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B.M. in Business of Music

Contact Person:
Carol Britt, Coordinator
C210 Bishop, (315) 267-2103,

121 credit hours required.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses 
General Education Courses (Credits 18)
Non-Music Liberal Arts Electives (Credits 6)
Basic Musicianship Sequence (Credits 29)

Students with a studio emphasis in piano are exempt from the two Keyboard Skills courses.
MUCB 101 Keyboard Skills I (1 credit)
MUCB 103 Theory I
MUCB 104 Aural Skills I (1 credit)
MUCB 102 Keyboard Skills II (1 credit)
MUCB 105 Theory II
MUCB 106 Aural Skills II (1 credit)
MUCB 201 Music History I: Early Music
MUCB 203 Theory III
MUCB 204 Aural Skills III (1 credit)
MUCP 209 Conducting I (1 credit)
MUCB 202 Music History II: Common Practice Period
MUCB 205 Theory IV
MUCB 206 Aural Skills IV (1 credit)
MUCP 309 Conducting II (1 credit)
MUCB 323 Music History III: Music Since 1900

Performance (Credits 21)
MUCS 420 Performance Concentration (7 @ 2 credits)
Ensembles (7 @ 1credit)
Note: Guitar Majors in this degree will take seven semesters (7 cr) of ensembles, four of which must be Guitar Ensemble, taken in any semester they choose. For all others, four of the 7 required semesters of ensemble must be Major Ensembles, taken during the student’s first two years.

Music Business (Credits 29)
MUAI 327 Music Business I
MUAI 328 Music Business II
MUAI 329 Essential Practices in Music Business
MUAI 320 Music Business Technology
MUAI 400 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
MUAI 421 Practicum in Music Business (2 credits)
MUAI 422 Music Business Internship (12 credits)

Music Business Electives (Credits 6)
MUAI 300 level or higher (excepting those courses listed above):
MUAI 401 Arts Administration
MUAI 410 Music Merchandising and Retail
MUAI 431 Recording and Production Techniques
MUAI 432 Advanced Recording & Production Techniques
MUAI 433 Inside a Record Label
Special Topics courses (MUAI 395/495)

Business and Economics (Credits 12)
ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
            [3 credits included in general education requirements as one of these courses will fulfill SA requirement]
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I
MGMT 301 Principles of Management
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing

Special Notes

  1. Students are accepted for admission who demonstrate by audition the potential to accomplish Level A in area of applied study by the end of the fourth semester. If the Level A is not satisfactorily completed by the end of the fourth semester, a change of applied area or curriculum may be recommended.
  2. The minimum performance requirement for the major in Music Business is satisfactory completion of Level A and the performance of a ten-minute or thirty-minute recital.
  3. Students who meet Level A requirements early may, with permission, study a second applied area. If a second applied area is chosen, the requirements for performance ensembles remain as stipulated for the first area of study.
  4. To transfer into this degree program from another major or from another institution, and to remain in the program, it is necessary to have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.