Top Colleges for Classical Voice

I absolutely love teaching voice and one of my favorite parts of the job is helping student on their way to college.  Finding the right music school can be very intimdating and most students have no idea where to begin.  Data available for music school rankings can be hard to come by as there are so many factors that can make a school great.  Many of the attributes contributing to classifying a musical school as great are very subjective and hard to compare.  However students can find helpful information if they do some serious research and are open to having a lot of options to sort through.  The following is a list I have compiled of some of the schools specializing in classical voice that seem to be the best schools out there. This list is by no means inclusive and I am sure I have left out a few good ones.  Good Luck!!!!

Out of State


Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ


Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA


Blair School of Music

Vanderbilt Univeristy


Boyer College of Music

Temple University. PA


College Conservatory of Music –

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio


Eastman School of Music

Rochester, NY


Florida State University



Hartt School of Music

University of Hartford, CT


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Ithaca School of Music

Ithaca College


Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY


Mannes College of Music

New York, NY


Michigan State University

New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA


Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music

Evanston, IL


Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Oberlin College, OH


Peabody Institute of Music

John Hopkins University, MD


Purchase Conservatory of Music

State University of Newyork


Sheperd School of Music

Rice University, TX


The Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH


The Crane School of Music

State University of NewYork, Potsdam


The Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, PA


The Jacobs School Of Music

Indiana University Bloomington, IN


The Julliard School

New York, NY


Towson University,

Towson, MD


University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, Il


University of Michigan


University of North Texas



University of Texas-

Austin  TX


Yale University





San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA


University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

Los Angeles, CA


Cal State University Northridge

Northridge, CA


California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA


Colburn School of Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA


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