Music Schools in The West - 2017 Ranking

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Our 2017 ranking contains 84 schools offering music majors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Performing-Art-Schools.com team ranks University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA), and University of Washington Seattle (Seattle, WA) the best three music schools in the West.

See the best 50 music schools and colleges in the West below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the West. You might also want to check out our most recent ranking of the top music schools and colleges in the West.


Top 50 music schools in the West:

University of Southern California - Performing Arts School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 20 music programs

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
2. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA, 21 music programs

University of Washington Seattle - Performing Arts School Ranking
3. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 32 music programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Performing Arts School Ranking
4. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 6 music programs

University of California Davis - Performing Arts School Ranking
5. University of California Davis

Davis, CA, 2 music programs

University of California Irvine - Performing Arts School Ranking
6. University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA, 1 music program

California State University Chico - Performing Arts School Ranking
7. California State University Chico

Chico, CA, 4 music programs

Utah Valley University - Performing Arts School Ranking
8. Utah Valley University

Orem, UT, 4 music programs

San Francisco State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
9. San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA, 2 music programs

Chapman University - Performing Arts School Ranking
10. Chapman University

Orange, CA, 3 music programs

Arizona State University Tempe - Performing Arts School Ranking
11. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 1 music program

University of Oregon - Performing Arts School Ranking
12. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 2 music programs

University of California Berkeley - Performing Arts School Ranking
13. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 1 music program

California Institute of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
14. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 3 music programs

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
Boise State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
16. Boise State University

Boise, ID, 3 music programs

University of Arizona - Performing Arts School Ranking
17. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, 9 music programs

Northern Arizona University - Performing Arts School Ranking
18. Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ, 4 music programs

Otis College of Art and Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
19. Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA, 1 music program

California College of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
20. California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA, 1 music program

University of San Francisco - Performing Arts School Ranking
21. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, 2 music programs

Cornish College of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
22. Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA, 1 music program

Oregon State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
23. Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR, 1 music program

University of Redlands - Performing Arts School Ranking
24. University of Redlands

Redlands, CA, 2 music programs

San Francisco Art Institute - Performing Arts School Ranking
25. San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA, 3 music programs

Willamette University - Performing Arts School Ranking
26. Willamette University

Salem, OR, 5 music programs

Portland State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
27. Portland State University

Portland, OR, 2 music programs

Pacific Northwest College of Art - Performing Arts School Ranking
28. Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR, 2 music programs

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
29. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Lakewood, CO, 2 music programs

University of Idaho - Performing Arts School Ranking
30. University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, 4 music programs

California State Polytechnic University Pomona - Performing Arts School Ranking
Los Angeles College of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
32. Los Angeles College of Music

Pasadena, CA, 9 music programs

Western Washington University - Performing Arts School Ranking
33. Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, 2 music programs

Weber State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
34. Weber State University

Ogden, UT, 4 music programs

Central Washington University - Performing Arts School Ranking
35. Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA, 9 music programs

California State University Monterey Bay - Performing Arts School Ranking
Seattle Pacific University - Performing Arts School Ranking
37. Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA, 1 music program

Western Oregon University - Performing Arts School Ranking
38. Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR, 1 music program

Northwest College of Art & Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
39. Northwest College of Art & Design

Poulsbo, WA, 1 music program

Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Performing Arts School Ranking
40. Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA, 1 music program

Platt College Ontario - Performing Arts School Ranking
41. Platt College Ontario

Ontario, CA, 1 music program

Vanguard University of Southern California - Performing Arts School Ranking
42. Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA, 1 music program

Seattle University - Performing Arts School Ranking
43. Seattle University

Seattle, WA, 2 music programs

California Baptist University - Performing Arts School Ranking
44. California Baptist University

Riverside, CA, 2 music programs

Platt College Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
45. Platt College Los Angeles

Alhambra, CA, 1 music program

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Performing Arts School Ranking
Santa Fe University of Art and Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
47. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, NM, 1 music program

Point Loma Nazarene University - Performing Arts School Ranking
48. Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA, 4 music programs

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco - Performing Arts School Ranking
Shoreline Community College - Performing Arts School Ranking
50. Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA, 2 music programs

Music schools in the West by state:

Schools by State8 Music Schools in Arizona38 Music Schools in California2 Music Schools in Colorado3 Music Schools in IdahoNo Music Schools in Montana1 Music Schools in Nevada5 Music Schools in New Mexico9 Music Schools in Oregon5 Music Schools in Utah11 Music Schools in Washington1 Music Schools in Wyoming

Music schools in other regions:

Northeast: 76 schools
Midwest: 133 schools
South: 167 schools

Popular performing arts school cities in the West:

in Arizona:
Flagstaff: 1 school
Mesa: 1 school
Phoenix: 6 schools
Scottsdale: 1 school
Tempe: 3 schools
Tucson: 2 schools
in California:
Arcata: 1 school
Berkeley: 1 school
Blue Lake: 1 school
Burbank: 1 school
Chico: 1 school
Claremont: 5 schools
Costa Mesa: 2 schools
Davis: 1 school
El Cajon: 1 school
Fresno: 2 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Glendora: 1 school
Hollywood: 2 schools
Irvine: 3 schools
La Jolla: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 11 schools
Moorpark: 1 school
Northridge: 1 school
Oakland: 2 schools
Orange: 1 school
Pasadena: 2 schools
Redlands: 1 school
Riverside: 4 schools
Rohnert Park: 1 school
Sacramento: 4 schools
San Diego: 6 schools
San Francisco: 9 schools
San Jacinto: 1 school
San Jose: 1 school
San Luis Obispo: 2 schools
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Santa Clara: 1 school
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Santa Maria: 1 school
Santa Monica: 1 school
Seaside: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
in Colorado:
Boulder: 2 schools
Denver: 3 schools
Fort Collins: 1 school
Greeley: 1 school
in Hawaii:
Honolulu: 1 school
in Idaho:
Boise: 1 school
Moscow: 1 school
in Montana:
Missoula: 1 school
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 2 schools
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 2 schools
Las Cruces: 1 school
Santa Fe: 2 schools
in Oregon:
Ashland: 1 school
Corvallis: 1 school
Eugene: 1 school
Monmouth: 1 school
Portland: 6 schools
in Utah:
Cedar City: 1 school
Logan: 1 school
Ogden: 1 school
Orem: 1 school
Provo: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 4 schools
in Washington:
Bellingham: 1 school
Ellensburg: 1 school
Kirkland: 2 schools
Seattle: 4 schools
Shoreline: 1 school
Tacoma: 2 schools
in Wyoming:
Laramie: 1 school
Rock Springs: 1 school
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