With an overall population of 28,978 and a student population of 3,121, approximately 3,121 of Northampton students attend one of Northampton's schools that offer music programs.
Smith College is the largest music school in Northampton, based on student population. In 2010, Smith College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a music degree from one of Northampton's music schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,758 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Northampton. And if you live on campus at one of the Northampton-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $12,622 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 Northampton after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Northampton, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. There were 500 musicians working in Massachusetts and 50 working in the greater Northampton area in 2010. The government projects that the number of musicians in Northampton will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Northampton, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,320 per year. This is lower than the average salary for musicians in the state.