With an overall population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675, approximately 5,675 of Westfield students attend one of Westfield's schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Westfield, the largest music school, by student population, is Westfield State University. In 2010, Westfield State University graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a music degree from one of Westfield's music schools. Tuition in 2009 at Westfield's music schools was $17,956 per year for instate students and $24,036 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Westfield, your job prospects are not very good. There were 500 musicians working in Massachusetts and 50 working in the greater Westfield area in 2010. Westfield's musician workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Westfield is $36,320 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for musicians.