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Schools Offering Music Programs in Wisconsin


Around 0.3% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from music degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 422 musicians graduate from Wisconsin's 32 music schools.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a music program. It is located in Madison. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduated 67 students from its music program. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a music program is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Whitewater. 26 students graduated with degree in music from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010. Students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid $6,836 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin with a music program is Lakeland College, which is located in Plymouth. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. 4 students graduated with degree in music from Lakeland College in 2010. Tuition at Lakeland College was $19,640 per year.

Cost

Music schools in Wisconsin, charge students an average tuition of $16,560 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,312 per year, or as little as $3,620 per year. In 2010, the music schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Lawrence University - located in Appleton, students are charged $36,312 per year
  2. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  3. Carthage College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $29,750 per year

The following Wisconsin music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Milwaukee Area Technical College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $3,620 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Parkside - located in Kenosha, students are charged $6,619 per year
  3. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin musicians:

  1. Milwaukee County - 420 musicians
  2. Barron County - 90 musicians
  3. Dodge County - 60 musicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of musicians in the state of Wisconsin will shrink to 1,900. This would require a -2% decline in the profession.

Salary

On average, musicians earn $26,500 per year. However, Wisconsin musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,430 per year to more than $108,810 per year in 2010. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for musicians are:

  1. Barron County - $66,910 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $60,930 per year
  3. Columbia County - $51,780 per year

On average, musicians earn the least in the following Wisconsin counties:

  1. Dodge County - $40,250 per year
  2. Adams County - $50,880 per year
  3. Columbia County - $51,780 per year

The musicians with highest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Music Composer - $53,000 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Wisconsin were:

  1. Music Composer - $53,000 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Musicians and Singers 590 n/a
2
Music Directors and Composers 500 $53,000 194.1%
 

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