Top 10 Metal Musicians with University or College DegreesMetal_Treasure This list is ranking the Metal Musicians with University or College diplomas.
I ranked them by 4 criteria:
1) musicianship (how good they are at what they do in metal bands)
2) type of the diploma (uni > college)
3) difficulty of the studied subject
4) how far from music the field of study is.
But you can use your own criteria while voting and remixing.
The Top Ten
Graduated from Bentley University - computer science major.
At #1 because he was also a Professor - before joining Dream Theater, Mangini was an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Percussion Department.
And yes, a great drummer. - Metal_Treasure
Adam Nergal Darski of Behemoth: History degree from the University of Gdańsk, Poland.
He completed 6 years of history, including one year of Latin, and is also qualified to be a museum curator. - Metal_Treasure
He has a Master degree in Media Technology Engineering.
Currently he's one of my most favorite metal musicians (Obscura). Also, judging by his music and lyrics, he's very intelligent. - Metal_Treasure
He holds a university degree in publishing, multimedia communication, and journalism.
His roles in Fleshgod Apocalypse (technical death metal) - Guitars, Vocals (backing), Orchestration (2007-present) - Metal_Treasure
Current Obscura bassist attended the Music College in Regensburg, and afterwards got degree at Hamburg Music and Art University.
Man, all Obscura members are highly educated - Steffen Kummerer, Rafael Trujillo, Sebastian Lanser and Christian Münzner are also on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Rafael (born 1994) graduated from Munich Guitar Institute in 2014. Currently he's studying Jazz at Amsterdam Conservatorium, University of Arts.
He's a lead guitarist for Obscura. - Metal_Treasure
He's an Electrical Engineer. Attila Csihar is a Hungarian black metal vocalist, best known for providing vocals on Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album. - Metal_Treasure
Degrees from Dutch Rock Academy, Conservatorium Tilburg - Metal_Treasure
(also spelled Münzner).
He attended the Munich Guitar Institute (Germany) and graduated in 2002. - Metal_Treasure
Classical music degree from the ArtEZ School of Music, where she was taught classical singing and received her degree with honors. - Metal_Treasure
Obscura drummer graduated with honors from Anton Bruckner University (Austria), where he studied percussion (with a minor in piano) - Metal_Treasure
Sorry guys, he actually dropped out and I am not sure if he got a diploma later so he probaly doesn't belong in this list. He studied at Berklee College of Music (where Mike Mangini was a Professor). - Metal_Treasure
He studied opera for three years. I didn't put him high on this list because I didn't find information whether he got a degree after these 3 years of studying or not. - Metal_Treasure
Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka of Decapitated graduated from musical school and then Music Academy (Poland).
Fun fact: he's a Technical death metal guitarist who attended the Music Academy as an... accordionist. - Metal_Treasure
He has a degree in psychology (he's one of the Savatage and TSO lead singers) - Metal_Treasure
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3. Steffen Kummerer