NYU Steinhardt vs. Berklee vs Belmont for Vocal performance

My daughter is accepted at NYU Steinhardt, Berklee and Belmont for Vocal performance. We are waiting on others but these are the top three. They are all so different and all seem great! She seems to like the vibe of a big city and she has endlessly trained in voice for many years so is not intimidated by trying new and difficult music
classes. She is also a songwriter and would describer herself as jazzy pop. She received partial scholarships at all three schools and we have saved for her college.
We would love some feedback on which to choose! Thanks so much for any and all thoughts and suggestions.


Congratulations! If she’s leaning towards jazz/pop among the three, I think it’s tough to beat Berklee. Awesome program and track record in a great city.

Thank you!

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Congratulations! Those are all fantastic schools. That’s a tough choice. My daughter is at Belmont/songwriting. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Had my daughter applied and been accepted to NYU that may have been her top choice. Her biggest regret is not completing the NYU application. We wouldn’t have been able to afford it though. I would suggest researching the actual program curriculum at each school to see which one best aligns with what your daughter wants to study.

Thank you! My daughter went to the songwriting vocal camp at Belmont and fell in love with it, however, she noticed that they do choir and classical for the whole first year. She has never done choir and wasn’t super excited about that. She did ALL State and All State Jazz in High School so she has studied quite a classical along the four years and wanted to move into strictly pop and adult contemporary with some jazz. Does that sound right for Belmont? What year is your daughter? My daughter would love to chat with her I’m sure!! thanks again. BTW the NYU application was daunting!!! Also why did she choose to not apply to Berklee?