Music in Oregon

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Schools Offering Music Programs in Oregon


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Oregon receive music degrees every year. That means an estimated 275 musicians graduate from Oregon's 20 music schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a music program is Reed College. Reed College, which was ranked 24th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 4 students graduated with a degree in music from Reed College in 2010. Tuition at Reed College was $41,200 per year.

Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a music program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Lewis & Clark College music program. Students at Lewis & Clark College paid $36,632 per year in tuition fees.

Willamette University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a music program. It is located in Salem. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Willamette University music program. Willamette University charged in-state students $37,361 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's music schools ranges from $41,200 per year to $3,016 per year. But, the average tuition is $18,759 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Reed College - located in Portland, students are charged $41,200 per year
  2. Willamette University - located in Salem, students are charged $37,361 per year
  3. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year

The music schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  3. Treasure Valley Community College - located in Ontario, students are charged $4,095 per year

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

In Oregon, the largest numbers of musician work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,170 musicians
  2. Lane County - 200 musicians
  3. Clatsop County - 160 musicians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,030 musicians will be working in Oregon state. This would require the number of musicians to grow by 7%.

Salary

On average, musicians earn $27,235 per year. But, salaries for musician can vary. In 2010, musician made as little as less than $21,450 per year or as much as more than $97,420 per year in Oregon. On average musician earn the most in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Marion County - $88,850 per year
  2. Clatsop County - $56,410 per year
  3. Jackson County - $52,060 per year

Musicians in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $46,500 per year
  2. Jackson County - $52,060 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $56,410 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Oregon were:

  1. Music Composer - $54,470 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Oregon were:

  1. Music Composer - $54,470 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in music. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Music in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Oregon
  • Certificate in Music in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,817 miles from location Oregon State University Corvallis OR 35.6035 44% 21,950
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,806 miles from location Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 25.0224 50% 5,649
7,857 miles from location Southern Oregon University Ashland OR 21.8939 50% 5,104
7,562 miles from location Eastern Oregon University La Grande OR 49.0512 52% 3,957
7,763 miles from location University of Portland Portland OR 33.2823 16% 3,706
7,764 miles from location Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 73.1463 14% 3,523
7,781 miles from location George Fox University Newberg OR 30.8006 39% 3,388
7,781 miles from location Pacific University Forest Grove OR 27.563 26% 3,198
7,795 miles from location Willamette University Salem OR 72.0804 16% 2,838
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,765 miles from location Marylhurst University Marylhurst OR 10.6716 n/a 1,902
7,795 miles from location Linfield College Mcminnville OR 66.061 31% 1,678
7,761 miles from location Reed College Portland OR 76.3498 29% 1,481
7,759 miles from location Warner Pacific College Portland OR 50.9308 41% 1,332
7,793 miles from location Corban University Salem OR 61.0819 42% 1,103
7,823 miles from location Northwest Christian University Eugene OR 52.8337 14% 557
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers + 1,160 n/a
2
Music Directors and Composers + 740 $54,470 45.1%
 

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