A few weeks ago we dished on the nation's top music conservatories, then segued over to the West Coast to look at some universities with great music programs. Now, it's the East Coast's turn, with a round-up of eight terrific programs of all sorts, from Baltimore's Peabody to Rochester's snowy Eastman, as well as a jazz wonderland in Philadelphia and a university with 207 pianos in Ohio. Got a would-be ethnomusicologist? Gotcha covered there too.
Check out the details here, then click "comments" and add your nominations for schools I missed. (And if you've run across the incredibly confusing variety of bachelor's degrees issue - the bachelor of music, bachelor of arts in music or bachelor of science in music - you'll find an explainer here.)