What Will I Study?
The Music Industry curriculum at The College of Saint Rose includes courses in applied music study, songwriting, arranging, recording engineering, record production, Pro Tools, MIDI, music business, artist management, and music law. Additionally, students also function as artist managers and record producers for real clients for two semesters as part of course requirements, as well as complete an internship with a music company.
The final exit requirement at the end of the senior year is a comprehensive capstone project that reflects students’ achievement: they must submit a full-length album of material that they have composed, arranged, rehearsed, engineered, mixed and mastered.
As the sun among the planets, so MUSIC among the liberal arts shines forth from the center.Heinrich Schutz, 1640
Music Industry students at The College of Saint Rose are encouraged to participate in the student-run, in-house Rose Record Label Group, where they can gain additional experience in the fields of songwriting, record production, management, marketing, and music publishing.
GRAMMY U (Grammy University) is a unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. GRAMMY U events and special programs touch on all aspects of the music industry, from the technology to the tracks themselves. Events are scheduled throughout the semester to give GRAMMY U members a wide variety of experiences and professional development. Because we are part of The Recording Academy, members have extraordinary access to the industry and its artists.
Saint Rose Music Industry students are members of The Music Industry Student Association (MISA). Through MISA’s affiliation with GRAMMY U, students can gain both experience and the opportunity to network with industry professionals through local, regional, and national activities and events.