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Music schools with good music history programs?

I am going to be going to music school and am looking for universities with good programs for music history and early music studies, which will be part of my focus along with music performance. Does anyone know of any? Is anyone attending schools with strong programs in these areas?

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Early music in musicology is usually a graduate level program but some of the following have such outstanding musicology programs that many undergrads pull their electives from mus. history or major applied in early music performance practice. Several of these offer early music and musicology emphasis in their BA/BM in music.

This isn’t all inclusive but lists the “big names” in early music right now.

Indiana U. (especially keyboards)

Boston U.

Duke U.

Eastman (among the best for wind players)

Florida State U. (outstanding early ensembles)

New England Conservatory


Oberlin (among the best)

Peabody Conservatory

U. Michigan

U. North Texas (you have to at least check this out)

Yale (it’s Yale)