Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Fairfax, the largest music school, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Music program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 78 students graduated with a music degree in Fairfax. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairfax music schools was an average of $35,298 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 musicians in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. The government projects that the number of musicians in Fairfax will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,020 per year. This is the same as the average salary for musicians in the state.