Public Notice: Institutions Scheduled for Comprehensive NASM Accreditation Review

June 11, 2019

As required by the NASM Rules of Practice and Procedure, the National Association of Schools of Music provides notice that the institutions listed below are as of this date scheduled for a comprehensive NASM review during the Commission meetings of November 17-22, 2019.

The list contains only those institutions being considered for accreditation or continuation of accreditation based on a full institutional self-study and an NASM on-site visit.

As a part of the comprehensive review, NASM procedures include the opportunity for third-party comment about one issue only: an institution’s qualifications with regard to NASM standards as published in the current Handbook of the Association. Please note that third-party comment is not a substitute for NASM procedures for filing complaints regarding a member institution.

The “Rules and Procedures for Third-Party Comment” govern NASM third-party comment procedures and establish eligibility and other requirements for Commission and institutional reviews of third-party-comment.

Anyone wishing to file third-party comment eligible for consideration by the Commission must read and abide by these rules. All third-party comment must be filed using the “NASM Official Third-Party Comment Form.

The institution will be given an opportunity to review and respond to any third-party comment eligible for Commission review under the rules and procedures cited above.

To be reviewed at the cited Commission meeting, any third-party comment about any institution listed herein must be received by the NASM National Office no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 12, 2019.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the November 2019 meetings of the NASM Commission on Accreditation:


Adams State University Alamosa, CO
Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI
Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
Benedictine College Atchison, KS
Biola University La Mirada, CA
Buffalo State, State University of New York Buffalo, NY
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis, CA
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA
Clayton State University Morrow, GA
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
Mars Hill University Mars Hill, NC
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
Musicians Institute Hollywood, CA; Nashville, TN
Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm, FL
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
Portland State University Portland, OR
Rhodes College Memphis, TN
Snow College Ephraim, UT
Southwestern University Weatherford, OK
Villa Maria College of Buffalo Buffalo, NY