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Whitworth University Makes List of Top Five Schools for Music Majors on Popular Career Website

October 19, 2017
Whitworth University is proud to announce it has placed fifth on’s list of best schools in the state of Washington for music majors., based in San Mateo, Calif., was created by technology, marketing and career experts and assists students in researching career paths and the schools that may be best suited for their interests.

Researchers used the following data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education’s Statistics and College Scorecard to determine what music departments offer the best career opportunities:

  • Career Results: Mean earnings after six years, mean earnings after 10 years, ratio of people working to not working after 10 years
  • Music Emphasis: Percentage of graduating class that are music majors 
  • School Performance: Admissions rate, graduation rate, average cost of attendance, median amount of debt

“I am pleased with this recognition of the excellence of our teaching,” says Professor Ben Brody, D.M.A., music department chair. “It is wonderful to see the success of our graduates in finding meaningful careers in music.”

The Whitworth music program is widely recognized for preparing students to excel in competitive graduate programs, in performance careers, as music educators, and in a variety of other careers across the performing-arts spectrum. It has an average of 85 majors (music and music education) and hundreds of students who participate in more than 20 outstanding instrumental and vocal ensembles.

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Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Benjamin Brody, music department chair, Whitworth University (509) 777-3214 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or