ACCPAS Accredited Institutions


The following institutions accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS) offer programs of study in music. The institutions may or may not offer programs in other arts disciplines as noted below. For a list of all institutions accredited by ACCPAS, please see the ACCPAS website.

ACCPAS is sponsored by the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA) of which NASM is a member.

COCA – Center of Creative Arts

524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130.
Web Site: www.cocastl.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 2/1/2016
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2014
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2020-2021

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A multidisciplinary arts institution.

Kelly Ging, Pre-Professional Division Manager, Dance Program Manager
Telephone: (314) 561-4874
E-Mail: kging@cocastl.org

Dance (Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap).
Early Childhood.
Theatre.
Voice.

THE COLBURN SCHOOL

200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Web Site: www.colburnschool.edu

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2010
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2007
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. A school of performing arts in an independent, degree-granting institution supported by private philanthropies.

Robert McAllister, Dean
Telephone (213) 621-2200
Facsimile (213) 621-2110
E-Mail rmcallister@colburnschool.edu

School of the Performing Arts (Music).
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute: Professional Training Program; School of the Performing Arts (Dance).

COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON

34 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116.
Web Site: www.cmcb.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2008
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2013
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2023-2024

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent school for music education, music therapy, and related services.

David Lapin, Executive Director
Telephone (617) 482-7494, ext. 21
Facsimile (617) 482-6267
E-Mail lapin@cmcb.org

In-House Instructional Program:
Intensive Study Project.
Music Therapy Program.
School Outreach Program.
SummerARTS Program.
SummerMUSIC Program.

DAVID HOCHSTEIN MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOOL

50 North Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614.
Web Site: www.hochstein.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 11/1/2005
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2015
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2024-2025

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. A community music school supported by private and public funds.

Margaret Quackenbush, President, Executive Director
Telephone (585) 454-4403
Facsimile (585) 454-4393
E-Mail director@hochstein.org

Dance.
Ensemble Program.
Expressive Arts.
Honors Certificate Program.
Individual Instruction in Performance.
Music FUNdamentals.
Music Theory and History.

THE DILLER – QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

24 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128.
Web Site: www.diller-quaile.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2009
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2014
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2023-2024

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. A community music school comprised of early childhood, instrumental/vocal, adult, teacher training, and outreach departments.

Kirsten Morgan, Executive Director
Telephone (212) 369-1484, ext. 22
Facsimile (212) 369-1483
E-Mail kmorgan@diller-quaile.org

Alexander Technique.
Chamber Music Program (Adult).
Classical Access.
The Dalcroze Program (Dalcroze Methodology: Principles and Practices;
Core Subjects: Eurythmics, Solfege, Improvisation).
Diller-Quaile/Mount Sinai Hospital Program.
Early Childhood Music.
Early Childhood Preschool Music and Art June Program.
Early Childhood Program.
Elements of Music: An Approach to Pedagogy.
Ensemble Class Program (Recorder Consort, Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Vocal Group) (Adult).
Guitar Program.
High School Certificate Program.
Musicianship Program.
Partnership Program.
Paula Robison Master Class Series.
Percussion Program.
Piano Pedagogy.
Piano Program.
Rug Concerts.
String Program.
Summer Music Institute.
Summer Music Study Program.
Voice Program.
Woodwind Program.
Diller-Quaile Preschool.
Harp Program.

LEVINE MUSIC

2801 Upton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008.
Web Site: www.levinemusic.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2005
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2007
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. An independent community music school.

Maria Mathieson, Director of Music Education
Telephone (202) 686-8000, ext. 1101
Facsimile (202) 686-9733
E-Mail mmathieson@levinemusic.org

Adult Program.
Early Childhood Music Program.
Preparatory Program.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

38 Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607.
Web Site: www.meritmusic.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 2/1/2016
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2013
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2020-2021

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A community music school.

Charles Grode, President and Executive Director
Telephone (312) 267-4460
Facsimile (312) 267-4489
E-Mail cgrode@meritmusic.org

Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory.
Bridges: Partners in Music.
Early Childhood Program.
Instrumental Camps (Flute, Guitar, Horn, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Strings, Trumpet, Tuba and Euphonium, Voice).
Instrumental and Vocal Music Program (Band, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Voice).
Private Lesson Program.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER

216 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606.
Web Site: www.musicconservatory.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1977
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2015
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2024-2025

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent regional music school supported by private and public funds.

Jean M. Newton, Executive Director
Telephone (914) 761-3900, ext. 112
Facsimile (914) 761-4576
E-Mail jean@musiced.org

Arts in Education Initiative.
Chamber Music.
Individual Instruction in Voice and All Instruments.
Music Skills.
Music Therapy Institute.
Orff Studies.
Preschool Music (Early Childhood).
Suzuki Strings and Introductory Group Piano.
Symphony Orchestra.
Theory.
Composition (Composition Workshop, Junior Composition).
Improvisation Worship.
Songwriting Workshop.
Vocal Ensembles (Junior Musical Theatre Production Workshop, Music Theatre Production Workshop, Teen Vocal, Vocal Performance Workshop, Youth Chorus).

