brian Gaber - Professor of Contemporary Media
It is our belief that the music industry benefits enormously from the influx of skilled, educated musicians.
The Commercial Music program combines the discipline of a traditional music degree in partnership with the College of Business to help young musicians learn the skills they will need to enter the music industry, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as a minor in Business. In addition to the traditional music curriculum, students take courses in music recording and production, and a thorough study of the workings of the modern music industry. Elective courses include film scoring and entrepreneurship. While students are studying the technological aspects of music production and developing the business skills they will need, they are also developing their musical talents. All students in the program compose and arrange the music they are recording, mixing and mastering.
Students spend a semester interning in an area that suits their interest and future plans. These are varied and have included major recording studios in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles, record labels, publishers, licensing agencies, and artist management agencies, to name a few.
|Includes a Minor in Business|
Facilities and Equipment
The College of Music continues to invest in state-of-the art equipment for its commercial music program.
With over 500 concerts a year, everyday is a good day to visit.
Students engage in a range of professional training in the community, across the state, and around the country.