27,651
5,266 miles from location Northeastern University Boston MA 82.4476 20% 27,537
5,339 miles from location University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst MA 39.6358 21% 27,016
5,270 miles from location Boston College Chestnut Hill MA 86.2323 25% 15,036
5,263 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA 23.6688 26% 14,912
5,283 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA 30.5008 37% 13,602
5,265 miles from location Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown MA 10.7498 n/a 11,009
5,255 miles from location Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA 31.299 32% 10,774
5,267 miles from location Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA 91.19 64% 10,384
5,268 miles from location Tufts University Medford MA 87.5225 33% 10,252
5,259 miles from location Salem State University Salem MA 26.9378 31% 10,125
5,251 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA 27.8038 32% 9,302
5,265 miles from location Suffolk University Boston MA 59.9395 16% 9,148
5,342 miles from location Holyoke Community College Holyoke MA 13.31 n/a 7,473
5,348 miles from location Westfield State University Westfield MA 31.0441 37% 5,675
5,275 miles from location Brandeis University Waltham MA 81.2242 30% 5,598
5,267 miles from location Simmons College Boston MA 65.2275 18% 5,003
5,218 miles from location Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable MA 8.73914 n/a 4,657
5,265 miles from location Emerson College Boston MA 72.0892 26% 4,556
5,266 miles from location Berklee College of Music Boston MA 26.0838 57% 4,145
5,301 miles from location Clark University Worcester MA 34.2011 20% 3,416
5,343 miles from location Smith College Northampton MA 37.759 35% 3,121
5,300 miles from location College of the Holy Cross Worcester MA 38.8059 31% 2,932
5,302 miles from location Assumption College Worcester MA 29.7589 17% 2,794
5,276 miles from location Wellesley College Wellesley Hills MA 82.2198 40% 2,324
5,339 miles from location Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA 36.5003 32% 2,304
5,377 miles from location Williams College Williamstown MA 43.4344 45% 2,141
5,338 miles from location Amherst College Amherst MA 86.6099 38% 1,744
5,257 miles from location Gordon College Wenham MA 68.7889 35% 1,685
5,265 miles from location Wheaton College Norton MA 32.9407 22% 1,632
5,307 miles from location Anna Maria College Paxton MA 53.6904 26% 1,589
5,338 miles from location Hampshire College Amherst MA 69.1162 24% 1,463
5,261 miles from location Eastern Nazarene College Quincy MA 54.2902 35% 1,075
5,266 miles from location The New England Conservatory of Music Boston MA 34.3459 30% 785
5,266 miles from location The Boston Conservatory Boston MA 27.4093 21% 682
5,269 miles from location Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill MA 20.2388 42% 484
5,297 miles from location Atlantic Union College South Lancaster MA 17.9037 n/a 468
5,379 miles from location Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington MA 30.8743 64% 431
5,271 miles from location Hebrew College Newton Center MA 13.0152 n/a 252
5,268 miles from location Longy School of Music Cambridge MA 15.5813 36% 243
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Music Directors and Composers + 420 $52,610 500.0%
 

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