The Juilliard School, New York City, USA
One of the most famous music schools in the world, NY city's Juilliard also features highly respected drama and dance departments.
However the school started out life as the Institute of Musical Art back in 1905 and music continues to be its largest and best-known division.
Music undergrads and postgrads study everything from collaborative piano to historical performance and jazz studies, with this school producing an impressive 105 Grammy Award winners over the years.
Competition for a place at this world renowned conservatory is understandably fierce, with just a 6.7% admissions rate out of 2,854 undergrad applications in 2013.
Previous alumni include: Pianist Jeffrey Swann, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and singer songwriter Barry Manilow.