Pikeville, KY has thirteen music schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a music program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about music programs in Pikeville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music professors at Appalachian State University such as Ira Abrams, Edward Allison, Edward Alton, Joseph Amaya, James Anderson, and Hiu-Wah AU.
Music students from Pikeville schools who go on to become musicians, producers, vocalists, guitarists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 47,260 people working as musicians and singers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0.
Pikeville lies in Pike county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary.
Of the 13 music schools with a 100-mile radius of Pikeville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr) for music students, with Marshall University as the lowest, reported at only $7,694/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pikeville|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||37.5 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||90.9 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||97.1 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||97.8 miles|