On a broader scale, you learn to analyze current trends in the music industry and understand their implications. You become familiar with professional music organizations. Above all, you develop the ability to conceptualize solutions to various industry problems and the knowledge to implement those solutions.
Technological advances and economic forces have dramatically altered the landscape of the music industry. It is imperative that today’s industry students spend part of their academic career researching, analyzing, and discussing current trends and attending conferences, concerts, panel discussions, and lectures that allow them to engage with industry professionals. Students are also encouraged and expected to participate in a music industry internship, gaining them first-hand knowledge of the industry. Such activities will allow you to be competitive in the marketplace upon graduation.
Graduates of the program are knowledgeable about general business practices as well as the creative and legal workings of the music industry. They are also thoroughly educated musicians with a broad understanding of the elements of music, its history, and its literature. With this balanced education from the Setnor School of Music, our students look forward to productive careers in the industry.
The music industry program requires an audition for admission. Applicants without traditional music training and a performance background should consider our excellent Bandier Program. This multidisciplinary program focuses on music business, new and traditional media, and management/business practices.