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2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music Industry, BMus


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Contact

William DiCosimo, Setnor School of Music
119 Crouse College, 315-443-1216, wjdicosi@syr.edu

Faculty

William DiCosimo

Description

The B.Mus. music industry program prepares students to be competent musicians, and to comprehend, understand and analyze the rapidly changing advances in the industry. Students study and discuss the implications of current trends as they become familiar with the realities of general business and the creative and legal practices of the music business. In classes and through guest lectures and mentoring by leading industry professionals, students learn about professional organizations and their role in the industry.

The program also provides students with unprecedented opportunities to continue their education and broaden their skills and portfolio with graduate degree programs. In partnership with the Whitman School of Management, Setnor now offers the MUI/MBA 5-year dual degree program where B.Mus. music industry students who qualify can stay a 5th year and achieve an MBA. For students who have an interest in arts administration and non-profit music management students can enter into the M.A. in Arts Leadership program. There are also graduate programs in music performance and an M.S. certification in music education.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

2. Demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis and a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

4. Demonstrate the ability to complete aural dictation at the appropriate level.

5. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire.

6. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of music history and repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

7. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

8. Demonstrate growth in artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting and collaborative competency and knowledge of ensemble repertoire.

9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient to work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.

10. Demonstrate an understanding of multiple business structures, articulate the layout of the current media landscape, and deconstruct how current music industry contracts are structured.

11. Demonstrate industry specific skills in the professional business environment of an internship, have the knowledge and skills to secure a job in the music industry, and understand the function and relationships between each of dozens of unique career paths.

12. Articulate how to market a musical product in the current media landscape.

13. Demonstrate the ability to develop a business plan focused on a music centric company and articulate opportunities in the areas of entrepreneurship in the arts.

Program Requirements


Students are required to achieve 5 credits of music industry practicum (internships). There are opportunities in the immediate campus area during the academic year and numerous opportunities with high-profile music industry businesses in major metropolitan areas such as New York City.

Music Requirements: 33 credits


  • PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE AREA  (11 credits)
  • SECONDARY PERFORMANCE AREA  (4 credits)
     (Keyboard Skills Unless Piano or Organ Student)

Music History and Literature: 15 credits


Large Ensembles: 7 credits


  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each of 7 Semesters in Residence

Secondary Instrument Group/Applied Lessons: 2 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Academic Electives 3 credits


Study Abroad


During their academic career, industry students have the opportunity to study abroad in London and Strasbourg or spend a semester interning and taking classes in L.A.

Total Credits Required: 120


Degree Awarded: BMus in Music Industry


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