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    • WHAT IS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ALL ABOUT? 
      The Music Industry is an exciting field, providing a multitude of ways to build a rewarding career. Life in the music industry is just not performing, teaching or being a recording engineer – for certain, it is all of those, but also the world of management, music product sales and manufacturing, arts administration, publishing, producing and many other possibilities. The list grows larger when you find ways in which to combine these areas into your life as a music professional.

      WHAT IS CAPITAL’S PROGRAM LIKE AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM OTHERS?

      Capital’s Bachelor of Music in Music Industry provides the unique opportunity to study music with a major instrument combined with a minor (or, with just a few more hours, a secondary major) in disciplines outside of music, often including areas such as business, management or public relations. The distinctive element of our BM in Music Industry is this: you will be a music major with a secondary emphasis – if you have researched other schools, you will find our arrangement to be rather unique, as most places treat the music industry student differently in terms of music study, participation in ensembles, etc. This does not impact the ability to engage in one the most important facets of the degree – the professional internship, completed locally or off-campus in any location where a viable internship experience is approved.

      WHAT SHOULD I SEE MYSELF DOING IN 5-10 YEARS?

      Capital’s BM Music Industry graduates are successful in all areas of the music business – from performing with international acts to managing well-known artists in every genre’…from working in arts organizations to music production houses. The music business is a multi-billion dollar industry and you can be a part of it, just like so many of our successful graduates that are making a living in Columbus, but also in the major industry centers of New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and other major metropolitan areas. Your professors will also be your mentors and business contacts, as so many of our faculty are universally known as leaders in all aspects of the music industry.

      WHAT WILL MY EXPERIENCE BE LIKE, AND HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CAPITAL?

      We realize that your goals may change as you move through college. Therefore, you will find that at Capital the first year in music is a generic experience, allowing program changes to be made easily and without losing credits. Again, this is a unique element to our program. We encourage you to visit the campus, meet students and faculty, visit classes and become familiar with Columbus, a vibrant and growing metropolitan area of over two million people.

      We encourage you to visit the campus, meet students and faculty, visit classes and become familiar with Columbus. Please feel free to contact US directly with questions that you or your parents have about our program, or reach out to our Conservatory admissions counselor, Summer Slusher, for audition information or to schedule a campus visit to meet our faculty, schedule a lesson, visit classes and to hear our groups. Summer’s email is sslusher@capital.edu. Program director Robert Breithaupt may be contact at rbreitha@capital.edu.


      Conservatory Admission and Audition Requirements

      Admission into this program will require you to complete a two-part process to gain admittance to both Capital University and the Conservatory of Music.

      CONSERVATORY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS   

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