Jump Start a Career in the Music Industry
Villa Maria’s Music Industry program can offer you:
- An excellent foundation. The program starts by establishing a strong foundation in music theory and aural skills. You’ll learn about the history of sound recording technology and its applications in a studio and live performance settings.
- Industry leading equipment. You’ll use the same techniques and tools you’d eventually use on the job including MIDI equipment, Pro Tools, signal flow, setting up a MIDI network, sequencing, recording and editing MIDI tracks.
- Real world experience. You’ll participate in local or regional internships – and gain real world experience in the process.
The Career Potential
A degree in Music Industry will prepare you to enter the 8th largest industry in the United States: the music business. And in fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment for musicians, singers, and related workers is expected to grow by 10% from 2010 to 2020.
Opportunities in the music business include the following positions:
- Concert promoter
- Retail music sales manager
- Regional sales manager
- Music supervisor (music licensing/clearance)
- Artist or repertoire coordinator
- Director of publicity
- Marketing representative
- Tour coordinator
- A 168-seat recital hall, which serves as the primary performance space for concerts. This space contains 2 Steinway concert grand pianos and 2 manual Delaware pipe organs. The hall is wired to the adjacent recording studio for capturing both live and studio performances.
- An ensemble room that contains electronic keyboards, a state-of-the-art sound system, guitar and bass amps, and a variety of drums and other percussion instruments. This room is used for jazz and percussion ensemble rehearsals, as well as for classes and lessons.
- 15 acoustically paneled practice rooms; 3 of which are available for practice with percussion and double bass. The other practice rooms are equipped with pianos.
- A MIDI lab/digital recording studio that houses state-of-the-art hardware and software, including an iMac, Mbox, and MIDI keyboard controller at student workstations. Software programs including ProTools, Reason, and Garage Band, which are available at workstations for creating musical projects. The master/instructor station includes a Macintosh G5 computer, a 24 channel mixing board, a Yamaha Motif synthesizer and powered audio monitors. The studio has a recording booth, and a collection of microphones, instruments, and amplifiers used for recording projects. The studio is wired to the adjacent recital hall.