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Bachelor’s Degree in Music – Music Industry

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Choose Saint Rose for Your Bachelor's Degree in Music Industry

Nothing engages your creativity like music, and you’ve got a rare talent for the business.

If you see yourself discovering the next Adele, producing the most-downloaded tracks, or promoting mega-benefit concerts, nothing prepares you for a music-industry career as well as Saint Rose.

Our degree is built on three equally weighted focus areas: music creation and performance, audio recording and music production, and music business and entrepreneurship, and equips you with the solid creative, technological, and business skill set you need to succeed in the fast-paced, multifaceted world of music.

Want to be a mover and shaker in management, publishing, marketing, promotion, production, or performance? Billboard has recognized us as having one of the top music business programs in North America. So, nothing can put your career on the fast track like the Music Industry program at Saint Rose.

Cutting edge facilities

In our William Randolph Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media, you’ll find a supportive, welcoming community of musicians, live-sound engineers, recording engineers, and producers who create, perform, and record commercial music. You’ll learn with top faculty, write and perform, intern for real clients as an artist manager or record producer, and create a full-length CD of your own music for your senior capstone.

Full Accreditation

The College of Saint Rose is Accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Audition Requirement

All prospective Music students must audition in order to be considered for admission with members of the Music Department faculty.

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Program Highlights

You receive the full Saint Rose Music Industry experience:

Dive into an integrated, comprehensive curriculum that includes applied music study, songwriting, arranging, recording engineering, record production, Pro Tools, MIDI, music business, artist management, and music law

  • Use the latest tools
    Compose, engineer, mix, and play to your heart’s content in our state-of-the-art recording studios, audio post-production rooms, television and radio studios, computer labs, and showcase studio
  • In-house Record Label
    Work with peers in our student-run, in-house Rose Record Label Group for additional hands-on experience in songwriting, record production, management, marketing, and music publishing
  • Put theory to practice
    Apply the concepts and skills you’ve learned in the classroom in the Hearst Center’s creative and interactive environment
  • Networking & Professional Growth
    Work and network with peers in GRAMMY U, a dynamic and growing community of college students pursuing a career in the music industry
  • Press your own record
    Learn to press vinyl in our new analog recording and record-cutting station funded by the Les Paul Foundation

Curriculum

The Music Industry program enables creative musicians who have a desire to forge a career in one of the many areas within today’s music industry the opportunity to engage in a multi-faceted course of study.

The Music Industry program curriculum contains three areas of equal focus, which all students are engaged in:

  • songwriting and composition
  • audio recording and music production
  • music business and entrepreneurship

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  • Students will understand the elements of musical style, recognizing significant trends, musicians, theorists, literature, and external influences from antiquity to the present.
  • Students increase their ability to aurally recognize the fundamental elements of music.
  • Students will demonstrate a mastery of a body of repertoire in performance, as well as in written and recorded mediums.
  • Students will create a body of musical repertoire.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the various components comprising the music industry and the process of bringing a musical product to the marketplace.
  • Students will produce technically and musically satisfactory recordings.
  • Students will display command of various music production tools.

Rose Record Label

At Rose Record Label Group, it is our mission to provide fresh ideas, opportunities, and experiences to a diverse group of artists and fans alike. Following contemporary trends in the music industry, we develop an elite catalog and promote original music by creating and collaborating through the innovations of rising talent.

Required Internships

Required Internships at some of the hottest companies from coast-to-coast.

You can find our music industry students gaining experience in:

  • Nashville
  • San Francisco
  • New York City
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Seattle

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Internship Spotlight: Lauren Rogoza ’19

Musicians Corner, Nashville, TN

Exceptional Faculty

Emphasis on inventive hands-on learning

Talented, accomplished, and 100% dedicated to you: Our faculty provide the perfect balance of challenge and support for your inspiration. A 10:1 student-faculty ratio means you receive their undivided attention and mentorship.

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Alumni Outcomes

Our Alumni have got it figured out.

Our graduates use their Saint Rose education as a springboard to employment in music education, music performance, audio and video production, arts administration and entertainment law.

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Josh Morris ’20 and Zane Agnew ’20

Hasty Page

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Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.

Music Industry Program Coordinator

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