Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has eight music schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a music program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about music programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music professors at Vanderbilt University such as Greg Barz, Adam Bernick, Emelyne Bingham, Mat Britain, Joy Calico, and David Childs.
Music students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 8 music schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for music students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|