Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Business - Major (BS)


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Nazareth College’s music business degree program is the first of its kind in the Rochester area - a joint collaboration between the Music Department and the School of Business and Leadership that introduces musicians to all aspects of the industry. The program is unique for its breadth and exposes students to the creative, financial, legal, technical, and marketing aspects of the industry.

The major cultivates a thorough understanding of the functional areas of business, as well as the economic, demographic, social, political, and psychological forces that shape the music business. It offers students a global perspective and the cultural competency they will need to interact with people of different backgrounds.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate basic musicianship skills involved in piano performance.
  2. Demonstrate basic musicianship proficiency in aural skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic Western music theory and rock composition skills.
  4. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functional areas of business including marketing, promotion and entrepreneurship.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Music Core


All students in the Department of Music must take:

Senior Experience


Sample Program for Music Business


  • FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUX 099 Music Department Orientation   0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 MUS 124 Music Theory II   3
FYS (First Year Seminar) PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (2) 3
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 MGT 212 Organizational Behavior   3
MUB 101 Music Business I   3 MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1
MUS 123 Music Theory I   3 MUS 126 Aural Skills II   1
MUS 125 Aural Skills I   1 ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5
MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5 MUG 132 Piano Class II   1
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 MUX 132 Music/Business Piano Proficiency Exam   0
MUG 131 Piano Class I   1 MUX 126 Music/Business Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUS 220 Rock and Contemporary Commercial Music Theory and Composition   3 COMM 205 Writing for Digital Media  3
CIS 120 Introduction to Information Systems   3 MUB 222 Introduction to Recording   3
MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3 MGT 214 Professional Communications   3
PEQ (3) 3 MUS.Q 101 Introduction to Western Classical Music  or
MUS.Q 104 Introduction to World Music  PEQ (4)
3
MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1 Health and Wellness 0
ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5 MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5
MUG 231 Piano Class III   1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13.5
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUB 301 Music Business II   3 MUS 209 History of Rock and Contemporary Commercial Music   3
COMM 345 Social Media   3 ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics  PEQ (6) 3
MGT 423 Career Planning and Development   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
PEQ Science with Lab (5) 4 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1 MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1
ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5 ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5
    MUB 401 Effective Music Management   .5
    MGT 305 Legal Environment of Business   3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MKT 369 Digital Marketing Concepts   3 MGT 410 Management Ethics   3
PEQ (7) & (8) 6 Liberal Arts Electives (two courses) 6
MUB 483 Music/Business Internship I * 3 MUB 484 Music/Business Internship II  or
ENGW 250 Written and Visual Rhetoric  
3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1
MUP 1__ Performance Primary Lesson 1 ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5
ENS 0__ Major Ensemble** .5 MUX 492 Music/Business Senior Capstone   0
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0 MUX 493 Music/Business Senior Performance Project   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS  13.5
  *Internship requires minimum GPA of 2.5
**Consult advisor regarding 0 or 0.5 or 1 credit ensemble options

 

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