Public Notice: Institutions Scheduled for Comprehensive NASM Accreditation Review

June 12, 2020

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 15-20, 2020.

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 17, 2020.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the November 2020 meetings of the NASM Commission on Accreditation:


Alma College Alma, MI
Augustana College, Rock Island Rock Island, IL
Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH
Bethany College Bethany, WV
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL
Buffalo State, State University of New York Buffalo, New York
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
California State University, East Bay Hayward, CA
California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA
Casper College Casper, WY
Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
Central Methodist University Fayette, MO
Cottey College Nevada, MO
Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
Howard University Washington, D.C.
Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Lone Star College – Montgomery Conroe, TX
Mansfield University Mansfield, PA
Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
State University of New York, Fredonia Fredonia, NY
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
The Collective New York, NY
The College of New Jersey Ewing Township, NJ
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, MD
Webster University St. Louis, MO
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Chester County, PA
West Valley College Saratoga, CA
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
Winona State University Winona, MN