Last Update: October 7, 2019
Comprehensive Standards Reviews consider the standards as a whole, or a complete set of standards (e.g., graduate, undergraduate, non-degree-granting, operational).
All draft proposals will be posted here as they are approved for public comment. Indications will be provided for each proposal regarding the type of review, the dates of comment periods, and whether the proposal is scheduled for hearings or for a final vote by the NASM membership.
Representatives of member institutions, students, music professionals, accreditors, interested parties, and the general public are cordially invited to read and comment on standards drafts. Before you begin, please take time to read Reviewing and Commenting on NASM Standards. You may also find it helpful to review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Those wishing to comment are asked to the Response Form provided under Reviewing and Commenting on NASM Standards. Although NASM will not be able to acknowledge every comment individually, the Association is grateful to those making specific suggestions. You need not comment if you think a text is satisfactory.
Status Report: Comprehensive Standards Reviews
Current standards under review regarding standards pertaining to free-standing music institutions of higher education (see Standards for Accreditation XXI.) and proprietary institutions of higher education (see standards for Accreditation XXII.) may be found in the NASM Handbook 2018-19. The current comment period extends from October 7 through December 20, 2019.