Why Choose Saint Rose for Bachelor of Science in Music – 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 program 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.

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.

Want to be a mover and shaker in music 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.

Program Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Apply the concepts and skills you’ve learned in the classroom in the Hearst Center’s creative and interactive environment
  • Work and network with peers in GRAMMY U, a dynamic and growing community of college students pursuing a career in the music industry
  • Learn to press vinyl in our new analog recording and record-cutting station funded by the Les Paul Foundation
  • Accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Requirements and Course Descriptions

In the Media

Saint Rose in Top Music Industry Programs in U.S.

Billboard Magazine

Learning Objectives

Music Industry Learning Objectives

  • 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.