Music in Washington DC

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Schools Offering Music Programs in Washington DC


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Washington DC students graduate with degrees in music. In other words, every year an estimated 104 musicians graduate from Washington DC's 5 music schools.

Top Schools

George Washington University, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington DC that has a music program. It is located in Washington. In 2010, 6 students graduated from George Washington University's music program. Students at George Washington University paid $42,905 per year in tuition fees.

American University, which was ranked 23rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington DC that has a music program. It is located in Washington. In 2010, American University graduated 16 students from its music program. Tuition at American University was $36,697 per year.

Howard University, which was ranked 23rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington DC that has a music program. It is located in Washington. In 2010, Howard University graduated 14 students from its music programs. Howard University charged in-state students $18,120 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington DC's music schools ranges from $42,905 per year to $7,000 per year. But, the average tuition is $27,700 per year. The Washington DC music schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, students are charged $42,905 per year
  2. American University - located in Washington, students are charged $36,697 per year
  3. Catholic University of America - located in Washington, students are charged $33,780 per year

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

  1. University of the District of Columbia - located in Washington, students are charged $7,000 per year
  2. Howard University - located in Washington, students are charged $18,120 per year
  3. Catholic University of America - located in Washington, students are charged $33,780 per year

A music degree from a Washington DC school... what next?

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

  1. County - 450 musicians

Salary

musicians in Washington DC make an average of $30,165 per year. However, Washington DC musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,720 per year to more than $87,690 per year in 2010. The following counties in Washington DC have the highest average salaries for musicians:

  1. County - $53,410 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Washington DC were:

  1. Music Composer - $60,330 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

The musicians with lowest average salaries in Washington DC were:

  1. Music Composer - $60,330 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in music in Washington DC 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 Washington DC
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Washington DC
  • Master's Degree in Music in Washington DC
  • Doctoral Degree in Music in Washington DC

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,530 miles from location George Washington University Washington DC 82.7924 34% 25,061
5,532 miles from location American University Washington DC 76.634 19% 12,241
5,529 miles from location Howard University Washington DC 70.4017 32% 10,573
5,528 miles from location Catholic University of America Washington DC 68.4008 22% 6,768
5,531 miles from location University of the District of Columbia Washington DC 10.2521 n/a 4,960
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Music Directors and Composers + 120 $60,330
2
Musicians and Singers + 100 n/a
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are music related jobs in Washington DC