I am going into Mus ed as a String player in violin, and auditioned at Hartt for Ed and sent in the tape for BU. Hartt is very competitive and I do urge you to visit your top choices, as I did not like Hartt at all for majoring in Ed and it seems the Ed majors are treated differently there as opposed to the Performance majors. BU is a very ,very competitive, even for Ed majors. It is a great school for all the opportunities and faculty members, though. I am not sure about other schools. I can say a word about Roberts: do think about which (if any) cities you would want to be near to; it seemed to be slightly isolated and I am not sure of the strength of the program as opposed to, say, BU or the others schools. Best of luck with choices! Mus Ed is a very rewarding field.