Public Notice: Institutions Scheduled for Comprehensive NASM Accreditation Review

June 21, 2021

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 14-19, 2021.

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 23, 2021.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the November 2021 meetings of the NASM Commission on Accreditation:


Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
Asbury University Wilmore, KY
Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA
Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY
Dixie State University Saint George, UT
East Central College Union, MO
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
Keene State College Keene, NH
La Sierra University Riverside, CA
Minot State University Minot, ND
Montana State University Billings Billings, MT
North Central College Naperville, IL
Northern Kentucky University Highland, KY
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA
University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
University of Texas Permian Basin Odessa, TX
Utah Valley University Orem, UT
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV