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Schools Offering Music Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in music. In other words, every year an estimated 359 musicians graduate from Missouri's 35 music schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a music program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Webster University's music program. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

Central Bible College, which is located in Springfield, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a music program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 5 students graduated with degree in music from Central Bible College in 2010. Tuition at Central Bible College was $11,756 per year.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a music program. It is located in Kansas City. Tuition at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was $6,392 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri music school, average tuition will be $14,165 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,920 per year to $40,369 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri music schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The following Missouri music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  3. Missouri Western State University - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $4,562 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Missouri musicians:

  1. Franklin County - 370 musicians
  2. Bond County - 310 musicians
  3. Barry County - 220 musicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of musicians is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,690 musicians working in the Missouri then.


musicians in Missouri earn $19,775 per year on average. However, Missouri musician earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,420 per year to more than $44,000 per year in 2010. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for musicians are:

  1. Franklin County - $45,650 per year
  2. Bond County - $41,320 per year
  3. Adair County - $35,190 per year

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

  1. Butler County - $31,700 per year
  2. Adair County - $35,190 per year
  3. Bond County - $41,320 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Missouri were:

  1. Music Composer - $39,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

On average, the lowest paid musicians in Missouri were:

  1. Music Composer - $39,550 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Musicians and Singers 700 n/a -31.4%
Music Directors and Composers 610 $39,550 1120.0%

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