Bandier Program

The Setnor School of Music's multidisciplinary Bandier Program includes an understanding of the art of music, the business of music, media, marketing, and entrepreneurship with a strong liberal arts background. The program was made possible through a generous gift from Syracuse University Trustee and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO, Martin Bandier ’62.

The curriculum prepares you for the music and entertainment industries via a rigorous 125-credit hour course progression, weekly contact with prestigious industry professionals, hands-on learning opportunities, a semester in Los Angeles, and a study abroad semester in London, England. You are part of a small, selective class of 25 students per year.

The program focuses on music as it functions in all media, particularly new media. This exciting field is the new frontier where media consumption is constantly evolving. Opportunities abound for young women and men of all backgrounds to shape the future of the music business.

In addition to studies in the Setnor School of Music, courses in SU’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and College of Arts and Sciences are included.

Students in the Bandier Program earn a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in recording and allied entertainment industries. The program does not require an audition for admission.

Applicants with traditional music training and a performance background should also consider our excellent music industry program. This program leads to a bachelor of music degree, and includes music business and applied music study. It focuses on fine tuning both musical and business capabilties. An audition is required for admission.