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There are four career tracks options for students in this field:
Associate of Applied Science in Music Business Technology.
Associate of Art Transfer in Music Education/Performance.
Popular Music Certificate.
Music Business Certificate

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The Music Business Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for employment in the music business and recording arts industry. The program trains students to develop strong skills in traditional music business and production including courses in marketing, accounting, and contemporary business. Further, students will receive core instruction in standard recording techniques while using industry standard software and MIDI technology. During their final year of study, students will select a concentration within the program that will culminate in a focused internship and portfolio development in either music business or recording.

The Music Education/Performance Associate of Art Transfer prepares students with an interest in music education or performance who intend to transfer to a senior institution to complete a bachelorŐs degree. The program provides students with a basis in theory, history and performance experiences.

The Popular Music Certificate is intended for those students interested in popular music performance, contemporary church music performance, or to better their skills as a performer in the genres or Rock, Blues, Jazz or contemporary church music. This is not intended for students wanting to transfer to a four year institution to earn a Bachelor's degree in music.

The Music Business Technology Certificate program focuses on the essential elements of music business and the related technology so as to better prepare aspiring musicians, producers and recording engineers for entry-level work or further education in this exciting and expanding career path. This sequence is intended for those who are complementing or supplementing their education with this certificate.

Potential Careers

  • Sound engineer
  • Audio and video equipment technician
  • Broadcast and sound engineer technicians/Radio Operators
  • Producers and directors
  • Music production and sales
  • Music marketing
  • Music publishing
  • Popular music musician
  • Contemporary church musician

Faculty/Program Coordinator
Michael Sander

Faculty Eric Wallack

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