With an overall population of 16,731 and a student population of 7,520, approximately 3,607 of Westminster students attend one of Westminster's schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in Westminster, by student population, is McDaniel College. In 2010, McDaniel College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in music.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Westminster in 2010. In 2009 tuition at music schools in Westminster was $32,000 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Westminster-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Westminster after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Westminster, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. There were 1,540 musicians working in Maryland and 430 working in the greater Westminster area in 2010. The number of musicians in Westminster is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.