Founding Schools

The Music Development Program’s Founding School Program represents a community of diverse schools and institutions from across the country in pursuit of excellence in music education and the creation of a shared cultural experience.

Together, we believe in the importance of a consistent, US-based national standard of music education and sequenced assessment.  Our collective goal is to support quality in teaching practice and celebrate the accomplishments of music students from coast to coast.

Music Development Program Founding Schools represent some of our key partners across the US, all of whom joined the initiative during our inaugural year.  We thank these valued partners and recognize their commitment to music education.

Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho Illinois | Indiana | Kentucky | Massachusetts | Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Pennsylvania | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin

Name of School City State
Ars Nova School of the Arts Huntsville AL
Arizona State University Piano Prep Program Tempe AZ
Music for Life Kingman AZ
Paradise Valley Performance Center Paradise Valley AZ
4S Ranch School of Music Poway CA
Adventures in 88 Keys San Diego CA
California Junior Symphony Association Tujunga CA
Civic Arts Education of City of Walnut Creek Walnut Creek CA
Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center Mountain View CA
Cornerstone Music Conservatory Los Angeles CA
East Bay Conservatory of Music Fremont CA
Hills Academy of Music, Art, and Dance Torrance CA
Huntington Beach Music Art School Huntington Beach CA
Kindermusik of Lodi Lodi CA
La Jolla Conservatory of Music San Diego CA
Little School of Music Valencia CA
MUSYCA Northridge CA
New Mozart School of Music Palo Alto CA
Orange County High School of the Arts Santa Ana CA
Palos Verdes Strings Hermosa Beach CA
Pasadena Conservatory of Music Pasadena CA
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division San Francisco CA
San Jose Academy of Music San Jose CA
SmARTSunlimited and The Livermore Valley Children's Performing Arts School Livermore CA
SOL-LA Music Academy Santa Monica CA
Southwest Conservatory of Music and Dance Fountain Valley CA
St. Philomene Catholic School Sacramento CA
The Musik Planet Riverside CA
The Nueva School Hillsborough CA
United Music Academy San Jose CA
University of Redlands School of Music Redlands CA
Valley Christian Conservatory of the Arts San Jose CA
Villa Musica San Diego CA
A Child's Song Thornton CO
Black Forest Academy of Music Colorado Springs CO
Colorado Springs Conservatory Colorado Springs CO
Neighborhood Music School New Haven CT
Levine School of Music Washington DC
First Coast Community Music School Jacksonville FL
Lochwood Academy Sanford FL
Mason's School of Music, Dance and Arts After School Tallahassee FL
Miami Piano Studio Miami FL
Music N More Orlando FL
Superior Academy of Music Miami FL
The Morris Music Academy Jacksonville Beach FL
Loganville Christian Academy Loganville GA
Punahou Music School Honolulu HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department Honolulu HI
University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music Preparatory Division Moscow ID
Academy of Music and Art, Inc. Westmont IL
Fox River Academy of Music and Art, Inc. Oswego IL
New Music School Chicago IL
Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL
The Conservatory of Central Illinois    
Taylor University Upland IN
Athas Conservatory of Music Radcliff KY
Brookline Music School    
Canton Music School Canton MA
Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts West Barnstable MA
Encore Music Academy and Recording Studio, LLC Franklin MA
South Shore Conservatory Hingham MA
The Piano Key Seekonk MA
Allegro Music California MD
Anne Arundel Community College Arnold MD
Grace and Peace Music Academy California MD
Salisbury University Salisbury MD
The Academy of Fine Arts Gaithersburg MD
Dynamics Music School Lansing MI
Flint School of the Performing Arts Flint MI
Michigan State University Community Music School East Lansing MI
Oakland University Music Preparatory Division Rochester MI
Schoolcraft College Piano Academy Livonia MI
The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program Ann Arbor MI
MacPhail Center for Music Minneapolis MN
Mount Calvary Academy of Music Excelsoir MN
Thomas Jefferson School St. Louis MO
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Community Music and Dance Academy Kansas City MO
Charlotte Academy of Music Charlotte NC
Village Music School, Inc. Cary NC
Concord Community Music School Concord NH
Arete Music Academy Englewood Cliffs NJ
Calderone School of Music East Hanover NJ
Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts Livingston NJ
Hunterdon Academy of the Arts Flemington NJ
Judith G. Wharton Music Center Berkeley Heights NJ
Just Music Parsippany NJ
Lindeblad School of Music Pine Brook NJ
Liu Music Red Bank NJ
Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division New Brunswick NJ
Music Notes Academy East Brunswick NJ
The New School for Music Study Kingston NJ
TK Music Nutley NJ
Westminster Conservatory of Music Princeton NJ
92nd Street Y School of Music New York NY
Amadeus Music School NYC Queens NY
Bronx House School for Performing Arts Heilbrunn Music School Bronx NY
Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Brooklyn NY
Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art Bronxville NY
East End Arts School Riverhead NY
Florentine Music School New York NY
Great Neck Music Conservatory Great Neck NY
Larchmont Music Academy Larchmont NY
Musical Journeys at the School of Music, SUNY Fredonia Fredonia NY
Port Jefferson Music Academy Port Jefferson NY
Rockland Music Conservatory Pearl River NY
The Geneva Conservatory of Music New York NY
Third Street Music School Settlement New York NY
Athens Community Music School at Ohio University Athens OH
Cincinnati Music Academy Cincinnati OH
Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory and Continuing Education Division Cleveland OH
Indian Springs Academy of Music Cincinnati  OH
Oberlin Community Music School Oberlin OH
Peraza Music Workshop Cincinnati OH
Sempre Piano School Canton OH
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department Cincinnati OH
Toedman School of Music Cincinnati OH
West Chester Academy of Music and Dance West Chester OH
Oklahoma City University Performing Arts Academy Oklahoma City OK
Ovation University Tulsa OK
City Music Center, Duqusne University Pittsburgh PA
Northeast Conservatory of Performing Arts Philadelphia PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Community Music School West Chester PA
Temple University Music Preparatory Division Philadelphia PA
The Conservatory Doylestown PA
YCPrep Community Music School York PA
YOUniversity of Music and Arts Bethlehem PA
Blair Academy for the Arts Elizabethton TN
Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN
The Music Academy Crossville TN
Allegro Piano Studio San Antonio TX
Center for Musical Minds Frisco TX
Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music Katy TX
International Music Conservatory Plano TX
Music Institute of North Texas Frisco TX
Musical Arts Centers of San Antonio, Inc. San Antonio TX
Southwestern Seminary School of Church Music - Southwestern Music Academy Fort Worth TX
TCU Music Preparatory Division Fort Worth TX
Velocity Music Academy Cedar Park TX
University of Utah School of Music Salt Lake City UT
Utah State University Youth Conservatory Logan UT
The Catoctin School of Music Leesburg VA
Gene Nastri Community School of the Arts Mukilteo WA
Main Stem Academy Bellevue WA
Music Center of the Northwest Seattle WA
Prosser Music Academy Tukwila WA
The Fleming School of Music Issaquah WA
Washington Academy of Music Silverdale WA
Hartland Music/Waukesha County Conservatory Hartland WI
Lawrence Academy of Music Appleton WI
Mozart's Gym Brookfield WI
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha WI
Wilkinson Music Eau Claire WI