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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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,195 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 87.6846 43% 41,654
6,118 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee WI 30.4844 42% 30,418
6,120 miles from location Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee WI 21.9287 79% 20,215
6,153 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh WI 30.0689 43% 13,192
6,299 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI 34.9991 40% 11,216
6,161 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater WI 65.2906 43% 11,139
6,286 miles from location University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse WI 35.6184 39% 10,009
6,203 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point WI 32.8408 41% 9,209
6,250 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Platteville Platteville WI 31.0842 51% 7,803
6,120 miles from location Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon WI 27.8739 29% 7,178
6,354 miles from location University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls WI 30.5647 51% 6,728
6,123 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Green Bay WI 28.6455 39% 6,638
6,119 miles from location Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee WI 25.9018 41% 6,276
6,115 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha WI 20.6899 50% 5,303
6,124 miles from location Lakeland College Plymouth WI 54.9304 25% 3,932
6,135 miles from location Carroll University Waukesha WI 31.224 42% 3,403
6,287 miles from location Viterbo University La Crosse WI 24.5254 33% 3,282
6,114 miles from location Carthage College Kenosha WI 26.4568 15% 3,121
0 miles from location Alverno College Milwaukee WI 22.69 53% 2,815
6,324 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Superior Superior WI 24.5193 42% 2,794
6,196 miles from location Edgewood College Madison WI 25.7999 33% 2,549
6,129 miles from location Saint Norbert College De Pere WI 31.6348 32% 2,175
6,126 miles from location Mount Mary College Milwaukee WI 22.2151 40% 1,925
6,147 miles from location Lawrence University Appleton WI 32.9221 20% 1,483
6,175 miles from location Beloit College Beloit WI 34.4484 23% 1,407
6,167 miles from location Ripon College Ripon WI 32.385 29% 1,064
6,161 miles from location Maranatha Baptist Bible College Watertown WI 28.9497 84% 849
6,125 miles from location Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee WI 29.3357 40% 776
6,113 miles from location Silver Lake College Manitowoc WI 23.377 27% 704
6,131 miles from location Northland International University Dunbar WI 24.5619 n/a 615
6,266 miles from location Northland College Ashland WI 26.9705 30% 612
6,189 miles from location Madison Media Institute Madison WI 23.1385 n/a 420
 

Curious what studying Music gets you?

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

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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