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Music Schools

horcruxhorcrux Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited February 2011 in Music Major
I'm just looking for some help finding a music school in or near Ohio. I sing and play the clarinet and piano. Preferably, a school with a low party scene as I am not into partying. Please help!
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  • ppianoppiano Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Easy!! Ohio is home to some of the best music schools! Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Conservatory College of Music (Cincinnatti) Good luck =)
  • MomofbassistMomofbassist Registered User Posts: 698 Member
    Baldwin Wallace conservatory has some great teachers, many are members of the Cleveland Symphony. The music conservatory has its own dorm if you want, but is still part of a liberal arts college. SUNY Fredonia is another cost effective choice and some of their graduates have gone on to Curtis, Yale, etc.
  • BassDadBassDad Registered User Posts: 5,381 Senior Member
    There are lots of places to study music in and near Ohio. Depending on the intended degree and major as well as your current proficiency, you might also consider Andrews U, Ball State, Bowling Green State, Butler, Bradley, Carnegie Mellon, Central Michigan U, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Cleveland State, College of Wooster, DePaul, DePauw, Duquesne, Eastern Michigan U, Grand Valley State, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, Indiana U, Mansfield, Miami U(OH, not FL), Michigan State, Millikin, Northern Illinois, Northern Kentucky, Northwestern, Ohio State, Ohio U, U Akron, U Illinois Urbana Champaign, U Louisville, U Michigan, Valparaiso, Western Illinois, Western Michigan, West Virginia, Wheaton and Youngstown State in addition to those already named. I'm sure there are some good ones that I have missed - no slight intended.
  • DDSINGERDDSINGER Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I appreciate this list, Bassdad. We're on the hunt for a small, strong program for vocal performance. We're looking in the midwest, but also in the east. Would like to stay away from the conservatories for undergrad. Thanks for any help!
  • MezzoGirlMezzoGirl Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    Oberlin is a small liberal arts college with the conservatory so it is smaller, compaired to Cincinnati
  • BassDadBassDad Registered User Posts: 5,381 Senior Member
    DDSINGER, when you say "small" do you mean you want the whole school to be small or that you want the vocal program to be small? That is, would a small vocal program within a large school be OK? If so, there are not many schools that have large vocal programs outside of a few conservatories and large Universities.

    Also, what is the reason for not wanting a Conservatory for undergrad? Recommendations could be different, for example, if you wanted to pursue a BA rather than a BM, wanted to maintain the option of switching to a non-music major without changing schools, wanted to have a shot at major roles in school productions while still an undergrad, or wanted to take demanding courses in non-musical subjects.
  • stradmomstradmom Registered User Posts: 4,849 Senior Member
    Lawrence? St Olaf?
  • MomofbassistMomofbassist Registered User Posts: 698 Member
    Bassdad, wow! You should start a consulting business for music majors. Your advice is comprehensive and to the point. Thanks for helping us all out!
  • BassDadBassDad Registered User Posts: 5,381 Senior Member
    Thanks for those kind words, Momofbassist. Having been laid off my engineering job for some time, I have started thinking along those lines myself but have not yet done anything beyond what I post here for free. Commercial messages on CC are forbidden by the terms of service, but I do not think I would violate those terms were I to point out that I can be reached via email to discuss any topic at all by first clicking on my screen name to the left of any of my posts and then clicking on "Send email to BassDad".
  • MusicmanjdbMusicmanjdb Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    I think undergrad in Ohio, in general, is what you make of it. Lots of opportunities anywhere where the college is near the city. Lots of good colleges surrounding Columbus, even up to 30 minutes away..
  • honestmomhonestmom Registered User Posts: 428 Member
    University of Kentucky is an hour from Cincinnati and has a fine music program as well, especially in voice (including opera) and piano. Very affordable school, and lots of performing opportunities. A party scene is there if you want it, but Kentucky is an alcohol- and tobacco-free campus so the partying generally takes place off campus now. My step-niece is there now and loves it. As a freshman cellist she has already gotten to play in two well-reviewed operas and in Carnegie Hall with the UK Symphony.
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