We’ve included both foreign and domestic programs, the tiny programs (Cellos at Belle Serre in Castres, France, with an enrollment of ten) and the huge programs (University of North Carolina at Greensboro Summer Music Camp, with 1,900).The new Guide to Music Schools puts critical, in-depth information about more than 50 music schools and conservatories at your fingertips: audition requirements, post-graduate assistance programs, size of the student body, musical degrees offered, number of full time and adjunct faculty, tuition and number of scholarships awarded—as well as all the needed contact information and particulars.We've chosen to highlight 45 music schools from our database of 1,210 music schools.We asked each of our picks for additional details, such as: audition requirements, post-graduate assistance programs, number of full time and adjunct faculty and number of scholarships awarded., author Ian Vander Meulen speaks with oﬃcials at ﬁve schools that we felt were particularly well-attuned to job market opportunities and challenges: Curtis Institute, London's Guildhall School, Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Juilliard and San Francisco Conservatory.With our annual Special Report on Festivals, we continue a Musical America tradition dating back at least 50 years—perhaps longer—of reporting on the year’s upcoming festivals.
For those still unsure of where they’ll land in September 2015, Musical America's editors have compiled a guide of 51 top music schools and conservatories around the world, selected from the 1,278 listed in the Musical America Directory.
In this year's Guide, you’ll notice newcomers, such as Tippett Rise, established 2016 in Fishtail, Montana, and old faithfuls, like the Salzburg Festival, founded in that historic city in 1920 and not standing still: Cecilia Bartoli will be singing Maria in Our feature story reviews summer music programs that enable "grown-up" individuals to practice a favorite avocation, make friends, and, in many cases, enjoy the scenery.
At the Tuscany Project, you can join a gospel choir while spending a week on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, among other of the Project’s locations; or pull your ?
The efforts by music schools and conservatories to keep pace with an ever-evolving job market by engaging in the community is explored in a feature article, Conservatories as Good Citizens: Four Success Stories.
Author Brian Wise, producers of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s national weekly radio broadcasts, focuses on how music schools are infiltrating their surrounding community to help equip students with the needed tools for success.