A sterling music education results from a high quality relationship between the student and the teacher. An experienced and passionate artist will reflect the same amount of dedication in passing on the knowledge to aspiring students. On this note, we bring to you a list of the seven best music schools in the world.
1. The Royal Academy of Music
If you respect Sir Elton John, then you would very well know of the academy we’re talking about. One of Britain’s oldest music school, situated in the city of London, England, The Royal Academy of Music is one of choicest places to study music. With a two to one student to faculty ratio, the academy ensures that every student receives the best of the best. The academy’s museum includes a fascinating collection of instruments from the Amati family and Stradivari. Serving as a link to the tradition of music, it has instructors and classes for children and all the way up to the doctoral level.
There is not any level of music that is not offered at this amazing school.
2. The Julliard School
Situated in the Upper West Side of New York City, in Manhattan, and established in 1905, this elite school is one of the best in terms of higher education in music. With an acceptance rate being as low as 7%, it is diverse and extremely competitive. Only the best students make it into this university. That explains their student strength of just around 600 selected across from forty countries. It offers undergraduate diplomas in many areas (click on the link in the next sentence for specification). For the graduate level, you can obtain a diploma in a number of fields. Press here for specification. The academy’s alumni have won over 63 Tony Awards, 24 Academy Awards, and 105 Grammy Awards, to name a few.
If you have no idea what a musical note is, you probably do not want to apply to this school.
3. Berklee College of Music
This renowned school for contemporary music was established in 1945 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Its philosophy preaches the idea that the best teacher of music is the music of the time. Its acceptance rate of students is higher than most of the finest schools of music with up to 4,200 students and a faculty strength of 606. Their graduate courses comprise Music Production, Music Therapy, Technology and Innovation, Contemporary Performance in Jazz, and so on to name just a few. It also offers online programs that enable students to obtain a degree.
4. Conservatoire de Paris
Established around the period of French Revolution in 1795, this is one of the oldest schools of music. The school accepts only thirty students per year forming an acceptance rate of just three percent. The student body is comprised of around 1,300 students with 410 instructors. It offers both graduate and undergraduate degree courses. Its alumni include elite names like Berlioz, Faure and Messiaen, Debussy, Boulez, and Ravel.
5. Yale School of Music
This particular Ivy League School is solely dedicated to music. Founded in 1889, it accepts only 8-10% of the overall applicants that total up to 200 odd students. It offers programs along the lines of a Master of Music Arts, Master of Music, and a Doctor Music Art program as well. Students at Yale can also signed up for courses ranging from the Art’s program to Master of Music courses depending on if they are an undergrad or a graduate, respectively.
It is not easy! Plan on being worked if you attend here!
6. Jacobs School of Music
This outstanding school which is situated in Bloomington, Indiana was where the famous opera singer named Richard Cowan went. One of the well-known faculty members is the famous pianist, Andre Watts. Around 1,600 students have the privilege of studying here. With the acceptance rate of about 25%, this school contains the world’s best opera stage which says a lot since we all know about all the amazing operate stages in Italy, France, and even New York.
Providing over 1,100 performances every year in stage operas and ballets, this school has all the facilities and avenues required for attaining a world class music education. This is a school where someone’s musical journey can be truly enlightening and lead to something that is remarkably special.
7. Manhattan School of Music
Beginning as a community school for immigrants in the city of New York, while being on the West Side of Manhattan (which may make Tupac’s disciples happy but that is another topic and since this is still the east coast then it may not make them happy after all), it has now become a premier music school in this industry. The pianist and philanthropist, Janet Shenck, is the founder of this school. Its acceptance rate is 40% and the student body comprises of 900 students with a faculty of 250. Their alumni, Jesse Rosen and Harry Connick Jr. (who died quickly in the overhyped movie Independence Day which did make a strong political point at the end though when the President chose to fly a jet and literally help fight that battle but this is another topic), have performed in various operas and orchestras and have taught music at a number of esteemed universities.
These are undeniably the most amazing and prolific schools for music education offering knowledge for students of all stripes and coming from all walks of life.
Written by Benjamin Roussey
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