College Preparation Resources
Here you will find links to conservatories and universities as well as other more general college preparation related links. These links are not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of what is available to prospective students.
For musicians in particular it is important to consider not just the school, but the specific teacher with whom you wish to study. You should contact prospective teachers and if at all possible, schedule a lesson. It is impossible to overstate the value of being "known" before you audition.
- Cleveland Institute of Music
- The Colburn School
- The Curtis Institute
- Eastman School of Music
- Juilliard School of Music
- Manhattan School of Music
- Mannes College of Music
- New England Conservatory
- Oberlin College and Conservatory
- Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University
- San Francisco Conservatory
- University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Most large public and private universities have schools of music or music departments located within their school of Arts and Sciences. The schools listed here have strong reputations nationally and internationally. The links provided will take you directly to the music school/department.
- Indiana University
- Northwestern University
- Rice University
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
General College Information Sites
- College Atlas
Search online for colleges and universities throughout the world.
- College Board
Information and links for all prospective college students.
Apply on-line to over 1500 colleges and universities.
- College View
Another site with links and general college information.