Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 2,358 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Reading, the largest music school, by student population, is Albright College. In 2010, Albright College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in music.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Reading in 2010. If you decide to attend a music school in Reading, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,600.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Reading. And if you live on campus at one of the Reading-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $8,770 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Reading, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,350 musicians in Pennsylvania, 50 were working in the greater Reading area. The government projects that the number of musicians in Reading will decrease by -7% 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 Reading is $54,390 per year, which is the same as the average for musicians state-wide.