MUSIC EDUCATION

WE EMPOWER DREAMERS

Teaching music is a noble and fulfilling path. Music education is the ground for musical success, and music educators are the farmers. Passing on experience and insight to inspire the future of sound is the goal of any music educator, and we want to put you there.

Music Education is a Noble Profession

Professors and classroom teachers. Writers, composers, authors, researchers, and administrators. Students with music education degrees have many pathways and should be at ease when it comes to career options.

Music education is a part of every school district in some way, and there are always new students picking up instruments or wanting to learn other music-related skills. Community music programs as well are sprouting up all over the country, and music education majors are well-prepared and uniquely situated to foster the power of music to change lives for the better forever.

We meet with each student one-on-one over Zoom to explore their passions and offer industry insight. Access to practicing music educators, faculty, and simulated admissions interviewing strategies give future music teachers a more direct path to their career aspirations.

Inside Music Schools is a unique consultancy built upon decades in the college admissions field and a passion for helping develop music educators who will change students’ lives. We assist applicants with the college/university admissions process guided by a keen understanding of their motivations for pursuing and teaching music.

With the guidance of our consultants and their list of best-fit music performance schools in hand, an IMS student has a greatly increased chance of getting into the school that is right for them.

Music Education is Everywhere

Professors and classroom teachers. Writers, researchers, and administrators. Students with music education degrees have countless options when it comes to career options.

  • Public and Private Education: It’s a part of every school district, and there are always new students picking up instruments, singing, or wanting to learn other music-related skills.
  • Community Music Programs: Community music programs are sprouting up all over the country, and well-equipped music education majors are best positioned to create their own.
  • Publishing: Instructional books and videos help educators connect to students, other educators, and musicians in today’s global market.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

HOW CAN IMS HELP?

Finding the right school for you

At the end of our preparatory program, we develop a personalized list of schools the student should apply to based on several factors:

  • Interest - What aspects of this area of study inspire the student?

  • Skill Level - Our recommendations aim to be constructive environments where the student will thrive.

  • Career Prospects - What does the student wish to do with their music degree?

student ACCEPTANCES

Here are just a few of the elite schools IMS students have been accepted to:

  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

  • THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL

  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

  • LONDON GUILDHALL

  • OBERLIN COLLEGE AND CONSERVATORY

  • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY

  • PEABODY INSTITUTE

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY

  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

  • CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

TIERS OF SERVICE

Silver

Find out how you stack up

  • Review fundamental aspects of the student's musical background and educational goals
  • Mock audition on a primary instrument or assessment of a musical interest (songwriting, audio production, etc.)
    • conducted by an experienced faculty member at a top conservatory or university with relevant expertise
  • Music theory diagnostic exam
  • Report on musical and educational status/potential
    • with a final report on all activities, including recommendations for next steps

Gold

A personalized list of best-fit schools and more

Includes all items in the Silver tier plus the following:

  • Personalized list of recommended schools that best fit the student’s educational and career aspirations
    • with IMS worksheet for comparing schools
  • Admissions interview preparation
    • with simulated practice session 
  • Mock audition on a secondary instrument or assessment of musical interest (songwriting, audio production, etc.)
  • Recommendations on summer study options
  • Access to IMS exclusive network of top private teachers

Platinum

One-on-one support until May 1 of the student's senior year

Includes all items in the Silver and Gold tiers plus:

  • In-depth review of musical background and educational goals
    • with written summary
  • Ongoing, one-on-one consultation with IMS experts
  • Assistance with prescreening performance videos and composition or production portfolios
  • Review of college applications, essays (including Common App)
    • unlimited help through the IMS essay-reading educational partner
  • Help preparing resumes for professional review
  • Zoom webinars for Platinum families
    • plus access to library of past webinar recordings
  • Guidance on talent/merit-based scholarships
  • Repeat of mock auditions/assessments and simulated interviews to track student progress
  • Tailored plan of action for all activities
  • Ongoing advisement until May 1 of the year preceding entrance to college

Platinum Plus

Close supervision throughout the application/audition process

Includes all items in the Silver, Gold, and Platinum tiers plus:

  • Twice monthly private Zoom sessions with an education-service specialist to help make sure the student is making progress on applications, auditions, and other important time-sensitive activities
  • Free enrollment in 5-Day Stage Fright Solution online course
  • A trial lesson with an experienced faculty member at a top conservatory or university with relevant expertise upon request

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