Music College Consulting

Choosing the Right Music School Can Be Difficult, Confusing, and Stressful

At Music School Central, we understand how difficult, confusing, and stressful the college admissions process can be for music students.

We understand that there is so much for you to consider when choosing the music school best for you or the musician in your family.

To start, for most musicians, finding a school with top-notch faculty is key.

But, that is only the beginning…

You also have to think about a college’s culture, performance opportunities, general educational philosophy, atmosphere, location.

You have to think about the type of college you can see yourself succeeding at, whether it is a conservatory-like setting in a major city, a college in a quiet, suburban town, or perhaps a large, sprawling university campus.

When preparing your applications, you must also consider your resume, recommendation letters, personal statements, essays, pre-screening recording, auditions, interviews.

Don’t forget, you also have to think about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

That is a whole lot to think about.

Thankfully, the Music College Admissions Process Doesn’t Have to Be So Challenging.

Bill and Steve

Me and Steve Lipman. I’m on the left, Steve is on the right. Photo by Shane Godfrey Photography

Music School Central’s Bill Zuckerman, founder of the website, as well as Steve Lipman, seasoned music college consultant and former Dean of Admissions/Assistant Vice President at Berklee College of Music, offer a full suite of advising assistance.

Together, they have formed Music College Consulting Services; designed to help the most dedicated, passionate musicians get accepted to the music colleges best suited for their unique needs and aspirations, this boutique consulting service is now available to musicians of any age looking into music schools.

In Steve’s several years as an independent music college consultant, he has had 92% of his clients get accepted into their top choice school. None of the students enrolled in his college consulting services to date have ever had to attend a “safety” school.

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What Parents Are Saying
“Steve Lipman has been an invaluable consultant, mentor, and friend in helping my son, Dan, pursue his dream of attending a music conservatory. Steve spent time listening to Dan and gave him detailed information about schools that you just don’t get in any of their marketing materials. He gave us confidence as we worked our way through the college application process.” -Nancy Kaboolian, Parent Read More Testimonials

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