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

1702 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201.
Web Site: www.musicinst.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1978
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2006
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2015-2016

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A community music school serving metropolitan Chicago and its suburbs.

Mark George, Chief Executive Officer, President
Telephone (847) 448-8309
Facsimile (847) 251-5391
E-Mail mgeorge@musicinst.org

Adult Chorale.
ARTS LINK Program.
Chamber Music Program.
Jazz Studies.
Music Appreciation.
Musicianship Program.
Musikgarten Classes (Early Childhood).
New Horizons Band.
Orchestral Program.
Private Instruction.
Suzuki Program.
Suzuki Teacher Training.
*The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago.

THE MUSIC SCHOOL OF DELAWARE

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2004
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2010
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2019-2020

Milford Campus

10 South Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963.
Web Site: www.musicschoolofdelaware.org

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. The branch campus of a music school founded in 1924 which offers instruction for all ages and ability levels.

Kate M. Ransom, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone (302) 762-1132, ext. 15
Facsimile (302) 762-3422
E-Mail kransom@musicschoolofdelaware.org

Certificate Program (Instrumental, Vocal).
Class/Group Instrumental and Vocal Instruction.
Early Childhood Musicianship Classes.
Ensembles: Chamber Music and Large Ensembles.
Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and Music Skill-Building.
Private Instrumental and Vocal Instruction.
Suzuki Academy.

Wilmington Campus

4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19802.
Web Site: www.musicschoolofdelaware.org

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. A music school founded in 1924 which offers instruction for all ages and ability levels.

Kate M. Ransom, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone (302) 762-1132, ext. 15
Facsimile (302) 762-3422
E-Mail kransom@musicschoolofdelaware.org

Certificate Program (Instrumental, Vocal).
Class/Group Instrumental and Vocal Instruction.
Early Childhood Musicianship Classes.
Ensembles: Chamber Music and Large Ensembles.
Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and Music Skill-Building (Musicianship).
Private Instrumental and Vocal Instruction.
Suzuki Academy.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC

4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625.
Web Site: www.oldtownschool.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2004
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2011
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2020-2021

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent music and arts school founded in 1957.

Scott Lundius, Director of Education and Programs
Telephone (773) 751-3434
Facsimile (773) 506-2414
E-Mail slundius@oldtownschool.org

James Bau Graves, Executive Director
Telephone (773) 728-3332
Facsimile (773) 506-2414
E-Mail bgraves@oldtownschool.org

Adult Dance and Movement.
Children’s Art.
Children’s Dance and Movement.
Children’s Music.
Early Childhood Program (Wiggleworms).
Guitar.
Musical Theatre.
Percussion.
Reeds and Wind.
Stringed Instruments.
Theory, Composition, and Production.
Voice.

PASADENA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

100 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106.
Web Site: www.pasadenaconservatory.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2008
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2014
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2023-2024

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent music school.

Stephen McCurry, Executive Director
Telephone (626) 683-3355
Facsimile (626) 683-3303
E-Mail smccurry@pasadenaconservatory.org

Chamber Music.
Guitar.
Jazz Studies.
Outreach.
Piano.
Strings.
Theory/History/Composition.
Vocal Arts.
Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion.
Young Musicians.

SETTLEMENT MUSIC SCHOOL

416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966.
Web Site: www.smsmusic.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 11/1/2005
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2006
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent community school of the arts.

Helen Eaton, Executive Director, P.O. Box 63966
Telephone (215) 320-2680
Facsimile (215) 551-0483
E-Mail helen.eaton@smsmusic.org

Advanced Study Program.
Chamber Music.
Chamber Orchestra.
General Music and Dance for the Handicapped.
Individual Instruction.
Jazz Improvisation and Ensembles.
Musicianship Classes for Pre-School through Adults.
Suzuki Cello.
Suzuki Flute.
Suzuki Guitar.
Suzuki Piano.
Suzuki Violin.
Youth and Adult Chorus.

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601.
Web Site: www.scgsah.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2004
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2013
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2022-2023

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A state residential high school with programs in the arts, humanities, and other academic studies.

Bruce R. Halverson, President
Telephone (864) 282-3785
Facsimile (864) 241-1285
E-Mail brucehalverson@scgsah.state.sc.us

Dance.
Music.
Theatre.
Visual Arts.

WASHINGTON CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

1 Westmoreland Circle
Bethesda, MD 20816.
Web Site: www.washingtonconservatory.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1991
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2006
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent conservatory of music.

Kathy Judd, Director
Telephone (301) 320-2770
Facsimile (301) 320-2794
E-Mail kjudd@washingtonconservatory.org

Adult Program.
Early Childhood Program.
Preparatory Program.