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Music Industry Discussion

The Music Industry program at Capital is unique because you will graduate as a music major and earn a secondary emphasis in a subject like business marketing, management, public relations, emerging media, film and media, and more. The program is designed and based on your interests. If your plans or interests change, we can adapt. And our faculty are more than just your teachers – they are music industry leaders that will serve as mentors and business contacts to help you launch your career. This degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of
Music (NASM).

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A degree that offers a multitude of pathways to pursue a rewarding music career.

Music Industry

Life in the music industry requires entrepreneurship, leadership, agility, and savvy. It’s not just about performing, teaching, or being a recording engineer. But it’s also the world of management, music product sales and manufacturing, arts administration, publishing, producing and more. The Music Industry degree at Capital is one of the Conservatory’s most flexible degrees, offering you the option to choose a non-music academic emphasis to pair with your music studies. You’ll graduate with a degree that is customized to your interests and one that gives you a diverse skill set to launch a rewarding career.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Arts Administration
  • Music Project Manager
  • Booking Agent
  • Music Publisher
  • Concert Promoter
  • Musical Director
  • Music Manufacturing and Sales
  • Music Publishing

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Experiential Learning

After seven semesters of intense music, business, and minor
-degree coursework, our Music Industry students spend their last semester participating in a full-time internship. Internship options are varied and unique. Your learning may keep you local or you may choose to sharpen your skills with an internship in a different U.S. market or at an international location. Our graduates have secured career-starting opportunities with companies like Yamaha, Sony, BET, CAPA, Columbus Music Commission, and in music centers in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and many more.

Program Philosophy

The Music Industry degree is based on dual areas of study. You’ll take classes in music and a complimentary program of interest to you. The outcome is a marketable degree, with knowledge and experiences that reflect your solid understanding of all areas of the music business. Our graduates have launched their careers in all areas of music from performing with international acts to managing well-known artists to working in arts organizations or music production houses. Our faculty themselves are in the field and will be your greatest mentors and advocates, connecting you to your next opportunity.

Sample Classes

  • Applied Lessons on Principal Instrument 
  • Intro to Music Technology
  • Music Industry Survey
  • Music Entrepreneurship
  • Music Industry Internship
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