University description (as per official university website)
Founded in 1985, McNally Smith College of Music is devoted to excellence in music industry higher education and in developing music industry professionals.
An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, McNally Smith College of Music offers music degrees and programs in Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, and Composition & Songwriting.
With 500 students and an 80-member faculty, McNally Smith College of Music students get a personalized music education, with wide access to current music technology, music research tools, and music performance facilities. McNally Smith alumni are working all over the world.
Whether you want to play rock, jazz, country, or hip-hip; manage or produce; master ProTools or Logic; or become a music recording engineer, McNally Smith College of Music is an excellent music education choice. Find out more.
McNally Smith College of Music is committed to being a premier institution of higher learning and career preparation for the musical arts, and internationally recognized as such by students, educators, and music professionals.
McNally Smith College of Music recognizes that music as an art, a vocation, and a commodity rides the intense cultural currents of globalization, digital media, and the Internet. The College create new approaches to music teaching and learning and integrate them with traditional practices in a contemporary context to inspire, broaden, and connect the musical passions of our students in a rapidly evolving world.
McNally Smith College of Music presents a comprehensive curriculum that bridges the liberal and musical arts to provide a powerful foundation of professional skills, knowledge, and critical thinking that inspires and enables students to realize and sustain a life in music.
McNally Smith College of Music nurtures creative expression and experiential learning to cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers and innovators. A McNally Smith College of Music education prepares students to engage, adapt, and thrive as leaders of change in music and society.
Scholarship opportunities at McNally Smith College of Music are available for current or incoming McNally Smith College of Music students.
Special scholarships for undergraduates are offered in:
* music performance
* music technology
* music business
* music composition
Students may apply for McNally Smith College of Music scholarships. Scholarship amounts are based on full-time attendance and will be adjusted for students who attend less than full time.
Prestigious Student Scholarships
* Diana Ross Scholarship
* Ice Cube Scholarship
* Queen Scholarship
* Gibson Music Scholarship
* Conclave Music Business Scholarship
* Founders' Scholarship
Other Student Scholarships
* Bed Sidran Award for Excellence in Music Production
* Mike Elliott Award for Excellence in Guitar
* Marv Dahlgren Award for Excellence in Percussion
* Debbie Duncan Award for Excellence in Voice
* Chris Coleman Brass & Woodwind Scholarship
* Mike Watt Bass Guitar Scholarship
* Susan E. O'Neil Scholarship
* Schmitt Music Scholarship