Public Notice: Institutions Scheduled for Comprehensive NASM Accreditation Review

June 21, 2018

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 11-16, 2018.

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. EST on July 20, 2018.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the October 2018 meetings of the NASM Commission on Accreditation:


Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL
Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
Ball State University Muncie, IN
Cairn University Langhorn, PA
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Cameron University Lawton, OK
Chicago State University Chicago, IL
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
Five Town College Dix Hills, NY
Heidelberg University Tiffin, OH
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
Louisiana Tech Ruston, LA
Maryville University of Saint Louis St. Louis, MO
McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA
Molloy College Rockville, NY
Morehouse College Atlanta, GA
North Carolina Central University Durham, VA
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
Reinhardt University Waleska, GA
Saint Mary’s University of San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
Shorter University Rome, GA
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
State University of New York, College at Oneonta Oneonta, NY
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX
Troy University Troy, AL
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
University of Miami Miami, FL
University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Wise, VA
University of Wisconsin – River Falls River Falls, WI
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs, WY
Westfield State University Westfield, MA
Westminster Choir College Princeton, NJ
Wright State University Dayton, OH