Music Business Track

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

CIP 50.0901

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Total Curriculum Requirements (120 Hours)

University Studies Requirements (32-37 Hours)

(See University Studies)

Music Courses Requirements (38 Hours)

  • Six successful semesters of MUS 101 are required. To successfully complete the course each semester the student must gain credit for 10 approved recitals and have no more than one absence from required assembly programs.

  • Non-Keyboard Majors must take the appropriate function keyboard class for two semesters. All Keyboard majors must pass the Functional Keyboard level IV competency exam. Keyboard majors who have fulfilled the functional keyboard requirement may elect to study another instrument with the approval of the academic advisor.

Music Business Courses Requirements (31 Hours)

  • Students are required to gather in-person experience in the music business industry with two internships (MUS 488 & MUS 489). Students will have the option to choose two classes to learn more about the distinctive areas of the industry. These classes are; MUS 332: Marketing in the Music Business, MUS 333: Live Performance & Concert Production, MUS 334: Artist Management & Development, and MUS 335 Copyright Law & Legal Issues.

Music Ensembles (4 Hours)

  • Students are required to participate in a major ensemble involving their primary instrument concurrent with every semester of applied music study. Major ensembles include Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, University Orchestra, Concert Choir, Vox Lumina, Una Voce. Some performance areas have more specific requirements. Students should consult their advisors and applied lesson teachers for detailed requirements.

Minor or Electives (15 Hours)

  • Music Electives must include at least 6 hours of upper level courses (300-level or above) for graduation.

  • Required University Studies Courses; ECO 231: Microeconomics and ECO 230: Macroeconomics.

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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