Press release--July 8, 2010


For more than 25 years, students and their families have looked to the #1 Guide to picking colleges--The Fiske Guide to Colleges to help make the most intelligent educational investment they can. The revised and updated 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges (9781402209611; July 2011) by Edward B. Fiske features over 300 of the country's best and most interesting colleges and universities.  Readers will discover the real personality of each school based on a broad range of subjects including student body, academics, social life, and financial aid. 

Edward Fiske has personally handpicked ten undergrad music programs that should be on YOUR radar for the 2011 academic year!

*     Berkelee College of Music - A Mecca for the non-traditional and
*    University of California at Los Angeles - The leader among West
Coast music schools.
*    Carnegie Mellon University - Unusual for its combination of arts
and technology. 
*    Curtis Institute of Music - The best school of music not located
in New York. 
*    Eastman School of Music - Leading school with ties to University
of Rochester. 
*    Indiana University - Leading music program in Big Ten country. 
*    Juilliard School - The Harvard, Yale and Princeton of arts
schools rolled into one. 
*    Rice University - Small university with the Southwest's biggest
reputation in music.
*    New York University - NYU's Tisch School is a national leader in
all things arts. 
*    Oberlin College - Combines liberal arts with a competitive music
*    Yale University - The Ivy  League's premier music school. 

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011 is fiercely independent. The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising, or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf. The Fiske Guide's only goal is to help future students select the best colleges to reach their own goals.

About the Author:

Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote The Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. He co-wrote, along with Bruce G. Hammond, The Fiske Guide to Nailing the SAT, as well as Fiske What to do When for College and The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College. For more information please visit and