SONGWRITING

INSIDE MUSIC SCHOOLS HELPS GET YOU THERE

Songwriting majors go beyond just love a good tune. Should you choose to study songwriting, you need an environment offering constructive criticism, ample performance opportunities, and world-class faculty actively engaged with the music industry.

Some songwriters make a name for themselves, while others create compositions for different artists to use. Some songwriters find themselves as part of a record label’s team to draft the next great chart-topping hit, while others are creating compositions for different mixed media.

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.

Inside Music Schools helps you discover where you want to go and how  to get there. Mock auditions, simulated admissions interviews, songwriting assessments, and one-on-one support prepare our students to prove their skills in front of the admissions staff. Interviews with alumni and faculty offer insights into campus life and programming you can’t get anywhere else.

We assess the quality of your portfolio based on what college staff and faculty are looking for - with Steve Lipman’s 40 years of music school experience as head of admissions at Berklee College of Music, the experience of thousands of students is your best tool.

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 in question will thrive.

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

Where our students end up

IMS students have been accepted to such elite schools as:

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

  • OBERLIN CONSERVATORY

  • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY

  • PEABODY INSTITUTE

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

THREE PLANS TO GET YOU THERE

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OUR BASIC PLAN

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success

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INCLUDES PERSONALIZED LIST

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria

PLATINUM

$39

Per Month

WORKING WITH YOU UNTIL
MAY 1 OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR

  • Comprehensive One-on-One Interview
  • Mock Audition/Assessment with college faculty in your area of interest
  • Simulated Admissions Interview
  • Written report on your potential for success
  • Assessment of secondary instrument/interest
  • Trial lesson on your principal instrument
  • Personalized list of recommended schools based on all assessments and criteria
  • Private consultations with IMS experts
  • Review of college applications including the Common App
  • Essay and resume editing
  • Portfolio and pre-screening video assistances
  • Guidance on scholarship consideration
  • Advisement on summer camps and similar events
  • Repeat of mock auditions, assessments, and simulated interviews

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