Billboard Magazine Recognizes SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music for Music Business Program


Billboard magazine has recognized SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music as one of the top 35 music business programs in North America. The best music business program list includes colleges from across the U.S. and Canada. Crane is only one of six programs listed in New York State.

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree in music business, which combines the strengths of music study at Crane, along with course offerings in business administration and economics. The program prepares students for employment in the music products business, arts administration and in the recording industry.

The Crane Institute for Music Business and Entrepreneurship promotes partnerships with music industry associations and businesses, and provides students with opportunities to learn from professionals.

"It's very nice to have this kind of recognition, which is borne out not only by our inclusion in a magazine, but also by the positive feedback we receive every year from the employers who our interns and graduates work with," said Assistant Professor Carol "Kickie" H. Britt.

Crane offers the only internship program in the country that places students with companies in the music industry for the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, which is the world's leading trade event for the music products industry.

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Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York's only All-Steinway institution.