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Bachelor of Arts – Music Business

The FIU Music Business program prepares undergraduate students to be leaders in the dynamic, global music industry of commercial and classical music. Defined by a cross-disciplinary curriculum, the program combines your artistic and music creative ability with that of the general music industry, while providing the opportunity to obtain business courses and leadership and managerial skills.

 

Students are expected to be highly motivated and prepared to take advantage of the many resources the University and School of Music have to offer. The program is structured to have academic courses, music practicums, and internships. The curriculum promotes critical thinking, and prepares global leaders and versatile music business administrators.

 

Students in the music business curriculum learn the skills necessary to work in the fast paced music industry of the 21st century. The Department’s acclaimed faculty, College of Business acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art facility, and internship opportunities provide the music business student with a well-rounded education with insight into the music industry from a unique global music and business perspective.

 

Admission Requirements

 HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU  Graduate Admissions.  All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application 

All Music Business prospective students must also submit to GetAcceptd the following items:

  • Resume
  • Statement of career goals-
    • This should include your goals in the music industry, why do you wish to study music business, what strengths do you bring to the program, what are your weaknesses relative to the music business?
  • Music Business Essay – This should be a 1000-word (not including references or bibliography) essay, typed and double-spaced using MLA or Chicago style. You may choose one of the following two topics:
    • The LiveNation company has merged with many music affiliated industries. How has this conglomerate changed the music industry? It is important to understand what facets of the music industry this company now holds. Comment briefly on the process of what happened and how musicians are now working with this commercial venture or capitalizing on its merger.
    • The nonprofit sector of the music industry has developed at a much slower rate than the commercial side of the industry for various reasons. Please state your opinion on the business aspects of the non-profit music industry, and the reason for its gradual development. You may chose examples of leadership, management, or artistic direction from international symphony orchestras, domestic (U.S.) symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, music organizations, or performing arts centers with major music programming.

 

Audition Information

All undergraduates seeking admission to the School of Music must audition, whether freshmen or transfers. This includes prospective students for both the B.A. and B.M. degrees in music, and for both the performance and the non-performance tracks within the B. M. It also includes prospective music minors. 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

Although in-person auditions are preferred, in cases where geographic distance makes a live audition impossible, an audition tape or electronic submission (MP3 file, audio file) may be submitted at the discretion of the area coordinator through the GetAccepted website.

 

Theory Placement

All entering undergraduates must take a theory placement test.  At the very least, they must take a Music Fundamentals test.  Entering freshmen that have taken high school theory and transfer students who have previously taken college-level theory can try one of the upper-level tests to place out of one or more courses from the theory and sight-singing sequences. The theory placement tests may be taken either on one of our audition days or on the Thursday before the first week of classes in both Fall and Spring. For further information regarding theory placement tests, please visit the Theory Information webpage.

Master of Fine Arts – Music Management & Production

The FIU Music Management & Production program prepares graduate students to be leaders in the dynamic, global music industry of commercial and classical music. Defined by a cross-disciplinary curriculum, the program combines your artistic and music creative ability with that of the general music industry, while providing the opportunity to obtain business courses and leadership and managerial skills.

 

Students are expected to be highly motivated and prepared to take advantage of the many resources the University and School of Music have to offer. The program is structured to have academic courses, music practicums, and internships. The curriculum promotes critical thinking, and prepares global leaders and versatile music business administrators.

 

Students in the music management and production curriculum learn the skills necessary to work in the fast paced music industry of the 21st century. The Department’s acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art facility, and internship opportunities provide the music business student with a well-rounded education with insight into the music industry from a unique global music and business perspective.


Course Requirements (36 Credits)

MUM 5725 LIVE MUSIC OPERATIONS I- 2

MUM 5795 MUSIC PRODUCTION LAB- 1

MUM 5726 LIVE MUSIC OPERATIONS II-  3

MUS 5512 SOUND REINFORCEMENT-  2

MUM 5809 MUSIC PRODUCTION SEMINAR- 3

MUM 5705 ADVANCED BUSINESS OF MUSIC- 3

MUM 5808 GRANT WRITING FOR THE ARTS- 2

MUS 5971 THESIS- 6

MUM 5946 PERFORMING ARTS INTERNSHIP-  4

MUS 5711 MUSIC BIBLIOGRAPHY- 2

MUH 6937 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY- 3

MUT 5XXX GRADUATE MUSIC THEORY- 3

GRADUATE MUSIC ELECTIVES- 2

 

Admission Requirements

All students entering the graduate programs in the School of Music need not possess an undergraduate degree in Music, as long as they can demonstrate a sufficient musical background. In addition to the online application and documents required by the University Graduate School, the Music Management & Production program within the School of Music requires an audition interview and additional supporting materials. The Music Management and Production graduate program requires an interview, resume, music business essay, video presentation of statement of professional goals.

 

Admission Requirements for the Master of Music in Music Management & Production

  1. Application to the School of Music consists of two parts:Admission by the University requires that students complete an graduate application. Click here to complete the FIU online application.
  2. Admission by the School of Music requires that students complete a separate School of Music application through GetAcceptd and submit the following materials:
  • Resume
  • Video Statement of Professional Goals: Please include a video stating your professional and career goals. Your statement should include your goals in the music industry, where you wish to be employed in the music industry (commercial, nonprofit, or both), why you wish to study music business, what strengths you bring to the program, and what are your weaknesses relative to the music business?
  • Music Business Essay: Your essay should be a 1000-word (not including references or bibliography) essay, typed and double-spaced using MLA or Chicago style. You may choose one of the following two topics:
    • The LiveNation company has merged with many music affiliated industries. How has this conglomerate changed the music industry? It is important to understand what facets of the music industry this company now holds. Comment briefly on the process of what happened and how musicians are now working with this commercial venture or capitalizing on its merger.
    • The nonprofit sector of the music industry has developed at a much slower rate than the commercial side of the industry for various reasons. Please state your opinion on the business aspects of the non-profit music industry, and the reason for its gradual development. You may choose examples of leadership, management, or artistic direction from international symphony orchestras, domestic (U.S.) symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, music organizations, or performing arts centers with major music programming.

 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Karen Fuller

Karen S. Fuller

Program Coordinator of Music Business

WPAC 143C

Tel: 305-348-3726

Email: fullerk@fiu.edu