2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music Industry, BMus


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Contact

William DiCosimo, Chair
119 Crouse College, 315-443-1216, wjdicosi@syr.edu

Faculty

William DiCosimo, Todd Herreman

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


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):
a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.

Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.

Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):
a. work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.

Revenue Stream Research:

a.  understand all forms of monetization as they apply to the music industry.


Recording Student Learning Outcomes:

a. solve technical and artistic problems while preparing recorded products for various purposes/settings.

b. use recording equipment in applicable recording situations.

Music Industry Business Plan Development:

a.  produce a formal business plan strategy based on current music industry research.

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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