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 works with students on every aspect of the college selection and admission process.

That includes choosing the right school, mastering auditions, obtaining scholarships, and more.

In Bill’s most recent class of students, 90% were accepted to a top-three choice school.

Interested in learning more? Click below to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your goals.

NOTE: We are fully booked and not currently accepting new clients!




I found Bill Zuckerman and Music School Central from a google search when my son wanted to apply to music schools and none of us had a clue about the process or requirements. I feel unbelievably lucky that I discovered his consultancy. He knows the field extremely well and helped narrow down the type of school and program area my son would be most interested in—an essential first step. After helping us build a solid list, he walked through everything that my son would need to prepare, providing tips and templates for resumes, portfolios, etc. He also provided very thorough prep for auditions, and interviews, and arranged an expert consultation on recording techniques. My son ended up getting into every school he applied to and we are thrilled. I can’t recommend Bill highly enough.


Because of the in-depth, 1-on-1 nature of our program, we currently accept only a limited number of students each year. The acceptance rate into our program is approximately 40%, as we only work with the most motivated of students and families. To be accepted for admission, we will discuss your candidacy on our free call together and determine if we are a good fit to work together.

Getting accepted to college for your future can feel challenging…

But, it doesn’t have to be.

Our program is the best end-to-end solution for music students, providing guidance with auditions, interviews, applications, portfolios, finding the right colleges, and more.

Note: We Are Not Accepting New Clients At This Time