Making Music and Money

Have you ever wanted to make music and money at the same time? If so, you may want to start looking into music school. Researching the most prestigious music schools that are available to help you get your careers started. This article will provide you the information necessary to choose the right college, choose a focus and determine how you will fund your music education.

Top Music Production Schools

When you decide that you want to make music your career, you will need to find a way to learn the ins and outs of the music business. In order to do this, you should research the best school to accommodate the career plans that you have for yourself.

It is important that you do not sacrifice any of your career plans to get into a school. Here are the top five music production schools in the United States.

  • New York University
  • Georgia State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis
  • Ball State University

Before choosing a school, research what each school has to offer to you. Afterall, you will be paying for your education and you should get your money’s worth.

Choosing a Focus

When choosing a focus, make sure to choose one that is directly related to what your future plans. You should not have to alter your future in order to accomdate a college, so find a college that will allow you to fulfil your career goals without having to sacrifice anything.

Funding Your Education

Funding your education can be quite frusterating, especially if you do not understand your options. There are three main options available to those who cannot afford personal loans.


Grants are available to a wide range of people, depending on their personal situations. Many grants are aimed toward those who are low income, parents, single parents. However, there are many other forms of grants that are avaialble to suit the needs of various people.

Federal Loans

Federal loans are typically given to those who qualify under the low income requirements. The lower your income, the more likely you are to qualify for a federal student loan. There are two types of federal student loans available and each depends greatly on income.

Subsidised Student Loans

Subsidsized student loans provide more leway in financing. They do not accrue interest while you are in college, and do not begin accruing interest until you graduate.

Unsubsidized Student Loans

Unsubsidized student loans accrue interest while you are in college. Some student loans require you to pay the interest while you are in college, but some students who qualify under low income guidelines are not requried to pay interest until after they graduate.


Scholarships are available to a wide range of people. Some scholarships are available to students who  have a specific major and others are avialable to students of all varietites. Simply researching scholarships require you to meet deadlines before classes start, others can be applied for throughout your college career.

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