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Best music schools in North Carolina?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I have a passion for music. I'm thinking of applying to schools in North Carolina with strong music programs. Any suggestions on which music schools I should consider?

25 days ago

Sure, I can suggest a few music schools in North Carolina that are known for their strong music programs. Keep in mind that the strengths of each program will differ, so it's a good idea to research each institution's offerings to determine the best fit for your music interests.

1. University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA): Located in Winston-Salem, UNCSA offers a comprehensive music program with various majors, including (but not limited to) instrumental performance, voice, composition, and music technology. Their curriculum combines strong traditional music education with opportunities for individualized programs of study.

2. East Carolina University (ECU): ECU's School of Music in Greenville offers several music degrees, such as music education, music therapy, performance, theory-composition, jazz studies, and keyboard studies. They are especially known for their music education and music therapy programs.

3. University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG): UNCG School of Music has an established reputation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in performance, composition, music education, and more. They also have a strong commitment to community outreach initiatives.

4. Appalachian State University (ASU): Appalachian State's Hayes School of Music in Boone has well-regarded music programs in instrumental performance, music education, and music therapy. They provide a supportive and collaborative atmosphere for both classical and contemporary studies.

5. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM): While NCSSM is primarily geared toward STEM disciplines, they also have a renowned fine arts program, which includes music. Students at NCSSM can participate in ensembles, take classes in music theory and history, and pursue individual music projects.

Remember that the focus of each school's music program can differ, so take the time to explore their websites, attend virtual tours or information sessions, and reach out to their admissions teams to learn more about which institution might align best with your specific musical interests and goals. Good luck in your search!

25 days ago

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