Welcome to NASM

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 651 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of NASM, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for musicians, students, and the public. The six boxes below lead to the most utilized and salient information on the site.

All information on this website is updated as necessary to reflect the current policies and work of the Association.