Berklee Summer Program

by Mrs. Gunn

I would like to bring your attention to:

Berklee 5 Week Performance Summer Program – $7k, but you will come out a monster!



Berklee Guitar Sessions – $1200, 1 week, Aug 19 – 24. Learn to play guitar.



Berklee Songwriting Workshop – $1300, 4 days, Aug 15 – 18. Get feedback on your original songs.


Berklee Music Production Workshop – $1900 – July 13 – 15. Learn to record like a pro.








University of North Carolina School for the Arts

by Mrs. Gunn






University of North Carolina School for the Arts

This program has recently been placed on my radar – three times in the last few days, actually – as a great school for music, composition, and film studies.

They have three application deadlines: Dec, Jan, Feb.

They also have a high school division as well. Click on pic above for the link.


Top Music Schools

by Mrs. Gunn

Generally the top music programs  in the US (in other words, having this name on your resume will open doors for you):

Indiana University – Bloomington, IN, 40k/yr

Eastman University – Rochester, NY, 41k/yr

Julliard – New York, New York, 40k/yr

Curtis Institute – Philadelphia, PA, free if you can get in


Very good music programs for electronic music/composition: (all of the above plus:)

Duquesne, Pittsburgh, PA, 40k/yr

Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA, 40k/yr

Oberlin, Cleveland, OH, 40k/yr

Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford, CONN, 40k/yr

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 40k/yr


Very good audio production programs: (all of the above plus:)

University of Miami, Miami, FL, 40k/yr

Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 4ok/yr

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, 40k/yr

Pretty much any school in Pennsylvania, New York, or Massachusetts


Best music schools in Virginia:

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 16k/yr

  • music industry degree, music education, business degree with music industry minor

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, 40k/yr

  • audio recording degree, conservatory atmosphere, a wide array of music classes and degrees

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 16k/yr

  • jazz studies, music performance, music education degree, no music technology oriented degree

Christopher Newport, Newport News, VA, 20k/yr

  • no music industry or recording program, but they do have music classes, performance, education, or composition degrees

NVCC, NOVA, VA, $1600 per year!!!

  • Associates degree in audio visual technology out of Annandale/Alexandria
  • Recording courses at Alexandria
  • Loudoun County has a Recording Arts and Technology degree (RATS)