The Bachelor of Science in Music with a Concentration in 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.

Top Reasons to Study Music Management at FSC

  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Music Department provides a comprehensive music business curriculum that meets national standards.
  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you’ll get personal attention from your professors who are committed to your success.
  • You'll get practical experience through a ten-week internship with a company or arts organization during your final semester.
  • We offer talent-based music scholarships.
  • Your courses will include specialized classes like Introduction to Music Business, Music Product and Retailing, and Music Management.
  • Our music management majors have interned with the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Orlando Opera.

Engaged Learning in the Classroom

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.

Departmental Clubs & Organizations

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:

  • Chamber Singers
  • Choral
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Flute Choir
  • Horn Choir
  • Men’s Chorale
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Saxophone Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Trombone Choir
  • Trumpet Choir
  • Tuba Choir
  • Women’s Chorale

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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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.

Graduate & Professional Opportunities

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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and Contact…

Paula Parsché
Director of Piano Studies & Chair of the Department of Music
863.680.4233
pparsche@flsouthern.edu

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Chris Kline

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Program Requirements

MUSIC (B.S.) with a Concentration in Music Management Major Requirements

A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 81-85 hours

Music Theory: 9 hours

MUS 1151 Aural Skills I
MUS 1152 Aural Skills II
MUS 1173 Theory: Introductory Harmony
MUS 2251 Aural Skills III
MUS 2271 Theory: Advanced Harmony I

Music History: Twelve hours

MUS 1164 History of Jazz
MUS 3381 History of Music I
MUS 3382 History of Music II

Applied Piano proficiency
(non-piano majors): 0-4 hours

MUS 133C- 234C Keyboard Musicianship I-IV or by performance examination

(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

MUS 1131-4432 Strings (violin, viola, cello, string bass)
MUS 1133-4434 Piano
MUS 1135-4436 Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone)
MUS 1137-4438 Brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba)
MUS 1139-4440 Percussion
MUS 1143-4444 Voice
MUS 1147-4448 Classical Guitar

Pedagogy: 4 hours

MUS 2275 Strings Pedagogy
MUS 2276 Woodwind Pedagogy
MUS 3375 Brass Pedagogy
MUS 3376 Percussion Pedagogy

Ensemble: Seven hours total

At least five ensemble hours must be chosen from the following major ensembles:

MUS 1101-4402 Chamber Singers
MUS 1103-4404 Women's Chorale
MUS 1105-4406 Men's Chorale
MUS 1109-4410 Concert Choir
MUS 1111-4412 Symphony Band
MUS 1121-4422 Orchestra

Two additional hours must be chosen either from the major ensembles listed above or the chamber ensembles listed below:

MUS 1107-4408 Opera Theatre
MUS 1113-4414 Jazz Ensemble
MUS 1117-4418 Wind Ensemble
MUS 1119-4420 Piano Ensemble (two hours required for piano majors)
MUS 1123-4424 Chamber Ensemble (variable selections)

Business and Music Management: 43 hours

ACC 2111 Foundations of Financial Accounting
ACC 2112 Foundations of Managerial Accounting
BUS 2217 Principles of Management
BUS 3160 Marketing Principles
BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business
ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2207 Principles of Macroeconomics
MUS 2253 Introduction to Music Business
MUS 4455 Music Product and Retailing
MUS 4459 Music Management
MUS 4462 Music Management Internship
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 0 hours
E. Total 133-137 hours

 

Course Descriptions

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.

For a complete list of MUS courses, see Music  

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.