The Bachelor of Science: Music Management is an interdepartmental degree program that combines music, economics, and business courses to prepare you for a career in music business.
Along with courses in applied music, music theory, and music history that develop your technical understanding of music, you’ll take classes in business and economics that give you a foundation in business administration. With this background, you’ll be ready to excel in whatever aspect of music business you pursue, whether that's music retail, music marketing, artist management, music publishing, or record production.
FSC’s music programs thrive on engagement. Here, you’ll join a community where students and faculty work closely together. Our small classes and intimate faculty-student ratio provide you with constant teacher interaction and advice. And because practice rooms are steps away from teaching studios, answers and assistance are just across the hall.
In addition to our chapter of Music Entertainment Industry Student Association, a national organization for students in the field of music management, we sponsor numerous music-related groups. Audition for our Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Jazz Ensemble, or for one of our numerous small ensembles that include:
We also have chapters of Delta Omicron, an international professional fraternity open to music majors and minors, and Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity open to anyone with a professional interest in music regardless of major.
We offer talent-based music scholarships for students intending to pursue a degree program in Music. These scholarships require an audition.
Ensemble scholarships are available by audition for non-majors participating in Mixed Chorale, Men’s Chorale, Women’s Chorale, Symphony Band, or Orchestra. Students may not hold more than one ensemble scholarship at any given time.
Other talent-based awards are available to current music majors by competitive auditions.
We have an exceptional track record in placing our graduates in prestigious graduate schools and careers in music business professions. Our alumni work for the Florida Orchestra, EMI/CMG in Nashville, and Sony BMG Entertainment Business Services in New York to name a few.
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Paula Parsché, Director of Piano Studies & Interim Chair of the Department of Music
Business Administration Music Music Performance
Music Theory: 9 hours
Music History: Twelve hours
Applied Piano proficiency (non-piano majors): 0-4 hours
(Note: Students testing out of Keyboard Musicianship classes will take a comparable number of credits in Applied Piano in addition to the required six hours of Applied Lessons.)
Applied Lessons: 6 hours
Pedagogy: 4 hours
Ensemble: Seven hours total
At least five ensemble hours must be chosen from the following major ensembles:
Two additional hours must be chosen either from the major ensembles listed above or the chamber ensembles listed below:
Business and Music Management: 43 hours
MUS 2253 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS
Two hours. Introduction to Music Business examines the various aspects of the music industry including product oriented business, hall management and promotions, recording industry, and unions.
MUS 4455 MUSIC PRODUCT AND RETAILING
Two hours. Thorough acquaintance with piano, wind instruments, home and church organ, and string, percussion, and electronic instruments. Methods of retailing music products, including instruments, publications, and artist management.
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MUS 4459 MUSIC MANAGEMENT
Two hours. Prerequisite: BUS 2217. Examination of music publishing, copyright regulations, finance contracts, governmental regulations, and concert management.
MUS 4462 MUSIC MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
Nine hours. Prerequisites: completion of all courses required in this curriculum and permission of the instructor. A ten week internship in the music industry is required of all students electing the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management.
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