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Creating a rich environment for incubation of new ideas and approaches.

We help our students develop individual musician branding and resources to maximize outreach and connection.

Our students obtain internships leading to career connections in a wide variety of music-related fields and also benefit from many opportunities to develop skills for startup projects. Additionally, a wide variety of musicians in the college offers a rich environment for incubation of new ideas and approaches.

Strong Community

Our program includes a large number of resident faculty with vast experience in a variety of musical enterprises. In addition, our students collaborate with alumni active in music performance, promotion, production and other fields. Each year we bring frequent guests with experience in starting new enterprises related to music to campus to engage with our students.

Real-World Experiences

Our students engage in projects in the community that include accounting, contracts, performance rights, venue and artist negotiation, budget planning and a host of other experiences. Students receive in-person help from mentors with experience in launching new enterprises and ideas and bringing them into successful fruition. Key to our program is learning to work in teams and how to negotiate, evaluate talents and match skillsets to needs in building a successful enterprise.

For more information about the Entrepreneurship program, contact Gregory Jones.

Entrepreneurship Faculty

Gregory Jones

  • Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement

Megan Mowery

  • Associate Director for Media, Communications, and Marketing
  • Adjunct Professor

Noël Wan

  • Assistant Professor of Harp and Entrepreneurship

Michael Strickland

  • Specialized Faculty in Music Technology

Rob McNeely

  • Adjunct Faculty - Community Engagement
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Undergraduate Programs

Specialized Studies in Music Entrepreneurship

The Specialized Studies Program in Music Entrepreneurial Studies is a 12 hour program. See below for specific requirements. Please note that some courses are offered in alternate academic years.

Course Code Hours (6) Course Title
ARE 4932 3 Introduction to Arts Administration
MUS 3320 3 Survey of the Music Industry
MUS 3934 3 Special Topics: Introduction to Music Entrepreneurship
Course Code Hours (6) Course Title
ECO 2023 3 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 3140 3 Personal Finance
MAN 3025 3 Concepts of Management
MAR 3023 3 Basic Marketing Concepts
ENT 2000 3 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT 4114 3 New Venture Creation
ENT 3613 3 Innovation and Creativity